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my brother wants to play BF3

sadly he is currently running

Athlon II x2 250
on a
Asus m4a785-m
with 3gb ddr2

just with the ati 4200 onboard

I'm hoping to be able to get him playable multiplayer with just a discrete GPU

sadly he also does not have much cash...current budget is just under $100

any Ideas?
not opposed to used (esp if its here on OCN)


also will his psu support what ever card you recomend?

hes got a: aspire atx 500
(one with crazy lights like this:http://di1-1.shoppingshadow.com/imag...UMINUM+PEN.jpg)
Edited by Jim888 - 11/6/11 at 2:20pm
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Originally Posted by Jim888 View Post
my brother wants to play BF3

sadly he is currently running

Athlon II x2 250
on a
Asus m4a785-m
with 3gb ddr2

just with the ati 4200 onboard

I'm hoping to be able to get him playable multiplayer with just a discrete GPU

sadly he also does not have much cash...current budget is just under $100

any Ideas?
not opposed to used (esp if its here on OCN)

I'm pretty sure you can find a 460 on here for a 100 or less. That'd be able to play BF3 on medium.
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Yup 460 would be the best for that budget. if i use single card i get about 50-90 fps on medium. but dual card i get 40-70 ultra
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btw does not have to be on high or anything...hes got a 20" 4:3 monitor
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biggest problem with your build is the CPU. gpu wouldn't help much.
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btw does not have to be on high or anything...hes got a 20" 4:3 monitor
yeah, he'd be fine with a 460.

Quote:
biggest problem with your build is the CPU. gpu wouldn't help much.
He'd get more performance than the on-board graphics at least. I doubt you could even run the game with the integrated.
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Yup 460 would be the best for that budget. if i use single card i get about 50-90 fps on medium. but dual card i get 40-70 ultra
will his aspire atx 500w psu run that card?
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will his aspire atx 500w psu run that card?
yep, a 500w should be fine.
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biggest problem with your build is the CPU. gpu wouldn't help much.
So what should he upgrade to then? Phenom II 955¿

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YES, for BF3 a QUAD is a MUST, I'd SAY! GTX 460 is A-OK!

Find a an X2 that will unlock to X4 if the MB supports ACC.
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