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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.
Wrong, sir. A first gen i3 550 dual core has been to shown to match the 2600k or even beat it in BF3, i.e quad cores aren't a must.

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The cpu will be fine, possibly try to OC to reduce any bottleneck, but he'll be able to play on low -medium fine.
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Wrong, sir. A first gen i3 550 dual core has been to shown to match the 2600k or even beat it in BF3, i.e quad cores aren't a must.

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The cpu will be fine, possibly try to OC to reduce any bottleneck, but he'll be able to play on low -medium fine.
Thanks...guess ill hunt for a 460, try it out and go from there


Any one have a 460 they wanna sell? (right now I've got $90) to with with
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Thanks...guess ill hunt for a 460, try it out and go from there


Any one have a 460 they wanna sell? (right now I've got $90) to with with
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search the OCN marketplace here. sure to be some good deals there.
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biggest problem with your build is the CPU. gpu wouldn't help much.
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Wrong, sir. A first gen i3 550 dual core has been to shown to match the 2600k or even beat it in BF3, i.e quad cores aren't a must.

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The cpu will be fine, possibly try to OC to reduce any bottleneck, but he'll be able to play on low -medium fine.
The i3 is cheater dual core anyways. That AMD dual core doesnt even come close unfortunately.

Ive run the game on a Core 2 Duo and its not fun. Any modern AMD quad would be my recommendation for AMD. Yes an i3 runs it fine if you go Intel.
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The i3 is cheater dual core anyways. That AMD dual core doesnt even come close unfortunately.

Ive run the game on a Core 2 Duo and its not fun. Any modern AMD quad would be my recommendation for AMD. Yes an i3 runs it fine if you go Intel.
I ran it on a pentium 4 with 1 gig of 400mhz ram. it was fun. /sarcastic btw
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Wrong, sir. A first gen i3 550 dual core has been to shown to match the 2600k or even beat it in BF3, i.e quad cores aren't a must.

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The cpu will be fine, possibly try to OC to reduce any bottleneck, but he'll be able to play on low -medium fine.

Shown where, got a link ? was this in multi-player tests ?
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Shown where, got a link ? was this in multi-player tests ?

yup saw it a few weeks back:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...4-3ghz-vs.html
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I ran it on a pentium 4 with 1 gig of 400mhz ram. it was fun. /sarcastic btw
Awesome since you know some people couldnt get it started on single core sandy bridge . There can be only one, think its the G440 celeron or something.
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Awesome since you know some people couldnt get it started on single core sandy bridge . There can be only one, think its the G440 celeron or something.
The P4 was a golden chip
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I'd look for an HD 5750/5770 since they're so cheap now. They can be found for ~ $60.
Close to the performance of the GTX 460, but costs less. Will also use less power and would be a more reasonable match for your CPU in my opinion.
    
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