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Thats what I as thinking. But with the 1tb HDD and the 8GB of ram could I just upgrade the video card? Like I said I dont really know what im talking about:p
I don't know what the motherboard is but you might be able to do that.
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Thats what I as thinking. But with the 1tb HDD and the 8GB of ram could I just upgrade the video card? Like I said I dont really know what im talking about:p

at the very least i'd upgrade the Video Card the PSU on that machine. These OEMs will probably give you some cheap 300W PSU and probably won't support a 560 Ti. There are a lot of refurb systems out there, maybe look at those prebuilt and just swap out the GPU and PSU should cost ~$250 for that
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You can't build a $500 computer for a $35 game, you need at least $1000 more. :rollseyes:
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103995
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.791359.13-157-280
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.809030
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.814443
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Yea for combo deals thumb.gif This brings you a little over 700 so hopefully you can do that and this will defiantly play BF3 on high settings at least and i know this because a friend has a build close to this and he plays BF3 on high with 40+ fps. This could be made cheaper still with some tweaking without losing to much performance, mainly the hard drive could be cheaper.
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You can't build a $500 computer for a $35 game, you need at least $1000 more. :rollseyes:

So true laugher.gif .Some people even go $2,000 and beyond.
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I know you can build a full fledged Phenom II x6 + HD 6870 for $550 AR ($600 before rebates) so considering $85 off for the OS I'm sure a Phenom II x4 + 6850-6870 setup is doable.  Give me a moment...

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I know you can build a full fledged Phenom II x6 + HD 6870 for $550 AR ($600 before rebates) so considering $85 off for the OS I'm sure a Phenom II x4 + 6850-6870 setup is doable.  Give me a moment...

Yea it is doable. I did that in my post but you could probably find cheaper.
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post #58 of 58

Phenom II x6 1055T + ASUS M5A97 - $210 shipped [NCIX]

Patriot 2x4GB DDR3-1600 - $39 shipped [Newegg]

Sapphire HD 6850 - $135 shipped, $$15 rebate, free DIRT 3 [Newegg]
OCZ ZS 550W PSU - $60 shipped, $25 rebate [NCIX]

NZXT Source 210 - $34 shipped [see link]

Hitachi 7200RPM 500GB HDD - $60 shipped [NCIX]

Windows 7 OEM x64 - $87.59 shipped [Discountmountainstore]

 

^^^^ For all of the above is approx. $625 shipped or $585 after rebates.  I'm not sure how tolerant of rebates you are or how exact you want to be with this budget but you technically have $15 of room for a DVD drive.

 

Also:

Coolermaster Hyper 212+ - $23 shipped [NCIX]


Edited by xd_1771 - 1/29/12 at 11:44am
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