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Absolute cheapest GFX card that will run BF3 Low 30fps?

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Might have to RMA my 2 680's and during that time i'll need to be playing bf3 cuz my team is in a tournament thinking about buying a cheap card then selling it on ebay or something after i get my cards back, whats the absolute cheapest card that would play bf3 on low settings @ 30fps?
 
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I'd be willing to bet that Intel HD 4000 could run it at low at 1024 x 768 or maybe 800 x 600. If you need MOAR PIXELS, a 6670 would be a good choice, which I actually have a spare of that I'd be willing to part with.... wink.gif
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You might get higher resale value out of a higher end card if you purchase one off of a slickdeal...

http://slickdeals.net/newsearch.php?firstonly=1&q=7850


You can resell for $180 and you can buy one for $150 with 2 games you can flip
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Quote:
Originally Posted by corky dorkelson View Post

Get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130892&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=6146846&SID=td6risdj1ivs

$30 shipped. Guaranteed to do low/medium at decent FPS!

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Why would you have to RMA both of your GPUs?
     
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post #7 of 20
find a used graphics card on ebay. something like this overclocked would be perfect:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EVGA-01G-P3-1556-RX-GeForce-GTX-550-Ti-Fermi-1GB-192-bit-GDDR5-PCI-Expres-/290857983683?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item43b87c9ec3

then you can resell it at basically the same price
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Buy any 8800/9600 series card or above and you will be fine. They are super cheap on OCN/ebay. Less than $30 shipped.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by corky dorkelson View Post

Get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130892&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=6146846&SID=td6risdj1ivs

$30 shipped. Guaranteed to do low/medium at decent FPS!

Not a bad option but perhaps cutting it a little bit close for competitive gaming. I would recommend something a bit faster like a 4870 or GTX 260 (but not the 512Mb you want ~1GB of vram)
    
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