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My budget, you pervs

Anyway, I know almost nothing about AMD CPU's and Mobo's, so I thought I'd stop by here and ask.

Got a friend, looking for a new computer, his budget is $520 including shipping. He's looking for it to play BC2, albeit on whatever settings he can get.

Here's my thoughts:

CPU: Either an Anthlon x2 or a Phenom x2? Or should he get a x3?

Mobo: I'm clueless here. I was thinking of something cheap to save money for a better GPU.

RAM: 4GB any brand RAM should be plenty, could I get away with 2GB?

GPU: I was thinking a GTS450

PSU: Need help here again also, I'm used to getting higher wattage PSU's.

He doesn't need a monitor, keyboard, or mouse. He also needs a DVD burner and a case, I was thinking of just getting somethinhg cheap. He doesn't need a cooler, he doesn't plan on overclocking his CPU so I'll keep him on the stock cooler to save money.

Soooo, is it even possible?
Edited by CovertCover - 1/9/11 at 4:30pm
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post #2 of 11
It can be done. Dont know if this link will work for you, but you could check out my build thread just a few threads up from yours. I have more RAM and less video, but with the rebates its coming out to about $460 with everything neede to put the tower together. So that leaves you a little room for upgrading.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Te...=N&ChangeQty=0
    
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post #3 of 11
GTX460 would happily play BC2 at great settings.

Don't scrimp on a cooler, the stock fans are woefully inadequate and noisey.

2GB should be fine. He can always upgrade later

If you were going to get an Athlon x2 or a Phenom X2 you may as well get an i3/i5
    
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GTX460 would happily play BC2 at great settings.

Don't scrimp on a cooler, the stock fans are woefully inadequate and noisey.

2GB should be fine. He can always upgrade later

If you were going to get an Athlon x2 or a Phenom X2 you may as well get an i3/i5
Agree. i3 550 looks good, but there are no cores to unlock as in Phenom II x2 555 @89 bucks
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Agree. i3 550 looks good, but there are no cores to unlock as in Phenom II x2 555 @89 bucks
A lot of these suggestions would bring the build WAY over $250. There's no way you'll be able to squeeze a fermi into that budget. Look for a used 9800gt.
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Mobo 64.99$ (-10$ MIR)
PSU 44.99$ (-20$ MIR) here's the Review on it if you want
CPU 99.99$
DVD\\RW 15.99$
Case 49.99$
Video Card 1 129.99$ (-30$ MIR) will run BFBC2 on max settings , not full HD resolution , 8xAA (full HD no AA)
Video Card 2 169.99$ (-10$ MIR) will run BFBC2 on max settings full HD resolution , 8x AA
Memory 49.99$ (-20$ MIR)

total price (with video card 1) 499.37$ with shipping + tax , total price after mail in rebates 439.37$ !
total price (with video card 2) 548.6$ with shipping + tax , total price after mail in rebate 488.2$ !

both are the best u can get in my opinion and both will run BFBC2 on max settings , 8x AA , with very good fps good luck !
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post #7 of 11
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Agree. i3 550 looks good, but there are no cores to unlock as in Phenom II x2 555 @89 bucks
Yes but I would need a budget board that has an ACC feature then.

And thank you to everyone so far for the suggestions! I knew it was possible, just didn't know how much I could actually squeeze out for the video card.

+repz to all that helped
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post #8 of 11
edited my post a little , the PSU i posted wont run GTX 460 since it needs x2 6 pin PIC-E
instead posted a nice 6850 for "Video Card 2" which beats 460 from what i've seen

btw the board i posted will unlock the PhII 555 to quad , so if u wanna try ur or ur friend's luck go with This instead of athlon x4
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edited my post a little , the PSU i posted wont run GTX 460 since it needs x2 6 pin PIC-E
instead posted a nice 6850 for "Video Card 2" which beats 460 from what i've seen

btw the board i posted will unlock the PhII 555 to quad , so if u wanna try ur or ur friend's luck go with This instead of athlon x4
Hmmm, is there a significant difference between the Anthlon II x4 640 and the Phenom II x4 820 other than clock speed? Because I can get an OEM processor off the egg for the same price.
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