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But he would get good frames on medium right? I mean he was barely getting 30 on the last rig.
BC2, is certainly CPU intensive especially at that low rez. Is the athlonx4 out of price limit? Because that would make the best impact with BC2.
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Biostar makes good products across all price ranges.
The A770E3 Board is a monster (Low End) and my current board is doing an amazing job (Mid-High).

Biostar is not ASUS, but when you dont have tons of money and want good components with good performance Biostar Motherboards are a great choice.
They are reliable, and save you money for CPU, GPU, RAM etc.

When I built the Budgiteer I only had $550 to buy everything including a monitor. Buying a Biostat A770E3 allowed me to get a better CPU and GPU than I would have if I went with ASUS or Gigabyte.



Try again. MSI Motherboards are fine. Ive had much better luck with MSI than I have with EVGA Boards.
I went ahead and got the A770E3... Now I just need a case.
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post #33 of 49
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BC2, is certainly CPU intensive especially at that low rez. Is the athlonx4 out of price limit? Because that would make the best impact with BC2.
I chose a tri core and am going to unlock the 4th and oc to 3.5..
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post #34 of 49
Change the poor generic RAM choice. Get Team XTreem 1600 CL9, same price you get much better settings/overclockability.
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Change the poor generic RAM choice. Get Team XTreem 1600 CL9, same price you get much better settings/overclockability.
Thanks!! Any idea on a case?
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post #36 of 49
change the processor to the b55 so u can unlock the cores.
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post #37 of 49
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Try again. MSI Motherboards are fine. Ive had much better luck with MSI than I have with EVGA Boards.
This Not all MSI motherboards have 4+1 power phases, and even then, an Athlon II X3 isn't going to pose an issue.
post #38 of 49
On tight budget it would make sense to make as many exsisting parts as possible. Overall the second collection seems pretty solid. However, I would drop the CD drive and use the surviving one instead as you basically only need it for occasional driver install nowadays (steam and other digital distribution outlets ftw).

A bit bigger hard disk would serve you better as well. Plus if I would be buying it for myself I would just get 8 gigs of valueram (if you have 64 bit op system). While it's not directly useful for gaming windows 7 keeps stuff last read from the hard disk in unused ram so after you game has loaded first time good portion of your ram will hold the game files and when game tries to load something thats already in the ram its .. well .. as fast as loading from the ram. Who needs the SSD when you can have DDR3 ram Altho yeh, first time loading will be as slow as hard disks usually are.
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post #39 of 49
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I like high end biostar boards but the cheap ones scare me a little bit. I might go with ASUS or Gigabyte for a lower end board because they tend to have higher quality cheap boards.
I have used 4 Biostar budget boards in the last 6 months and all 4 are running strong. Biostar is a great company.
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On tight budget it would make sense to make as many exsisting parts as possible. Overall the second collection seems pretty solid. However, I would drop the CD drive and use the surviving one instead as you basically only need it for occasional driver install nowadays (steam and other digital distribution outlets ftw).

A bit bigger hard disk would serve you better as well. Plus if I would be buying it for myself I would just get 8 gigs of valueram (if you have 64 bit op system). While it's not directly useful for gaming windows 7 keeps stuff last read from the hard disk in unused ram so after you game has loaded first time good portion of your ram will hold the game files and when game tries to load something thats already in the ram its .. well .. as fast as loading from the ram. Who needs the SSD when you can have DDR3 ram Altho yeh, first time loading will be as slow as hard disks usually are.
The older DVD drive is IDE..
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