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Another buddy of mine wants the cheapest computer that can run BFBC2 on high settings. Anyone have any suggested builds?

This thing doesn't need to be fancy, but he's hoping to stay under $500 including OS.

I posted it in the AMD section because I'm assuming AMD will be the best bang for buck.
    
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Show him the 12min video of BF3.

Tell him to aim for that.

Up his budget!
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http://www.overclock.net/full-system...plete-rig.html

go to the for sale thread
good builds in there also part outs and you can build a system from that with a cheap o case
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Show him the 12min video of BF3.

Tell him to aim for that.

Up his budget!
Haha yes I doubt he has the funds to run it on high or even medium settings... I am in disbelief that a game can look so good!
    
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tell him to aim for this actually
http://news.softpedia.com/news/The-M...00-77418.shtml

go straight pimp
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post #6 of 23
He might be able to get a build going with some used higher end parts. Such as used i5 750/760, used P55 mobo, cheaper 1600MHz RAM, and maybe something like a GTX 470. Still might go over his budget though.

OS alone will be around $100 for a system builder copy.
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post #7 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by odin2free View Post
tell him to aim for this actually
http://news.softpedia.com/news/The-M...00-77418.shtml

go straight pimp
Lol!
    
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post #8 of 23
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Out of curiosity how much would this CPU hold you back?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103903

I know there is no L3 cache, but would it work?
    
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post #9 of 23
Tis is good stuff
even the nsa airforce are having trouble handling BF3
so trust me your going to need a beefy machine
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post #10 of 23
CPU: Phenom II 955
GPU: 560 ti AMP edition.
4 gb ram (cheapest you can find)
mobo: mid-low range.
PSU: dont spend more than $50
Case: Build one yourself and save some ca$h
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