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here is cheap build that will play bc2 highest settings, and what i would comfortably give an ok for.


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Subtotal: $627.91
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here is cheap build that will play bc2 highest settings, and what i would comfortably give an ok for.


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Motherboard msi 880
Graphics card sapphire 5830
Power supply antec 450
Processor amd phenom ii x4 955
Memory Gskill 2x2gb
Harddrive WD 500gb
Optical drive LG dvdrw
OS Win7 64bit
Subtotal: $627.91
Not a bad build at all, going with the stock AMD cooler?
    
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AMD's stock coolers aren't too bad, and can handle mild overclocks. That last one is nearly perfect, but at that setting, I'm pretty sure a cheaper Athlon II x3 or x4 would save some cash.
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X4 955 + ATI 5770 + 4 Gigs + Corsair 400W and up PSU + Intel network card (does a lot of offloading) = multiplayer satisfaction
   
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My sig rig runs BF:BC2 on highest settings. And I already had case, PSU and monitor when I bought the parts for it also. All the other parts were around $500. If you go with a cheaper mobo (like the Biostar) and replace my 555 (since theres no guarantee you can unlock 4 cores) with say a 955 you'll spend around 500$. Gimme a sec and let me check NewEgg.Heres everything except monitor, PSU and case for $536.93 and you get a $30.00 rebate on the graphics card.
http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/Sh...px?Submit=view
Edited by EVILNOK - 4/22/11 at 7:22am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by corky dorkelson View Post
AMD tri-core is going to be the sweet-spot. Pair it with a GTS450 or HD5770 or even HD5750.

Use the same pieces linked above. Cheap biostar board, 4gb of ram, etc.
This, three or four cores will be necessary. The dual core system posted will not max BFBC2 comfortably.

If you want to "max" it, I'd also suggest not going under a 460/6850. One of my cards can't run it flawlessly with x8 AA, x16 AF. It *might* be enough for 16 x 10.
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post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by EVILNOK View Post
My sig rig runs BF:BC2 on highest settings. And I already had case, PSU and monitor when I bought the parts for it also. All the other parts were around $500. If you go with a cheaper mobo (like the Biostar) and replace my 555 (since theres no guarantee you can unlock 4 cores) with say a 955 you'll spend around 500$. Gimme a sec and let me check NewEgg.Heres everything except monitor, PSU and case for $536.93 and you get a $30.00 rebate on the graphics card.
http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/Sh...px?Submit=view
That 555 is a nice chip especially when unlocked!
    
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This, three or four cores will be necessary. The dual core system posted will not max BFBC2 comfortably.

If you want to "max" it, I'd also suggest not going under a 460/6850. One of my cards can't run it flawlessly with x8 AA, x16 AF. It *might* be enough for 16 x 10.
My buddy has a 5670 and an unlocked 555 with a very mild overclock that runs it at max on 1680 x 1050. Only problem with the 555's is that while most unlock, not all will
    
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My buddy has a 5670 and an unlocked 555 with a very mild overclock that runs it at max on 1680 x 1050. Only problem with the 555's is that while most unlock, not all will
I seriously doubt that. What level of AA and AF? What are his average and minimum FPS? Like I said, one 460 with my 3.55ghz i5 will not maintain a steady 60 fps at 1080p, with x8 AA, x16AF. Two 460s OTOH.. The dual core won't cut it, and half of a 5770 (the 5670) definitely won't cut it.

So.. how about some proof already.

There's a big difference between turning all the settings to "high" and turning the AA up to max, and an even bigger difference between that and actually achieving 60+ FPS.
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