Cheapest possible battlefield 3 build

Hey guys! Would like your input on a new build for my bro, he wants to build a desktop and use it for strictly playing battlefield 3, I would like to know the cheapest way in order to play it on highish settings with 60+ fps


Approximate Purchase Date: Anytime, already have the money.

Budget Range: Just as cheap as possible, would like to see a couple of different builds like one with amd stuff, and one with intel and nvidia.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Battlefield 3 only

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, this will be a new build

Preferred Website(s) Newegg mostly, since I use shoprunner for free 2 day shipping to hawaii, amazon works too though

Location: Kihei, Hawaii

Parts Preferences: anything goes.

Overclocking: Maybe, probably not though

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: My bro just wants to play bf3, I will pick out the case, mouse and keyboard, so no need for those, also I do know quite a bit about intel/Nvidia and a little bit about amd cards, but not much on the amd processor and lower amd cards, I have built a couple of computers before so this isn't new to me, just looking for some advice :)

Thanks guys!
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  2. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/L5qt
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/L5qt/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/L5qt/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Acer G215HVBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $815.46
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-20 19:57 EDT-0400)


    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/L5uw
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/L5uw/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/L5uw/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($58.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($204.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Acer G215HVBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $889.47
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-20 20:02 EDT-0400)
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