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June 13, 2013 10:53:48 PM

I'm aiming for a nice 60 FPS and I have a low budget of 900$. The specs for the computer Im looking at is:

Intel 3rd Gen. i5 3.1GHz
8GB Ram
NVIDIA Geforce Gtx 650

Also I'm wondering how well This would run on games such as Battlefield 3, Leauge of Legends and Minecraft (Battlefield On Ultra Setting, Leauge of Legends on Max Setting & Minecraft on Max Setting,)

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June 13, 2013 11:01:51 PM

That GPU doesn't exist, do you mean GTX650?
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June 13, 2013 11:15:05 PM

which 3rd gen i5? there are atleast 7 3rd gen i5's out there so which one?

and like aatje92 said, the GPU does not exist do you mean GTX 550 or GTX 650?

and 60FPS at what settings? and in which games? battlefield and minecraft or more?
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June 13, 2013 11:19:04 PM

Budget of 900$ would get him a better GPU though
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June 14, 2013 12:05:05 AM

thasan1 said:
which 3rd gen i5? there are atleast 7 3rd gen i5's out there so which one?

and like aatje92 said, the GPU does not exist do you mean GTX 550 or GTX 650?

and 60FPS at what settings? and in which games? battlefield and minecraft or more?


Ooops, I forgot to mention.

For battlefield, Ultra setting & For Minecraft, Max Settings
and 3rd gene i5-4430
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June 14, 2013 12:05:49 AM

aatje92 said:
That GPU doesn't exist, do you mean GTX650?


Oh My Bad, Yea thats what I meant
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June 14, 2013 12:37:42 AM

No, you can play battlefield 3 on ultra at 60fps.
You will get min-med mix for fluid multiplayer.
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June 14, 2013 3:03:23 AM

Where do you order? Does OS and peripheals need to be included? For 900$ you could make a more powerfull machine wich would play it.
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June 14, 2013 8:08:28 AM

aatje92 said:
Where do you order? Does OS and peripheals need to be included? For 900$ you could make a more powerfull machine wich would play it.


Im ordering from bestbuy and I dont know how to make my own desktop
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June 14, 2013 8:58:16 AM

boya320 said:
aatje92 said:
Where do you order? Does OS and peripheals need to be included? For 900$ you could make a more powerfull machine wich would play it.


Im ordering from bestbuy and I dont know how to make my own desktop


Have you got any expert near you?
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June 14, 2013 12:09:31 PM

tadej petric said:
boya320 said:
aatje92 said:
Where do you order? Does OS and peripheals need to be included? For 900$ you could make a more powerfull machine wich would play it.


Im ordering from bestbuy and I dont know how to make my own desktop


Have you got any expert near you?


Unfortunatly, no
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June 14, 2013 11:17:00 PM

hmm on that 900$ budget, OS,monitors keyboards mice etc are included?
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June 18, 2013 1:09:05 AM

thasan1 said:
hmm on that 900$ budget, OS,monitors keyboards mice etc are included?


The monitor is seperate & the mice+keyboard is included
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June 18, 2013 2:58:15 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/thasan1/saved/1wGi well this should be a nice build though its 12$ over your 900$ limit and does not include monitor & mice but will give you sweet gaming performance.

Specs :
CPU : intel core i5-3570K
Mobo: Asrock Z77 Pro3
Mem : Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Gfx : Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB
HDD :Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower
PSU : Corsair 600W ATX12V
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June 18, 2013 7:04:05 AM

thasan1 said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/thasan1/saved/1wGi well this should be a nice build though its 12$ over your 900$ limit and does not include monitor & mice but will give you sweet gaming performance.

Specs :
CPU : intel core i5-3570K
Mobo: Asrock Z77 Pro3
Mem : Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Gfx : Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB
HDD :Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower
PSU : Corsair 600W ATX12V


Sweet? Man that can max out everything at 1080p and nice frames. Even Crysis 3 will be more than playable!

But if you change that GPU with upcomming 760ti or 760 (or 7870 LE) you should be able to get a monitor and some cheap laser mice (Ive got Logilink ID0031 and its awesome (about 8$), I also got some old IBM keyboard and it more than good for gaming). For monitor just get cheap 1080p 75-60 Hz one.
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June 18, 2013 7:07:36 AM

@tadej petric i think he has a separate budget for the monitor. even if its included in the build, a 760ti will be more than capable of maxing out all the games out there though might need some reduced settings.
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June 18, 2013 9:57:26 AM

thasan1 said:
@tadej petric i think he has a separate budget for the monitor. even if its included in the build, a 760ti will be more than capable of maxing out all the games out there though might need some reduced settings.


760ti should be awesome too. (And for OP, 60 is very playable, Im happy with 30 on almost all games (havent came to one where I would need more (I played games from BF3 and CoD to GTAs and MP3 to Skyrim, WoW and Diablo))) By awesome I mean max out almost all games with nice frames but you might need to cut down anti aliasing on some cases. But you will be happy with 760ti or 770.

But yeah, monitor is included, just saw.
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June 18, 2013 10:04:47 AM

P.S. @ OP
Overclocking or not? From first build I say not so change that 3570K and z77 with 3570 (non-k) or 3470 and change mobo to asus p8b75. With saved that you can get mouse and keyboard while staying in 900$ budget.
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June 18, 2013 7:35:28 PM

I have 1 Last question ( I Think) Would a VERY old monitor be compatible with the desktop? And also a VERY old keyboard aswell? Since im going above my budget, I wont be able to afford the monitor & keyboad, but the mouse I have one already.
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June 18, 2013 10:22:42 PM

boya320 said:
I have 1 Last question ( I Think) Would a VERY old monitor be compatible with the desktop? And also a VERY old keyboard aswell? Since im going above my budget, I wont be able to afford the monitor & keyboad, but the mouse I have one already.


That GPU comes with a DVI - VGA adapter, so the monitor should be attachable, and that motherboard does have a ps/2 port so yes it is fine ;) .

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June 19, 2013 3:32:41 AM

boya320 said:
I have 1 Last question ( I Think) Would a VERY old monitor be compatible with the desktop? And also a VERY old keyboard aswell? Since im going above my budget, I wont be able to afford the monitor & keyboad, but the mouse I have one already.


Yes and yes.
(only if its not older than 15y)
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