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Tight budget (upto 400$ max) PC for Battlefield 4

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June 25, 2013 2:22:24 AM

pls. suggest budget pc build for running bf4 on medium/high settings at 50-60fps at 1600*900 resolution.

1280*720p with medium/high settings will also do....maintaining high frame rate is priority !!
June 25, 2013 2:28:15 AM

PS4 would be the best choice for that budget tbh.
June 25, 2013 2:44:32 AM

You arent going to get medium/high settings at that budget for BF3 let alone BF4. Time to be a console kiddie for your gaming needs :) 
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June 25, 2013 8:14:37 AM

You can get a used i5 computer with a last gen mid range gaming card for that probably. To get a new budget "gaming" system you need about $600. Check craigslist or something similar. Ebay tends to have higher prices plus you would be paying a bunch for shipping usually.
June 26, 2013 11:06:41 PM

i only need to upgrade cpu,gpu,mobo,ram..........
June 26, 2013 11:10:50 PM

nsmd said:
i only need to upgrade cpu,gpu,mobo,ram..........


Well maybe list what you already have and what needs to be upgraded, but still to exchange all that for equipment equivalent to the PS4 is not gonna work, so that's gonna give you more bang for buck.
June 26, 2013 11:27:11 PM

right now m running on
phenom2 X2 550 be 3.1ghz
ati radeon 4650 1gb ddr2
transcend 2GB ddr2 800
biostar N68S motherboard
cooler master cabinet

but 1 thing i have observd so far is that all games which r using unreal engine 3 run smoothly at high settings at 1600*900....for eg. I finishd arkham city n dmc at high...even tried on ultra jus to check, still no noticeable lag

ok now coming to the heavy ones cryengine2 and frostbite2 i am able to run at 720p auto/medium settings at playable fps 23-30 , so only these have caused problems...no other engines or game.
need a machine to tackle these

i think unreal engine is the best engine out thr bcoz the visuals r just amazing and it doesn't even lag at all inspite of having an older machine

so upgrade has to be done keeping all this in mind !!
June 27, 2013 12:39:23 AM

nsmd said:
right now m running on
phenom2 X2 550 be 3.1ghz
ati radeon 4650 1gb ddr2
transcend 2GB ddr2 800
biostar N68S motherboard
cooler master cabinet

but 1 thing i have observd so far is that all games which r using unreal engine 3 run smoothly at high settings at 1600*900....for eg. I finishd arkham city n dmc at high...even tried on ultra jus to check, still no noticeable lag

ok now coming to the heavy ones cryengine2 and frostbite2 i am able to run at 720p auto/medium settings at playable fps 23-30 , so only these have caused problems...no other engines or game.
need a machine to tackle these

i think unreal engine is the best engine out thr bcoz the visuals r just amazing and it doesn't even lag at all inspite of having an older machine

so upgrade has to be done keeping all this in mind !!


Well you indeed need to update the whole pc, again 400$ is tight but it might get you this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($190.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $419.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-27 03:39 EDT-0400)

That would give you a nice big boost, but what kind of PSU do you have? Also do you have retail or oem windows?
June 27, 2013 1:38:35 AM

PSU is I-ball its an Indian company ...had cooler master psu earlier which came with cabinet.. it workd fine fr 3 yrs den hd to replace wit i ball as somthn went wrong...
windows retail copy i hav
June 27, 2013 2:06:18 AM

Sounds like you may want to replace that PSU also with something reliable, then i'll suggest something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($126.29 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($47.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $403.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-27 05:06 EDT-0400)
June 27, 2013 2:18:53 AM

ok , if i throw in extra $50..........now out of $450 ....maximum amount shud be spent on cpu n gpu rest anything will do any cheap mobo which is compatible with those and yes i want DDR3 1600MHz RAM
June 27, 2013 2:23:18 AM

That phenom can only use 1333 ram max, so 1600 is not necessary. That extra 50$ i would put into the GPU as you're gaming with it and it will get you this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($159.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($47.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $436.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-27 05:23 EDT-0400)
June 27, 2013 2:28:33 AM

wat about AMD-FX series ??
June 27, 2013 3:30:47 AM

nsmd said:
wat about AMD-FX series ??


With your budget the phenom is a better choice, better price / performance
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