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Tight budget (upto 450$ max) PC for Battlefield 4

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June 26, 2013 11:32:39 PM

pls suggest budget pc fr running bf3,bf4 at auto/medium/high 1600*900

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 12:38:28 AM

nsmd said:
pls suggest budget pc fr running bf3,bf4 at auto/medium/high 1600*900

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 !!


For $450 budget, just get a PS4.
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June 27, 2013 12:40:39 AM

Where are you purchasing, and what parts can you carry forward? You'll likely be able to recycle (at minimum) your HDD and case, as well as possibly your PSU if it's from a good brand and in good shape.
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June 27, 2013 1:16:29 AM

What PSU are you using? Lets see if we can reuse that in your next build.
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June 27, 2013 1:41:26 AM

ill be upgrading CPU , GPU,RAM,MOBO,PSU

cabinet and hard disk will keep same seagate 500gb dts enuf for me
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June 27, 2013 2:21:06 AM

How's this setup?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($28.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $447.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-27 05:35 EDT-0400)
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June 27, 2013 2:21:32 AM

nsmd said:
ill be upgrading CPU , GPU,RAM,MOBO,PSU

cabinet and hard disk will keep same seagate 500gb dts enuf for me


I definitely wouldn't argue about the CPU, GPU, Mobo, or RAM, but your PSU may be a viable option going forward. What specific PSU do you have?
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June 27, 2013 2:27:36 AM

psu is not that gr8 350watts iball power supply(iball is indian company) i got it as replacement fr coolermaster psu which came along with the cabinet but it broke down
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June 27, 2013 2:32:48 AM

nsmd said:
psu is not that gr8 350watts iball power supply(iball is indian company) i got it as replacement fr coolermaster psu which came along with the cabinet but it broke down


AH. Yes, I wouldn't recommend using that in your next build.

That being the case, how does this look to you?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.00 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $447.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-27 05:32 EDT-0400)
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June 27, 2013 2:40:33 AM

i wont find crucial ballistix RAM in India.....i prefer kingston hyperX
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June 27, 2013 2:55:14 AM

Should have been better if you told us that you're from India, you know.. pricing is different all over the world.

450$ is about 27k Rs., right? Then this setup should fit all your needs:

AMD 4.4 GHz AM3+ FX 6-Core Edition FX-6300
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3
Corsair CMPSU-430CXV2UK
Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon HD 7790 1 GB GDDR5
Kingston HyperX Blu DDR3 4 GB Seller: Onlinezone


Amount Payable:
Rs. 27355

Pricing taken from flipkart.com
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June 27, 2013 2:55:38 AM

nsmd said:
i wont find crucial ballistix RAM in India.....i prefer kingston hyperX


Oh, you're purchasing in India? My apologies, I had assumed you were in America or Canada, due to you posting the price in dollars. I'm afraid that my knowledge of Indian stores is quite limited. Is Corsair Vengeance an option?

Edit: Madn3ss's build would likely be the best option for you.
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June 27, 2013 4:17:28 AM

is amd apu gud fr gaming?? can it be crossfired wit discrete gpu??
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June 27, 2013 4:23:21 AM

nsmd said:
is amd apu gud fr gaming?? can it be crossfired wit discrete gpu??


To the first question: No. To the second: Yes, but it's really rather bad, so I wouldn't recommend it.
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June 27, 2013 8:24:48 AM

And AMD FX =/= AMD APUs, if that statement just rose in your mind.
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