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September 27, 2013 3:04:27 AM

Hi everyone. I'm planing to buy a pc for gaming (bf3 and then bf4).
I found two good price deal and i need some feedback on which one will bring me the best gaming experience. Also what kind of quality i can expect from the game?
PC1: intelcore i5-2380P 3ghz 6MB / Sata 7200rpm 1TB/ 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz /NVIDIA NGT440 Dual Link, DVI Outputs 1Gb
PC2: intelcore i5-3470 3.6Ghz 6MB / SATA 7200rpm 1TB/ 4Gb DDR3 1600Mhz/nVidia GeForce GT440 Dual Link, DVI Outputs 1Gb
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September 27, 2013 3:42:54 AM

That GT440 is not a good graphics card, that's either going to barely barely meet the minimum specs for bf3 and 4 or its not going to meet the minimum specs at all. You wont be able to play on anything more than the low settings. What kind of budget do you have for this PC?
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September 27, 2013 4:01:04 AM

Ronaldspiers is right, neither of those are gaming pcs, you will need to priortize a quality psu and decent gpu if you want to play any modern games on the pc. you'll thank yourself later down the line
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September 27, 2013 5:13:46 AM

Ronaldspiers said:
That GT440 is not a good graphics card, that's either going to barely barely meet the minimum specs for bf3 and 4 or its not going to meet the minimum specs at all. You wont be able to play on anything more than the low settings. What kind of budget do you have for this PC?


Thanks for that reply guys. My only problem is that i currently work and live in a country where there is not much choice for already build pc (mongolia), and i am a little afraid to build my own.
Those two pc are pretty cheap though...around 500usd and i could easily go up to 700/800usd.
Would it be worth it to buy a simple pc and maybe just change few parts?

Thanks again for your feedbacks.

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September 27, 2013 5:18:53 AM

ideally you would build your own, maybe look up some videos/tutorials and ask some fellow members of the forum here as you would save yourself a fair bit of money. if you were to buy one of those two, you would have to upgrade the PSU/GPU if you wanted to do any real gaming which could run you another 250$ or so on top of the price for the pc. i'm not sure the prices of things down in mongolia so i can't help you out to much in that regard. but for 5-800$ you could build yourself a really rocking pc that you would be super happy with i'm sure.
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September 27, 2013 6:17:08 AM

the 1125 usd machine actually does have a decent discrete card in it, the 560ti, but for that price, and if you just plan on gaming, i can't recommend it.
it would do what you needed it to do, but you would be much better off building your own. maybe another member of the forum here can give you some more input.
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September 27, 2013 6:29:04 AM

well the CPU in those machines is more than you need for gaming. An i5 is.perfext for gaming the i7 offers negligible performance increase over an i5 for gaming. If youre willing to go up to $1125 for the pc I guarantee you if you were to build your own pc you could get a great machine for about the same price.

Unfortunately I have to go out now or I would offer some better information.

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September 27, 2013 1:54:24 PM

+1 Ronaldspiers, the i7 is a luxury that shouldn't be explored for gaming if you're only rocking a 560ti, that extra chunk of change could go into a great GPU, also the 16GB of ram in that machine is overkill.
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