Battlefield 3, please Help

hi i am buying a new motherboard and graphics card

this is the motherboard
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360440791705?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_2962wt_1139

this is the graphic card
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320865689318?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_813wt_1185

so will i be able to run battlefield 3 on high settings?
please help because i cant test because i dont have the computer yet
thanx :bounce:
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  1. Hellboy6066 said:
    hi i am buying a new motherboard and graphics card

    this is the motherboard
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360440791705?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_2962wt_1139

    this is the graphic card
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320865689318?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_813wt_1185

    so will i be able to run battlefield 3 on high settings?
    please help because i cant test because i dont have the computer yet
    thanx :bounce:


    No the graphics card can not even run bf3. The minimum you should get is a AMD 6770. Give me a budget ill tell you the best one you can afford.
  2. WatchOut said:
    No the graphics card can not even run bf3. The minimum you should get is a AMD 6770. Give me a budget ill tell you the best one you can afford.



    hi i can only get one under £25 - £27 its better if its on ebay because they are cheap :bounce:
  3. WatchOut said:
    No the graphics card can not even run bf3. The minimum you should get is a AMD 6770. Give me a budget ill tell you the best one you can afford.


    but i seen people play with this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvwCClNdeWc&feature=related

    and i got 4GB ram and is the motherboard ok?
    because i can only change the graphic card
  4. No no no everything there is wrong and BF3 will basically be unplayable.

    Try this idea WAIT and SAVE until you can afford something decent. Think in the £300 MINIMUM for a graphics card, CPU, Mobo and RAM
  5. Hellboy6066 said:
    but i seen people play with this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvwCClNdeWc&feature=related

    and i got 4GB ram and is the motherboard ok?
    because i can only change the graphic card


    I got into computers just before bf3 came out and i fell for the same thing, i bought a 5450 after seeing vids and then realised i wasted £50. I saved up until 2 weeks ago and got a 7850 wasting that money meant i couldn't play a game i bought on release. Don't fall for these lies it is complete BS.

    While the Cpu is not the best choice it will run it, mobo has a PCIe slot and that is all you need 4GB is more than enough. Your graphics card is what is holding you back.
  6. No that CPU will choke on multiplayer then we will have Another thread titled "Why do I get low FPS on BF3"

    He'd be better with Phenom II 965BE - £90
    Cheap AM3+ Board - £35
    4GB DDR3 (though 4GB can be cutting it fine with BF3) - £15

    Total £140

    Add a cheap 550ti @ £89.99

    Total £230

    That will run BF3 at high with some medium. If he wants he can OC it pretty far and the CPU wont choke on multiplayer maps
  7. WatchOut said:
    I got into computers just before bf3 came out and i fell for the same thing, i bought a 5450 after seeing vids and then realised i wasted £50. I saved up until 2 weeks ago and got a 7850 wasting that money meant i couldn't play a game i bought on release. Don't fall for these lies it is complete BS.

    While the Cpu is not the best choice it will run it, mobo has a PCIe slot and that is all you need 4GB is more than enough. Your graphics card is what is holding you back.



    ok as you said if i changed the graphic card will i be able to run bf3 on at least medium/high because i cant change my processor or the motherboard,
  8. single player maybe but i doubt. Multiplayer no you wont that CPU will choke you will be on medium/low and still prob get flaky FPS. Seriously save the extra £40 for what i listed.

    *edit* here are some multiplayer benchmarks showing CPU

    http://www.sweclockers.com/artikel/14650-prestandaanalys-battlefield-3/5#pagehead
  9. http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,review-32411-5.html

    Toms rates your choice CPU lower than the Phenom II X2 on that chart so your performance would be below the bottom of that chart.....
  10. Try to find one with a Phenom II 965 BE or better or an Athlon II X4 thts a tall order I know.
  11. My Q9550 will be for sale shortly, with 6GB, and P5B DL mobo, but i'd really wanted more than £100, that will play it (it does play it now) quite happily.
  12. Speak to 13th monkey that is your best bet by far
  13. those intel bundle will make 32x32 difficult in bf3.
  14. Hi :)

    That graphics card couldnt play Scrabble on high , much less BF3...

    All the best Brett :)
  15. hey guys i searched every where and asked a lot of people and they say that i can play on the motherboard i selected and that it will run on medium because i got 4GB ram, is this true because i cant go higher that £115
  16. the mobo is ok (any mobo with pci-e is), 4Gb is OK (ish), the processor is weak (any of the ones linked to), do not expect miracles from it, BF3 really likes a quad core
  17. looking at your first post. your buying junk and expecting a miracle from it...
    be realistic in your budget... 300 wont get you battlefield 3 playable framerates.
    550 will get you minimum settings. 700 will get medium and 800+ will get high to ultra depending on how big a PLUS you add...
    2 years ago i spent just over 1000 on my sig system and it plays bf3 on high... you can now buy the same parts for 750 so thats where i say you should aim for...
    if you cant get at least 500 then i would put the build on the back burner till i had more cash... if you dont you will end up spending a lot more money than you need to...
  18. http://www.cclonline.com/product/26600/HDZ965FBGMBOX/CPUs/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-965-Black-Edition-3-4GHz-Quad-Core-Processor/CPU1046/
    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition

    http://www.cclonline.com/product/60874/GA-M68MT-S2P/Motherboards/Gigabyte-NVIDIA-GeForce-Motherboard/MBD0170/
    Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce Motherboard GA-M68MT-S2P

    http://www.cclonline.com/product/54723/4GB-1333-DDR3/Desktop-Memory/4GB-CCL-Choice-1333MHz-DDR3-Memory-Stick-/RAM1229/
    4GB CCL Choice 1333MHz DDR34GB CCL Choice 1333MHz DDR3

    Total - £135.88

    Thats really the minimum you want to play BF3 multiplayer at decent settings/frame rates.

    If the budget is that tight you could use this CPU

    http://www.cclonline.com/product/41337/ADX640WFGMBOX/CPUs/AMD-Athlon-II-X4-640-Quad-Core-3-0GHz-Processor-/CPU1080/
    AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHZ

    That would save £10 over the phenom II but really the Phenom is worth the extra tenner.

    http://www.cclonline.com/product/65557/90-C1CR70-L0UAY0YZ/Graphics-Cards/Asus-GeForce-GTX-550-Ti-1GB-Graphics-Card/VGA1594/
    Asus GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Graphics Card

    That card is £83.88. Thats an Entry level gaming card. It will run BF3 mostly on high at 35FPS+ (when overclocked... I know I have one)

    If thats really too much you should save longer but if thats just not an option then

    http://www.cclonline.com/product/54558/1GB-GT-440/Graphics-Cards/CCL-Choice-GeForce-GT-440-1024MB/VGA0140/
    CCL Choice GeForce GT 440 1024MB 1GB GT 440

    That is £50 but by saving the £30 you are going to go from mostly high with decent frames to mostly low on the 440

    So the Phenom II and 550ti bundle will come in at around £218 that would do what you want and last you a while

    Athlon IIX4 and 550ti will do what you want ok and come in around £208

    Athlon and 440 will do what you want BADLY but cost around £180

    Note these prices are brand new. Im sure you could buy the mobo, cpu and RAM new but then find a 550ti on ebay second hand for 20-30 quid less.

    Failing all of them the bundle 13thmonkey mentioned he may be selling is a very good bet.
  19. If you're only running single player, and wasting what this game was made for, then a dual core would be OK. If you want multiplayer you NEED a quad at least.

    For Nvidias recommendations go here..
    http://www.geforce.com/games-applications/pc-games/battlefield-3/system-requirements

    To do the game justice @ 1080 I would not go lower than a Nvidia 560 or AMD 6950.
  20. hi guy, i read all the messages and im still looking for what wr6133 said, But please dont close this thread because i still need help.
  21. wr6133 said:
    http://www.cclonline.com/product/26600/HDZ965FBGMBOX/CPUs/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-965-Black-Edition-3-4GHz-Quad-Core-Processor/CPU1046/
    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition

    http://www.cclonline.com/product/60874/GA-M68MT-S2P/Motherboards/Gigabyte-NVIDIA-GeForce-Motherboard/MBD0170/
    Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce Motherboard GA-M68MT-S2P

    http://www.cclonline.com/product/54723/4GB-1333-DDR3/Desktop-Memory/4GB-CCL-Choice-1333MHz-DDR3-Memory-Stick-/RAM1229/
    4GB CCL Choice 1333MHz DDR34GB CCL Choice 1333MHz DDR3

    Total - £135.88

    Thats really the minimum you want to play BF3 multiplayer at decent settings/frame rates.

    If the budget is that tight you could use this CPU

    http://www.cclonline.com/product/41337/ADX640WFGMBOX/CPUs/AMD-Athlon-II-X4-640-Quad-Core-3-0GHz-Processor-/CPU1080/
    AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHZ

    That would save £10 over the phenom II but really the Phenom is worth the extra tenner.

    http://www.cclonline.com/product/65557/90-C1CR70-L0UAY0YZ/Graphics-Cards/Asus-GeForce-GTX-550-Ti-1GB-Graphics-Card/VGA1594/
    Asus GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Graphics Card

    That card is £83.88. Thats an Entry level gaming card. It will run BF3 mostly on high at 35FPS+ (when overclocked... I know I have one)

    If thats really too much you should save longer but if thats just not an option then

    http://www.cclonline.com/product/54558/1GB-GT-440/Graphics-Cards/CCL-Choice-GeForce-GT-440-1024MB/VGA0140/
    CCL Choice GeForce GT 440 1024MB 1GB GT 440

    That is £50 but by saving the £30 you are going to go from mostly high with decent frames to mostly low on the 440

    So the Phenom II and 550ti bundle will come in at around £218 that would do what you want and last you a while

    Athlon IIX4 and 550ti will do what you want ok and come in around £208

    Athlon and 440 will do what you want BADLY but cost around £180

    Note these prices are brand new. Im sure you could buy the mobo, cpu and RAM new but then find a 550ti on ebay second hand for 20-30 quid less.

    Failing all of them the bundle 13thmonkey mentioned he may be selling is a very good bet.



    hi, i was just looking through ebay and i came to these one, can you please check if it is good or not

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD-Athlon-II-X4-600e-Processor-/130645352638?pt=UK_Motherboards_CPUs&hash=item1e6b11e0be#ht_1854wt_1199

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD-Athlon-II-X4-641-2-8GHz-Quad-Core-Processor-4MB-Socket-FM1-100W-/220999263226?pt=UK_Motherboards_CPUs&hash=item33749523fa#ht_2579wt_1139

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD-Athlon-II-X4-Core-4-631-2-6GHz-Processor-4MB-/160765118851?pt=UK_Motherboards_CPUs&hash=item256e590983#ht_4427wt_905
  22. can anyone find me one of these

    http://www.byhunt.co.uk/tech/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=68819

    on ebay for cheap about £55 because i can only spend £125 on the whole thing, by the way it can be second hand/ Used,
    please Help me
  23. Do you have a total combined budget for everything?

    If I was you and the budget really cant stretch out much I think I would get the Mobo, CPU & RAM I listed then settle on a budget Graphics card until I can afford a better one.

    Reason being Once you have the CPU, mobo and RAM thats the "bones" of your system. If you can push to that Phenom II set I listed you have a base of the rig that will last a while. The GPU while important is in the long run the 1 thing you can probably settle on as its cheaper and easier to upgrade that later than it is to do the entire CPU/RAM/Mobo again.

    GPU wise watch out on auctions like these

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ASUS-NVIDIA-GeForce-280-GTX-1024-MB-Graphics-Card-/160783610819?pt=UK_Computing_Computer_Components_Graphics_Video_TV_Cards_TW&hash=item256f7333c3
    GTX 280

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/nVidia-GeForce-9800GT-1Gb-Graphics-Card-/270958754141?pt=UK_Computing_Computer_Components_Graphics_Video_TV_Cards_TW&hash=item3f1666795d
    9800GT 1GB

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Zotac-GeForce-GTS-450-AMP-Graphics-Card-/251043602809?pt=UK_Computing_Computer_Components_Graphics_Video_TV_Cards_TW&hash=item3a735d6179
    GTS 450

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MSI-GeForce-GTX-550-Ti-1024-MB-Graphics-Card-GREAT-CONDITION-/280868666244?pt=UK_Computing_Computer_Components_Graphics_Video_TV_Cards_TW&hash=item416513bb84
    550ti

    None of those will set the world on fire but should push medium settings with some high
  24. Hellboy6066 said:



    The best of those is socket FM1 and still not great. The £20 you would save on the Phenom 2 you would then spend on an FM1 mobo

    Quote:


    The money you save on these athlons instead of phenoms will bite you hard on the ass when you find it has no L3 cache so is slower clock for clock and the multiplier is locked so you cant overclock it properly to extend life/boost performance.

    The one i linked is cheapest i can find including Ebay and paired with the cheapest AM3 motherboard I can find.

    Quote:
    hey guys i searched every where and asked a lot of people and they say that i can play on the motherboard i selected and that it will run on medium because i got 4GB ram, is this true because i cant go higher that £115


    Whoever told you that is really full of cr@p mate. RAM has nothing to do with the framerates and quality.... I have 16GB RAM I still cant play ultra.

    If £115 is top budget for the mobo bundle surely you can find £20.88 for the phenom 2 setup or even an extra tenner if you plan to settle for the athlon. I would err hard at getting second hand CPU's and mobo's from flEaBay you dont know how abused they are. You may end up with a CPU that has belonged to some nugget that used no thermal paste and tried to OC by overvolting and is the thing is hanging on to its last thread of life.
  25. Ok £113.84

    BUT this seems a tinpot website designed by a small child and I have never heard of this company

    http://www.byhunt.co.uk/tech/index.php?route=product/product&path=25_303_328_190&product_id=32466
    4GB Pikey RAM

    http://www.byhunt.co.uk/tech/index.php?route=product/product&path=25_303_334_336_244&product_id=32062
    Phenom II X4 955BE

    http://www.byhunt.co.uk/tech/index.php?route=product/product&path=25_137_329_342_208&product_id=31154
    AM3+ Nvidia Geforce 7025

    The board is actually this its an AM3 board NOT AM3+ with FX support as the sales site lies.
    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3726#sp

    That would be a reasonable basis within your budget
  26. wr6133 said:
    Do you have a total combined budget for everything?

    If I was you and the budget really cant stretch out much I think I would get the Mobo, CPU & RAM I listed then settle on a budget Graphics card until I can afford a better one.

    Reason being Once you have the CPU, mobo and RAM thats the "bones" of your system. If you can push to that Phenom II set I listed you have a base of the rig that will last a while. The GPU while important is in the long run the 1 thing you can probably settle on as its cheaper and easier to upgrade that later than it is to do the entire CPU/RAM/Mobo again.

    GPU wise watch out on auctions like these

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ASUS-NVIDIA-GeForce-280-GTX-1024-MB-Graphics-Card-/160783610819?pt=UK_Computing_Computer_Components_Graphics_Video_TV_Cards_TW&hash=item256f7333c3
    GTX 280

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/nVidia-GeForce-9800GT-1Gb-Graphics-Card-/270958754141?pt=UK_Computing_Computer_Components_Graphics_Video_TV_Cards_TW&hash=item3f1666795d
    9800GT 1GB

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Zotac-GeForce-GTS-450-AMP-Graphics-Card-/251043602809?pt=UK_Computing_Computer_Components_Graphics_Video_TV_Cards_TW&hash=item3a735d6179
    GTS 450

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MSI-GeForce-GTX-550-Ti-1024-MB-Graphics-Card-GREAT-CONDITION-/280868666244?pt=UK_Computing_Computer_Components_Graphics_Video_TV_Cards_TW&hash=item416513bb84
    550ti

    None of those will set the world on fire but should push medium settings with some high



    yer the budget for everything is £125 it can be second hand but lets say that i bought all the things that you told me to buy will i be able to run battlefield 3 on high or ultra high?

    and if i buy the original one that i post first will i be able to play black ops?

    thank you for all your help
  27. wr6133 said:
    Ok £113.84

    BUT this seems a tinpot website designed by a small child and I have never heard of this company

    http://www.byhunt.co.uk/tech/index.php?route=product/product&path=25_303_328_190&product_id=32466
    4GB Pikey RAM

    http://www.byhunt.co.uk/tech/index.php?route=product/product&path=25_303_334_336_244&product_id=32062
    Phenom II X4 955BE

    http://www.byhunt.co.uk/tech/index.php?route=product/product&path=25_137_329_342_208&product_id=31154
    AM3+ Nvidia Geforce 7025

    The board is actually this its an AM3 board NOT AM3+ with FX support as the sales site lies.
    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3726#sp

    That would be a reasonable basis within your budget



    you know this motherboard you gave me,

    http://www.cclonline.com/product/60874/GA-M68MT-S2P/Motherboards/Gigabyte-NVIDIA-GeForce-Motherboard/MBD0170/?siteID=TnL5HPStwNw-T3ZvIuv3QM86a0d5V7nKtA

    i got a DDR 1 2GB ram at home so can i use the one i got and not buy RAM again?
  28. no you will need ddr3. sell the ddr1 on ebay

    £125 total budget you simply arent going to game at any thing close to playable quality. If you got the £113.84 i linked above you would still need another £50 minimum for a graphics card (to play at low) or another £80 (to play mid/high) maybe less if you get the GPU 2nd hand
  29. wr6133 said:
    no you will need ddr3. sell the ddr1 on ebay

    £125 total budget you simply arent going to game at any thing close to playable quality. If you got the £113.84 i linked above you would still need another £50 minimum for a graphics card (to play at low) or another £80 (to play mid/high) maybe less if you get the GPU 2nd hand



    hey can you find me the same processor and the motherboard but cheaper, if you dont want to just say no i dont mind.
  30. The cheapest quad core would be the athlon you found on that same site but to save a very small amount you will take a big performance hit and find yourself wanting an upgrade alot sooner. Motherboard wise there is nothing cheaper.

    Your budget is simply too low. The only advice I can really offer further is get the Phenom II, RAM and motherboard then simply wait and save for the graphics card. £50 wont take that long to save up.
  31. wr6133 said:
    The cheapest quad core would be the athlon you found on that same site but to save a very small amount you will take a big performance hit and find yourself wanting an upgrade alot sooner. Motherboard wise there is nothing cheaper.

    Your budget is simply too low. The only advice I can really offer further is get the Phenom II, RAM and motherboard then simply wait and save for the graphics card. £50 wont take that long to save up.


    thanx dude ill ask my dad if its ok, im only 14 and i dont get pocket money so yer, ill talk to you later
  32. best way to explain to him is decent parts now will last you a while. Super cheap parts wont last 6 months before you need new :)
  33. wr6133 said:
    best way to explain to him is decent parts now will last you a while. Super cheap parts wont last 6 months before you need new :)


    hey dude if i buy the AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHZ will i be able to play bf3 on medium /High?
  34. Paired with a decent graphics card it should do ok multiplayer BF3 but like I said before, the real gain with the Phenom 2 for a few £ more would be alot.
  35. wr6133 said:
    Paired with a decent graphics card it should do ok multiplayer BF3 but like I said before, the real gain with the Phenom 2 for a few £ more would be alot.



    is there anywhere else that i can buy the phenom 2 for cheap like £60, maybe somewhere on sale or something, is there a phenome 2 used that i can buy for cheap.
  36. http://www.byhunt.co.uk/tech/index.php?route=product/product&path=25_303_334_336_244&product_id=32062

    That is literally the cheapest I have ever seen. The Phenom II isn't made anymore but is in demand from buyers so to be honest as stocks run out they are only likely to go up in price
  37. the first one is best
  38. wr6133 said:
    Ok £113.84

    BUT this seems a tinpot website designed by a small child and I have never heard of this company

    http://www.byhunt.co.uk/tech/index.php?route=product/product&path=25_303_328_190&product_id=32466
    4GB Pikey RAM

    http://www.byhunt.co.uk/tech/index.php?route=product/product&path=25_303_334_336_244&product_id=32062
    Phenom II X4 955BE

    http://www.byhunt.co.uk/tech/index.php?route=product/product&path=25_137_329_342_208&product_id=31154
    AM3+ Nvidia Geforce 7025

    The board is actually this its an AM3 board NOT AM3+ with FX support as the sales site lies.
    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3726#sp

    That would be a reasonable basis within your budget



    hey sorry i am buying the ones from byhunt.co.uk and you said that the website lied, which one lied and is it ok to buy from the bellow link?

    http://www.byhunt.co.uk/tech/index.php?route=product/product&path=25_137_329_342_208&product_id=31154
  39. Yes with a decent GPU.

    Also you need a heatsink and fan for that CPU

    http://www.cclonline.com/product/26513/AC-ALP-64PWM/CPU-Coolers/Arctic-Cooling-Alpine-64-PWM-CPU-Cooler/CLR4135/

    Thats a cheap one
  40. wr6133 said:
    Yes with a decent GPU.

    Also you need a heatsink and fan for that CPU

    http://www.cclonline.com/product/26513/AC-ALP-64PWM/CPU-Coolers/Arctic-Cooling-Alpine-64-PWM-CPU-Cooler/CLR4135/

    Thats a cheap one



    hey sorry false alarm i wont be able to buy the cpu
    can you tell me a good Cpu from this list that is under £60

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/AMD-CPUs-/3672/i.html?Socket%2520Type=Socket%2520AM3&LH_BIN=1&_dmpt=UK_Motherboards_CPUs&_fln=1&_sc=1&_sop=15&_ssov=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m1539&AMD%2520Model=Athlon%2520II%7CPhenom%2520II%7CPhenom%2520X4

    and the one before is ending soon,
  41. There really isnt one. If you cant pull to the Phenom II i suggest you just get the fastest clock speed am3 athlon you can find with as many cores as you can but know BF3 large multiplayer maps will grind it to a slow mess.

    Your budget simply isn't going to allow medium or high on multiplayer with good framerates.
  42. wr6133 said:
    There really isnt one. If you cant pull to the Phenom II i suggest you just get the fastest clock speed am3 athlon you can find with as many cores as you can but know BF3 large multiplayer maps will grind it to a slow mess.

    Your budget simply isn't going to allow medium or high on multiplayer with good framerates.


    hey can you find me a motherboard & Cpu bundle on ebay or somewhere that can play BF3

    and will this play BF3


    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motherboard-and-CPU-Bundle-Kit-ASRock-960GM-GS3-AMD-X2-Dual-Core-3-0Ghz-AM3-/140738704793?_trksid=p3284.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D21%26pmod%3D110861650300%26ps%3D54#ht_2807wt_952

    and are you sure that i cant play BF3 on the Pc that i posted first about, and play BF3 multiplayer on low or something?
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