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March 15, 2010 3:37:29 PM

A friend of mine currently has an E5300 on a crappy 800fsb board , 4GB ddr2 , with a 9800GT. He is trying to play BF BC2 and is really struggling even on low settings. He came to me and asked me to put together a quad that would run the game a little better. He has $190.00 which obviously isn't much.
About the only thing I can come up with is ,




playing on 22" native res



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX MDA72P7509 AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard $50.00



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom X4 9750 Agena 2.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache $92.00




Then he will need a new ( 8 pic ) PSU which he states he can pick up for $25.00


Total $167.00


Is this the best solution considering his budget ? I think BC2 should run a little smoother on this.... thoughts ??



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March 15, 2010 3:51:15 PM

Hmm i have seen 720p gaming very smooth for X2/HD 4670 no AA so for youur case maybe a simple GPU upgrade and perhaps a light OC?

Perhaps tone down to medium settings?
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March 15, 2010 4:02:02 PM

He is currently running on low and has a hard time playing with all the destruction on the maps. This game runs better on quads , I know as I just upgraded. He is not open to a new card and his board has limited OC ability. He wants a quad and will purchase it without my recommendation if necessary.

I don't know much about the older phenom line thus my reason for asking here.

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March 15, 2010 4:07:49 PM
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March 15, 2010 4:11:06 PM

Oh I thought this line was released after the "TLB erratum" disaster. Let me take a look at that.
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March 15, 2010 4:14:23 PM

The Athlon II x4 will run circles around that Phenom X4 9750.
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March 15, 2010 4:24:48 PM

That's the route to take. He is ordering now. Thanks for the quick replies bro !
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March 15, 2010 4:24:59 PM

Best answer selected by roush2fast.
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