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September 4, 2011 5:02:18 PM

How would this do for a gaming computer I know it will not play newer games at max but will it play the games that are out now like bad company at a playable rate
its better then my 5 year old alienware area 51 and to upgrade what I have would cost more then this

Here are the specs:

CoolerMaster Elite 430Mid Tower Case,


Corsair CX430 V2 430 Watt power supply. ( I have a 700 watt corsair PS i could put in it )

MSI H61M-P23 (B3 revision) Socket 1155 motherboard

Intel Core i3 2120 3.3GHz Sandy Bridge Processor, 3.3 GHz 3MB total of Cache, Socket 1155 Retail with Intel heatsink/fan.

8GB (2 X 4GB) of Patriot G2 Gaming memory DDR3 PC3-10666 1333 MHz

EVGA Nvidia GT440 Graphics Card with 1GB DDR 3 VRAM ( I have a GTX 460 I could put in it )


Onboard High Definition Lossless Audio and Gigabit Lan (High Speed Internet ready!)

Western Digital Caviar Black 7500GB 7200 RPM RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (partitioned 675GB OS/45 GB Backup/Recovery)

LG 24X Dual Layer DVD Burner SATA

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit Edition,

all new for $400.00

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September 4, 2011 5:30:14 PM

It all looks great except for the GT 440, if you put the GTX 460 in there you should max Battlefield at a sensible resolution. I have the GTX 460 1GB and an i5-760 which is about as good as the i3-2120 in games and i max it no problem at 1920x1200. Even with the GT 440 though, you shouldn't have a problem at medium settings and ~1440x900.
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September 4, 2011 5:41:26 PM

Agree @ jmsellars.

You better get something like a GTS 450. It'll cost you about $50 more but will let you play all current games at high/med settings at 1680x1050. One friend of mine pulls out 100FPS off GTA 4 maxxed with an i3 2100 & a GTS 450 with 8GB RAM.
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September 14, 2011 3:06:03 AM

Best answer selected by rcpilot_971.
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