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Can i run BFBC2 on this rig?

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August 1, 2011 7:57:50 AM

Will i be able to run BFBC2 on high settings, as well as a few other graphically advanced games, and get a decent framerate (30+fps) on this setup?



ASRock H61M/U3S3 Motherboard,
8gb Kingston DDR3 RAM,
Intel Core i5 2500 6MB LGA1155 CPU @ 3.3ghz
Nvidia GTS450 1GB.


I am on a tight budget.

Any advice is appreciated.



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a c 1362 U Graphics card
August 1, 2011 9:12:28 AM

On a tight budget you should go a little more powerful on the GPU and you can go a little lower on the CPU. An I3 2100 matched with HD6850 or GTX460 1GB would give you a better gaming performance then the I5 2500 with GTS450. All other tasks of course the I5 2500 is a faster CPU and it really depends on your monitor resolution, if the resolution is low then the GTS450 will do fine. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GeForce_GTS_45...
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a b U Graphics card
August 1, 2011 9:15:42 AM

First of all,what is your resolution of playing?
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a b U Graphics card
August 1, 2011 10:36:40 AM

Depends on your resolution really, but I fully agree with rolli59. If you are on a budget, spend more of it on the GPU. Also 4GB of RAM will be plenty for maxing out BFBC2.

Check the $600 and $800 builds in my sig. Both should be pretty good for maxing BFBC2 at 1080p. Even the $500 build will give better performance than your selection.
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August 1, 2011 12:17:54 PM

it isnt much you need to max out Bc2, but i would have go for a better videocard, even for just a few bucks more. you dont know what the future might bring :p 

i would recommend the GTX 560 or the radeon 6870
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August 1, 2011 12:38:56 PM

BC2 is a CPU intensive I appreciated a very significant improment when moved from core2 6600 to I5-760 with the same viedo card (9800gt). At the same time BF3 is comming soon (end of October) getting a second card then woud be a very good idea. I would personally stay with the I5 and later on go for a second 450 or if possible try to get a cheap 460 on first place. Later on it is harder to update the cpu than the gpu...
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a c 214 U Graphics card
August 1, 2011 12:56:48 PM

BFBC2 is a very CPU intensive game as much as GPU.You need a good quad core to max it out.As well as a good GPU.

With a GTS450 you'll only be able to play on medium settings.

Did you already order the GTS450?If not what is your budget for the GPU?
Also what is your resoultion?
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a b U Graphics card
August 1, 2011 2:05:26 PM

purple stank said:
BFBC2 is a very CPU intensive game as much as GPU.You need a good quad core to max it out.As well as a good GPU.

With a GTS450 you'll only be able to play on medium settings.

Did you already order the GTS450?If not what is your budget for the GPU?
Also what is your resoultion?

I maxed it out with 2XAA and 16XAF at 1680X1050 with HBAO and constant 30+fps on a gtx 275 and i7 870.GTS 450 isnt that much weaker than my card.Even it should be able to max it out
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a c 214 U Graphics card
August 1, 2011 3:13:50 PM

I forgot the OP is wondering if it will play at or above 30 FPS.I always think 60fps.

Anyway the GTX275 is way more powerful than a GTS450.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
August 1, 2011 3:15:38 PM

Double Post
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August 2, 2011 10:33:50 AM

Thanks, The resolution of my current monitor is only 1024x768 and i really don't plan on upgrading at least until the beginning of next year.


Would it be too much trouble for someone to maybe compile a list of parts to build a decent setup for under $800,
Not including cost of OS as i already have a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate.

Thanks in advance.


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a b U Graphics card
August 2, 2011 10:50:30 AM

The $1000 build in my sig ($900 without OS). Get a GTX560Ti or HD6950 instead of the 2x HD6850's and you'll hit your budget.
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August 2, 2011 10:50:52 AM

Your specs will run fine at 1024...
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a c 1362 U Graphics card
August 2, 2011 11:17:24 PM

blahball said:
Thanks, The resolution of my current monitor is only 1024x768 and i really don't plan on upgrading at least until the beginning of next year.


Would it be too much trouble for someone to maybe compile a list of parts to build a decent setup for under $800,
Not including cost of OS as i already have a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate.

Thanks in advance.

At that resolution you will be screaming with I5 2500 and GTS450. Next year when you upgrade your monitor there will be new GPU's as well on the market and you might get a good deal on a current more powerful one like we are seeing with the GTS450 now.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
August 2, 2011 11:39:11 PM

I agree.At such a low reosultion the i5 2500 will perform great.
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August 3, 2011 6:02:48 AM

So ill be alright with the build in my first post for now and when i get a new monitor i can just upgrade my graphics card in the future and be good to go?
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August 3, 2011 6:31:28 AM

blahball said:
So ill be alright with the build in my first post for now and when i get a new monitor i can just upgrade my graphics card in the future and be good to go?


Yes you'll be alright and when you change the monitor, you will need a second 450 in sli or a better card.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
August 3, 2011 7:30:44 AM

If your planning on upgrading to a bigger resoultion then I would suggest getting a better card now.Not even a GTS450 SLI will be able to play BF3 maxed out.I doubt you can play in the 30's even so.
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August 3, 2011 8:09:01 AM

Concerning a build. I just finished mine and it totaled slightly (few dollars) under $600 after rebates and taxes.

i5 2500k
Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3
8gb (2x4gb) G.Skill Sniper 1600 DDR3
XFX HD Radeon 6870
XFX Core Edition 650 PSU
Spinpoint 1tb F3 HDD
Lite ON DVD-RW
NZXT Gamma Classic
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August 4, 2011 6:08:52 AM

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a c 271 U Graphics card
August 4, 2011 2:26:36 PM

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