Im might order parts for a bf3 capable pc for someone i know and it does not have to have full settings just decent frame rates and playable aorund $300 if i got maybe a amd 4 or a6 will that work? or what can i get for graphics and cpu maybe $100 max or i won't have enought to buy a board we want to play bf3 together i got a 8120 and a 6870 i should have got a i5 and a nvidia gtx card but
i think my stsem still would beat his.
With a $300 budget, your possibly better buying a pre-built custom PC from ebay or similar website.
Custom Built may be an option but fitting in a good GPU will be the hardest part. AMD CPU is certainly going to be the way to go.
Minimum requirements for Battlefield 3
OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Althon X2 2.7 GHz
Graphic card: DirectX 10 or 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card, ATI Radeon 3870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher.
Graphics card memory: 512 MB
Sound card: DirectX compatibl sound card
Hard drive: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version
Unless you have a way to get Windows free, then that's going to set you back around $100 just for the OS before you even buy any hardware.
as AdrianPerry said yes, i think i have a windows disk... bbut anyway so far the budget matters im not buying he is but he does not know anything about building a computer so i am he will try to get about $300 buck for a pc i think thats a great setup when i built my pc i bought my case and power supply together for about $70 and i saw one for about $100 about 400w he is mainly gonna play mincraft but he might get bf3 so he wants a pc that can handle it properly not 5 fps on low, agin that would be a great setup i got a drive for $15 before and i might not get that power supply and bundle the case with one or i will buy a very cheap $30-$40 case (yes they have those) can you run any settings but at least 30 fps? is it possible for a duel core a4 apu to work it's much in his price range but maybe a triple core a6 apu i don't really know i need good prices, good parts.
Ill recommend he try to buy something second hand as with his budget, its unlikely he will be able to get something that well.
there is very little you can cut from addrianperry's build to safe money and thats the best you can do.
i asked him he said it will be great as long as it runs bf3 and minecraft so i can find maybe a case and power supply together if not then ill ask him if this would be good so that's really all a drive is $15 so ill be fine