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Budget Computer to run BF3

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November 10, 2011 5:00:06 PM

Good day all,

One year ago I built myself a computer to play games and I would say that I succeded (Tom's hardware helped me for sure). I want to build a computer for my friend but he's on a budget 600$ (Doesn't need keyboard/mouse/Monitor). I would like to know what you would recommend. The purpose of the build is mostly to play games.

Thanks in advance

November 10, 2011 5:10:46 PM

Does he need an os as well?
He needs an OS

Does he have any spare parts like HDD or old opticals that he can salvage from an older pc to help save money for better gpu/psu etc.
He has IDE HDD (probably not good). He has an optical drive.

Does he know how to overclock, will he ever buy a 2nd gpu, does he want any upgradeability?
No he doesn't (neither do I haha). Upgradeability is not important and he probably won't buy another GPU soon.
November 10, 2011 5:13:10 PM

i5 2500k
Gtx 560ti
Corsair CMZ4GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance
Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 Intel Z68Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 Enthusiast Series
Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 Enthusiast Series

Comes to about 600 without OS
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November 10, 2011 5:13:49 PM

Sorry just see OS needed
November 10, 2011 5:16:45 PM

He would also need a case. Not a fancy one lol.
November 10, 2011 5:21:17 PM

LOL my bad. Guess 600 would be tight. this case is nice Cooler Master Elite 342 - Mini tower - micro ATX - power supply 400 Watt, get a psu aswell all for 50 $, and has window
November 10, 2011 5:23:04 PM

sorry this is the windowed one Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case - ATX/Micro-ATX, USB, Audio, 120mm Blue LED Fan, Black. Its 50$ aswell, but no PSU
November 10, 2011 5:40:09 PM

It's very hard due to OS and HDD prices :(  If you can spend around 100$ more or get windows for free as student, that would help ;) 
November 14, 2011 7:45:08 PM

What do you think about that? (It's in CDN dollars so I had to change some things.

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM3 3.4GHZ 8MB Cache 125W 45NM Retail Box

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM


Powercolor Radeon HD 6850 775MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E Video Card

Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio

OCZ FATAL1TY 550W ATX12V 20/24PIN Active PFC ATX Modular Power Supply 120MM Fan 80PLUS Black

LG GH22NS70 Super Multi 22X SATA DVD Writer Black OEM

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 3.5IN 16MB Cache SATA3 Internal Hard Disk Drive HDD

G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR Sniper SE 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 1.5V Memory Kit