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November 11, 2011 1:18:00 PM

Hello folks,
I wanted to play Battlefield 3 at 1600 X 900 on high settings. I already own a XFX HD5750(1Gb), so I know that for a fact MSAA takes it's toll on AMD cards, I will be completely switching off that and HBAO. I am on a budget of 10,000 Rs(approx 200$ to 210$) to get a processor, MoBo and a DDR3. My question here is, will this below config be good enough to give a solid 45 to 60FPS on BF3

Processor: Phenom X4 955BE @ 3.2 GHz


RAM:
Corsair 4Gb DDR3 @1333MHz

OR
Corsair Vengance 4Gb DDR3 @1600MHz


MoBo:
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I am not going to be overclocking the Phenom X4, in fact I am noob at OCing stuff.
2. If I overclocked my 955, do I lose my 3 year international warranty ?

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November 11, 2011 11:33:25 PM

This will get you at least 40 fps easy, it will run Battlefield 3. Any overclocking voids the warranty on AMD and ATI processors.
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November 12, 2011 12:02:47 AM

You can go to nvdia.com and go to a "Check to see if your computer is ready for BF3" page and it will scan your computer and let you know.
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November 12, 2011 12:14:19 AM

I would get a different motherboard I got that same one and now I am having problems with it blue screening. It worked for 6 months no problem and then started having issues. I have checked everything on the computer with parts I know work and the only thing I haven't checked is the motherboard and the CPU. In another build I put this motherboard and would getting it and spending the extra money.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Although at the time I got it for $60 but it is still a good motherboard. At least spend the money on a better motherboard.
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November 12, 2011 12:56:27 AM

I would make some changes.
1st: I would change the motherboard since in the features section it says "It is recommended to use 95w CPU" and the 955BE uses 125W, which is 30W higher than recommended.

I would go with something such as:
Foxconn M61PMP-K $45 @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
BIOSTAR A770E3 $55 @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2nd: I would change the RAM to 2 sticks of 2GB of RAM, since most motherboards are now dual channel (which means 2 sticks of RAM works best with the motherboard) and if you buy the BIOSTAR MoBo then you will get 4 RAM slots, which means you definitely want to buy 2 sticks of 2GB of RAM. I would recommend something such as:

G.SKILL NS 4GB Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNS $24 @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 12, 2011 1:18:29 AM

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Only if you tell them you oced it lol.. Unless you sent a prebuilt in or started listing off stuff that would void the warranty like for intel telling them you are using an aftermarket cpu cooler lol or told them you were using higher than 1333mhz memory lol.

I think AMD can tell when the CPU is fried because of OCing, but that's just my guess
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November 12, 2011 1:49:46 AM

They are giving you good advice.
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November 12, 2011 2:35:57 AM

Thanks a bunch guys. I am going to spend an extra 30$ on the MoBo and my budget goes to 230$. This is gonna be my final list

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

RAM
A pair of corasir 2 GB DDR3 @ 1333 MHz

Processor
Phenom ii X4 955BE @ 3.2 GHz, No overclocking

Ok. I am planning to go to the United States of America for my graduation after 8 months. Will it be possible to carry my PC all the way from India ? What difficulties would I probably face if I manage to carry it along with me ? As you know students are given upto 60kg of baggage in international flights, would I be able to squeeze my PC within that limit ? (When I have asked this question to my friends, they say are you gone nuts... LOL)
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November 12, 2011 2:50:37 AM

barry_venom said:
Thanks a bunch guys. I am going to spend an extra 30$ on the MoBo and my budget goes to 230$. This is gonna be my final list

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

RAM
A pair of corasir 2 GB DDR3 @ 1333 MHz

Processor
Phenom ii X4 955BE @ 3.2 GHz, No overclocking

Ok. I am planning to go to the United States of America for my graduation after 8 months. Will it be possible to carry my PC all the way from India ? What difficulties would I probably face if I manage to carry it along with me ? As you know students are given upto 60kg of baggage in international flights, would I be able to squeeze my PC within that limit ? (When I have asked this question to my friends, they say are you gone nuts... LOL)


I would not recommend you carrying your computer with you, instead, have it shipped via DHL and packaged with foam by one of your family members to where you're living.
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November 12, 2011 5:20:25 AM

Best answer selected by barry_venom.
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November 12, 2011 5:54:04 AM

If you had to bring a computer to the US you would want it to be your carry on and still packaged with lots of foam. Make it so that it is possible to open it for security. You would have to check the laws for what is allowed on planes and what isn't. If you shipped it and still have the boxes everything came in try to dissemble it and repackage it so nothing is damaged. You would also want to put insurance on all the parts.
Now that I think about it I think it is best to dissemble it and package it in a suitcase surround by clothes. Although the airplane could be rough on the computer it may be worse shipping it. It would take longer and more exchanges of unloading and loading the parts.
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