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Gamming PC for 400$

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December 22, 2011 12:24:11 PM

Hello everybody, I am new to building a pc, but at my country pc's costs twice more than other countries.

Approximate Purchase Date: 2012 january

Budget Range:300$ - 400$ 50$ +-

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet and sometimes movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS windows 7 - all of this i have bought.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: all websites, just don't want shipment to cost much (country shipping to Lithuania/europe country near poland and russia)


Parts Preferences: by brand or type : I don't know, i just need a good pc that can run assassins creed games, battlefield 3 on high quality (always wanted to play on ultra on 1440x900 resolution if it is possable :)  )

Overclocking: Maybe (the thing is if it is dangerous or could damage all pc or shorten pc work time then no)

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe (what is it? :D )

Monitor Resolution: not sure, but i have a screen that can play games at 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900

Additional Comments: less maintenance and maybe quiter, but if thats not an option then just don't look at this line :) 

Sorry for bad english! :) 

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December 22, 2011 1:33:15 PM

SLI or Crossfire is when you have more than one graphics card, basically. Overclocking is not dangerous if you have good cooling and power.

At $400, I really don't think you will be able to play BF3 on high, maybe low-medium.

I'd go for an AMD setup, here are some parts.

CPU : AMD Athlon X3 455 ($75-85)
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5670 ($65-80)
MoBo: BIOSTAR TA790GXE 128M AM2+/AM3 ($90)

a b B Homebuilt system
December 22, 2011 1:39:52 PM

$400 is tight, especially with hard drives running about $100.

I don't know of any lithuanian sites, so I can only speculate.

I'd suggest a Llano build:
A8 - 3850: $140
A55 Motherboard: $60
8 GB DDR3-1600: $35
500 GB HDD: $100
Antec Basiq 350W PSU: $40
DVD drive: $15
Basic case w/120mm fans: $40

$430 or so.

this will handle most games at medium-high settings at 1680x1050
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December 22, 2011 2:43:42 PM

The quality of English is worse here lol
December 22, 2011 2:46:31 PM

Yea a coincidence. :)  also thanks for response, i will look for these parts.Also can you tell my if this pc is good :)  and can i run bf3 on high or medium :) 
procesor Intel® Pentium™ Dual Core E5700 3.00 GHz / 800FSB / 2MB
motherboard: Intel® G41 (lustas) LGA775
Ram 4 GB DDR3 1333Mhz
HDD (GB) 500GB 3.5" SATA300
Video card NVIDIA® GeForce™ GT440 1GB DDR3 / 128-bit / D-Sub / DVI-I / HDMI / HDCP DX11 (arba ATI Radeon™ HD 6670 512MB)
NIC integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
DVD drive DVD+-RW 22x SATA
audio card 5.1 CH HD Audio (VIA® VT1705 Audio Codec)
other info 4xUSB 2.0 rear, 3xUSB 2.0 front, PS/2, RJ-45, HDMI, DVI, VGA
a b B Homebuilt system
December 22, 2011 8:02:02 PM

a 6670 will run BF3 on low-medium settings.