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November 5, 2011 7:22:29 PM

My system specs are:

G41M-P25 MSI Motherboard
E8400@ 3.0ghz cpu
2 GB ram
N9600GT T2D512 Video Card
Windows 7 32bit Operating system
Power supply is RS-460 PMSR A.3

My system is recently having an issue where I get the error message that might video card is not receiving enough power. It has had the same setup since birth, but recently I have gotten this issue. I wanted to update to a better set-up to play BF3 on at least low, but preferably medium settings on pc, and do away with this issue.

I wasn't sure what power supply, or video card to look into on a budget. I was hoping to spend around $50 on a power supply, and around $100-$150 on a video card.

I know some of the brands that make better power supplies, but wasn't sure if I could get a video card that would run BF3 on decent settings, and have a power supply that has 430-500w range like a:

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W
Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W
or
Rosewill Stallion Series RD500-2DB 500W
Rosewill Green Series RG530-S12 530W

Any advice would be much appreciated! Thank you for reading.

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November 5, 2011 8:42:02 PM

Don't even think about playing BF3 heavily until you get 4gb or more RAM. There was a guy in the BF3 forums who had 2gb of RAM saying his HDD was overheating due to severe memory thrashing.
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November 5, 2011 10:10:37 PM

Yes I plan to get more RAM. My system really needs a complete overhaul, but for now I will update a little, or just play it on the 360. Thanks for the info.
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November 6, 2011 4:01:30 AM

gtx 460,4gb,450-500watts psu other specs are good enough.
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November 6, 2011 4:02:19 AM

gtx 460,4gb,450-500watts psu other specs are good enough.
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November 6, 2011 4:02:28 AM

gtx 460,4gb,450-500watts psu other specs are good enough.
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November 6, 2011 4:35:39 AM

+1 on the MSI Hawk 460. I have been able to over clock it from up to 900Mhz, and could push it higher if I wanted probably, I'm only getting up to 56C according to MSI Afterburner. Stock is 675 and it came clocked at 780. I have a Q6600 (OC'd to 2.7Ghz) and 4 gigs of DDR2 ram, and have been getting 35-50 frames a second with graphics on high. I've set the graphics to medium but am not seeing much a fps jump. My cpu is running at 95-100%, and therefore is the bottleneck.
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November 6, 2011 4:46:58 AM

Avoid the "Builder" series PSU's from Antec, Corsair etc as these are geared to the "low cost" OEM market. The best PSU in your price range would be the XFX Core Edition 550 at abut $55 US

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

At your budget, the 460 would be my choice
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