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January 27, 2012 3:52:31 AM

Can i build a gaming system from scratch and being able to play bf3?

Parts I currently have: Monitor, mouse, keyboard, headphones, a graphics card radeon HD6570


Budget:$300


PS:p lease pick a smaller case so i can hide it from my parents

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January 27, 2012 4:00:04 AM

Simply put, NO. And a 6570 is not much of a gaming card especially if you're thinking about BF3.
You need $800-$1000 to get into the gaming level of BF3.
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January 27, 2012 11:52:29 AM

I'm not a hardcore gamer yet..

low-medium settings will be fine

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January 27, 2012 12:58:14 PM

C0MMANDO said:

PS: please pick a smaller case so i can hide it from my parents


Not to rain on your parade but that's sort of an odd request. While PC cases vary in size, you're going to have a hard time hiding one... perhaps work it out with your parents ahead of time?

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January 27, 2012 1:12:22 PM

Yeah.. you'll have a hard time trying to convince them that this little box with some fancy fans are a shoe-box with integrated ventilation...
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January 27, 2012 1:41:49 PM

DelroyMonjo said:
Simply put, NO. And a 6570 is not much of a gaming card especially if you're thinking about BF3.
You need $800-$1000 to get into the gaming level of BF3.


http://youtu.be/s11z3qcaPZ0

http://youtu.be/ppdMgzqO1VI

$800-1000 huh? No wonder nobody plays PC.

OP, that's a really tight budget. If you don't already have a copy of windows, that would be $100 for the OS. It might be worth saving a little longer.
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January 27, 2012 1:44:20 PM

Do you have a credit card or checking account so that you can order parts online?

AMD Phenom II X2 565 Callisto 3.4GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor HDZ565WFGMBOX $99.99 free shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=19-103-...
ASRock 760GM-GS3 AM3 AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $49.99 + $4.99 shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Kingston Value 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3S8N9K2/4G $22.99 free shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $44.99 - $20 MIR=$24.99 Free shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Rosewill FBM-01 Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case $29.99+$4.99 shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive REFURBISHED $44.99 free shipping
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X $18.99 free shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
STOTAL $321.81
Mail in Rebate $20
TOTAL $301.81
NO Operating system but a complete computer less the video card.
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January 27, 2012 2:04:30 PM

Well a budget of $500+ will be able to play BF3. $300 is way too low. The only way to hide is to reuse your old case or build a custom case that looks like furniture... LOL
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January 27, 2012 2:11:00 PM

I am a huge fan of building really cheap gaming computers. That being said, I think your budget is too small. The killer is your need for your OS. I will assume that you need MS windows7 64bit home version. The very cheapest you can get that for is $85-90, generally it runs about $100. So 1/3 of your budget is gone just to the operating system.

One saving grace would be if you live near a microcenter. Their CPU/mobo combo deals are unbeatable, especially for a low entry system that you are building.

CPU- ]http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0382790] $109
MOBO- ]http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0366104]- free in CPU/MOBO bundle
Memory- ]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220557&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL012612&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL012612-_-EMC-012612-Index-_-DesktopMemory-_-20220557-L0A] $25 w/MIR
PSU- ]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL012612&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL012612-_-EMC-012612-Index-_-PowerSupplies-_-17139026-L0C] $17 w/promo code and MIR
Case- ]http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0312891] $20
HDD- ]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145299] $70 w/promo code
OS- ]http://www.discountmountainsoftware.com/miwi7hoprfuv6.html?cmp=pg] $87

Total- $328 (doesn't include any taxes/shipping I may have missed)

Also, this gets much more expensive if you don't have a microcenter to go to. If you can scavenge a HDD from another computer that would be a huge savings. Also, if you are a college student you may be able to land the OS for far cheaper.

But seriously... hiding it from your parents? How do you propose getting all this crap shipped to your house without questions in the first place. Along with the question of how are you paying for this? You can't mail newegg an envelope full of cash...

At any rate, good luck! If you manage to do a build, I'll be interested to see what you manage! As a previous post has shown, you can play BF3 with a 6570. Maybe not on high, but certainly playable.
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January 28, 2012 4:06:51 AM

Christmas gift cards from friends :p 


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I am a huge fan of building really cheap gaming computers. That being said, I think your budget is too small. The killer is your need for your OS. I will assume that you need MS windows7 64bit home version. The very cheapest you can get that for is $85-90, generally it runs about $100. So 1/3 of your budget is gone just to the operating system.

One saving grace would be if you live near a microcenter. Their CPU/mobo combo deals are unbeatable, especially for a low entry system that you are building.

CPU- ]http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0382790] $109
MOBO- ]http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0366104]- free in CPU/MOBO bundle
Memory- ]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220557&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL012612&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL012612-_-EMC-012612-Index-_-DesktopMemory-_-20220557-L0A] $25 w/MIR
PSU- ]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL012612&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL012612-_-EMC-012612-Index-_-PowerSupplies-_-17139026-L0C] $17 w/promo code and MIR
Case- ]http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0312891] $20
HDD- ]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145299] $70 w/promo code
OS- ]http://www.discountmountainsoftware.com/miwi7hoprfuv6.html?cmp=pg] $87

Total- $328 (doesn't include any taxes/shipping I may have missed)

Also, this gets much more expensive if you don't have a microcenter to go to. If you can scavenge a HDD from another computer that would be a huge savings. Also, if you are a college student you may be able to land the OS for far cheaper.

But seriously... hiding it from your parents? How do you propose getting all this crap shipped to your house without questions in the first place. Along with the question of how are you paying for this? You can't mail newegg an envelope full of cash...

At any rate, good luck! If you manage to do a build, I'll be interested to see what you manage! As a previous post has shown, you can play BF3 with a 6570. Maybe not on high, but certainly playable.

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January 31, 2012 1:05:46 AM

Best answer selected by C0MMANDO.
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