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Help i need help bad lousy comp

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April 26, 2012 3:42:35 AM

hey i have a intel e4300 1.8 ghz and a radeon 5450 i play mw2 mw3 cod4 wow and more lowest or little more around 30-40 fps but looks ugly as hell bottom line a need a good enogh pc for bf3 and mw3 etc bf3 to run at least medium same for all with out breaking the bank as cheap as possible. Please reply! Thanks in advance.

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April 26, 2012 3:47:11 AM

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April 26, 2012 3:56:40 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: May

Budget Range: 200-300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS (i have a 375 stock dell psu)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,,

Country: america

Parts Preferences: Best bang for the buck (although i heard dual core intel i3 beats amd fx-4100 or any amd quad core)

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1024x768

Additional Comments: Just the bang for the buck
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April 26, 2012 3:59:49 AM

Sadly, you will need a bigger budget to build a computer at that price.
April 26, 2012 4:03:56 AM

Then i ll take 300 to 400
April 26, 2012 4:08:52 AM

Even at that price point it isnt gonna happen. You will need a new PSU as well. $500 and maybe something can be done.
April 26, 2012 4:11:08 AM

azeem40 said:
Sadly, you will need a bigger budget to build a computer at that price.

ill take it highr 300-400 will that do
April 26, 2012 4:29:42 AM

kiickz said:
ill take it highr 300-400 will that do

Absolutely not, I can make you excellent recommendations for that budget, resolution and as you said, you are looking for good decent graphics quality, not super high max settings. with ~300 this is perfectly doable. I'll be back in a few minutes.
April 26, 2012 4:46:14 AM

Mobo+ CPU combo :




Optical Drive :


Case :

Total : $421.92 - $17 ( rebates ) = $404.92

That case has a special offer of free shipping until April 30th. And it is a good case.

It was a stretch. But for what you want. It will actually exceed your expectations.

April 26, 2012 5:01:09 AM

You could even just use the onboard video (and upgrade later) with the build above and save $100 on the video card. You should be able to play everything on lowest at 1024 768
April 26, 2012 5:29:05 PM

DAMN THANKS, but i heard asus gpus having issues with bf3 on origin? and uggh wtf intel pentinum u sure?
April 26, 2012 5:34:46 PM

could you buy from microcenter?
April 26, 2012 6:26:00 PM

April 26, 2012 8:12:25 PM

michxymi said:
could you buy from microcenter?


April 26, 2012 8:15:21 PM

Microcenter doesn't have a deal for items as well as newegg.
April 26, 2012 9:19:08 PM

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April 26, 2012 10:34:29 PM

why u change thee name
April 26, 2012 10:36:15 PM

Because the word you had in place of the above "lousy" was not acceptable here.
April 27, 2012 12:23:50 AM

so no suggestions
April 27, 2012 12:41:31 AM

You had someone post an entire system for $421. Not sure what you mean by no suggestions. At that budget I wouldnt even try to put together a gaming PC, would be way too disappointed in the performance no matter what.
April 27, 2012 12:44:16 AM

i cant go no higher than 500 thats it man
April 27, 2012 1:11:02 AM

Then I would highly suggest you look at the build that was already quoted to you by someone who took their time to research it for you and upgrade the GPU or add a small SSD for a boot and main app drive. And yes Intel right now is the go to platform for gaming on a PC. AMDs, of which I have one and love it, are too far behind performance wise to justify purchasing the platform at any price point, unless you want the integrated graphics of the APUs.
April 27, 2012 1:17:17 AM

the gpu is fine but why not upgrade the cpu? whats a ssd
April 27, 2012 1:33:57 AM

Your budget can't support an upgraded CPU,

solid state disk, much faster than a normal HDD
April 27, 2012 3:06:20 PM

my freind has the intel pentinum g620 sandy bridge he says he only gets 17 fps with a radeon 6850 on lowest everything playing bf3
April 27, 2012 4:18:12 PM

Be that as it may, you gave a budget, you received recomendations of what to buy based on YOUR budget. If that isnt a good enough PC for you, increase your budget or buy 2nd hand stuff.
April 27, 2012 4:53:46 PM

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58 Black CECC Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

AMD Phenom II X4 960T Zosma 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HD96ZTWFGRBOX

ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 AM3+ AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9AD3B1K2/4G

HIS H685FN1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SUM 540$ (With 20$ MIR)

That's the least you have to get, if you want to consider your pc a gaming one! If you want to cut down the cost I would look at a second hand 5850/4870 for around 100/70$ dollars! They can run anything with playable fps and high settings at this resolution!