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June 6, 2012 10:10:04 AM

Guys i need a amd gaming pc for under $500 that can run bf3 ultra settings i need a specific answer that provides every part of a cpu and thanks for commenting.... :D 

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June 6, 2012 10:19:29 AM

I dont think thats going to happen for under $500 unless you already have alot of hardware. (HDD, Case, Power Supply, OS, ETC.)
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June 6, 2012 10:24:31 AM

What resolution?
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June 6, 2012 10:26:22 AM

Ultra for $500 your dreaming a real nice dream.

Your best bet on that budget is a Phenom II 965BE on a cheap AM3+ board and an entry level (550ti) GPU then try to squeeze, DDR3 RAM, PSU, HDD and case out of the $200-ish remaining after the CPU and mobo. Would run medium with some high the GPU being the constraining feature...... GOOD LUCK though finding all that stuff at that budget.
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June 6, 2012 10:29:55 AM

Yea.... haha...... mhmmm yea good luck... Try getting all your parts for cheaps on debay
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June 6, 2012 10:37:08 AM

GIGABYTE GZ-F3HEB Black SECC Steel / ABS ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock N68C-GS FX AM3+ NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PNY VCGGTX550TVXPB GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total $491.93

Mail in rebates bring it down to $461.93

I assumed you own windows 7 if not thats going to cost more

That will run BF3 at medium with some high and most the AA turned off with reasonable framerates. I don't think you will do better on your budget.
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June 6, 2012 11:05:54 AM

Except change the GTX 550 ti to a 7770 or 7750....
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June 6, 2012 11:17:08 AM

Hate people who expect all the work to be done for them and they dont actually help in the process of gathering components that others spend their own time doing for them. Lazy.
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June 6, 2012 11:21:34 AM

yea i can agree with you a bit on that vrumor. And sometimes alfter they have their list... they either wonder why they are having to pay so much or walk away from the thread without selecting a best answer for credit
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June 6, 2012 11:54:04 AM

BF3 and Ultra == $400+ for just the gpu. You cannot get where you want to go from where you are!!!!
You need to get more money or lower your expectations.
-Bruce
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June 6, 2012 12:47:56 PM

Yea. It kills to tell people that come through here and expect to get that monster machine and max out every game with 500$... Whether its someone who doesn't know in the first place or if its someone who thinks "PC Gaming is cheap"
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June 6, 2012 1:27:41 PM

Disclaimer: I've built more AMD than Intel rigs over the last few years.
That said, I am not an AMD Fanboy, and recent articles have shown that since the introduction of the Sandy Bridge Pentiums, there is no longer a price point at which Intel does not outperform AMD in games. OP, unless you already have some AMD-specific parts, you'll need to rethink your build and go Intel.
As everyone else has said, you're not going to get Ultra settings out of BF3 on a $500 budget. "Decent," probably; "Ultra," heck no.
Also, as another poster suggested, you need to be an active part of this process. You'll learn a lot more that way, and the people who are trying to help you won't get a sense of futility.
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June 6, 2012 1:37:59 PM

recon, how did you get the coloring like that?
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June 6, 2012 1:39:33 PM

The following build assumes you already have Windows, a keyboard, mouse, and monitor. If you do not have any of those things, it will really hurt. There is nothing in the following list I would not buy myself, some I have.

XFX HD-677X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Model #:HD-677X-ZNFC
Item #:N82E16814150560
Mail in Rebate Card
$124.99 -$7.00 Instant $117.99
For the price, I don't believe you'll do any better. The HD7750 is a little weaker than this card.

Rosewill R218-P-BK Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Model #:R218-P-BK
Item #:N82E16811147073
$29.99 $29.99
I've built in this case. For a cheap case, it is reasonably sturdy when assembled, and the included fan is quiet but sufficient.

ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:H61M/U3S3
Item #:N82E16813157236
$74.99 -$8.00 Instant $66.99
Has current interfaces like USB3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s. The latter means you'll get the full benefit from a SSD if you ever add one, and the former means backing up to an external drive is feasible.

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power ...
Model #:EA-380D Green
Item #:N82E16817371033
$59.99 -$15.00 Instant $44.99
Has been my "goto" PSU in budget builds for years, and I've never known one to fail. Quiet, efficient, and stable.

Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
Model #:BX80623I32120
Item #:N82E16819115077
$124.99 $124.99
I think the $5 over the i3-2100 is worthwhile for another 200MHz, since these CPUs are essentially locked.

G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNS
Model #:F3-10600CL9D-4GBNS
Item #:N82E16820231394
$22.99 $22.99
G.Skill has become my preferred RAM because I've never had to return any. It just works.

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:WD5000AAKX
Item #:N82E16822136769
$84.99 -$10.00 Instant $74.99
Hard drive prices are still high. This is probably about as well as you'll do here.

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B - OEM
Model #:AD-7280S-0B
Item #:N82E16827118067
$17.99 $17.99
One optical drive is much like another. Add ~$3 if you want Lightscribe.

Subtotal: $500.92
The rebate on the graphics card should cover most of the shipping. This is a pretty decent machine for $500 though.
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June 6, 2012 1:49:13 PM

recon-uk said:
I set colour blind to on in settings ;) 

Thanks, Ill be sure and check it when i get my new monitor today
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June 6, 2012 1:59:13 PM

recon-uk said:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 015-P3-1480-KR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$611 before rebates.

If you can stretch to this price, this will max all your games at 1080p, and is the best bang for buck spec you can get currently.

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June 6, 2012 7:48:55 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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June 7, 2012 3:29:53 AM

WatchOut said:
What resolution?

1920x1080
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June 7, 2012 3:44:30 AM

paolo220 said:
Guys i need a amd gaming pc for under $500 that can run bf3 ultra settings i need a specific answer that provides every part of a cpu and thanks for commenting.... :D 

Ok now i will do something higher now its under $600 so no one will comment something bad :pt1cable: 
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June 7, 2012 3:44:53 AM

Haha. This seems like a joke, but so many people already posted, and put thought into their replies. too funny.

paolo220 is too naive an everyone seems to have a lot of time to kill.
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June 7, 2012 3:57:52 AM

GTX 670 or 680/ Radeon 7970
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June 14, 2012 12:32:33 AM

Quote:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 015-P3-1480-KR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$611 before rebates.

If you can stretch to this price, this will max all your games at 1080p, and is the best bang for buck spec you can get currently.

You forgot a dvd writer,!!!
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