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Budget gaming pc build - need opinions

Last response: in Systems
July 7, 2012 7:18:09 AM

So I have a friend who wants to upgrade his computer so he can run modern games, he has a tight budget of $300 and this is what he plans to purchase:

Gigabyte GeForce GT 630 2GB
ASRock 880GM-LE FX Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X4 945
G.Skill F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT (2x4GB) DDR3

I/he would like to know how this upgrade could run modern games like:
Battlefield 3
Diablo 3
Strategy games

Any other opinions and advice would be super helpful :) 

Thanks in advance for any responses
July 7, 2012 8:37:02 AM

seems good, but if he could, i would suggest throwing in a couple more bucks for a gt 640. there is a pretty good performance increase for the price.
July 7, 2012 10:29:53 AM

your model seems like the one with ddr3 ram.
if you can afford, try to squeeze in a radeon hd 6670 1 gb gddr5 or radeon hd 7750 1 gb gddr5 or radeon hd 6770 1 gb gddr5. all those should be better than gt630.
July 7, 2012 11:52:40 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey