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Advice for new grapic card and psu

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June 12, 2012 10:20:23 PM

Hey, I just got battle field 3 as present but can barely run it. Can anyone give me advice on upgrades available for my pc to be able to run high end games? I have a budget of $300 to use. Thanks for the help!

Heres my desktop specs:

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=FQ424AA-PB-R

Everything is the same except for the grapic card, which I current have an ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 series.

Thanks alot!

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June 12, 2012 10:26:20 PM

If i replace my grapic card and psu with those 2 item u recommended will it be able to handle bf3 with atleast medium setting?
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a c 106 U Graphics card
June 12, 2012 10:26:50 PM

you will 100% have to change the cpu as well as amd dual cores are almost unplayable in BF3, and that side of the benchmarks has been tested.
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June 12, 2012 10:28:33 PM

So what should I do? Save up more and buy whole new pc? or buy new cpu and replace it to?
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a c 106 U Graphics card
June 12, 2012 10:34:22 PM

essentially, now you have 3 things to buy, a new cpu, a psu, and a gpu in your 300$. Your mobo apparently is AM2+ so technically it can work with something like a 965be(its backwards compatible iirc) which hovers around, 110-120ish on different sites, then you will have to allocate ~50-70$ to a psu leaving you with about 110-140$ for a gpu for moderate play
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June 12, 2012 10:41:22 PM

is there anyway u can make it $303 total. Cause shipping is 12.80 and i only have 315 on paypal atm :S
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a c 106 U Graphics card
June 12, 2012 10:46:18 PM

you technically can hold of on the ram and the mobo. but when you can pay for it, make the jump because the am3+ mobo will offer more performance for your 655be and allow you to use ddr3 ram, which will also increase overall performance.
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June 12, 2012 10:56:10 PM

is that yours? and if it can play all those well with the other 4 items u told me to upgrade ill get it now
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a c 106 U Graphics card
June 12, 2012 10:58:22 PM

yeah the 4870 is an extremely powerful card(albeit old in technology) though its power consumption is much higher than modern cards, its cheap and it performs well for its price.
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June 12, 2012 11:03:44 PM

crap some1 outbit me at last 1 second :'( 
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June 12, 2012 11:05:21 PM

yeah was .5 second away from hitting the bid button :S
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June 12, 2012 11:19:14 PM

If i take out the radeon 7770 hd. price come out total of 245.60 so I have around $69 left to spend with shipping included i guess. Thanks for your help and effort btw recon =]. You are amazing @_@
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June 12, 2012 11:22:58 PM

Dont think that one is in usuable condition from what description says.
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June 12, 2012 11:29:38 PM

if only it was free shipping then it'll be perfectly in my price range xD..
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June 12, 2012 11:34:35 PM

9800 not functional. and I acutally was able to receive $7 just now so can be anywhere from 76 and below now
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June 12, 2012 11:46:19 PM

Hmm, so have any of the one you've found good enough in your perspective?
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June 12, 2012 11:48:30 PM

Can the new psu handle it though? Was looking at the psu requirement and think one place said it needed 500 watts. and new psu only has 380
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June 12, 2012 11:50:27 PM

So, the gtx 260 perfectly safe to use? If so I'll probably get the items u recommended me and replace the parts.
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June 12, 2012 11:54:50 PM

I have like $9 extra since total is around 312.75. is there anything i can upgrade even more with that $9? Probably maybe tiny bit better gpu or psu?
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June 13, 2012 12:01:42 AM

alrigh total came out to be: 320.65

ASRock N68C-GS FX AM3+ NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

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

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

ASUSTeK COMPUTER NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 ENGTX260/HTDI/896MD3/A

Those the 5 items right? just making sure and double checking before i buy all. And can u double check to make sure everything compatiable with each other and my pc. Once u give me the Ok ill buy =]. And can it play bf3 btw with the upgraded parts?
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June 13, 2012 12:04:58 AM

So those 5 = correct item and everything? correct compability etc?
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June 13, 2012 12:08:25 AM

Ty man, =] just ordered everything ^^ now hopefully i can place the cpu,mobo, and psu in correctly. hope its easy xD
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June 13, 2012 12:18:56 AM

Best answer selected by salice.
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