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August 6, 2012 5:23:54 AM

hi im going to put a computer together myself with a $500 budget and im wondering if this is a good setup:
amd fx-4100 cpu
asus m5a97-mobo
ati radeon hd 6570 gpu
8gb ram
585w power supply
i want to know if i can play bf3 on medium setting and expect 25+ fps. thanks for your help and please dont recommend any intel processors lol.

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August 6, 2012 5:28:17 AM

Not BF3 with that GPU. I use this in my newest build that was AMD.
FX-4100
ASUS M5A97
GTX 560 SE
Crucial Ballistix 8GB 1333MHz
CoolMax CU-700B(don't buy this brand, it was my mistake). Can you give me the total of that build so I can work with that GPU?
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August 6, 2012 5:31:35 AM

hunterpostit88 said:
Not BF3 with that GPU. I use this in my newest build that was AMD.
FX-4100
ASUS M5A97
GTX 560 SE
Crucial Ballistix 8GB 1333MHz
CoolMax CU-700B(don't buy this brand, it was my mistake). Can you give me the total of that build so I can work with that GPU?


the total price is $426 without the gpu and im on a pretty tight budget. what is a decent gpu under $100 that you know of?
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August 6, 2012 5:32:31 AM

No - it's definitely not a good setup. That GPU will barely run the game at 10 FPS.

Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($116.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($104.00 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($41.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $524.90
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-06 01:32 EDT-0400)
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August 6, 2012 5:26:29 PM

You can pick up a GTX 460 1GB from website for around $100.
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