HELP: Pc Built for 400-450$

guys i am lookibg for a 400$ built.. i just wanna play bf3 and all.. i would like a i5 2100 and a hd 7750.. and a suitable motherboard.. or a whole new build..
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  1. Do you mean i3 2100? i can try to build you one gonna be hard though
  2. i3 2100- 120$

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078

    BIOSTAR H61MGC LGA 1155-50$

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138332&Tpk=BIOSTAR%20H61MGC%20LGA%201155

    SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7770- 130$

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102967

    Western Digital Caviar Blue 320gb-65$

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136770

    HEC 6C28BB8S Black Steel ATX Mid Tower-35$

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811121001

    LITE-ON DVD Burner-17$

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX500- 60

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    total comes out to 477$ however you have a pretty dang awsome build but i guess if need be you could drop the 7770 to a 7750...
  3. saurav123 said:
    guys i am lookibg for a 400$ built.. i just wanna play bf3 and all.. i would like a i5 2100 and a hd 7750.. and a suitable motherboard.. or a whole new build..


    single player BF3 or Multi?

    what Resolution is you monitor?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgrade-advice

    fill out this form so we can help you better instead of just throwing ideas you way.
  4. Holy crap that's going to be hard to pull off i will try here Best bang for buck:

    GIGABYTE GA-H61M-S2PV(R2.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - $65
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128537

    Intel Pentium G850 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz - $88
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116397

    Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 Power Supply - $35
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371045#top

    Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600Desktop Memory - $30
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820148488

    COOLER MASTER Elite 311 ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $45
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119247#top


    MSI R7770-PMD1GD5 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 - $125
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127687

    320gb Western Digital Caviar Blue - $65
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769#top

    SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X $15 DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151244#top
    Free shipping w/ promo code EMCNBNC39, ends 8/13 Total: $433.00 :)
  5. guys sorry about the late reply.. i use a sony sdm hs75.. the max res possible is 1280x1024.. its a pretty.old monitor.. so can my monitor handle the build said in the first reply?
  6. 1280x1024 is going to play it,m but you'll be at a bit of a disadvantage -- you'll have a narrow field of vision withjits 5:4 aspect ratio, compared to the 16:9 ratio of 1600x900 and 1900x1080 screens, or the 16:10 of 1680x1050.

    for $400, you might be better with a Phenom II X4 build, which are End-Of-Life, but am3+ boards will take piledriver late this year/early next year
  7. the first build will pull ultra for bf3 at that res i think. high for sure. but +1 to scrwy
  8. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($61.97 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Pareema 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($21.89 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.46 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Antec 380W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($38.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $429.75
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-13 12:38 EDT-0400)
  9. ScrewySqrl said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($61.97 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Pareema 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($21.89 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.46 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Antec 380W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($38.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $429.75
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-13 12:38 EDT-0400)
    this build would be what i would choose out the three you really can't expect to much for 450 ;)
  10. ok ill get screw's build.. so can i max.bf3 with this?
  11. and guys.. its okay.. i.can get the first build.too.. so help.me with this.. 1st build or 3rd build? which one can max bf3? sorry i dont know these stuff :p
  12. I would go with either build but get this video card instead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948#top and this power supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371045#top BF3 needs a powerful card to be maxed out
  13. @bigco his res is super low :-D
  14. Spicy_benie said:
    @bigco his res is super low :-D
    oh o.k. well then go with the first build ;)
  15. I don't know about biostar though are they good i heard they suck but i honestly don't know if that's true i never used their mobos before
  16. Biostar is a bargain brand. I'd rather AS Rock over them (the highest quality bargain brand)
  17. ScrewySqrl said:
    Biostar is a bargain brand. I'd rather AS Rock over them (the highest quality bargain brand)
    I like Asrock to i consider them like a Generic Asus top notch just cheaper :na: I think if OP could afford it this would be best let me know what you all think if not then go with either of the other builds but not mine because it has the weakest cpu
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Pareema 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($21.89 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($126.97 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec 380W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($38.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $495.28
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-13 19:23 EDT-0400)
  18. ScrewySqrl said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($61.97 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Pareema 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($21.89 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.46 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Antec 380W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($38.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $429.75
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-13 12:38 EDT-0400)


    I would choose a more powerful PSU :D
  19. saurav123 said:
    and guys.. its okay.. i.can get the first build.too.. so help.me with this.. 1st build or 3rd build? which one can max bf3? sorry i dont know these stuff :p


    get screwysqrl's Build. you'll want a quad core if you are playing BF3 Multiplayer.

    BTW the Antec 380 has plenty of power for that rig. if its in your budget I would always opt for bigger though like a Corsair CX500
  20. jerreddredd said:
    get screwysqrl's Build. you'll want a quad core if you are playing BF3 Multiplayer.

    BTW the Antec 380 has plenty of power for that rig. if its in your budget I would always opt for bigger though like a Corsair CX500
    +1
  21. The build Screwy suggested will run BF3 on max with 32 fps with everything turned up.

    http://www.guru3d.com/imageview.php?image=36689

    "All test runs have enabled:

    DX11
    Ultra mode
    4xMSAAAA enabled
    16x AF enabled
    HBAO enabled
    Level: Operation Swordbreaker"

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-radeon-hd-7750-and-7770-review/
  22. azeem40 said:
    The build Screwy suggested will run BF3 on max with 32 fps with everything turned up.

    http://www.guru3d.com/imageview.php?image=36689

    "All test runs have enabled:

    DX11
    Ultra mode
    4xMSAAAA enabled
    16x AF enabled
    HBAO enabled
    Level: Operation Swordbreaker"

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-radeon-hd-7750-and-7770-review/
    There you go OP you can now see proof that it will do what your wanting thanks azeem40 youdaman! ;)
  23. guys how about an amd fx4100?
  24. fx 4100/6100/8120/8150 will run slower than the 965
  25. thing is, guy, i live india.. and screwy's build would cost me 600$.. thats why i said 400.. very over priced.. still getting your build screwy :) with an hd7750 though..
  26. For Reference --> Upgrade as you see fit (CPU and GPU)
    You can forget the Solid State Drive.


    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eiZz
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eiZz/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eiZz/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Celeron G540 2.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI H61M-P31 (G3) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($51.97 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($21.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Zalman N Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($106.97 @ Newegg)
    Case: Xion XON-180 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $411.87
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-14 15:23 EDT-0400)


    Note: This is all from ONE retailer: Newegg.com
  27. saurav123 said:
    thing is, guy, i live india.. and screwy's build would cost me 600$.. thats why i said 400.. very over priced.. still getting your build screwy :) with an hd7750 though..


    where at in India (City)?

    you would be better off with a HD 6770 than a 7750 performance wise for BF3. they should be about the same price.

    the FX 4100 would be ok for BF, it is slightly slower at gaming than the 965, but it does have 4 cores which is needed in Multiplayer BF3.
  28. rex000 said:
    For Reference --> Upgrade as you see fit (CPU and GPU)
    You can forget the Solid State Drive.


    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eiZz
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eiZz/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eiZz/benchmarks/
    CPU: Intel Celeron G540 2.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($52.99 @ Newegg)

    Note: This is all from ONE retailer: Newegg.com


    he's from India so partpicker and MIR's won't do it for him. also a G540 is not playing BF3 Multiplayer, maybe single, but not multi
  29. jerreddredd said:
    he's from India so partpicker and MIR's won't do it for him. also a G540 is not playing BF3 Multiplayer, maybe single, but not multi


    You are absolutely correct.

    However, what $400 PC CAN play BF3 multiplayer.... The tower I listed is roughly $350 USD, so you can use that last $50 to upgrade the CPU or GPU depending of what that games requires more.

    Eitherway, you will probably have to turn down the resolution or the detailing in order to get smooth framerates.
  30. rex000 said:


    unfortunately Multiplayer Maps aren't kind to dual cores. the i3 2120 fares well because of the SB architecture and the high clock rate, but there is a noticeable loss of FPS. the G850 and up fare well for the same reason, but the lower clocked G series just can't handle all the stuff Multiplayer 64 throws at it. even in those vids you can see the frame rate drop every time there are several moving objects on the screen. when you get into a multiplayer fire fight there is significant drop in FPS and the lag becomes too much to play with (you die a horrible death usually). the AMD quadcores, are as fast as the intel dual core (3-5 FPS slower), but don't suffer any significant loss in Multiplayer. Google "BF3 Dual core multiplayer lag" and read
  31. jerreddredd said:
    unfortunately Multiplayer Maps aren't kind to dual cores. the i3 2120 fares well because of the SB architecture and the high clock rate, but there is a noticeable loss of FPS. the G850 and up fare well for the same reason, but the lower clocked G series just can't handle all the stuff Multiplayer 64 throws at it. even in those vids you can see the frame rate drop every time there are several moving objects on the screen. when you get into a multiplayer fire fight there is significant drop in FPS and the lag becomes too much to play with (you die a horrible death usually). the AMD quadcores, are as fast as the intel dual core (3-5 FPS slower), but don't suffer any significant loss in Multiplayer. Google "BF3 Dual core multiplayer lag" and read


    Ah I see your point. I'm guessing BF3 Multi-player is one of those games that actually use more than 2 cores.
    I just sold my AMD Phenom/Athlon II X4 840 3.2Ghz ($100), and bought an Intel Core i3 2120 3.3Ghz ($115) ... was that a bad move? =\

    95% of what I read pointed towards Intel Core i3-21XX performing on par (if not better) an AMD Phenom II X4 (significantly overclocked to 4.0Ghz) when gaming.
  32. rex000 said:
    Ah I see your point. I'm guessing BF3 Multi-player is one of those games that actually use more than 2 cores.
    I just sold my AMD Phenom/Athlon II X4 840 3.2Ghz ($100), and bought an Intel Core i3 2120 3.3Ghz ($115) ... was that a bad move? =\

    95% of what I read pointed towards Intel Core i3-21XX performing on par (if not better) an AMD Phenom II X4 (significantly overclocked to 4.0Ghz) when gaming.



    thats true with most games, but BF3, FF XIV, and Mechwarrior Online all demand 4+ cores
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