I'm going to build a computer soon, and need to go with cheapest build that can play games like Battlefield 3 to medium to high settings. $350 is already pushing it but I could go to 400 maybe. This is a very low budget build and I don't care if I go with AMD or Intel. Trusting you guys could help me with the right call on that part. I already have the OS, Keyboard, mouse, DVD drive, monitor, and possibly a case. I have an old HP workstation I could use if I have to. All of this will be off newegg. Is this possible or will I have to invest more on this? I keep trying to find the parts off the site but I don't want to screw anything up, so I'm asking people who are more experienced than me. Thank you D
I would say that if you are playing at 1080p go with a 7850 1GB which will probably bust through nearly any game at near max settings. But it you just want med to high settings in BF3 then go for a GTX 650ti. It performs similar to a GTX 560, but probably for cheaper and better power consumption. You will probably be able to play BF3 at high to ultra on that card under 1080p. If you go for the GTX 650ti or the 7850 1GB you could easily get a good core i5. It is usually a good idea to go with a motherboard with a very good rating.
No, you could fit a GTX 560ti into your budget. You'd play on high settings with really good framerates, i.e 45+, or 60+ at 720p, which is really good for this budget. The GTX 560ti is the best card for under $100 right now, thanks to a mail in rebate.