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November 6, 2012 3:08:03 AM

Oh no. You could not run bf3 on there. Your gpu is far too weak.

Are you really limited to a small case like that? It won't provide you with good airflow, therefore making it a bad gaming pc. Gaming pc's need good airflow.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Same price, but mid atx.

if you can stretch your budget, get a http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=68454&vpn=N560GTX%2DTi...

Or a 7770. Although the 560 ti beats the 7770 by a long shot, but it has more power consumption.

i3 is a capable cpu, you should have no worries with it.
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November 6, 2012 3:18:09 AM

im running a GT555m on my laptop its able to play bf3 at medium settings.... so idk how a GT630 wouldnt be able to play bf3...
also i dont really have enough space where my pc table is at for large pc cases
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November 6, 2012 3:37:20 AM

I am with the above poster, that video card will not work so well.

You have the power for a 650ti if you want Nvidia. Not gonna lie, I am eying those for the low power BD playback and still be able to game when needed :) 

BTW.

When you said Mini first thing that came to mind was the SilverStone SG05 :) 
http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=210

Or if you needed a bit more room the FT03 :) 


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November 6, 2012 3:39:33 AM

plz do tell me how a 630GT wont work?? when i play completely fine with a 555GT thats in my laptop im using atm...
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November 6, 2012 3:49:26 AM

Because your laptop is of a WAY WAY WAY lower resolution than a PC monitor... which means less work for the graphics chip and more for the CPU. A 630GT is a neutered card - at 1080p you'll be lucky to see 30 fps on low.
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November 6, 2012 3:49:39 AM

The general rule of thumb is to spend twice on the GPU what you do on the CPU... and you're trying to spend half?

Buy a good Pentium or Celeron, and spend more on the GPU... you need it - desktops are entirely different beasts from laptops.
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November 6, 2012 3:50:36 AM

my laptop has a max of 1600x900 and its a 14inch screen i play fps games at 1366x768 and not any higher
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November 6, 2012 3:52:25 AM

ArticArios, that's my exact point. If you want to play with low or medium settings with lowered resolution? Fine. But it'll be UGLY.

Get a cheaper dual-core, a more powerful gpu, and perhaps a 20" 1600x900 monitor. You'll be able to play with decent graphics then.
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November 6, 2012 3:54:31 AM

Its all about performance, as long as you do not mind dropping the settings it will play the game, just not what some would want.

Its more of a recommendation that if you can get a bit more video card, you may be more happy with the system in the long run.

The GT 440 GDDR5 is the same performance as the 630GT
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/geforce-gt-640-review,rev...
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November 6, 2012 4:06:26 AM

recommend me a good GPU that would work with my setup cuz i only have a budget of 730 and newegg is only site i buy from cuz its just down the street from me
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November 6, 2012 4:05:22 PM

ArcticArios said:
plz do tell me how a 630GT wont work?? when i play completely fine with a 555GT thats in my laptop im using atm...

Do your research first. 630 vs 555. Please tell me you know the difference?

The first number is the generation. Doesn't mean its better. The second number, thats the biggest one. 5 vs 3? I think 5 will win. And the last number is backup kind of. So another 5 vs 0. 555 beats 630. So don't look at just the first number.

You do NOT need a 500 w psu. Get the cx 430. It's $25 right now.

With the money saved, get the 7770 or 650 ti. Both will be fine.
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November 6, 2012 4:11:24 PM
November 6, 2012 4:23:58 PM

@lchrisk

i went with new setup above this post
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November 6, 2012 4:27:21 PM

well that's a good 2 x the performance(BF3) of the 430 you had picked before :) 
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November 6, 2012 5:17:29 PM

k thanks for the info
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November 6, 2012 5:38:23 PM

ArcticArios said:
why a 430watt PSU?? AMD recs a 500 or higher and the min is 450

Too many questions. Just listen to me. The website just says it. It's not required. YOU WILL BE FINE.
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November 6, 2012 10:23:00 PM

Best answer selected by ArcticArios.
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