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January 27, 2013 9:38:19 AM

Hi guys. I'm new here and I'm kinda confused with AMD vs Intel. Nvidia vs AMD Radeon. I wanna play BF3 with my friends but I have a limited budget. I currently have a laptop (Acer Aspire 4755G) i7-2670QM, 4GB RAM and 2 GB gt540m. but average fps is about 30fps(low settings).


Approximate Purchase Date:First Week of February
Budget Range:500$ - 600$
System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming,Programming,Photo Editing,Video Editing
Parts Not Required:I need all parts in a set.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:If possible, please suggest shops here in my place(Philippines)
Country: Philippines
Additional Comments:All peripherals included in the budget.


P.S. In my place there is a 13,000 Php (approx. 317$). The specs are:
CPU: i3-3220
RAM: 4GB DDR3 RAM
MOBO: not sure about this but it's compatible with those cpu and ram
Optical Drive included
500GB Hard Drive
With A4TECH Keyboard and Mouse
600W Power Supply
Casing(don't know which one.)

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January 27, 2013 10:03:13 AM

mobo : asrock h77M
case : rosewill Line-M
Ram : 4GB ddr3 1600MHz
January 27, 2013 10:08:05 AM

AMD Radeon said:
mobo : asrock h77M
case : rosewill Line-M
Ram : 4GB ddr3 1600MHz


how about video card and monitor? what can you suggest? is a 15.6" monitor good enough for playing? and a 15.6" monitor will save me money for video card because of it's lower resolution..
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January 27, 2013 10:13:58 AM

15,6 is relatively enough :)  if you enjoy playing in laptop screen, their size are similar

video :
7750 = 80 usd
7770 = 100 usd
7850 = 150+
January 27, 2013 10:15:52 AM

btw make sure you PSU is a good quality brand
antec, xfx, corsair, seasonic

for your own sake. you dont want to ruin your PC in a year with dirt cheap crxp 20-40 USD psu
January 27, 2013 10:40:15 AM

AMD Radeon said:
btw make sure you PSU is a good quality brand
antec, xfx, corsair, seasonic

for your own sake. you dont want to ruin your PC in a year with dirt cheap crxp 20-40 USD psu


how much is the mobo btw? and can a 7750 play battlefield 3 on a 15.6" monitor? :)  i want a decent fps. stable at 60+ fps if possible..
January 27, 2013 11:04:55 AM

asrock h77m is priced in US at 69 :) 
7750 can play bf3 at mid setting at 1366x768 resolution
January 27, 2013 11:53:17 AM

well thanks dude. i hope i can get that mobo and card in my place.. and is truerated power supply good?
January 27, 2013 11:58:15 AM

for PSU, stick with antec, xfx, corsair, seasonic
and you will be fine :)  400W+ is enough
January 27, 2013 12:07:48 PM

so this is going to be my build? correct me if i'm wrong..
CPU: i3-3220
MOBO: Asrock H77M
RAM: 4GB DDR3 1333 MHz
Graphics Card: Radeon HD 7750
Power Supply: Any Corsair (400W+)
Casing: Is generic casing enough? or I need the branded ones?
Storage: 500GB Hard Disk
January 27, 2013 12:11:45 PM

RAM: 4GB DDR3 1333 MHz >> get 1600Mhz, price is usually similar
corsair 430W is popular, it is usually cheap because of mass production
xfx 450W comes as #2 choice

generic casing will do :) 
!