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June 4, 2013 11:01:43 PM

Hello all!!
m planning to build an entry level gaming pc. m on a tight budget and dont want an high performance gaming pc. just want to play games like BF3,sleeping dogs at moderate settings.
After a lot of research i have come up with these specs :

1. AMD ATHLON II X4 640
2. Cooler Master elite 311 cabinet
3. Seagate barracuda 500 GB HDD
4. Corsair 4GB DDR3
5. Cooler Master PSU 450 W
6. Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2PT mobo
7. AMD RADEON 6670 1GB DDR5

Will it be good enough to play games at mid settings. Your opinions will be appreciated. Thanks!

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June 5, 2013 7:28:56 PM

u need just an 15 2nd gen, 3gib ddr3, and yes take a look at Asus NVIDIA GT 630 2 GB DDR3 and Asus AMD/ATI HD 7750 1 GB GDDR5........
the PSU is OK.
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June 6, 2013 6:09:59 AM

2nd gen i5 is beyond my budget. That is why i am sticking to AMD.
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June 6, 2013 9:33:09 AM

beyond your budget but yet you fail to list what your budget is.... you should also list what the budget could be expanded to in case there was a valid performance reason to do so.

at medium settings the gpu you have selected will only get 30fps at bf3
at low settings the gpu you have selected will only get 34fps at bf3

60fps is ideal. 30fps is barely playable.

its looking like you want to make a low-end pc not a middle-range pc with those numbers. i dont think what you have picked out is going to work well given your expectations unless you play the game at a low resolution.

also realize that once you shell out the cash for low-end components they will not be able to handle anything in the future. performance is just going to get worse. it is worth shelling out for some better components now then having to upgrade everything in your rig in only a year or two.
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anandtech benchmarks

Battlefield 3 - 1680x1050 - Medium Quality + FXAA-High
Frames per Second - Higher is Better

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
810MHz/1620MHz/4.004GHz 1GB GDDR5---71.8
AMD Radeon HD 6870
900MHz/4.2GHz 1GB GDDR5---64
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB
675MHz/1350MHz/3.6GHz 1GB GDDR5---60.7
AMD Radeon HD 6850
775MHz/4GHz 1GB GDDR5---52.7
AMD Radeon HD 7770
1000MHz/4.5GHz 1GB GDDR5---51.6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
900MHz/1800MHz/4.104GHz 1GB GDDR5---48.6
AMD Radeon HD 5770
850MHz/4.8GHz 1GB GDDR5---44
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
783MHz/1566MHz/3.6GHz 1GB GDDR5---42.9
AMD Radeon HD 7750
800MHz/4.5GHz 1GB GDDR5---41.5
AMD Radeon HD 5750
700MHz/4.6GHz 1GB GDDR5---37.8
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
900Mhz/1.8GHz 2GB DDR3---34.3
AMD Radeon HD 6670
800MHz/1GHz 1GB GDDR5---30
NVIDIA GeForce GT 440
810MHz/1620MHz/1.6GHz 1GB DDR3---24.2


Battlefield 3 - 1680x1050 - Low Quality + FXAA-Low
Frames per Second - Higher is Better

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
783MHz/1566MHz/3.6GHz 1GB GDDR5---50.3
AMD Radeon HD 7750
800MHz/4.5GHz 1GB GDDR5---47.5
AMD Radeon HD 5750
700MHz/4.6GHz 1GB GDDR5---43
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
900Mhz/1.8GHz 2GB DDR3---40.3
AMD Radeon HD 6670
800MHz/1GHz 1GB GDDR5---34.2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 440
810MHz/1620MHz/1.6GHz 1GB DDR3---28.8
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June 6, 2013 10:43:59 AM

My budget is around 25k.. ok i will go for a better GPU, and other than that will my specs be ok? m planning to get the athlon II X4 640 or should i go for the phenom II X4 955???
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a b 4 Gaming
June 6, 2013 12:48:22 PM

25k?

you may want to convert the amount to $usd as i doubt you meant $25,000 (which could buy you a car let alone a pc!)
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June 6, 2013 7:46:45 PM

25k means 25 thousand that will be around $440.

Athlon II X4 640 or Phenom II X4 965?? which one to go for??
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a b 4 Gaming
June 6, 2013 7:59:39 PM

yes i know it means 25,000 but without knowing what currency its impossible for us to help.

$440 isnt a whole lot to go on. i'm not familiar enough with hardware that low end to really help out.

what i would suggest doing is reposting this question in the systems thread.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum-31.html

perhaps someone there is more familiar with low end hardware and could give you a hand.
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June 25, 2013 9:53:54 PM

Thanx...i ll see about the budget
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