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Old November 11, 2012, 05:18 PM
Anton Anton is offline
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3
Talking UK - New Build - 450 Budget!

Hey guy's looking to upgrade over the holiday period.

My Current System:
Intel Core2 Duo E6550 @ 2.33 GHz
3gb DDR 2 Ram @ 800mhz
GTX 260 216(her day is numbered)
Asus P5QL Pro Motherboard

So basically i am trying to build a rig that will run BF3 and GTAV when it comes out, i know estimating what will be needed for that game will be hard as system req's have not been released yet but i am open to estimates. I should also point out that 170 will have to come out of the budget for a new monitor, i am going for the Dell UltraSharp U2312HM IPS 1920x1280. So really that leaves me with 380 to spend on a new motherboard ram cpu and gpu, i know it's not allot but, hey i am a student.

So far the cheapest option i have came across is this;

CPU: AMD Phenom ii x4 965 - 70
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 560TI Gainward 1024mb - 165
Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) AM3+ 760G+SB710 - 30
Ram DDR3 4GB Crosair: 15

That brings be to 280, Would this build be capable of playing BF3 on high (not ultra) setting @ 1920 x 1080 and never dip below 40 fps? also the will the cpu bottle neck the gpu? i have read mixed reviews and can't really get a straight answer when it comes to the 965.

Again i would just like to reiterate for any one saying go intel, go intel get a 2500k as i have heard so many times(not on this forum), i am on a budget.

Cheer's - Anton.
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