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Old 04-30-2010, 04:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I am building a computer for Bad Company 2, SC2, and D3. Need help on AMD based build

Next week i will be placing an order for a new computer, through the website NCIX.com - Canada's Premier Computer Store - Great Technology, Service and Selection. (I am from Canada).

Now, i have enough money to be flexible, and don't need to lay out a strict budget.
At the same time, i want to build the CHEAPEST POSSIBLE COMPUTER that will run all current and in-development games at or near the highest possible settings.

I'm thinking DX11 support, windows 7, probably a quad core processor, but possibly 6core.


Please throw me some suggestions, as this impending order is set in stone. I NEED a new computer and the money is available now, finally, after 4 years.

My rough budget-outline is probably 1000 dollars. FLexable, but dont kill it.


The budget must include all computer hardware, as well as a keyboard and mouse. I also need to purchase windows 7. As much of a future-proof system as possible.

I Already have a monitor.
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well if you need it for BF2 and to run it 'good enough' then I'd just start with their recommended settings:

OS: Windows Vista/7
Processor: Any Quadcore Processor (AMD X4 is easily good enough)
Memory: 2 GB <-- make it DD3
Hard Drive: 15 GB for Digital Version, 10 GB for Disc Version
Video Memory: 512 MB (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260) <-- that's the one ya want
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: 10
Keyboard and Mouse
DVD Rom Drive

Those will be where most of your budget will go. Aside from that, mobo and psu will cost some more. If your in a tight budget then get a motherboard that will run your cpu and gpu ok throw in your psu and away you go.

Good luck.
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Old 05-06-2010, 07:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Cool Re: I am building a computer for Bad Company 2, SC2, and D3. Need help on AMD based b

also if your from Canada like me check out Newegg.ca they have some good prices,
FYI if your gonna play BattleField Bad company 2 i would stay away from ATI, though they are working on fix(s) for the game, all user of ATI cards are having issues (including me) they did put out a hotfix for the 5xxx series but i heard they are still having issues.

If i had to build a new comp with about 1000$

Cpu AMD 6 cores
Newegg.ca - AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor
210.99$+4.95 s/h

Mobo
Newegg.ca - BIOSTAR TA890GXE AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb&#47;s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
124.99
or
Newegg.ca - ASUS M4A89TD PRO AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb&#47;s AMD Motherboard
184.99

Ram ddr3
Newegg.ca - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB &#40;2 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
111.49 p.s if your not planing on using windows 64Bit the max ram u can use is 4GB, if you are i would kick up to 6GB helps allot wen running allot of software at once.


Total of 509$ (dint add s/h tax since i have no ideal were in canada you live

You will still need a video card but selection is so big...
i`m getting this card (i`m on tight budget)
Newegg.ca - ECS NBGTS250E-2GMU-F GeForce GTS 250 2GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
164.99$
The 2Gb of ram sealed the deal for me. but the core clock speeds seam lil low to me.. all see next week wen it arrives
oh and other stores to check out If your Canadian
Newegg.ca
Canadacomputers.com
NCIX.com - Canada's Premier Computer Store - Great Technology, Service and Selection.
hope this helps a lil
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Default Re: I am building a computer for Bad Company 2, SC2, and D3. Need help on AMD based b

These would be better:
Newegg.ca - GIGABYTE GA-890XA-UD3 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Newegg.ca - GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
the FX just has more PCI-E lanes, which just means that if you run crossfire both cards will get 16X bandwidth.
However it has been demonstrated that 8X PCI-E bandwidth is still more than enough to run a 5870 at full speed.

Newegg.ca - XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
the 5770 is better than a 4850 or a GTS 250, and supports DirectX 11.

Newegg.ca - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
7-8-7-24 timings
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