You’re broke. You want to play Battlefield 3, but your current computer can barely run Battlefield 1942. You could get it on console (meh) or you could rob a bank. You can also follow this DIY guide and build a gaming PC under 500.
can PS do BF ?? any teamplay?? not for me, thx D
I wouldn't spend $500 to play Bf3, but thats just me.
True, but the rumour on the street is a PC can also do a few other bits and bobs you may find useful.
We are only talking about building a PC for BF3. I am not into the series enough to build a PC for it.
This is actually very expensive, for your 500 you will be able to up some eye candy but you will stuck at 30fps if want to play smooth or you leave it on the same settings as xbox360/PS3 & play @60fps but is 500 then worth it for just double the fps ?? especially when you can get a console nowadays for 150.
best game so far, but yes, tastes are different :)
I personally enjoy Bad Company 2 more than Battlefield 3. But it's all just a matter of opinion.
I spent $2.500 very happy pc is amazing.
the sky is the limit ;)
'gaming PC' ,.. lololololo ,.. And I'd like to see how that would look like running BF3 at at least 720p,..Logo and menues don't count,.. It would look like utter crap and run at 30,.. @ down ,.. maybe they fixed it,.. so I am just judging by the beta,.. I still think you are full of crap..
No that pc has a better gpu than mine and i run at 40 fps at 1080P on ultra. All the parts are fine. You must be a nividia/Intel fanboy.
7850 is easily capable of playing BF3 at 1080p at 60fps. Maybe not maxed out, but very close to maxing out. Still way ahead of any console.
This PC can easily play BF3. My older PC could play BF3 just fine on high settings and it wasn't quite as good as the one in this article. My new PC however can run it in stereoscopic 3D with all settings on Ultra @1080p however. But my video card cost as much as this whole PC, so... yeah.
I Just sold a XFX 6870 2GB yesterday and its not top of the line. Ultra settings in multiplayer paired with a amd 1100T cpu plays at 45 fps locked at 1080P.
And while I can't play new games on the highest settings, I can still play on high setting and get 60fps and they still look far better than the console versions of the game. I got a FX 8120 overclocked to 3.8 ghz Power color 7850 2gb 8gb 1600mhz ram Asus ma57 r2.0 mother board Corsair 550 watt psu
Nice rig man, have you OC'ed that 8120 yet?
Dude you can play new games on highest settings with that card its your cpu thats bottlenecking. That cpu was so bad for gaming i yelled at the people that sold it to me and sent it back. First off you have to go to microsoft and download a special patch to make windows recognize it as a 4 core cpu which it is. Because amd messed those cpu's up and split the cores so badly that each one is very weak for gaming. When i sent it back and got a amd 6core phenom it got rid of my bottleneck and my pc ran great in games then. Man you need to get rid of that and get a 8350 or 8320 any Vishera core cpu. Those bulldozer cpus are bad for gaming send it back or sell it. Because that card is awesome and that cpu is killing it.
Your not doing any gaming on that PC. There is no OS! Try the 700$ build.
Try $850, you need a monitor to display those 1080p graphcis! What about speakers? $900 Keyboard & mouse? $925 Cords & CAT5? $950 These budget PC articles crack me up.
if that's the case then you have to include the cost of a HDTV and receiver/speakers into the total cost of console gaming. Your argument will then be that people already have a TV, and don't need to purchase a new one. My argument would be that people already have a computer monitor, and don't need to purchase a new one. Or, they could simply game on the TV that they already own, like they would with a console.
who plays $25 for cords. Only fools pay more than £3 for a cable.
All accessory arguments aside, I do not see how having the OS is "optional" or not. it must be factored into the cost of the build.
BF4 will be out soon ??????????
Article won't load... but $500. I could only imagine the laughable list they've concocted. $1000 then your cooking with fire. If your on a budget build you should recycle older parts like the HD/CD/DVD and possibly the case to an older computer, buy the best MB and processor you can afford at the time and some decent ram because you don't have to upgrade those as often and either stick with the onboard graphics if it's intel or buy a cheap GPU then upgrade it to the best you can afford when you get more funds. BF3 isn't the game to build for right now anyways. So much of the console limitations stick out that it's appalling that they hinted at the PC being the lead platform... Don't believe me play Single player on ultra (there's a reason for the 7% completion rate). Multiplayer is where PC has it's advantages but even then there's all the butt hurt admins that ban you if you get a shot off before them and the aimbotters but the latter is apparent it almost all PC FPS's... 64 players isn't even that great either, the maps really start to seem small when that much is going on.
I got to buy bf3 i want to have 64 player because console version sucks
Just wait for 4 so many hackers you will just rage quit.
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