Solved Cheapest graphics card for playing BF3 on high - max

October 14, 2012 at 14:04:12
Specs: Windows 7, 4GB
Hi I need help looking for the cheapest graphics card I could get for my PC that can play bf3 on atleast high settings with smooth fps,

my specs are:

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
AMD Athlon II X2 260
Regor 45nm Technology
RAM
4.00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 535MHz (7-7-7-20)
Motherboard
ASRock N68-S3 FX (CPUSocket)
Graphics
L19T (1024x768@75Hz)
256MB GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a (ASRock)
Hard Drives
932GB Seagate ST1000DM 003-9YN162 SCSI Disk Device (ATA)

Oh and a PSU 420w



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#1
October 14, 2012 at 15:07:51
✔ Best Answer
XFX Radeon HD 6750 1GB DDR5
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?in...

ASUS HD7770 Radeon HD 7770 1GB DDR5
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?In...

Hyundai L19T
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-...
Use the native resolution which is 1280 x 1024

Oh and a PSU 420w
We need to know the amps from these rails +3.3v, +5v, & +12v.

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#2
October 14, 2012 at 15:31:45
Im not too computer savvy sir but to answer your question the power supply is a "Easteck 201BB mATX Black 420W High Quality Power Supply" says here on the hardware thats included in my desktop.

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#3
October 14, 2012 at 15:42:30
Open the side panel of your computer, locate power supply and find a label like this one http://bcchardware.com/gallery/main...
Now post the amps from these rails +3.3v, +5v, & +12v.

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#4
October 14, 2012 at 16:19:52
Used my crap phone to take a screenshot of it(opening it was a pain) but here it is:
http://i.imgur.com/yYLro.jpg?1

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#5
October 14, 2012 at 16:36:08
It's a cheap unit because the important rail(+12v rail) which feed power hungry components(CPU& v-card) is given a little amount of amperage.
The good news is it can handle the v-cards mentioned above.

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#6
October 14, 2012 at 16:45:35
Ok thats great but I forgot to mention(I think) that my board cant use ati graphics cards since it has an integrated nvidia chip. I dont know if those cards you mention would work on my board, wouldn't it conflict with eachother?

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#7
October 14, 2012 at 17:02:29
Your board will accept the v-card listed above.

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#8
October 15, 2012 at 06:22:02
"my board cant use ati graphics cards since it has an integrated nvidia chip"

The chipset on the motherboard has nothing to do with the graphics card. Either AMD/ATI or NVIDIA cards will work. Look at the recommended hardware requirements for BF3 (not the minimum) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or AMD ATI Radeon 6950.

http://www.geforce.com/games-applic...

Unfortunately, your power supply can't handle either of the cards above in bold, so you're either going to have to upgrade the power supply or get a less power hungry card & settle for lower game settings.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...


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#9
October 15, 2012 at 06:50:35
settle for lower game settings.
I test myself battlefield 3(single player) from a friend system(c2d e8500, 2GB ram and hd 5770 @ 1440 x 900), he disable one or two direct x 11 settings and the system manage to pull 40 FPS at high settings. I played only two levels and i was surprised to see a demanding game like BTF3 run well on mid-range hardware.

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