Battlefield 3

californialove711

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My system specs are:

G41M-P25 MSI Motherboard
E8400@ 3.0ghz cpu
2 GB ram
N9600GT T2D512 Video Card
Windows 7 32bit Operating system
Power supply is RS-460 PMSR A.3

My system is recently having an issue where I get the error message that might video card is not receiving enough power. It has had the same setup since birth, but recently I have gotten this issue. I wanted to update to a better set-up to play BF3 on at least low, but preferably medium settings on pc, and do away with this issue.

I wasn't sure what power supply, or video card to look into on a budget. I was hoping to spend around $50 on a power supply, and around $100-$150 on a video card.

I know some of the brands that make better power supplies, but wasn't sure if I could get a video card that would run BF3 on decent settings, and have a power supply that has 430-500w range like a:

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W
Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W
or
Rosewill Stallion Series RD500-2DB 500W
Rosewill Green Series RG530-S12 530W

Any advice would be much appreciated! Thank you for reading.
 

hameem 1

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AxemanACL

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+1 on the MSI Hawk 460. I have been able to over clock it from up to 900Mhz, and could push it higher if I wanted probably, I'm only getting up to 56C according to MSI Afterburner. Stock is 675 and it came clocked at 780. I have a Q6600 (OC'd to 2.7Ghz) and 4 gigs of DDR2 ram, and have been getting 35-50 frames a second with graphics on high. I've set the graphics to medium but am not seeing much a fps jump. My cpu is running at 95-100%, and therefore is the bottleneck.
 

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