300$ - 350$ gaming rig

I would like to have a 300$-350$ gaming pc

I dont want a APU based

I would like to run BF3 and GTA IV on low-med with playable settings


Please dont include an optical/dvd drive because I already have one. :D



Im dont think its quite possible, without some serious ebay or craigslist scavenging.  Why dont you want an APU rig?

Saving some extra cash for a decent mid range card/cpu will pay off in the long run, don't go and buy something ridiculously cheap that will be obsolete within a few months

Best i can do ....i suggest you save up some more for a better sistem but this will play those games 


CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 645 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($72.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Motherboard: ASRock N68C-GS FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.98 @ Outlet PC)

Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($26.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($40.09 @ Microcenter)

Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Microcenter)

Case: Apex TX-381-C MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($27.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Antec Basiq 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($42.98 @ Amazon)

Total: $356.01


430's are more than often 30$ though. Coopers is probably more pure performance I'm just more picky.


You should be able to play BF3 on medium settings on either.

If it was APU based, I could make it within the price tag.


Save up another $100, and buy a XFX Radeon HD 6670, and put them in CrossfireX.

The APU can handle Battlefield 3 at 1920x1080p, on low at around 30FPS. If you play at 1366x768, your performance will go up.