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March 20, 2013 8:15:07 PM

looking for a pc that will run bf3 on high and crysis 3 on med~high if possible, my budget is around 650

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March 20, 2013 8:22:10 PM

Do you have a previous rig you coould steal parts from? Do you have a monitor? 650 is a little low... But doable. Please post a little more info, like where you live etc...
March 20, 2013 8:23:34 PM

This is a really nice build that will be worth the $25 extra.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/L8e1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/L8e1/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/L8e1/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax ATX-238WU ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.97 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $677.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-20 23:22 EDT-0400)
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March 20, 2013 8:25:27 PM

i plan on using a 24in tv i have just sitting around as the monitor, i do have an old desktop but besides maybe the ram i wouldnt touch it with a five foot pole. im open to pretty much anything only thing is ill put a blu ray/ dvd as the optical drive
March 20, 2013 8:26:11 PM

Do you need a monitor, keyboard, mouse, or OS? $650 is really stretching it for playing BF3 on high.

Sorry didn't see the updates. I would recommend saving up further and getting quality items: case, psu, etc... In the long run it'll pay off.

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March 20, 2013 8:28:55 PM
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Jesse Robinson said:
i plan on using a 24in tv i have just sitting around as the monitor, i do have an old desktop but besides maybe the ram i wouldnt touch it with a five foot pole. im open to pretty much anything only thing is ill put a blu ray/ dvd as the optical drive


Well if you have the blu ray drive that drops $17 off of it and only puts my build $10 over your budget.
March 20, 2013 8:29:32 PM

ikes9711 said:
This is a really nice build that will be worth the $25 extra.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/L8e1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/L8e1/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/L8e1/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax ATX-238WU ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.97 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $677.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-20 23:22 EDT-0400)


holy crap that is nice heck its perfect, thanks man
March 20, 2013 8:30:00 PM

If you need an Operating System and monitor, than it is going to be very tight. Like, just buy a Dell and add your own (low-end) GPU tight.

Still, Tom's hardware just did a $600 build designed to get as much gaming performance as possible for that budget. It is a great place to start looking: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pc-gaming-overclock... .

Unfortunately, this build does not include an OS or a monitor.
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