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March 24, 2013 7:24:28 PM

Hi guys this is my first time here. I want to build a computer for Black Ops 2 and other games like that. I want to know what is the cheapest build that could play those kinds of games.
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March 24, 2013 7:31:32 PM

What's your budget ??? cheap for you is about 250, 500, 750, 1000 ???
March 24, 2013 7:34:57 PM

I would give us a budget, you're going to need atleast 500 for a tower, 800 for everything else ifyou neeed it.
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March 24, 2013 7:35:12 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Apex PC-389-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $353.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-24 22:35 EDT-0400)

Video of just the apu playing Bo2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L381DG7zVek
March 24, 2013 7:48:59 PM

Are you buying the OS? Buying a new monitor? Overclocking? What other kinds of games are you playing? Black Ops II isn't a very demanding game, but we don't know what you mean by 'other games like that'.

March 24, 2013 7:50:34 PM

Without a budget it's a bit hard to guess, but here's an example of a cheap-ish one w/dedicated GPU:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($62.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $442.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-24 22:48 EDT-0400)

* You could upgrade the GPU to 7850, but it'll be around $170ish (about $80 more). The AMD 7790 is coming out soon, which would be better than the 7770, but less than the 7850. It would be around the $140-150ish range in price (not sure on final pricing yet).
March 24, 2013 8:01:13 PM

Thanks for all the replies guys. My budget with an OS would be around $500. I won't be overclocking anytime soon. I would like to play Far Cry 3, AC3 , and other COD games.
March 24, 2013 8:06:28 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($50.13 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $564.03
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-24 23:05 EDT-0400)

A bit over your budget, but it's worth it.

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March 24, 2013 8:08:32 PM
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Here's an options w/OS included ($0.83 over budget :)  ):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($72.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($91.17 @ Amazon)
Total: $500.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-24 23:08 EDT-0400)
March 24, 2013 8:12:43 PM

Little Beast said:
Thanks for all the replies guys. My budget with an OS would be around $500. I won't be overclocking anytime soon. I would like to play Far Cry 3, AC3 , and other COD games.


You just named an EXTREMELY demanding game, a game that requires a decent CPU, and the COD games, which could be maxxed out by a limp fish's erection.

Also, you aren't going to get what you're looking for for $500, including the OS - you'd get something that can play COD just fine, can play AC3 on (probably) medium settings, and would croak if you even tried to LOAD far cry 3.

That being said, do you already have a monitor? What resolution is it?
March 24, 2013 8:17:36 PM

My monitor's resolution is 1920 x 1080
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