Cheapest Gaming PC build that can run BF3 on low with at least 100FPS and of course Minecraft :)

Well im not rich and this will be my first PC. Ive never owned an actual gaming PC and want one so bad. My goal is to save up and get it ASAP! If the awesome community at Toms hardware could help me out Id be ecstatic! Im also gonna need OS. I want Windows 7. Thats what im used too. I also have to get a monitor. I would like a 1080p monitor but if i cant get it im not too concerned. my laptop i have runs on 1366x768 and i actually like it. I have zero experience as well with building PC but have many PC fanatic friends who can help. Thanks!
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  1. What will your expected budget be?

    No single card can do over 100fps(unless you turn down settings) at 1080p except I think a titan and a 690, but those are very expensive cards.

    We can put together a build list for you once we know your budget.
  2. edogawa said:
    What will your expected budget be?

    No single card can do over 100fps(unless you turn down settings) at 1080p except I think a titan and a 690, but those are very expensive cards.

    We can put together a build list for you once we know your budget.


    I am looking to play on LOW settings so whatever the best card you guys think can do it and give me good FPS im happy with. Also Im not sure lets say $400 to $600 i think would be cool. Thanks very much :) Also it doesn't have to be 1080p. Im fine with 1366x768 :)
  3. Here is my suggestion... http://pcpartpicker.com/user/thehiddenlotus/saved/1qCG

    $450 AMD APU build with Windows 7.

    It can run BF3 at just about 60fps on low at 1366x768. Don't know about 1920x1080.


    CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core $128.78

    Motherboard: Biostar Hi-Fi A85W ATX FM2 $62.00

    Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $33.24

    Storage: Toshiba 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM $54.98

    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower $29.99

    Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V $44.98

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98

    Total: $443.95
  4. thehiddenlotus said:
    Here is my suggestion... http://pcpartpicker.com/user/thehiddenlotus/saved/1qCG

    $450 AMD APU build with Windows 7.

    It can run BF3 at just about 60fps on low at 1366x768. Don't know about 1920x1080.


    CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core $128.78

    Motherboard: Biostar Hi-Fi A85W ATX FM2 $62.00

    Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $33.24

    Storage: Toshiba 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM $54.98

    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower $29.99

    Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V $44.98

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98

    Total: $443.95


    This is a good one. I want to see how many people respond and go from there. The CPU has integrated graphics is that what it is?
  5. crazykilla075 said:


    This is a good one. I want to see how many people respond and go from there. The CPU has integrated graphics is that what it is?


    Exactly ;) the AMD APU is a CPU and GPU combined.
  6. thehiddenlotus said:
    crazykilla075 said:


    This is a good one. I want to see how many people respond and go from there. The CPU has integrated graphics is that what it is?


    Exactly ;) the AMD APU is a CPU and GPU combined.


    wouldn't i loose performance with integrated graphics compared to a graphics card?
  7. Have you seen the 500 build here:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/budget-gaming-do-it-yourself-computer,3364.html

    Integrated graphics are a lot weaker than dedicated graphics cards.
  8. edogawa said:
    Have you seen the 500 build here:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/budget-gaming-do-it-yourself-computer,3364.html

    Integrated graphics are a lot weaker than dedicated graphics cards.


    what kind of FPS you think this PC could give me on low and on 1280x720 resolution?

    nevermind i found a benchmark for the current $500 gaming rig. I must say im very happy with the benchmarks. I think i found what im gonna go with.
  9. From the link I gave you:

  10. edogawa said:
    From the link I gave you:



    is there a link for where to buy all the parts? im trying to find one
  11. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($74.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($175.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($39.15 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $543.62
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-11 00:32 EDT-0400)
  12. edogawa said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($74.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($175.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($39.15 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $543.62
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-11 00:32 EDT-0400)


    Thanks alot man. Im also gonna have to get the OS which i want Windows 7 and i also need a monitor so yeah probably another couple hundred bucks
    also 2 questions. what kind of monitor would be good for this setup? second question is what kind of OS? i want Windows 7 but i mean home premium, pro,ultimate? 32bit or 64? Thanks
  13. Go premium.

    You should be able to choose one on your own:

    http://www.newegg.com/LCD-Monitors/SubCategory/ID-20?Order=RATING
  14. edogawa said:
    Go premium.

    You should be able to choose one on your own:

    http://www.newegg.com/LCD-Monitors/SubCategory/ID-20?Order=RATING


    Thanks so much guys! Now the hard part...Saving up for it.. LoL
  15. edogawa said:
    Go premium.

    You should be able to choose one on your own:

    http://www.newegg.com/LCD-Monitors/SubCategory/ID-20?Order=RATING


    One more question! This cpu has integrated graphics as well. Can i have a GPU and integrated graphics? Im assuming id have to turn of the integrated and just use the card?
  16. crazykilla075 said:
    edogawa said:
    Go premium.

    You should be able to choose one on your own:

    http://www.newegg.com/LCD-Monitors/SubCategory/ID-20?Order=RATING


    One more question! This cpu has integrated graphics as well. Can i have a GPU and integrated graphics? Im assuming id have to turn of the integrated and just use the card?


    Don't worry, it won't affect anything. The PC will use the dedicated GPU over the integrated.
  17. edogawa said:
    crazykilla075 said:
    edogawa said:
    Go premium.

    You should be able to choose one on your own:

    http://www.newegg.com/LCD-Monitors/SubCategory/ID-20?Order=RATING


    One more question! This cpu has integrated graphics as well. Can i have a GPU and integrated graphics? Im assuming id have to turn of the integrated and just use the card?


    Don't worry, it won't affect anything. The PC will use the dedicated GPU over the integrated.


    Ok thats all i needed to know. Thanks alot. Either way my friend is a big gamer and knows alot when it comes to PCs so he will help me out. Do you think id need someone to put it together or do you know i could do it myself? Like seeing as i don't know a whole lot do you think i could put it together myself? Im sure i could id be too afraid to screw up something. My main concern would be putting the CPU and then installing the heat sink or thermal paste and what not. I know i can install windows too thats easy ive done that before. i know my friend would put it together if i asked him but i'd feel alot better about myself and PC if i did it myself. i hear its not that hard i just dont want something to break. lol
  18. crazykilla075 said:
    edogawa said:
    crazykilla075 said:
    edogawa said:
    Go premium.

    You should be able to choose one on your own:

    http://www.newegg.com/LCD-Monitors/SubCategory/ID-20?Order=RATING


    One more question! This cpu has integrated graphics as well. Can i have a GPU and integrated graphics? Im assuming id have to turn of the integrated and just use the card?


    Don't worry, it won't affect anything. The PC will use the dedicated GPU over the integrated.


    Ok thats all i needed to know. Thanks alot. Either way my friend is a big gamer and knows alot when it comes to PCs so he will help me out. Do you think id need someone to put it together or do you know i could do it myself? Like seeing as i don't know a whole lot do you think i could put it together myself? Im sure i could id be too afraid to screw up something. My main concern would be putting the CPU and then installing the heat sink or thermal paste and what not. I know i can install windows too thats easy ive done that before. i know my friend would put it together if i asked him but i'd feel alot better about myself and PC if i did it myself. i hear its not that hard i just dont want something to break. lol


    You can watch some videos online on how to put it together since it isn't that hard.
    Also remember to always be grounded and to touch a metal object every so often to make sure static doesn't ruin your parts.
  19. Cyanide Reverse said:
    crazykilla075 said:
    edogawa said:
    crazykilla075 said:
    edogawa said:
    Go premium.

    You should be able to choose one on your own:

    http://www.newegg.com/LCD-Monitors/SubCategory/ID-20?Order=RATING


    One more question! This cpu has integrated graphics as well. Can i have a GPU and integrated graphics? Im assuming id have to turn of the integrated and just use the card?


    Don't worry, it won't affect anything. The PC will use the dedicated GPU over the integrated.


    Ok thats all i needed to know. Thanks alot. Either way my friend is a big gamer and knows alot when it comes to PCs so he will help me out. Do you think id need someone to put it together or do you know i could do it myself? Like seeing as i don't know a whole lot do you think i could put it together myself? Im sure i could id be too afraid to screw up something. My main concern would be putting the CPU and then installing the heat sink or thermal paste and what not. I know i can install windows too thats easy ive done that before. i know my friend would put it together if i asked him but i'd feel alot better about myself and PC if i did it myself. i hear its not that hard i just dont want something to break. lol


    You can watch some videos online on how to put it together since it isn't that hard.
    Also remember to always be grounded and to touch a metal object every so often to make sure static doesn't ruin your parts.


    What do you mean by grounded? I probably should wear rubber gloves? or hospital latex gloves maybe? Im a nub with PC so lol sorry if i dont get what you mean :)
  20. crazykilla075 said:
    Cyanide Reverse said:
    crazykilla075 said:
    edogawa said:
    crazykilla075 said:
    edogawa said:
    Go premium.

    You should be able to choose one on your own:

    http://www.newegg.com/LCD-Monitors/SubCategory/ID-20?Order=RATING


    One more question! This cpu has integrated graphics as well. Can i have a GPU and integrated graphics? Im assuming id have to turn of the integrated and just use the card?


    Don't worry, it won't affect anything. The PC will use the dedicated GPU over the integrated.


    Ok thats all i needed to know. Thanks alot. Either way my friend is a big gamer and knows alot when it comes to PCs so he will help me out. Do you think id need someone to put it together or do you know i could do it myself? Like seeing as i don't know a whole lot do you think i could put it together myself? Im sure i could id be too afraid to screw up something. My main concern would be putting the CPU and then installing the heat sink or thermal paste and what not. I know i can install windows too thats easy ive done that before. i know my friend would put it together if i asked him but i'd feel alot better about myself and PC if i did it myself. i hear its not that hard i just dont want something to break. lol


    You can watch some videos online on how to put it together since it isn't that hard.
    Also remember to always be grounded and to touch a metal object every so often to make sure static doesn't ruin your parts.


    What do you mean by grounded? I probably should wear rubber gloves? or hospital latex gloves maybe? Im a nub with PC so lol sorry if i dont get what you mean :)


    by grounded I mean you should dissipate your static into some metal ie. touching your case occasionaly, also I never though of using rubber gloves O.O that would probably work but it'll more fidgety :P or if you're scared you would do it wrong then you can buy an anti static bracelet which will keep you grounded as well.
  21. Just touch the PC case occasionally, don't stand on a carpet, and don't get water near parts and you will be fine. Once you get motherboard and processor in the rest is a piece of cake. I don't usually wear gloves and have never ruined a piece of hardware.
  22. edogawa said:
    Just touch the PC case occasionally, don't stand on a carpet, and don't get water near parts and you will be fine. Once you get motherboard and processor in the rest is a piece of cake. I don't usually wear gloves and have never ruined a piece of hardware.


    Thanks guys really. I think im confident now i can do it. :) i watch a video a little bit ago from newegg and they explained everything pretty well. Now ive added a couple things to the list tell me what you guys think please! Thanks!
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/crazykilla075/saved

    Also i saw that pcpart picker gave me a compatability noteASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports.
    should i get a case with 3.0?
  23. i think im gonna use my 21" dynex tv that has 720P resolution and thats fine.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/ hows this look?
  24. crazykilla075 said:
    i think im gonna use my 21" dynex tv that has 720P resolution and thats fine.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/ hows this look?



    Fix link.
  25. crazykilla075 said:
    edogawa said:
    Just touch the PC case occasionally, don't stand on a carpet, and don't get water near parts and you will be fine. Once you get motherboard and processor in the rest is a piece of cake. I don't usually wear gloves and have never ruined a piece of hardware.


    Thanks guys really. I think im confident now i can do it. :) i watch a video a little bit ago from newegg and they explained everything pretty well. Now ive added a couple things to the list tell me what you guys think please! Thanks!
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/crazykilla075/saved

    Also i saw that pcpart picker gave me a compatability noteASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports.
    should i get a case with 3.0?


    If you're definitely going to be using 3.0 (I know I won't) then yeah get a 3.0 case but if you're not going to use it yet but might in the future then you can just play a adapter or something similar further down the line.
  26. Conventional monitors run at 60 HZ . This means the image refreshes 60 times a second

    Thats the same as 60 fps

    anytime your graphics card sends more than 60 fps the monitor has to interpret that back to 60 fps


    still think its a great idea to run at 100fps?
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