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$650 gaming pc that will run Battlefield 3 on high settings.

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June 17, 2013 10:41:48 AM

I've recently switched from console to PC and I am wondering if I can build a homemade PC which is capable of running most games such as Battlefield 3, Crysis 3 and any upcoming games such as Battlefield 4. I've done a fair amount of research on it but I'm still not sure. Any help would be appreciated. I have a monitor and OS Windows 7 Ultimate.
June 17, 2013 10:50:00 AM

Do you have any components? Case, keyboard, mouse...etc
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June 17, 2013 10:52:20 AM

This was the best I can do:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($92.13 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.58 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($284.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $674.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-17 13:52 EDT-0400)
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June 17, 2013 10:53:52 AM

The 965 is still a relevant CPU, but you would need to overclock it to keep it that way.
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June 17, 2013 10:55:24 AM

rex4235 said:
Do you have any components? Case, keyboard, mouse, monitor...etc


Monitor, keyboard, mouse and a Windows 7 Ultimate OS
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June 22, 2013 12:24:04 PM

realchaos said:
This was the best I can do:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($92.13 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.58 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($284.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $674.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-17 13:52 EDT-0400)


Hi, i'm posting here because i'm in a similar situation (650 dollar budget) and i already have the parts picked out, but your choice of parts and mine are totally different, seems you blew half the budget on the GPU and the rest is kind of meh, i particularly went for a 650 ti boost (or 660, dont know yet), with an FX 8320, and an Asrock extreme3 motherboard.

i'd like to know more about your choices if you could explain please!
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June 22, 2013 1:37:00 PM

The Phenom II x4 is decent in gaming. It's starting to show its age but its still alright. I would try to upgrade it to a FX-6300 though.
The motherboard is a good quality motherboard thats not really meant for overclocking.
For the RAM, find the cheapest 1.5v 1600mhz CAS 9 ram you can find.
The HDD is standard 1tb HDD
Case is pretty solid. 200R is one of the best for its price range. However, the 300R is on sale and the same price as the 200R after MIR. Good deal there.
The psu is decent quality. I wouldn't really recommend it a lot but its a nice budget psu.

I didn't really cut down on anything. All the parts listed are high quality except the decent cpu and psu. Psu should still be fine and the phenom ii is a place holder for a FX. The OP wanted to max out BF4 so I needed to put in a decently strong gpu for that.

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