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looking to build a gaming pc need help picking out parts

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June 18, 2013 3:55:15 PM

hi,
i am looking to build a gaming pc to replace my current system.

i will be playing games like planetside2, bf4, metro last light, and other games with around the same system requirements.

i am planning to get the build together by the end of this month.

my budget will be around
$550-800 800 being maximum,
i expect more around 650-700.

so please post a couple of builds each pertaining to each price bracket.

thanks for any and all help.


INFO:
Overclocking-yes
screen resolution-1920x1080
windows 7 for operating system.

please, try and include a seperate drive for the operating system.
Thanks again for help.
June 18, 2013 4:08:06 PM

If you mean to include a SSD for the OS, you will be losing performance in your games. You can always add an SSD later when you get more money:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Microcenter)
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 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $765.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-18 19:07 EDT-0400)
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June 18, 2013 4:54:45 PM

I'd personally go with an Intel Haswell setup over an FX-6300, and Windows 7 over Windows 8 (some people really don't like Windows 8). The one thing I will say about drives is get one to start with. If you want an SSD you will have to increase your budget.

Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($182.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H87M Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.58 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($248.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $773.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-18 19:54 EDT-0400)
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June 18, 2013 7:55:07 PM

I'm pretty sure he needs an os in his budget, unless he means that he already has Windows 7.
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