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Will this build be able to run higher end games like Crysis 3 or battlefield 3?

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June 23, 2013 4:28:12 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/19kAA
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/19kAA/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/19kAA/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.70 @ Newegg)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.98 @ Newegg)

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Microcenter)

Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.98 @ Outlet PC)

Total: $834.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-23 19:24 EDT-0400)

Also, If i want to use headphones is a sound card required? If so can you add a cheap one to the build?
June 23, 2013 4:31:38 PM

Yup, you're good... Just note that an i5 is still better at strictly gaming
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June 23, 2013 4:33:08 PM

That will run any game @ 1080p and most @ 1440p with out a hickup. A sound card really isn't necessary IMO, as anything reasonably priced isn't going to be worth the upgrade over onboard audio.
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