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Is this a good gaming PC build for crysis 3 and battlefield 3?

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July 14, 2013 3:09:11 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1gEVo
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1gEVo/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1gEVo/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($358.27 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $942.20
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-14 18:03 EDT-0400)



This is really my budget and dont plan on OC just yet so a aftermarket heatsink isnt really needed now. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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July 14, 2013 3:12:15 PM

I would spend the extra $42 and get a GTX 770
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July 14, 2013 3:18:43 PM

I think you must spend something more in the GPU like a gtx 760 or 770 but not a reference a gigabyte 760 or 770 is a graet choose....;)
And a better PSU like Corsair CX 600 or CX 750M or CX 600M (M is modular and the number are the Watts) I think that 500 watts is very small for this system a 600 or 750 watts it will be ideal for you....;)
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July 14, 2013 3:26:56 PM

Oh, come on guys. First thing. Don't buy Asrock and Seagate, they are both crap. For a motherboard pick from Asus and Gigabyte. HDD: I prefer Samsung but Western Digital is also quite good(be sure to pick a Black version). As far as gaming goes. Tell us at what resolution you are going to play. Next, I prefer Ati but you Gf670 will work fine for you, if you can afford buy something better. Now cpu. That Phenom is pretty good(Yes, I like Amd either) but if your on budget check if an average i5 wouldn't be cheaper it would probably work just like this Phenom or even better (if we are talking about gaming). This 500wat psu will do fine either. I've got 650wat chieftec and it works flawlessly with 2x6970 + i7-2600k@4.5ghz.
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July 14, 2013 3:31:56 PM

get 700 series VGA
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July 14, 2013 3:57:26 PM

I'm with the crowd here, move up to a GTX-770 (a 670 makes no sense right now unless you already have one to SLI) and at least a 650 PSU, Corsair, XFX or SeaSonic are solid.
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July 14, 2013 4:16:17 PM

endeavour37a said:
I'm with the crowd here, move up to a GTX-770 (a 670 makes no sense right now unless you already have one to SLI) and at least a 650 PSU, Corsair, XFX or SeaSonic are solid.


+1. All the other suggestions are just people's personal preference. I also am inclined to choose Western Digital over Seagate and ASUS over ASRock, as well as Corsair Vengeance for your RAM, but you won't notice much, if any performance difference between comparable pieces. Other than the GPU/PSU your build is perfectly fine!
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July 14, 2013 7:24:32 PM

Thanks everyone for all your suggestions. I am only 14 so this is new for me and confusing haha. I am under a budget so I had to make some cuts for it all to work. Anyways this is what i came up with.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1gK0T
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1gK0T/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1gK0T/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8120 3.1GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.61 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Encore ENUWI-1XN45 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($9.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $953.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-14 22:23 EDT-0400)
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