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August 22, 2013 12:04:26 AM

Hi guys, i'll be posting from a ps3 so im not sure if this will be a wall of text or not... if so im very sorry. Anyways, this is my first attempt at building my own gaming computer with a budget of a tight 700$. What i mean about tight is i may be willing to go over 700$ a tiny bit if needed, say for like an extra 25$ or so if it will increase proformance rather than spending 30$ less for a subpar item.

Here is what i have come up with so far...

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1uVPz

If anyone could give me some advice on what i should switch/add/or remove to make this the best gaming rig i could possibly make for around my budget of 700$ it would great! I would also be willing to start from scratch if say im just really off track here.

Thanks.

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a b 4 Gaming
August 22, 2013 12:58:02 AM

Which kind of games would you like to play?

Do you need any peripherals? OS, screen, mouse etc.
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August 22, 2013 1:11:13 AM

X79 said:
Which kind of games would you like to play?

Do you need any peripherals? OS, screen, mouse etc.


Im wanting to be able to play games like battlefield 4 etc at least on medium settings if not more. Also will be needing an OS so i thought about going with windows 7 x64 premium. Also wont be needing screen, mouse, keyboard or other addons such as those.
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August 22, 2013 1:11:25 AM

sry for double post... forums are hell with a ps3 >.<
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a b 4 Gaming
August 22, 2013 2:33:52 AM

I think you'll play BF3 rather alright with your build. You'd want to upgrade that motherboard

ASAP though.
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August 22, 2013 4:34:26 AM

just updated the new specs and link. What MOBO would you sudgest?
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August 22, 2013 4:50:11 AM

In my opinion, I think you should get the amd fx 6300, it has 6 cores and is great for multi task. It also is a lot cheaper than an i5 if you are on a budget. Depends on your needs.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 22, 2013 8:34:44 AM

This:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI ZH77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($120.80 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $692.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-22 11:33 EDT-0400)

Motherboard has SLI/CF if you want to go that road later and the 600W PSU gives you some

head-room. You don't need any thermal paste. It comes with the CPU cooler and you're not

even OC'ing anyway. I'd call this build a solid place to start from. Later on you can then add

an SSD drive of 120GB, a 750W PSU if you want to have the option to use multi-GPU configurations

and perhaps upgrade to a Full Tower case for added room and such things.
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August 22, 2013 10:37:20 AM

wow thanks a ton X79, thats exatly what i was looking for! Dont know how much you've helped me. on a ps3 now so i cant select my question anwered but will as soon as i get to a comp... :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
August 23, 2013 3:07:42 AM

No problem mate.

Get off that console and get using that PC!

Enjoy.
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