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Building BF4 Gaming PC for $600-700

I just built my own computer for Battlefield 4, and have a friend of mine who wants to do the same. While I shelled out $1000 for my build, he doesn't have as much to spend on the computer.

I'm looking for a build that could average 60 fps at 1080p on Medium to High settings, at around $600-700.

If the OS could be included in the build, that would be nice, I know when I first saw how much that was going to run me, my heart sank.
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    Here's my recommendation for you. It includes the OS, and will be able to run at the settings that you wanted, 60 FPS or more :

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

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($175.66 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.88 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $692.43
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-09 21:53 EDT-0400)
  2. This is what I'd do with the money.

    FX-8320 - $140 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009O7YU56/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B009O7YU56&linkCode=as2&tag=banforbucga08-20
    MSI 970A-G43 - $70 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B9BDB14/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00B9BDB14&linkCode=as2&tag=banforbucga08-20
    4GB DDR3 1600MHz - $36 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RFGALC/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B004RFGALC&linkCode=as2&tag=banforbucga08-20
    HIS IceQ HD7870 2GB - $180 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007HYIRES/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B007HYIRES&linkCode=as2&tag=banforbucga08-20
    WD Caviar Blue 500GB - $55 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00461G3MS/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00461G3MS&linkCode=as2&tag=banforbucga08-20
    DVD R/W - $20 http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_qf_sp_sr_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&index=aps&keywords=dvd%20liteon&linkCode=as2&tag=banforbucga08-20
    XFX 550W - $60 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RJ8EKI/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B004RJ8EKI&linkCode=as2&tag=banforbucga08-20
    NZXT Source 210 - $40 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005869A7K/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B005869A7K&linkCode=as2&tag=banforbucga08-20
    Windows 8 - $90 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0094NY3R0/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0094NY3R0&linkCode=as2&tag=banforbucga08-20

    That's about $700.


    You can put $30 on a decent cooler (Hyper 212) and OC that too. And you can always add more RAM later.
  3. The FX-8320 build would be better but I would up the memory to 8gig.
  4. bryonhowley said:
    The FX-8320 build would be better but I would up the memory to 8gig.


    Well, that's exactly the trade that he made. He basically took my build, lowered the RAM to 4 GB and changed the CPU to an FX-8320 from an FX-6300... and that's about it.
  5. Seladon-1370374 said:

    Well, that's exactly the trade that he made. He basically took my build, lowered the RAM to 4 GB and changed the CPU to an FX-8320 from an FX-6300... and that's about it.


    Well, posted it at around the same time. Great minds ;)
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