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September 12, 2013 2:24:31 PM

So here's the skinny: My son is now better than me at BF3. I figure it's about time he had his own computer. I don't want to get too extravagent with this system, but I'd like it to get decent frame rates (40-60) on lower settings on games like BF3, FarCry3, and BF4.

I've tried to select parts that can provide some upgradeability, but I'm not too focused on that; I'm much more concerned with the system's dependability, since after shipping the computer, I won't have easy acces to it.

I'm figuring on about a $600 budget on the case and everything inside. All the periferals are already taken care of, and already have an operating system (Win 7).

So far I've selected these components as best meeting my requirements:

Thermaltake V4 Black Edition Gaming Chassis Mid Tower Steel Computer Case Fully Black Powdered Interior VM30001W2Z
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 600B 100-B1-0600-KR 600W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model TED38192M1333HC9DC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6300WMHKBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS DVD-Writer Black SATA Model DRW-24F1ST
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any suggestions that would increase performance, or reliability, and reasonably retain the budget constraints will be welcome, and appreciated.


UPDATES:

Somehow I chose a PSU under 500W. Got it corrected now.

Als chose a pretty small HDD, got it up to 500GB now.

Thanks
Phil

a b 4 Gaming
September 12, 2013 5:16:12 PM

For the price of the 560Ti, you can grab a 7850 which is a bit quicker and about the same price/cheaper. It would also run on that power supply, whereas a CX430 would be cutting it close.

I'd also go for a 500GB HDD, since its not much more.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=22-136-...
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September 12, 2013 5:56:40 PM

Deemo13 said:
For the price of the 560Ti, you can grab a 7850 which is a bit quicker and about the same price/cheaper. It would also run on that power supply, whereas a CX430 would be cutting it close.

I'd also go for a 500GB HDD, since its not much more.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=22-136-...


Larger Hard Drive is a definate plus. Missed that too, along with the PSU.
Definatly upgrade both of those.


I checked out the card. Won't there be some bottlenecking from the PCIx16 2.0 slot with a PCIx16 3.0 card??
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a b 4 Gaming
September 12, 2013 6:00:16 PM

There should be no bottlenecking. A Radeon HD6950 uses a 2.0 slot and is just as quick. There is no loss of performance.
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September 12, 2013 6:10:32 PM

6950's seem a little scarce right now, and not near as cheap as the 560ti. Got a link to a site with a cheaper price?
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a b 4 Gaming
September 13, 2013 12:10:14 AM

No I was just using the 6950 as an example. Sorry, should have clarified.

The 7850 should run fine, and they are abundant on Newegg.
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