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September 28, 2013 11:41:34 AM

Is this a Good $700 Gaming Build For High 1080p Gaming?

Let me know. Thanks. Also, please don't say "If it were me I'd get this" if it's NOT going to improve the performance of gaming. Thanks!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.25 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $698.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 14:46 EDT-0400)

EDIT:

Better build for Battlefield 4?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($203.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.25 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $657.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 14:53 EDT-0400)
a b 4 Gaming
September 28, 2013 11:50:13 AM

If your planning to play BF4 at max, I'd recommend to get a video card with 3GB instead of 2GB. If you go onto BF4 system requirements, it recommends that you have a 3GB Video card...
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September 28, 2013 11:50:50 AM

xfx 7970 ghz 3gb 1055 clock speed/ intel 4670k if u like amd go with the fx-8350
MSI Z87M-G43 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 uATX Intel Motherboard

Good deal best bang for the $ check newegg.ca you will love that power that is all you need for very good gaming.
Remember I told you so :)  the fx-8350 is good for bf4 200.00 cpu and it can use 8 cores with that game some of the new games will soon be able to use the 8 core just not the old ones that is why the 3 core is the best right now
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a b 4 Gaming
September 28, 2013 11:55:17 AM

This is for a purely gaming machine.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Predator Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($58.61 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($283.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.25 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $816.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 14:51 EDT-0400)

The 3350p out-performs an overclocked fx6300 for games, hands down. You don't need a cooler for it either. I also went with faster, cheaper Ram than you had listed. Also saved some money on the case going with this Nzxt which has good cooling options and cable management with a side window. I've worked on one, and it's a great budget case. I turned around and put the money back into the build with a slightly better video card which also comes with 3 free games. You could save the money, and stick with the 760 though.

This rig will not play most games on High though. It will play most on Ultra settings at 1080p. The initial cost is comparable to your setup, but there are less MiR's, so you will be paying more after all is said and done. If that is an issue, i'd just drop down to the 760 for this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Predator Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($58.61 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.25 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $777.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 14:55 EDT-0400)
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September 28, 2013 12:02:23 PM

Swordkd said:
This is for a purely gaming machine.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Predator Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($58.61 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($283.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.25 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $816.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 14:51 EDT-0400)

The 3350p out-performs an overclocked fx6300 for games, hands down. You don't need a cooler for it either. I also went with faster, cheaper Ram than you had listed. Also saved some money on the case going with this Nzxt which has good cooling options and cable management with a side window. I've worked on one, and it's a great budget case. I turned around and put the money back into the build with a slightly better video card which also comes with 3 free games. You could save the money, and stick with the 760 though.

This rig will not play most games on High though. It will play most on Ultra settings at 1080p. The initial cost is comparable to your setup, but there are less MiR's, so you will be paying more after all is said and done. If that is an issue, i'd just drop down to the 760 for this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Predator Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($58.61 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.25 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $777.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 14:55 EDT-0400)


Wow!! Thanks so much for the reply. That being said, you think the intel core i5 will be better then an AMD FX processor? :D 
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a b 4 Gaming
September 28, 2013 12:07:17 PM

Absolutely. Costs just a tad bit more, but it's certainly worth it.
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September 28, 2013 12:10:44 PM

Swordkd said:
Absolutely. Costs just a tad bit more, but it's certainly worth it.


God bless you sir! You just saved me so much time and money! :o 
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