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Can someone please help me pick out parts for a gaming PC build?

I already know how to put together a PC build, I used to know everything about PC hardware in 2009 but I got busy with schools/work etc and now I'm clueless on what hardware to buy.

I want to be able to play the following games in a minimum of 30fps on max settings at 1080p.

Crysis 3
Battlefield 3
Starcraft 2

I don't have a real budget but I want to spend as least as possible for my needs, also I would prefer that all the parts come from Newegg. thanks :)
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  1. Take 1:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($305.91 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1234.80
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  2. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1OTAN
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1OTAN/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1OTAN/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H90 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.96 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($305.91 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($111.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1184.78
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-14 20:37 EDT-0400)
  3. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1OTDM
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1OTDM/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1OTDM/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.96 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($305.91 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($111.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $987.79
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-14 20:39 EDT-0400)
  4. I think you guys are going overboard with the parts...I don't need 8 cores or expensive cases and stuff like that.

    And I was hoping for something cheaper like $600 dollars....

    I'm not going to be doing editing and programing and stuff like that.
  5. You are expecting too much for $600, especially when you want to meet the requirements on playing Crysis 3 at 30+ fps on max settings. The GPU really will take about 1/2 that price.
  6. ksham said:
    You are expecting too much for $600, especially when you want to meet the requirements on playing Crysis 3 at 30+ fps on max settings. The GPU really will take about 1/2 that price.


    Well then how much do you think that playing battlefield 3 at 30fps on max would cost?

    At minimum price?
  7. gizmo j said:
    ksham said:
    You are expecting too much for $600, especially when you want to meet the requirements on playing Crysis 3 at 30+ fps on max settings. The GPU really will take about 1/2 that price.


    Well then how much do you think that playing battlefield 3 at 30fps on max would cost?

    At minimum price?


    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1OQvu I threw that together for some one earlier. I have basically the same thing but a different storage and a asrock board. throw a gpu in that puppy and take full advantage of the dual graphics/crossfire with the APU. certainly isn't going to play crysis 3 at 1080p max settings at adequate frames but it will certainly get the job done at lower settings :P really really budget friendly If I could go back time and change my setup i don't think I would,ofc fI had a much better budget it might be a different story but mine was around 450(already owned OS+SSD) good luck and i'm sure ill get some hate saying to go with the fx series and a discrete gpu and blah blah. but honestly the APU is the most budget friendly route you can go...
  8. Do you need any peripherals? Keyboard? Mouse? Monitors? OS? If not, it can bring that cost down.
  9. sorry I didn't really read your first post, but if you insist on 1080p gaming then go ahead and work with am3 processor (amd fx series) but be ready to fork out a lot of extra cash
  10. Best answer
    gizmo j said:
    I think you guys are going overboard with the parts...I don't need 8 cores or expensive cases and stuff like that.

    And I was hoping for something cheaper like $600 dollars....

    I'm not going to be doing editing and programing and stuff like that.


    ~ 30fps ~ 1080p ~ $600 ~ if you don't play at 100% eyecandy this build will do it.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: GeIL 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Raidmax ATX-248NWU (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $638.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-14 21:45 EDT-0400)
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