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I would like to build a gaming pc. My budget is $500 MIN-$600 MAX. I will be doing homework, gaming such as BF, COD, Bio shock Infinite, and MAYBE Planet side 2. I will also be making 3D models with auto desk. I would like an ssd and found one on Newegg for $100 that has 100GB. Also, it's the Samsung Evo 840 drive I think. How much of a watt power supply would I need? I would like modular because it would make my case look better, but if it interferes to keep within my budget, then I'm alright without modular. For graphics, I would like an AMD GPU because it will fit my budget and will perform nearly as well as Nvidia too. For motherboard, I would like AsRocK Asus, or Gigabyte. I already have chosen a Corsair 500R($50) case as it looks nice and will fit my build nicely. I want a 1TB hard drive but don't know what series to get (Seagate or Western Digital please). I already have an optical drive chosen which will cost me $20. For RAM, I would like good sets of RAM (8 GB is enough) and minimum 1600MhZ. For processor, nothing under 3Ghz and Intel please because 3D graphic Design and AMD isn't as good. I will be getting a $20 CoolerMaster cooling unit. I don't know what to pick so I need you guys' help badly. Also, I already have Windows 7 so no need of that! Please list all the parts you would pick(links too) with the desires listed above. Thanks in advance!
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    Check this build. imho you should get that ssd in a future upgrade:

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

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($90.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $603.47
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-21 21:30 EDT-0400)
  2. filippi said:
    Check this build. imho you should get that ssd in a future upgrade:

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

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($90.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $603.47
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-21 21:30 EDT-0400)


    Thank you so much! Also, do you think that 500w will be enough for my use? For the GPU, what setting will it run BF on? I mean like Ultra, very high, high, medium.
  3. 500w will be enough. And are you talking about bf4?



    You should expect something like 45 - 50 average fps.

    Ref. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-4-graphics-card-performance,3634-7.html
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