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November 3, 2013 7:43:12 PM

I am trying to make a decent gaming pc that will max games like BF3, BF4, TF2, Crysis 3, Call of Duty, etc. at 1080p that is a bit future proofed and relatively cheap. Here is what I have come up with, please give me suggestions or a new build if it would be a better choice.

Case: Not sure yet just trying to find best mid tower under $100
CPU: i5-3570k
GPU: Radeon R9 280x/GTX 760/HD 7970
MoBo: GA-Z77X-D3H
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8gb 1600mhz
PSU: Corsair RM650
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500gb
SSD: Kingston HyperX 3k 120gb
Monitor: Asus VE228H
Mouse: Razer Deathadder 2013
Mouse Pad: Steelseries Qck
Headset: Logitech G35
OS: Win7 Pro 64-bit

Total: $964.21 @ Amazon without case or gpu


I would like to stay between $1200 - $1400 please.

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November 3, 2013 7:52:13 PM

No CPU OC Build (Xeon E3 is like cheap version of i7, can swap for i5)
You'll need a 780 to max out bf4 1080p

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1225 V3 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Mwave)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.95 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($484.70 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1224.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-03 22:51 EST-0500)
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November 3, 2013 8:15:52 PM

Nice build but you didnt take the peripherials that I need into account so thats $1200 with no peripherials unfortunately but thanks.
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November 3, 2013 8:17:19 PM

you did say $1200-$1400 :p 

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November 3, 2013 8:55:58 PM

I put in the Fractal R4, which has silencing built into it

A cheaper case would be say an Corsair 200r or Antec 302

The 770 will get about 50fps ish in bf4 1080p Ultra, turning MSAA lower will probably let you hit 60fps
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