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November 6, 2013 6:25:35 PM

Hey guys my friend wants to go in to pc gaming so i think i have a build for him
Cpu fx 6300
motherboard GA-78LMT-USB3
psu corsiar cx 500
gpu gigabyte r9 270x
ram corsair vengeance 8 gb
cpu cooler master hyper 212 evo
hdd western digital 1tb blue
sdd kingston 120 gb 2.5 inch
OS windows 7
Case bitfenix prodigy white
fans bitfenix spectre 120 mm and bitfenix 230mm
do you guys think it is a good build and that it will get the job done on games
thanks

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November 6, 2013 6:33:11 PM

Looks good to me. Depends on the game, but it looks solid to me.
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November 6, 2013 6:34:18 PM

He says he wants to play bf4 so he could play it on high or ultra with some settings turned down right
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November 6, 2013 6:39:20 PM

Yes, at 1080p. Just be sure to unpark your extra CPU cores since you are running Win7.

http://www.coderbag.com/Programming-C/Disable-CPU-Core-...
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November 6, 2013 7:04:30 PM

BF4 Likes Windows 8.
But here's what I got from your build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.65 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($200.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy M Arctic White MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($106.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre 97.8 CFM 230mm Fan ($14.39 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: BitFenix BFF-SPRO-12025KK-RP 56.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($9.00 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $896.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-06 21:46 EST-0500)


And what I recommend for a little more than 100 dollar more:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Thermal Compound: TUNIQ TX-4 Extreme Performance 1g Thermal Paste ($9.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme9 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.65 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($307.27 @ TigerDirect)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: OCZ ZT 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - OEM (64-bit) ($139.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1016.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-06 22:03 EST-0500)

Although there is no SSD, if he wants to play BF4 on ultra-this is what he should have. (SSD only speeds up load times and boot times really, not too much else unless he plays games like WoW

R9 280x is a 7970 and a R9270x is a 7870:



Another thing to consider is vRAM:
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