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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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  1. Looks good to me. Depends on the game, but it looks solid to me.
  2. 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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    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-Parking-Utility
  4. 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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