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November 7, 2013 7:06:49 PM

Im a total noob to this so this will be my first time building a pc. I got a monitor and keyboard and mouse I just need good parts to build a pc. Im looking to build a good gaming computer that will play most games on high to ultra settings with good fps (preferably 60 but 30 minimum). I just want the best possible graphics and be able to play Battlefield 4, arma 2, day z, planetside 2, Cod Ghosts, etc. on the best and smoothest possible settings. I found a good graphics card, http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp42765k... , so a setup with that card is preferred. Thanks! :D 

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November 7, 2013 7:13:09 PM

Tall order when half your budget is your graphics card...this one would work pretty well:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.95 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $572.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-07 22:12 EST-0500)

At $350 for the core of the machine, you can't guarantee 60fps, but you should be well within the 30-50 range here. With $25 to spare, you could throw an aftermarket cooler on there, or upgrade the case a little, just left more bare bones for you to have some room to play.
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November 7, 2013 7:24:28 PM

ACTechy said:
Tall order when half your budget is your graphics card...this one would work pretty well:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.95 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $572.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-07 22:12 EST-0500)

At $350 for the core of the machine, you can't guarantee 60fps, but you should be well within the 30-50 range here. With $25 to spare, you could throw an aftermarket cooler on there, or upgrade the case a little, just left more bare bones for you to have some room to play.



Well It doesn't have to be that graphics card, just a suggestion. Do you know of any other really good parts that will run good fps and good graphics on the games I mentioned. Just kinda looking to find the best possible setup for under 600.

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November 7, 2013 7:56:21 PM

AustinBnr said:

Well It doesn't have to be that graphics card, just a suggestion. Do you know of any other really good parts that will run good fps and good graphics on the games I mentioned. Just kinda looking to find the best possible setup for under 600.



Honestly, in that price range, that's probably one of the best builds you could do.

You could maybe skimp on graphics card and throw in a better CPU, but that would be your call. Not sure how all the AMD R9 cards are stacking up, but one of those might be a good alternative as well.
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November 7, 2013 8:07:20 PM

ACTechy said:
AustinBnr said:

Well It doesn't have to be that graphics card, just a suggestion. Do you know of any other really good parts that will run good fps and good graphics on the games I mentioned. Just kinda looking to find the best possible setup for under 600.



Honestly, in that price range, that's probably one of the best builds you could do.

You could maybe skimp on graphics card and throw in a better CPU, but that would be your call. Not sure how all the AMD R9 cards are stacking up, but one of those might be a good alternative as well.


Alright sweet! Thanks a lot man! :D 
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November 7, 2013 8:12:53 PM

ACTechy said:
AustinBnr said:

Well It doesn't have to be that graphics card, just a suggestion. Do you know of any other really good parts that will run good fps and good graphics on the games I mentioned. Just kinda looking to find the best possible setup for under 600.



Honestly, in that price range, that's probably one of the best builds you could do.

You could maybe skimp on graphics card and throw in a better CPU, but that would be your call. Not sure how all the AMD R9 cards are stacking up, but one of those might be a good alternative as well.


Actually wait one more question. So all of that is all I would need? What about memory?

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November 7, 2013 9:02:54 PM

Wow, am I losing my mind, or what? Sorry, here's the memory/storage addition. Had to tone down the graphics to keep it at $600:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.91 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital WD Blue 750GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($183.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $599.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-08 00:01 EST-0500)

A GTX 660 is still an excellent card though.
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November 8, 2013 7:18:07 AM

ACTechy said:
Wow, am I losing my mind, or what? Sorry, here's the memory/storage addition. Had to tone down the graphics to keep it at $600:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.91 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital WD Blue 750GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($183.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $599.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-08 00:01 EST-0500)

A GTX 660 is still an excellent card though.


Haha Its fine :)  Thanks you for your help man!

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November 8, 2013 9:23:45 AM

not a prob, glad to help!
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November 8, 2013 12:20:31 PM

ACTechy said:
Wow, am I losing my mind, or what? Sorry, here's the memory/storage addition. Had to tone down the graphics to keep it at $600:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.91 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital WD Blue 750GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($183.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $599.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-08 00:01 EST-0500)

A GTX 660 is still an excellent card though.


This but wouldn't the 7870 outperform the gtx 660?
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November 8, 2013 12:39:55 PM

sora said:


This but wouldn't the 7870 outperform the gtx 660?


They're pretty evenly matched.
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