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November 10, 2013 2:52:50 PM

Hello, I am looking for a Budget Next gen Gaming Pc thatll run games like Bf4 on Medium settings. This will be my very first PC build so im a bit nervous. My budget ranges from $600-$650 including Windows 7.

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a b 4 Gaming
November 10, 2013 3:06:31 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($72.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $622.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-10 18:05 EST-0500)

Fairly good setup for the money spent. Graphics card is a good buy, Cpu has the ability to be overclocked after you buy an aftermarket cooler.

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a c 247 4 Gaming
November 10, 2013 7:01:25 PM
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Go with Swordkd's build except:

Corsair 200R: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-200r
Same price and better quality.

Powercolor 7870 XT: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-ax78...
Stronger and cheaper.

XFX 550w: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb...
Better quality psu because it has better capacitors.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 10, 2013 8:05:52 PM

I didn't check the prices on the 7870XT so didn't catch that one, good call. I'd be willing to pay the 20 dollars more for it. The Corsair CXM series is made by a different manufacturer than the CX series, and it's of a much better quality.

Also good catch on the 200R. I usually default to the NZXT case when I do a budget build because a friend of mine from work has it, and I've worked on it before. It's got enough room to work in, has cable routing options and enough cooling options for a case that size. All this for a rock steady 30 dollars.
a c 247 4 Gaming
November 10, 2013 8:44:44 PM

The CXM is better than the regular CX series, but it's still not up there with the other Corsair and XFX psus. I would say it's an ~$15 for a bit more watts and an investment on the psu not frying everything. It's definitely worth it.
November 11, 2013 4:56:01 PM

I was going to take this build... if you had another say 75 dollars...where would you put it?
a b 4 Gaming
November 11, 2013 5:38:41 PM

Right now, this is what I'd get.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($158.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($72.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.94 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $720.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-11 20:38 EST-0500)

After MiR's, it's under 725 which seems to be about the budget you are looking at moredun.
November 13, 2013 8:32:29 PM

the video card appears to be sold out...which one should i try next?
a b 4 Gaming
November 13, 2013 8:40:35 PM

Yeah, right now some of those parts are cheaper, so I think you can fit the first suggestion into the budget. Great price on the 7950.
November 25, 2013 7:50:23 AM

Thank you. I got all my parts and built it but now im struggling with windows installation a bit. My system is resetting a lot while I was installing windows 7 and now im getting a parser error 0xc00c3556. Any ideas?
a b 4 Gaming
November 25, 2013 4:26:19 PM

It should restart a couple of times, but will always tell you that it's restarting. Might just try and reinstall over again. Same process as before.
December 1, 2013 5:09:10 PM

So I reinstalled windows and very slowly added all the updates and everything was fine...

I then installed the catalyst driver for the vid card and everything seemed fine...

I installed sleeping dogs and ran it to see how the computer performed. It rebooted with no warning. I've tried it a few times with a few games and its done the same thing everytime its started playing a video intro it reboots. This last time I has opened a browser to go to yahoo and an AD came up that caused a very quick BSoD and all i could see was that there was an error in the video driver possibly. I'm quite frustrated with this. I noticed that the MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card that i bought says PCI 3.0 but my motherboard is PCI 2.0 would that be an issue?

I have an HD 6850 laying around i could install to see if it works.

a c 247 4 Gaming
December 1, 2013 5:52:09 PM

Uninstall the graphic drivers, take out the 7870 and put ino the 6850, reinstall the drivers and see if the 6850 works.
December 2, 2013 7:00:31 AM

Adding a new twist, decided to give it one more try last night. Was able to play sleeping dogs for 40 seconds before i heard the fan go into high gear and then the computer rebooted. Is it possible that my CPU is heating up and shutting down my system?
a c 247 4 Gaming
December 2, 2013 4:02:35 PM

You should play a game and monitor your temps. For the processor temp, CPU-Z or HW Monitor is a very popular program. For gpu temp, MSI Afterburner is a great one.
December 16, 2013 5:12:10 PM

well i ended up putting in an RMA for the motherboard, vid card, and processor. Bad luck i guess.
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