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Budget Gaming Pc ($500) Including OS

I am looking for a budget gaming pc that costs $500 or less (including os) that can at least run Battlefield 4 on 1080p monitor with low settings at 30-40fps
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  1. Not sure you'll get B4 at 30 FPS, but 500 with OS is really cutting it. Almost cheaper to buy an OEM computer and add a video card.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/241cK
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/241cK/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/241cK/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.98 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.94 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($85.38 @ Newegg)
    Case: Apex PC-389-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $494.25
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-17 20:46 EST-0500)
  2. Eximo said:
    Not sure you'll get B4 at 30 FPS, but 500 with OS is really cutting it. Almost cheaper to buy an OEM computer and add a video card.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/241cK
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/241cK/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/241cK/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.98 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.94 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($85.38 @ Newegg)
    Case: Apex PC-389-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $494.25
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-17 20:46 EST-0500)


    so should i buy an OEM pc and add a video card or build this gaming pc?
  3. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($77.00 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-DS2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($51.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.94 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Apex PC-389-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $502.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-17 20:52 EST-0500)

    This is much better and will easily get you 60fps at medium settings.
  4. Tiny voices' build is much better. I was trying to avoid the 760k
  5. Modster123 said:
    Eximo said:
    Not sure you'll get B4 at 30 FPS, but 500 with OS is really cutting it. Almost cheaper to buy an OEM computer and add a video card.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/241cK
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/241cK/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/241cK/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.98 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.94 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($85.38 @ Newegg)
    Case: Apex PC-389-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $494.25
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-17 20:46 EST-0500)


    so should i buy an OEM pc and add a video card or build this gaming pc?


    Eximo said:
    Tiny voices' build is much better. I was trying to avoid the 760k


    The 760k is a GREAT budget gaming CPU ESPECIALLY for BF4 as it is a true quad core and will perform as such. It is not a weak athlon chip like others in the line. It can easily play all modern games with a proper GPU.
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