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November 17, 2013 5:37:23 PM

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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November 17, 2013 5:47:07 PM

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)
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November 17, 2013 5:49:24 PM

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?
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November 17, 2013 5:52:49 PM

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.
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November 17, 2013 5:56:03 PM

Tiny voices' build is much better. I was trying to avoid the 760k
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November 17, 2013 5:59:07 PM

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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