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Is this a good build for a tight budget? And will this let me run next gen games with high settings?

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November 24, 2013 8:03:22 PM
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November 24, 2013 8:21:24 PM

where do you live? how much is your budget?
i see the build above is not optimized
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November 24, 2013 8:24:18 PM

Have you ordered that yet? that's not exactly great for a budget build for running next gen games at high settings, the 650 Ti is not a good value and will run them at medium settings or so

Here's a more balanced choice, you'll have no problems running upcoming games at very high settings

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($76.97 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($27.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $536.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-24 23:27 EST-0500)
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November 25, 2013 2:22:54 PM

AMD Radeon said:
where do you live? how much is your budget?
i see the build above is not optimized


I live in utah , my budget is between $400/450 and what do you mean by not optimized. This is my first build.
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November 25, 2013 2:29:24 PM

rolandzhang3 said:
Have you ordered that yet? that's not exactly great for a budget build for running next gen games at high settings, the 650 Ti is not a good value and will run them at medium settings or so

Here's a more balanced choice, you'll have no problems running upcoming games at very high settings

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($76.97 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($27.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $536.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-24 23:27 EST-0500)


This does seem to be a much better setup and I would get it but i just don't have the money. So if you could, can you perhaps reduce the cost or just recommend me a system that could play battlefield 3 and older games at high settings with the ideal fps rate.
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November 25, 2013 2:59:56 PM

You'd have to cut back a fair bit, and the motherboard in that build is not ideal, I shouldn't have picked it lols

Not too sure about the motherboard quality in this either, it should handle BF3 and other games near maxed pretty well

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master RR-H101-22FK-RA 30.0 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus A85XM-A Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($61.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax ATX-249B (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $456.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-25 18:05 EST-0500)

If you wanted to go lower however, you could stick with a cheaper dual core Pentium and a 7770

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($63.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($52.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Raidmax ATX-249B (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $386.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-25 18:07 EST-0500)
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November 25, 2013 3:08:13 PM

rolandzhang3 said:
You'd have to cut back a fair bit, and the motherboard in that build is not ideal, I shouldn't have picked it lols

Not too sure about the motherboard quality in this either, it should handle BF3 and other games near maxed pretty well

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master RR-H101-22FK-RA 30.0 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus A85XM-A Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($61.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax ATX-249B (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $456.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-25 18:05 EST-0500)

If you wanted to go lower however, you could stick with a cheaper dual core Pentium and a 7770

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($63.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($52.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Raidmax ATX-249B (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $386.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-25 18:07 EST-0500)


OK, thanks man this will do for now.
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November 25, 2013 5:22:49 PM

I personally wouldn't recommend the Pentium+7770 build, it'd be a good idea to save up and go for a better build within 500-600 which is the sweet spot and you'll get the best price performance ratio within a budget of $600
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November 26, 2013 6:39:33 PM

rolandzhang3 said:
I personally wouldn't recommend the Pentium+7770 build, it'd be a good idea to save up and go for a better build within 500-600 which is the sweet spot and you'll get the best price performance ratio within a budget of $600


I got one more question though. Would my build be good for the current games now at high settings?
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November 26, 2013 6:44:03 PM

To be honest... not really but medium-high should be okay (I still don't recommend it since the 650 Ti is only a little more powerful than the 7770) , you'd be better off sticking with an FX-6300 + 7850 build or at the very least the 750k + 7850 build, the FX 6100 will hold you back in most older games which don't use more than 2 or 4 cores due to its weaker single threaded performance

In games such as BF4 etc, the 6100 will perform a bit better than the quad core 750k, but overall the 750k is on par with performance with the 6100 and is much better with older games
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