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December 2, 2013 10:29:29 AM

Hey guys, i am about to build my first gaming pc. I have always been a console gamer but in the last year i got a decent laptop able to play alot of mainstream games. Ive decided instead of investing in a new console (ps4 or xbox one) im building a mid range gaming build. One of my frineds who games on pc was so happy, that he is getting me a i7 4770k for christmas. The build i currently am going to get looks like this.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($0.00)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($64.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $40.00)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($30.00)
Case: Rosewill FBM-02 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.71 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $249.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-02 13:25 EST-0500)

Now i dont have much wiggle room and i do plan on upgrading some components in the future. But for the next year or so how do you see this build performing on some the the hot titles coming out?

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December 2, 2013 10:41:19 AM

Good picks by you. PSU is solid quality and has modern 6+2 PCI-E power connectors. I have a question however:

Where did you get a 7770 for $30? If you are buying it as a hand-me-down from a buddy that's fine. The card will run BF4 on that system with medium settings. Just keep the lighting and anti-aliasing down to low or med to keep you from running out of VRAM during the bigger maps.

If the GPU was a mis-type and you are paying more than $30 for it, I would recommend that you pony up for a beefier card. You'll be much happier a year or two down the road that you invested wisely. Here's a current favorite of mine:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you are getting the 7770 for $30, I'd say just use that for a year or so and then buy the best you can afford.

Good luck with your new PC!

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December 2, 2013 11:32:42 AM

magmcbride said:
Good picks by you. PSU is solid quality and has modern 6+2 PCI-E power connectors. I have a question however:

Where did you get a 7770 for $30? If you are buying it as a hand-me-down from a buddy that's fine. The card will run BF4 on that system with medium settings. Just keep the lighting and anti-aliasing down to low or med to keep you from running out of VRAM during the bigger maps.

If the GPU was a mis-type and you are paying more than $30 for it, I would recommend that you pony up for a beefier card. You'll be much happier a year or two down the road that you invested wisely. Here's a current favorite of mine:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you are getting the 7770 for $30, I'd say just use that for a year or so and then buy the best you can afford.

Good luck with your new PC!

EDIT: GRAMMAR


Thanks for the reply! 7770 is 90 or 100 dollars normally, but my mom is paying the difference of 70, meaning i pay 30 out of pocket. I also already bought the hdd from tigerdirect for 40. Also ive seen some videos of this card running ultra on bf4, of course msaa is off and post effects,AO and lighting are on medium but the game still looks brilliant at 1920x1080. I should also state i DO NOT have a high resolution monitor, max res i will be playing at is 1280x1024. Do you believe that this should game at pretty good settings for the next year or so untill i can throw a 660ti or a 7870 in?

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December 2, 2013 11:59:08 AM

maskills24 said:
magmcbride said:
Good picks by you. PSU is solid quality and has modern 6+2 PCI-E power connectors. I have a question however:

Where did you get a 7770 for $30? If you are buying it as a hand-me-down from a buddy that's fine. The card will run BF4 on that system with medium settings. Just keep the lighting and anti-aliasing down to low or med to keep you from running out of VRAM during the bigger maps.

If the GPU was a mis-type and you are paying more than $30 for it, I would recommend that you pony up for a beefier card. You'll be much happier a year or two down the road that you invested wisely. Here's a current favorite of mine:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you are getting the 7770 for $30, I'd say just use that for a year or so and then buy the best you can afford.

Good luck with your new PC!

EDIT: GRAMMAR


Thanks for the reply! 7770 is 90 or 100 dollars normally, but my mom is paying the difference of 70, meaning i pay 30 out of pocket. I also already bought the hdd from tigerdirect for 40. Also ive seen some videos of this card running ultra on bf4, of course msaa is off and post effects,AO and lighting are on medium but the game still looks brilliant at 1920x1080. I should also state i DO NOT have a high resolution monitor, max res i will be playing at is 1280x1024. Do you believe that this should game at pretty good settings for the next year or so untill i can throw a 660ti or a 7870 in?



At 1280x1024 I think you'll be just fine with a 7770. My advice?

Down the road, invest in a 1920x1200p monitor(or better) whenever the money and opportunity arise. Use the 7770 and save, save, save money! Then in one to three years come back and look at current market GPUs and get the best card for your money. The rest of your rig will run mainstream games for the next 5-10 years by most analyst claims, so you can expect to upgrade your GPU two, maybe three times over the course of this machine's life.

Good luck!

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December 2, 2013 12:40:08 PM

magmcbride said:
maskills24 said:
magmcbride said:
Good picks by you. PSU is solid quality and has modern 6+2 PCI-E power connectors. I have a question however:

Where did you get a 7770 for $30? If you are buying it as a hand-me-down from a buddy that's fine. The card will run BF4 on that system with medium settings. Just keep the lighting and anti-aliasing down to low or med to keep you from running out of VRAM during the bigger maps.

If the GPU was a mis-type and you are paying more than $30 for it, I would recommend that you pony up for a beefier card. You'll be much happier a year or two down the road that you invested wisely. Here's a current favorite of mine:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you are getting the 7770 for $30, I'd say just use that for a year or so and then buy the best you can afford.

Good luck with your new PC!

EDIT: GRAMMAR


Thanks for the reply! 7770 is 90 or 100 dollars normally, but my mom is paying the difference of 70, meaning i pay 30 out of pocket. I also already bought the hdd from tigerdirect for 40. Also ive seen some videos of this card running ultra on bf4, of course msaa is off and post effects,AO and lighting are on medium but the game still looks brilliant at 1920x1080. I should also state i DO NOT have a high resolution monitor, max res i will be playing at is 1280x1024. Do you believe that this should game at pretty good settings for the next year or so untill i can throw a 660ti or a 7870 in?



At 1280x1024 I think you'll be just fine with a 7770. My advice?

Down the road, invest in a 1920x1200p monitor(or better) whenever the money and opportunity arise. Use the 7770 and save, save, save money! Then in one to three years come back and look at current market GPUs and get the best card for your money. The rest of your rig will run mainstream games for the next 5-10 years by most analyst claims, so you can expect to upgrade your GPU two, maybe three times over the course of this machine's life.

Good luck!

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Thanks for all help. I look forward to all the great fun and awesome experiences pc gaming has to offer. Ill save this page as reference to when i should upgrade and to what.
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