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December 10, 2013 10:27:51 PM

Hello,

I appreciate you coming to look at my thread and possibly help. I've been playing on Xbox 360 for all real gaming. Owned N64 and PS2 as well. I like to watch people stream on Twitch and notice how much better it looks and probably feels. Plus games will be cheaper so I'm ready to make the change.

I would like to be able to play Borderlands 1 & 2, Diablo 3, BF4 ,COD, and some other games at high setting and 50-60 fps if possible. I'm not sure if that would be possible on my budget but as close to that would be great! I've never built a PC but I will continue to research and any tips would be appreciated. I have a 22" monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, and controller so I won't need to spend any additional money on those.

If someone could make me a parts list I would greatly appreciate it and would gladly help you out equally if possible. I don't really care how it looks and size doesn't matter if that changes the price. Again thanks a lot for looking at this I appreciate all help.
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December 10, 2013 10:58:46 PM

johnnyb105 said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Johnnyb105/saved/32XU

See if this helps if you need it lower let me know but this should play about all the games out there mid to high and even ultra on some.


I think he said he had a 500$ budget not a a 1200$, Should just be a human error.

Here is what you should get:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2iyQl
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2iyQl/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2iyQl/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($205.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80+ Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $499.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-11 01:57 EST-0500)


This is without the OS, If you will be running Windows 7 or 8 it will cost about 90$-100$
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December 11, 2013 12:11:28 AM

Thanks a lot guys I really appreciate the quick responses. Johnny I found the correct part list from the link in IE not sure why it posted a $1200 list at first. Those are both right in my price range so I'm thinking they are probably pretty similar? Now I just need to choose.
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December 11, 2013 1:32:09 PM

johnnyb105 said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Johnnyb105/saved/32XU

See if this helps if you need it lower let me know but this should play about all the games out there mid to high and even ultra on some.


Can someone tell me if I can use this case instead of the one in this build.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Johnnyb105/saved/347i

Possible to use this case instead?

Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case

It will save me $60 and get closer to $500.

Also the motherboard on the list is now out of stock. But my friend gave me a new HDD with Windows 7 on it. So I would be willing to spend that $150 on another part or parts to improve the build if possible.

Thanks a lot.
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December 11, 2013 2:12:02 PM

The HDD in that build must be out of stock because there is no price on it. I added a HDD that is in stock, changed to a less expensive case, got a faster GPU for a bit less, and a better motherboard. Had to go to an FX 6300 vs 6350 but an FX 6300 will clock to FX 6350 speeds with a multiplier bump. Just buy a proper aftermarket cooler when funds allow then bump it up.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.98 @ OutletPC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $594.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-11 17:10 EST-0500)


Edit- just noticed your comment about the HDD and win7.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.98 @ OutletPC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $517.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-11 17:13 EST-0500)
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December 11, 2013 2:28:58 PM

Oh that's the os windows included in the build as well.
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December 11, 2013 4:02:22 PM

potyou said:
Hello,

I appreciate you coming to look at my thread and possibly help. I've been playing on Xbox 360 for all real gaming. Owned N64 and PS2 as well. I like to watch people stream on Twitch and notice how much better it looks and probably feels. Plus games will be cheaper so I'm ready to make the change.

I would like to be able to play Borderlands 1 & 2, Diablo 3, BF4 ,COD, and some other games at high setting and 50-60 fps if possible. I'm not sure if that would be possible on my budget but as close to that would be great! I've never built a PC but I will continue to research and any tips would be appreciated. I have a 22" monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, and controller so I won't need to spend any additional money on those.

If someone could make me a parts list I would greatly appreciate it and would gladly help you out equally if possible. I don't really care how it looks and size doesn't matter if that changes the price. Again thanks a lot for looking at this I appreciate all help.



wait for card to come into stock

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2iSH9

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December 12, 2013 7:50:24 AM



Tweaked your build and managed a better GPU. :D 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($199.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.98 @ OutletPC)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (32-bit) ($97.26 @ OutletPC)
Total: $814.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-12 10:49 EST-0500)
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