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Computer Build for Planetside 2 (Strict Budge of $490) (need parts on amazon)

I know a good deal about computers and their components, but want to see what others can bring to the table to help me out (plus I haven't followed up with the computer industry for about a year now).

I'm looking to build a computer to play planetside 2 (an MMOFPS) at decent fps, reliably 35fps or more for the lowest price.

The budget is strict since I have some money on amazon and including that have $490 of extra money to spend. This is a gift for someone.

Here's a list of parts I'm thinking about.

Case: some $40 case or something
CPU: I'm going to guess that some AMD quad-core, relatively cheap cpu would be good (<$100?)
GPU: AMD 7750?
HDD: WD Cavalier Blue or Black 1tb
PSU: Corsair 430 watt CX series
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 4x2 GB (I have 8 gb in another build, and was wondering if I could get by using only 4 in each to save money)
Motherboard: a cheap, decent AMD 3+ board (<$100?)
CD/DVD ROM: cheapest I can get (~$10-$15)

Thanks a bunch for the help :D
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    Here you go. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital WD Blue 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.48 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($94.36 @ Amazon)
    Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($20.75 @ Amazon)
    Total: $493.54
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-21 17:03 EST-0500)
  3. Thanks, yesterday I went ahead and did some extra research and compiled a list that was almost exactly like this (except a tb hdd, slightly different case, mobo, and optical drive). I guess giving up the terabyte is worth the extra 8gb of RAM though :D
  4. Planetside 2 has very bad optimization for AMD CPUs. You might be better off going with an Intel one if you want the computer for Planetside 2.
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