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Good $800 gaming rig build?

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December 28, 2013 9:16:22 PM

I recently was on here asking about a good build for $2000 but then I realized I wouldn't be able to afford that so I was thinking about a build between $600 and $1000 that can run Crysis 3, Far Cry 3 and Tomb Raider on Ultra settings at 60 FPS. So what builds do you got for me? Please include an SSD, HDD and an optical drive also and my monitor is a 1920 by 1080 resolution.
a b 4 Gaming
December 28, 2013 9:21:47 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($231.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($82.21 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($339.99 @ B&H)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($90.43 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $986.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-29 00:21 EST-0500)

This will handle anything you throw at it but maximizes your budget.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 28, 2013 10:13:15 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($88.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($334.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($66.30 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $875.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-29 01:11 EST-0500)

The SSD and the cooler are optional, you can achieve 60 fps @ 1080p without them.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 28, 2013 10:25:55 PM

BecomeLikeWater said:
endeavour37a said:
Perhaps follow this lead on a $800 machine :) 

System Builder Marathon, Q4 2013: $800 Gaming PC
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-your-own-gami...


Yeah, I saw that article. Do you think it could cut through the games I listed at 60 FPS?



Well that question I could not answer honestly without reservation. But this build is a good place to start tweaking. Your performance is balance in a 800 buck machine. Spend a few bucks to up the graphics perhaps...
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a b 4 Gaming
December 28, 2013 10:41:52 PM


I personally would not use stock fans on my CPU, give this a look over, I know it adds to the cost but it is well spent indeed to give life to a expensive CPU.

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/enermax_ets_t40...

The 280x and 770 basically run neck and neck, some 280x's are very fast but you pay the price also. Many say the Sapphire Toxic 280x is the ticket, but I don't know, at $470 your up into 780 price range. Perhaps the 770 is a good starting point, then add one later on when you have the money for a couple more screens.
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