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December 31, 2013 5:22:52 PM

Hello everyone, I'm helping a friend with this gaming pc, and he wants power. We both play Battlefield 4, Minecraft, garrys mod, and skyrim. So, I'm not a pro builder, like some here in the forums, but some help would be nice :) 

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2twKd
December 31, 2013 5:30:30 PM

Does he need an OS, monitor, keyboard, or mouse?
a b 4 Gaming
December 31, 2013 5:33:52 PM

You're still missing an OS, optical drive and power supply. However I assume it's the power supply you want help with now.
I'd recommend a 400W or 450W PSU from either Antec, XFX or Corsair. They should be quite affordable.
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December 31, 2013 5:36:36 PM

he has the OS, keyboard, mouse, and monitor. And he doesn't need a CD/DVD drive.
December 31, 2013 5:39:15 PM

I'm unsure what your asking if its about the build its fine but you also need OS (I recommend Windows 7 OEM) Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse ? Also don't go cheap on the PSU because if it fails you are putting the whole system at risk get a good make like corsair.
December 31, 2013 5:41:15 PM

I would like someone to build a better 600$ for me, i know some people here can do a lot better then me

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December 31, 2013 5:54:32 PM
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($196.13 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $591.05
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-31 20:52 EST-0500)

The R9 270X is just a rebranded 7870 that will only give you 2-5 more FPS. I had change the case because the motherboard came with USB 3.0 headers while the NZXT Source 210 didn't have those on the front. I hope your friend enjoys.
December 31, 2013 6:05:39 PM

Silv3rAc3 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($196.13 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $591.05
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-31 20:52 EST-0500)

The R9 270X is just a rebranded 7870 that will only give you 2-5 more FPS. I had change the case because the motherboard came with USB 3.0 headers while the NZXT Source 210 didn't have those on the front. I hope your friend enjoys.


ohhh yeah, that's good. BF4 runs ultra on 40 fps, with a bit overclocking, he might get 50-60fps!
December 31, 2013 6:06:03 PM

CPU - AMD FX-6300
Motherboard - ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS
Video Card - Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X
RAM - Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB 1600MHz
HDD – Seagate Barracuda 500 GB
Case - Thermaltake V3 Black Edition
Power Supply - Antec VP-450
Optical Drive – Samsung Optical Drive

Here you go you still need Windows 7,Keyboard,Mouse and Monitor
December 31, 2013 6:08:25 PM

Daniel Sudakov said:
Silv3rAc3 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($196.13 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $591.05
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-31 20:52 EST-0500)

The R9 270X is just a rebranded 7870 that will only give you 2-5 more FPS. I had change the case because the motherboard came with USB 3.0 headers while the NZXT Source 210 didn't have those on the front. I hope your friend enjoys.


ohhh yeah, that's good. BF4 runs ultra on 40 fps, with a bit overclocking, he might get 50-60fps!


Thanks. I hope your friend likes it. Be sure to choose a solution to your question. It will benefit other members.
December 31, 2013 9:13:26 PM

If you decide to overclock, be sure to pick up a third-party CPU cooler sometime. Those tend to do better than the stock fan that comes with the CPU. You can always replace the stock cooler later on though.
a b 4 Gaming
December 31, 2013 9:27:04 PM

For a third party cooler I recommend the cooler master tx3. It keeps your processor cool and since it clips in just like the intel fan, there's no need to take the motherboard out. It's only $20 too
January 1, 2014 10:58:59 AM

Yeah, for overclocking, and better cooling, I'm telling him to get a cooler master hyper evo 212. It's good, and I like it! It keeps my i5 4670K 4.4ghz cool :)  It's only 30 bucks :D 
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