So I have saved up $600 and I really want to build a gaming pc! Though I only have $600 , my Grandparents said they would be willing to pitch in $100 so my budget has gone up to $700.
So this machine will be used mostly for gaming, but I am also an amateur programmer, I stream a lot of video (Netflix, youtube, Hulu, etc.), and I browse the web a lot.
My $700 budget does not include any extras (Monitors, keyboards/mice, etc.) because my main focus right now is the pc, and I have some older monitors keyboards and mice that can be used for now (I will probably get a good monitor in late April / early May).
I would like it to be able to play next gen games if that is at all possible, but of course I can upgrade in the future so current gen is still very satisfying, especially coming from a laptop with no dedicated graphics card.
Since all the game I play are bought off Steam or something similar, they are all digital downloads, so I have no need for a disk drive (even if I decided I really needed one for some reason I have a decent one from a 2 year old pc I can use).
Thanks in advance for the people who respond to this!
Sorry for going $40 over your budget with the OS, I wanted to make sure you got amazing performance for the price. I'm sure you can play BF4 on this thing with pretty good settings(high, maybe even ultra). If you want me to make it 40 dollars less I can but the performance will not be as good.
Had fun choosing parts for you
Good luck, and if you need some tips or maybe if you have a question, just ask.
EDIT: Didn't know you didn't want the OS. Well the first one is really good and will give you awesome performance on games like BF4 on High - Ultra settings.
Took out Optical Drive. Now its 6 dollars under your budget and since I am giving you a 270x you will have the Mantle API which is being implemented in a lot of games now including BF4 which will give you higher performance.
Not necessarily. The R9-270X is much weaker than a GTX 760. The R9-270X is weaker than a Radeon HD 7950 but the GTX 760 is stronger than the 7950. Also, you chose the LE version of the motherboard so you won't be able to overclock the 8320 very good, if it all.
I'm not sure how much of a performance increase Mantle will provide as it is still not released yet, so that is still unknown. Nonetheless, the GTX 760 is stronger than the R9-270X.