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pc to play dayz/arma3 on budget

completely new to pc gaming, coming from xbox i would like to play games such as dayz standalone arma3 minecraft, but dont no whether to build one myself, or buy one already made, i am on a budget of around £500 maybe push to £550 would like to see if people can recommend a build for around this price cheers
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    Do you need a monitor, copy of Windows, mouse, keyboard, etc?
  2. Assuming you need an OS since you are planning on buying or building:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£80.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£37.00 @ Ebuyer)
    Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£56.50 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Seagate Momentus 750GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.79 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (£168.98 @ Dabs)
    Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case (£31.35 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: XFX 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£34.99 @ Maplin Electronics)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.98 @ Ebuyer)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£72.59 @ Ebuyer)
    Total: £533.18
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-20 22:27 GMT+0000)
  3. No I've got a monitor keyboard and mouse would need a copy of windows tho if it's possible
  4. Ok and that build will play arma 3 on at least medium settings? + is it difficult building a pc? As I've never had past experiences with pcs? Cheers
  5. ARMA and DayZ are CPU needy games just something to think about. If you can get an i5 it would help a ton.
  6. Problem with an i5 is the massive price jump from a 6300 in this budget range. This CPU and GPU are damn good for the price. The only problem is ARMA III is so stressful, even on high end PCs.

    Here's a test of the 270 running ARMA III (the 270 is just a hair below the 270x, probably equal when overclocked):
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-280x-r9-270x-r7-260x,3635-8.html

    It (270) gets in the 40s on very high, so I would say it's safe to assume medium-high pretty easily.

    Edit: I was just on another thread talking about the 270, forgot I included the 270x in this build lol you would get essentially the numbers shown for the 270x, maybe a tad lower because of the CPU used, but not really too much.
  7. streeter46 said:
    Ok and that build will play arma 3 on at least medium settings? + is it difficult building a pc? As I've never had past experiences with pcs? Cheers


    It should, AFAIK I can play Arma 3 on an i7-2600k which is pretty decent.
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