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Need Help with 300$ build for DayZ

I have a dell Inspiron 620 currently and I want to be able to play DayZ on atleast high settings. I don't have a great amount of cash to build a high end pc. I am not a hardcore pc gamer, just wanna be able to play DayZ.
Although DayZ may CPU intensive, is it possible for it to work on my i3-2100 processor, 2gb RAM

Can someone let me know if this is a good setup? For a low budget for about 300 or less cause currently do not have the funds for high end parts.

I was thinking of keeping the:
CPU - i3-2100 3.1ghz
stock hard drive
cd drive
wifi adapter

Upgrading to:
Mb- Asus z68
GPU - Amd r7 240
Power supply - Corsair Builder CX500
RAM - Corsair 2x2gb 1333
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  1. How much RAM do you have now? Upgrading the motherboard will be a waste of money at this budget.
  2. I have 2gb ram
  3. Best answer
    This is what I can do. Gets you 8GB of RAM, and a 270 with a quality PSU. This is the best you'll get at this budget.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($51.26 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $291.24
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-21 13:54 EST-0500)
  4. Are you on Windows XP or Windows 7? And is it 32bit or 64bit? 8GB may be pointless, and we can get you a different GPU
  5. So the motherboard has nothing to do with the speed or anything? I'm new to computers and stuff.
  6. No, it would be good to upgrade it down the line, but won't do really anything for performance.
  7. how would that setup be with DayZ, if you know?
  8. Well it depends like I said on if you have XP or 32bit or not. 8GB of RAM and a 270 will get you high settings on DayZ. I play on Very High on pretty much everything with AF and AA set to very high with a GTX 760 at 1080p, and the 270 performs about 10% below that. Overclocked should do you pretty good :)
  9. I read that i3-2100 can't overclock. and I have 64bit but thank you
  10. Kfinest said:
    I read that i3-2100 can't overclock. and I have 64bit but thank you


    I'm talking about the GPU, not the CPU. Your CPU will be just fine for DayZ. Not great, by any means, but will be ok. The 240 will give you nothing in the way of graphics, which is why I was trying to get you the 270 at least.
  11. Is the 270 best option? or do you have any other suggestions
  12. For $300, that's the best I can do. But it's a great card for the money. Like I said, you'll get High in Dayz. If your monitor is lower than 1080p, you will probably get more than that.
  13. I didn't see your question earlier,
    I have windows 7 and 64bit
  14. Alright, that's perfect :) The 8GB of RAM and 270 will do you beautifully :)
  15. thank you! I'll tell you how it goes
  16. Good deal, good luck and enjoy!
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