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My 1st budget build, need some feedback before I buy

Got a few days before I order. My goal is to run BF4 at a consistent 60 FPS at 1440x900 at medium settings. A)Will this do the trick? B)Is there anywhere I could save some cash or get more performance for the same price? $800 was my budget, so this 850 is pushing it. I may end up buying a used monitor and getting an OS on my own too.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/SwerveCity/saved/3GbH

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI A88XM-E45 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($71.74 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.14 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ Best Buy)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $852.78
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  1. Seems like a good build to me.

    - You miss an heatsink. I recommend you pick a better CPU cooler than the one provided with the CPU. For around 30-40$, an Hyper 212 EVO from Coolermaster would be great.

    - I find you cheaper RAM: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx16c9b1bk28

    - Take note that you have a micro-ATX board. It's not a problem and it will fit in your case, but I would suggest getting an ATX board. You will have more features for the price and additionnal PCI-E slots, useful when you want to do a SLI/Crossfire build or plug a component such as a Wi-Fi adapter or a sound card.

    Have fun building !
  2. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2P00i
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2P00i/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2P00i/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($114.48 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ Best Buy)
    Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $844.05
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-07 14:04 EST-0500)
  3. Thanks for the replies! Woltej1-I am assuming what you posted is what you would recommend for my build, correct? I know next to nothing about this kind of stuff so I am going to end up buying exactly what someone recommends and then putting it together myself lol. The only other question I would then have is can I put an optical drive in the build you gave me Wolte? I burn CDs to play in my car. Other than that everything looks good and I will take your word. Thanks for taking the time to help me out guys :)
  4. yea, it has a normal case just like any other computer and an optical drive will plug right in. If you have any money left over in your budget you should upgrade that HDD to a caviar black. The blue version is suppose to be used as a back up drive, not a main one. It won't be the end of the world but it's just what is recommended. I think a black version at 1 TB runs about $80-90
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