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I need help on a budget build that can run arma 2: dayz mod.

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February 14, 2014 10:29:16 PM

Hello, well first i will say that my budget is no more then 500$. I will use this computer for gaming, but i mostly just will play the dayz mod. I know this computer will not run dayz on high settings, i am fine with low settings but it would be nice if this computer could run the game on medium settings with little to no lag, here are the parts i need:

Cpu:
Graphics:
MotherBoard:
Power Supply:
How much ram does that motherboard support?
Yes i know you need more things, such as a hard drive and case but i already know what i want on these. But if you would like, you can go ahead and include them in the build, but for hard drive i will get a western digital caviar preferrably 500gb or 1t, and for a case i will probably go with a coolermaster. Thanks!:) 

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February 14, 2014 10:52:28 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2TuH7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2TuH7/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2TuH7/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($223.99 @ Staples)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $508.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-15 01:51 EST-0500)

I believe you can have 32gb on this mobo.
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February 15, 2014 12:47:16 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2TwC8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2TwC8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2TwC8/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus A55BM-E Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.95 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($26.99 @ B&H)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID ATX Mid Tower Case ($32.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $504.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-15 03:47 EST-0500)
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February 15, 2014 1:40:12 PM

what resolution do you play at? Just about any dedicated graphics card is faster than amds APUs.
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February 15, 2014 2:31:49 PM

Well i'm fine with 720P, since i will be using my tv as a monitor and it is only 720P, here's a link to the TV: http://store.vizio.com/e320a0.html. I updated the build you made a bit, just changed the color of the case, added a CPU cooler, etc. Here's the link: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2TOQI. I have heard that this APU could run even battlefield 4 on medium settings with a steady 40FPS, and a buddy told me that it an easily up-gradable as when i get more money i could throw in a nice 2 or 3GB graphics card.
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February 16, 2014 1:34:57 PM

As long as they will still fit where they need to it shouldn't matter, if you want some different colors spray paint would probably be a better route.
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February 16, 2014 7:37:33 PM

Alright, i also answered your resolution question. Do you think this would be the best 500$ setup for a semi-high end game like dayz?
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February 16, 2014 7:48:04 PM

No, not at all. AMD's apu are not good for gaming.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2UuvS
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2UuvS/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2UuvS/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: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.97 @ OutletPC)
Total: $585.88

This would be about the starting block for any mid range gaming system.
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February 16, 2014 8:27:04 PM

Warning: These parts have potential issues/incompatibilities. (See details.)
It says that at the top, are you sure these parts will run together?
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February 16, 2014 8:31:38 PM

yes, it is referring to the 970 chipset on the mobo. This chipset was made before the 6300 CPU was so the BIOS on the early 970 chipset need an upgrade to work with the 6300. The r2.0 in the mobo name means that this update was performed in the factory so you won't have to worry about it.
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February 17, 2014 7:47:30 PM

Alright, and this is the cheapest rig that would run bf4 or dayz? I'm not trying to cheap out or anything, but i'm only 14 and worked at mcdonalds for like 2 months for this money. (Which was terrible and no longer work there)
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February 17, 2014 7:51:24 PM

I've heard of people doing this, but it seems like people have a hard time setting it up and even if you do, you'll have a really powerful card working with a piece of shit one, so odds are the two together will be slower than the powerful card by itself.
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February 17, 2014 7:53:54 PM

Sorry, i edited my post right when you replied. It didn't sound like a very good idea, here was what i edited it to (referring to the 600$ build you suggested).
Alright, and this is the cheapest rig that would run bf4 or dayz? I'm not trying to cheap out or anything, but i'm only 14 and worked at mcdonalds for like 2 months for this money. (Which was terrible and no longer work there)
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February 17, 2014 7:55:04 PM

I'll probably just see if i can borrow some money from my old man in exchange for mowing the lawn a few times for free.
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February 17, 2014 7:59:33 PM

for the price you can't get any better and this is miles ahead of an APU build.
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February 17, 2014 8:07:32 PM

Alright thanks
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