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2nd revision for 600$ budget build that can run DayZ!

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February 18, 2014 10:39:52 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: The day after i choose the best answer.

Budget Range: No higher than 600$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, and a little bit of surfing the web, maybe a little bit of recording if it is powerful enough?

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Location: Amarillo,Tx (USA)

Parts Preferences: Amd processors are fine

Overclocking: Yes if possible

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Additional Comments: I need everything including, the rig including a case, os, and optical drive,
I aswell need a keyboard and mouse. Oh and also, i will be using my tv for a monitor (through the hdmi plugin) it is 720P but is HD.

Thanks for the help!:D  Just tell me if you need anymore additional information.

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February 18, 2014 10:49:21 PM

Also battlefield 4 and crysis 3 if possible.
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February 18, 2014 11:00:33 PM

Try this one, All and all that should be a pretty good gaming build, though the mouse and keyboard bump it just barely over $600, at $607. Here is the link to it:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2VWGw

It has the best CPU and Graphics card for the price range, which puts it in the range of a pretty good gaming rig.
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February 18, 2014 11:02:36 PM

What about the incompatibility between the cpu and motherboard?
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February 18, 2014 11:04:58 PM

XxSliminemxX said:
What about the incompatibility between the cpu and motherboard?


That is a warning which happens quite a lot, because there are older motherboards which need a BIOS update before being compatible. I doubt that will be a problem in the first place, but if it is, you just would need to update the BIOS and it will run perfectly fine. That's what they are trying to say.
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February 18, 2014 11:06:01 PM

What is the BIOS? and do you think DayZ would run better or worse then Bf4?
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February 18, 2014 11:12:29 PM

DayZ would run a lot better. I can run DayZ (The ARMA II Mod, not the standalone) at 50FPS average on max settings with a build about 70% as good as that one.

The BIOS is pretty complicated to explain, think of it like a little bit of code built into the motherboard that gets everything started the moment you press the power button. It's essentially the Operating System's alarm clock (It is a whole lot more as well, but that's the simplest way to put it).
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February 18, 2014 11:16:53 PM

Oh really? Can you give me the specs or link to your pc? I'd like to check it out, also how much did it cost? I've heard of people with 700$+ pc's having trouble running dayz the mod on medium settings.
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February 18, 2014 11:25:56 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling ACALP64 Pro 36.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($14.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.97 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Gigabyte Force K3 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($19.98 @ Newegg)
Mouse: A4Tech D-70FX Wired Optical Mouse ($12.69 @ Amazon)
Total: $628.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-19 02:25 EST-0500)
This system is the best as i think and the CPU cooler is optional(i got it just for quieter operation since AMD stock cooler is very noisy)
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February 18, 2014 11:33:41 PM

I believe the one suggested by NGXII is better because of the cpu, plus it is cheaper. And i know i can trim about 20$ off his, which i can just throw into an aftermarket cpu cooler.
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February 18, 2014 11:34:51 PM

Or well, i am pretty sure the one NGXII is better, that one is a 6-core
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February 18, 2014 11:38:22 PM

XxSliminemxX said:
Or well, i am pretty sure the one NGXII is better, that one is a 6-core


Yeah, the FX-4130 is benchmarked at 4118, while the Six-Core FX-6300 rates at 6380, which is over 50% more powerful for only a 20% increase in price.
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February 18, 2014 11:48:50 PM

Alright thanks for the help! Do you think if i went ahead and spent an extra 20-30$ to get the fx-6350 or fx-8120 it would improve performance? Also could i please get the specs of your pc? I would like to see the specs compared to how good it runs dayz, also how much did it cost?
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February 18, 2014 11:48:51 PM

XxSliminemxX said:
Oh really? Can you give me the specs or link to your pc? I'd like to check it out, also how much did it cost? I've heard of people with 700$+ pc's having trouble running dayz the mod on medium settings.


Mine was a $1000 build from a few years ago, Intel i5 2550 with a Radeon HD 6570. The issue with most store-bought computers in the $700 range is that the manufactures skimp out on the graphics cards and use the graphics on the CPU, which is fine for web browsing and all, but can't hold up with actual gaming.
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February 18, 2014 11:52:01 PM

Alright, and i have 40$. Should i go ahead and upgrade the cpu to a fx-6350 or fx-8120 or upgrade the graphics?
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February 18, 2014 11:58:35 PM

XxSliminemxX said:
Alright thanks for the help! Do you think if i went ahead and spent an extra 20-30$ to get the fx-6350 or fx-8120 it would improve performance? Also could i please get the specs of your pc? I would like to see the specs compared to how good it runs dayz, also how much did it cost?


The FX-8120 just adds an extra 5% performance, though if you wanted to go higher on the CPU, you could try a FX-8320,rated at 8118. It would give a 25% boost in performance for an added $40 if you feel its worth it.

If you're willing to swing an extra $40 around, you could also check out the Radeon HD 7850, currently running at $140 over here
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Which gives an added 20% boost to purely gaming performance for an extra $15

Or you could go for both of course! Would you like me to put that together for you in PC PartPicker?
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February 19, 2014 12:04:41 AM

Yes, that would be nice:)  I have an extra 50$ to throw in, I luckily just remembered i had 50$ on my paypal i thought it was 40$.
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February 19, 2014 12:15:43 AM

XxSliminemxX said:
Yes, that would be nice:)  I have an extra 50$ to throw in, I luckily just remembered i had 50$ on my paypal i thought it was 40$.


If you were to go for both, it would reach $686, so I would recommend taking the added CPU power. Your GPU is already very powerful, while your CPU is still a bit in the "budget" range. Going to the Eight-Core would get your CPU and your GPU into the same bracket, which is good for squeezing out as much performance as you can.

Here is the link to the $645 build with the upgraded CPU:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2VY71

Anyways, I'm heading off for the night,

Good Hunting,
~NGXII
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February 19, 2014 12:17:44 AM

Thanks so much man.
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