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February 19, 2014 2:56:16 PM

i need a decent pc to run some of the newer games on low to medium settings at a good framerate, also something i can build off of like maybe in a year or so i could get a better GPU. Its this or a ps4, the laptop i recently got can only run bf4 at low at 30 fps which is alright but i cant upgrade it so this isnt much of a gaming pc.
February 19, 2014 2:57:18 PM

also im a budget gamer so that might tell you something
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February 19, 2014 2:58:37 PM

What is included in the budget? What will the system be used for other than gaming? What country do you live in? We need more information in order to come up with a good build for your budget. Please include all the information in the *How to Ask for New Build or Upgrade Advice* sticky at the top of the forum.
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February 19, 2014 3:05:35 PM

If you can use the key from the copy of Windows your Laptop has, you could do this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($36.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ TigerDirect)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $492.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-19 18:04 EST-0500)

That will give you much better gaming performance than the PS4. You could get High with this on 1080p.
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February 19, 2014 3:05:58 PM

Here's a build assuming you live in the US and don't need an OS...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.12 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($52.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($95.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $466.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-19 18:04 EST-0500)
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February 19, 2014 3:26:45 PM

HiTechObsessed said:
If you can use the key from the copy of Windows your Laptop has, you could do this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($36.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ TigerDirect)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $492.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-19 18:04 EST-0500)

That will give you much better gaming performance than the PS4. You could get High with this on 1080p.


shortstuff_mt said:
Here's a build assuming you live in the US and don't need an OS...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.12 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($52.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($95.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $466.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-19 18:04 EST-0500)


thanks how will this run on games like metro last light and bf4?
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a c 252 4 Gaming
February 19, 2014 8:28:51 PM

Depends what FPS target you're looking for, but around Medium/High at 1080p.
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February 19, 2014 8:48:23 PM

I tend to go a little over price, but, I'm learning.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A75M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.17 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.56 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $507.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-19 23:47 EST-0500)

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February 20, 2014 6:24:09 PM

veladem said:
I tend to go a little over price, but, I'm learning.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A75M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.17 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.56 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $507.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-19 23:47 EST-0500)

http://www.bf4blog.com/battlefield-4-retail-gpu-cpu-ben...


how will this run on say bf4 and what framerate
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February 20, 2014 6:25:35 PM

johnlee5845 said:
veladem said:
I tend to go a little over price, but, I'm learning.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A75M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.17 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.56 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $507.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-19 23:47 EST-0500)

http://www.bf4blog.com/battlefield-4-retail-gpu-cpu-ben...


how will this run on say bf4 and what framerate


You'll get decent performance, a mix of medium to high.
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