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March 4, 2014 9:04:27 AM

So I have some computer hardware experience, and I have decided to build my own gaming computer for $700 tops. It should run BF4 at around 60 FPS on High/Ultra settings. What parts should I get? I already have the OS (Windows 8) the monitor and the speakers/mouse/keyboard.
Here are some requirements it should have

RAM: 8 GB of DDR3
Memory: I've seen many 1TB storage systems, but I only need 500 GB
Video card: I would like to see a AMD 7770 or above
Another one: It must have 6 USB slots, an optical drive, and two female audio jacks (one green and one pink to use for headphones/microphone)

Is there a manual that I can use or a in depth video that explains EXACTLY what I should do?

Thanks guys

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a c 98 à CPUs
March 4, 2014 2:46:51 PM

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/274745-31-step-step... - How to build a PC.

It seems your other topic has given you plenty of build options, that said I'll post one based on the xeon 1230 v3 later.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.30 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.48 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($223.80 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $717.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-04 17:52 EST-0500)

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March 4, 2014 9:31:24 PM

AshyCFC said:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/274745-31-step-step... - How to build a PC.

It seems your other topic has given you plenty of build options, that said I'll post one based on the xeon 1230 v3 later.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.30 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.48 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($223.80 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $717.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-04 17:52 EST-0500)

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Why a Xeon though? I'd downgrade to an i5-4670k or the i7-4770k and get a better GPU like a R9 280/290.
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a c 98 à CPUs
March 4, 2014 11:14:27 PM

Go look at the current price of 4670k and post again.
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March 5, 2014 2:39:40 PM

That is a little out of my price range... I like this build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1S3wF

If I could upgrade bits of it up to $600 of hardware to play BF4 on High settings at 60 FPS, what should I upgrade?
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March 5, 2014 2:43:51 PM

sora said:
AshyCFC said:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/274745-31-step-step... - How to build a PC.

It seems your other topic has given you plenty of build options, that said I'll post one based on the xeon 1230 v3 later.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.30 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.48 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($223.80 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $717.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-04 17:52 EST-0500)

My suggestion.

Why a Xeon though? I'd downgrade to an i5-4670k or the i7-4770k and get a better GPU like a R9 280/290.


That Xeon is an i7 without IGP and only $10 more than a 4670k. Not to mention you don't need the more expensive Z87 board with a 1230v3. ;) 
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a c 98 à CPUs
March 5, 2014 3:06:10 PM

How's this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($16.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $606.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-05 18:05 EST-0500)
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March 5, 2014 3:24:50 PM

I like that system, but the case might not fit the 3.0 USB ports. If it can run BF4 on high settings then I should definitely want it.

Thanks.
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a c 98 à CPUs
March 5, 2014 11:57:58 PM

I chose that case as it's one of the most popular budget ones around, you could get an nzxt source 210 black for a bit less if the current case is a problem.

http://cdn.overclock.net/5/58/900x900px-LL-583ac491_614...

http://cdn.overclock.net/3/36/900x900px-LL-36277a4a_614...

certainly playable on high, these benchmarks are 48fps average.

If you want I can tinker with the build to try and get an R9 270 in there.

Alternatively wait for the R7 265 which averages 57fps.

Towards top end of budget:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($20.53 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($223.99 @ Staples)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $692.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-06 03:01 EST-0500)

Will play 60+ FPS BF4 High.
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March 6, 2014 9:19:19 AM

That is exactly what I was looking for in a computer for this type of money. Thanks! Are you sure there are no compatibility issues with the case and the video card? It says that it is 1mm to long...
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March 6, 2014 9:21:06 AM

AshyCFC said:
How's this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($16.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $606.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-05 18:05 EST-0500)


Will this run BF4 on high around 60 FPS as well? I f so, then this is the one I definitely want
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a c 98 à CPUs
March 6, 2014 9:29:26 AM

Check the images I posted.

They're benchmark charts for BF4.

It can run BF4 at 48FPS high and 74FPS med.

If you want to run BF4 on 60fps high you'll need to spend more

This can play BF4 60FPS high but you may find the stock cooler a bit noisy.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $612.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-06 12:35 EST-0500)

Only $6 more and will run 60FPS+ high.
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March 6, 2014 12:51:21 PM

AshyCFC said:
Check the images I posted.

They're benchmark charts for BF4.

It can run BF4 at 48FPS high and 74FPS med.

If you want to run BF4 on 60fps high you'll need to spend more

This can play BF4 60FPS high but you may find the stock cooler a bit noisy.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $612.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-06 12:35 EST-0500)

Only $6 more and will run 60FPS+ high.


Thanks so much, I think this is what I will buy.
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