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Looking for the best $700.00 max budget Gaming PC, Build and/or Parts List

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March 25, 2014 3:23:23 PM

After years and years on console, and roughly 3 years of struggling to barely play low-end PC games on the lowest possible settings, I've made up my mind and am just about ready to drop the consoles, and fully come to PC to better my gaming experience. Less Immaturity, more sportsmanship, better graphics, and finally, no having to pay for monthly memberships to play online (for Xbox at least, I've been with PlayStation even longer than Xbox, and as far as that goes, PlayStation is better-in my opinion, of course)! I'm not very good at building Gaming PCs, and even attempting to configure one at Ibuypower and CyberPowerPC not only goes way over my max budget, but usually does not end well, and typically turns up as a hot mess... I don't really mind just purchasing a Gaming PC either, but from what I've heard, and with the little bit of research I've done, I've just come to the conclusion that building my own PC in my home is a lot better, cheaper, and even educational as opposed to just pulling out a debt card and buying one.

But anyways, I plan on playing various high-end games, but the two I'd like to try on Medium to High, Very High, or "Ultra" settings the most are three of the most resource/graphically intensive benchmark games to date (or so I think http://www.maximumpc.com/10_most_graphically_demanding_...);

-Crysis 3
-Metro: Last Light
-Arma III/DayZ Standalone (same engine, I do believe)
-And finally...Battlefield 4

I'd also like for the Gaming PC, Build, and/or Parts List to have these capabilities;

-HDMI
-Wireless Networking/Wifi

Thanks in advance for all of your help!

Edit ( 5:00 PM, 3.26.2014): My television is in 1080p resolution, by the way.

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March 25, 2014 4:42:24 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3grA9
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3grA9/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3grA9/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Club 3D Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $678.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-25 19:42 EDT-0400)
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April 8, 2014 6:07:47 PM

Ignore my comment-But when I get to a computer I'll put together a build for you
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April 11, 2014 3:15:30 PM

How big is your tv? That makes a huge difference, also do you need a DVD drive? Windows can be installed via usb stick, and drivers can be found online. playing on a tv is nice, but you'll need a monitor if the tv is too big, it's very difficult to see small items like menus and icons on bigger displays. go with Windows 7, 8 is better for mobile platforms and although they have been tweaking it and making it more stable, 7 us guaranteed to work and there is already enough support for it. Do you need 1TB? do you download a lot of movies/music? If not, go smaller, I know it's not that much cheaper but the money saved can go toward an Intel platform or an SSD for the OS to speed things up. Also, will you need a keyboard/mouse or are they just lying around? Obviously, that is the standard I interface for PC, though there are gamepads and controllers that can be used. Playing at ultra settings at $700 can be difficult on a larger display.

Also, what is your router? N? do you want the ability to switch to the newer bands in the near future?
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April 14, 2014 11:43:22 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3rFGJ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3rFGJ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3rFGJ/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($214.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($67.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $716.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-14 14:43 EDT-0400)
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