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Can you please give a budget build for $680 u.s please, i want it to play the latest games(watchdogs,bf4)

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April 21, 2014 5:06:44 PM

Pc build for $680 please no higher please. I would like it to be future proof for about 2-3years also ill be gaming at 1600x900. Thx in advance.

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April 22, 2014 5:29:52 PM

This one will probably max out watch dogs at 900p or will get very close (very high settings and good framerates)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($21.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($199.99 @ TigerDirect)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $633.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-22 20:25 EDT-0400)


Here are watch dogs recommanded specs:


So you see you meet all the recommanded specs and even better, it should be a great experience on this system...the FX-8320 CPU is just as good as the 8350 it's the same chip only the clockspeed is lower but it's an unlocked CPU so you can just change the multiplier in the BIOS wich takes 2 minutes really and you have an upgrade to FX-8350 ''for free''...

For BF4 i know from experience that this system will allow for ULTRA settings at 900p, no problem even in 64players match-ups...

This system will run all the newest games for at least a good 2 or 3 years, this CPU is much faster than what is in the PS4 or XBone so that part of the build is overkill, you may need to upgrade the GPU down the road in a year or two...you are still missing an operationg system (windows 8.1 64bits recommanded - 98$) keyboard, mouse and monitor...any recommandations on that or should they be included in the 680$ ?

You even have an aftermarket CPU cooler of good quality included in this build and this kit will allow for great overclocking of the CPU if you may need to in the future.

*40$ worth of mail in rebate included in the price of this build
**limited time offer 2 free games included with this graphics card
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April 22, 2014 5:42:34 PM

Upgraded the cooler the TX3 is barely better than stock \ Seasonic made PSU \ Improved the case to a high quality Corsair.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($199.99 @ TigerDirect)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $661.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-22 20:40 EDT-0400)
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April 22, 2014 5:49:41 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Upgraded the cooler the TX3 is barely better than stock \ Seasonic made PSU \ Improved the case to a high quality Corsair.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($199.99 @ TigerDirect)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $661.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-22 20:40 EDT-0400)


WOW 19.99$ for the hyper 212...didnt noticed that !
Not sure if the case is worth the price difference though...the thermaltake i selected is nicer and as room for watercooling on top...
also i heard the EVGA PSU where as good quality as XFX? it's also cheaper...no?

EDIT: Nahh i compared both case and the thermaltake really seems superior...room for a 120mm intake fan, bottom mounted PSU with filtered air intake in the bottom of the case etc...
Here: http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=c_000...
I also confirmed dimensions and the hyper 212 will easily fit this case.

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April 23, 2014 2:17:49 PM

Thx bro....how do i select a best solution thanks? Or yh can i oc?
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April 23, 2014 2:22:09 PM

thx SR-71 Blackbird and paitjsu sadff alot! If i could have choose the two of you-_-
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April 23, 2014 2:25:25 PM

I have a mouse and keyboard and monitor so yeah its the pc itself, and can i just upgrade to the 760 or just save for the 770 it take me like 2 months extra but is it worth it? the 760 or the 770 or go with the r9 270x and use the money saved for a tablet,clothes or a phone.
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April 23, 2014 5:48:47 PM

quincy123 said:
I have a mouse and keyboard and monitor so yeah its the pc itself, and can i just upgrade to the 760 or just save for the 770 it take me like 2 months extra but is it worth it? the 760 or the 770 or go with the r9 270x and use the money saved for a tablet,clothes or a phone.


Well, the GTX 770 is about 22% faster than the GTX 760
Benchmarks:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1038?vs=1037

and the r9 270x is about 10 to 15% slower overall than a GTX 760 depending on the games
Benchmarks:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1038?vs=1037

So i'd recommand you check the price you have to pay for those graphics card, they are all on the ''sweet spot'' kind of cards in terms of 1080p gaming, they will all get the job done and play all games from medium to high settings with very good framerates...770 will play many games on Ultra, the r9 270x will play mostly on high and medium...it's up to you to see wich one you can afford and how nice you want your games to be, use anandtech to compare them and see for yourself if maybe the radeon performs better in the games you are most interested in...they are all great cards and will all run on the system we proposed, personaly i think if you are somewhat on a budget but still want great gaming experience the R9 270X and GTX 760 are both great offerings...GTX 760 performs better in battlefield, bioshock and crysis 3 for example, but as you can see if you like Company of Heroes 2 or Total War: Rome 2 or hitman they are even so you could save some money going with the r9 270x, personaly i would pick the GTX 760.
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