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Looking for a gaming computer to run games like dayZ for under $900

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April 28, 2014 1:14:12 PM

I'm looking for a gaming pc under $900 that can run games like dayZ at a good fps, no lag, and good settings. I made a build and I wanna know if it could run dayZ on medium or high settings and if I could improve the parts I chose for the pc to make it better and still be under $900. I made 2 builds and I wanna know which is better and if they aren't good enough and if you could fix one of the builds and still keep it under $900 please do it!

1:http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3AccM

2:http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1od5L
April 28, 2014 2:03:48 PM

I'd recommend going over to the Systems forum for questions like these (http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum-31.html)


That said, your 1st build is pretty solid. Don't forget a CD/DVD Drive if you need one. You might also be able to find a [still good but] cheaper PSU if you shop around more.
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April 28, 2014 2:04:18 PM

I would do something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.99 @ 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 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $867.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-28 17:12 EDT-0400)


If you don't care about overclocking then there are some changes that can be made.

Edit: Changed Ram
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April 28, 2014 2:16:49 PM

Cooler: Don't go for a liquid cooler, you won't find a good one at that price. For $30 the CM 212 Evo is a great air cooler, for a good liquid cooler you would need to spend $50+.
PSU: 700w is overkill for the system, a good quality 550w (like the xfx above) would be enough for a single GPU system. 750w is needed for a 2 GPU system.
GPU: the r9 270x would give you more performance than the gtx 750 ti, it is basically a renamed HD 7870.
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May 2, 2014 12:23:25 AM

Just Go For Intel I5 With 4 - 8 GB ram And A Decent GPU (R( 270X Or GTX 760 )
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