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Desktop PC to play current games on highest settings. 650 dollar budget.

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May 1, 2014 2:51:21 PM

Hello all.

I am not going to buy a console and have decided to get a gaming PC instead. I do not need an OS, monitor, keyboard or mouse. All I need is a build that is good enough to play current games (like titanfall) on max settings with 0 lag at a budget price, if possible. If not, I understand and thanks for reading.
May 1, 2014 3:03:16 PM

You can't play all current games on max setting on a $650 budget. You can do a respectable build though.
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May 1, 2014 3:06:11 PM

$650 with everything is a very tight budget. This is what I came up with:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3C9si
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3C9si/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3C9si/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 1GB Video Card ($115.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Sentey CS1-1398 PLUS ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Acer V226HQLAbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($106.93 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Logitech K360 Wireless Mini Keyboard ($22.07 @ B&H)
Mouse: Zalman ZM-M200 Wired Optical Mouse ($9.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $658.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-01 18:05 EDT-0400)

It won't be able to play every game on max settings. I'd say medium-max depending on the game. If you could give us an extra $150 to work with then things will get much better.

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May 1, 2014 3:19:21 PM

So 650 isnt enough to play the games on max? if i was able to go to 800 what would be the difference that would make the build that much stronger? Thanks again
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May 1, 2014 3:23:33 PM

At $800 you can get this:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Ca3V
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Ca3V/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Ca3V/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8120 3.1GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($184.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Sentey CS1-1398 PLUS ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($78.98 @ OutletPC)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Acer V226HQLAbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($106.93 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Logitech K360 Wireless Mini Keyboard ($22.07 @ B&H)
Mouse: Zalman ZM-M200 Wired Optical Mouse ($9.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $801.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-01 18:22 EDT-0400)
Which is much closer to being able to play all games at max. (Minimum high settings on all games)
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May 1, 2014 3:32:13 PM

Hey zephyr, he says he doesn't need an OS, keyboard, monitor, or mouse.
Shaving that off, it comes to only 573.
I have removed the 660 and added a R9 280.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8120 3.1GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Sentey CS1-1398 PLUS ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($78.98 @ OutletPC)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $647.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-01 18:36 EDT-0400)

This setup won't let you overclock your processor, however. So I suggest you get a CPU cooler when you get another $30. Then you can overclock.
A FX8120 and R9 280 however, should give you pretty good framerates for some time.
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May 1, 2014 3:40:32 PM

Wow I must be blind, LOL! CST's build is great, I would go with that.
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May 1, 2014 3:44:40 PM

It's your own build, just with a 280.
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May 1, 2014 3:56:32 PM

What resolution monitor do you have?
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May 1, 2014 4:23:46 PM

ive got 2 24 inch ell led monitors from work, they are the P2412H models 1900x1200. Just to clarify your build is the best under 650? would an incremental 50 or 100 dollars really make that big of a difference? thanks again
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May 1, 2014 4:52:09 PM

Don't go with the fx 81XX series cpus, stick to the 8320 or 8350. I remember them being bad just can't remember why right now.
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May 1, 2014 5:30:24 PM

Do you happen to live near a Microcenter? They are having an in-store pick-up deal on AMD CPU/Mobo combos
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May 1, 2014 5:54:18 PM

If you do live near a Microcenter, I would go with this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($0.00 @ Microcenter (In-Store Pick-Up Combo w/ CPU))
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($299.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($50.99 @ TigerDirect)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $648.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-01 20:46 EDT-0400)

If not, go with cst1992's recommendation of R9 280 and the ASUS Mobo. I would spend a bit more on the other parts above for a couple of reasons. I have always had issues with Senty Cases, they are very cheaply made. You would want to go with 2 sticks of RAM to utilize dual channel support provided by the motherboard. Finally, I prefer XFX PSU's but the Antec would probably do just fine.
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May 1, 2014 6:22:47 PM

Awesome, just googled it and there is a microcenter in chicago. Thanks for all the help.
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May 1, 2014 6:42:14 PM

Prolly the same one I go to. :)  Close by as well.
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