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First Time Build - $900 Budget Gaming PC - Feedback Please

I was wondering if this build would be good enough to run games like BF4 and Crisis 3 on Medium Settings minimum w/ Atleast 30+ FPS. Please give feedback if you have any ways of making it better and keeping it within Budget

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3HMM8
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  1. That is fine. if you can Id get a slightly better psu and a 260x for better gaming. over all looks solid though.
  2. This is my suggestion:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D2V Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($57.79 @ Amazon)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($154.00 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($47.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
    Headphones: Logitech G230 Headset ($44.50 @ Amazon)
    Total: $891.16
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-11 02:43 EDT-0400)
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 760 2GB Enthusiast Edition Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($47.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($12.99 @ Amazon)
    Headphones: Logitech G230 Headset ($44.50 @ Amazon)
    Total: $922.35
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-11 03:28 EDT-0400)

    -Overclockable.
    -Stronger GPU for gaming.
    -Better quality case and psu.
  4. filippi said:
    This is my suggestion:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D2V Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($57.79 @ Amazon)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($154.00 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($47.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
    Headphones: Logitech G230 Headset ($44.50 @ Amazon)
    Total: $891.16
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-11 02:43 EDT-0400)


    I hope you dont mind me asking questions.

    Do the CPUs perform similarly? And would you have any idea if the R9 270 will fit in the case because it looks pretty big and the case only fits cards that are 8.25in in length with the drive cage on. And does the card use dx11? because I'm not a big follower w/ tech things but I know that some of these cards use something called "Mantle" which I have no idea what it is or how to use so I want to keep it simple

    And just as a side note. I will likely use your build since it comes out to about the same price but has a better GPU and most likely better performance but I will definitely not be using that horrendous piece of garbage they call Windows 8. I used it once on my uncles PC....I will never use it again. #Windows7forLife
  5. It's not bad, but for $40-$60 more you could get this. You would run Crysis 3 on ultra for average 40 fps and on bf4 average 60 fps and minimum 40fps and it will destroy the GTX 750 ti.....
    EDIT: Sorry I didn't know you were including a monitor,OS, and additionals :S.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($66.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($335.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($122.49 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Mwave)
    Total: $943.84
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-11 09:36 EDT-0400)
  6. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
    Memory: Kingston Fury Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($64.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon R9 280X 3GB IceQ X² Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($13.13 @ Amazon)
    Headphones: Creative Labs Creative Fatal1ty Headset ($27.99 @ Mwave)
    Total: $943.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-11 09:57 EDT-0400)
    what about this build ?
  7. Best answer
    xTempered said:
    filippi said:
    This is my suggestion:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D2V Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($57.79 @ Amazon)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($154.00 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($47.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
    Headphones: Logitech G230 Headset ($44.50 @ Amazon)
    Total: $891.16
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-11 02:43 EDT-0400)


    I hope you dont mind me asking questions.

    Do the CPUs perform similarly? And would you have any idea if the R9 270 will fit in the case because it looks pretty big and the case only fits cards that are 8.25in in length with the drive cage on. And does the card use dx11? because I'm not a big follower w/ tech things but I know that some of these cards use something called "Mantle" which I have no idea what it is or how to use so I want to keep it simple

    And just as a side note. I will likely use your build since it comes out to about the same price but has a better GPU and most likely better performance but I will definitely not be using that horrendous piece of garbage they call Windows 8. I used it once on my uncles PC....I will never use it again. #Windows7forLife


    Yes. Similar cpu performance and a better DX11.2 gpu. Mantle will help you get a performance like that in BF4.:



    Ref. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r7-265-review,3748-3.html


    Mantle is a game designer problem.
    So we just have to enjoy the performance gain nothing more :)


    And this case is fine. According to Newegg ¨Supports long graphics cards up to 350mm in length¨.

    Ref.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352032&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    And I am not happy with Win8 interface too mate. So i will keep using Win7 for as long as i can.

    Good luck.
  8. Honestly, at this budget, you're better off with an AMD processor and a stronger gpu. An overclocked FX-6300 + GTX 760 will beat an i5 + R9-270 in games any day. Also, you'll get a a better quality case in my build which can be helpful for future upgrades.

    Also, about the Windows 8.1, it is faster than Windows 7. In games, you'll get an average increase of 5-10 fps over Windows 7. If you hate the interface, get a program like Start8. It makes it look like Windows 7 but you'll still keep the pros of Windows 8.1.
  9. what about the build i mentioned ? (r9 280X + FX-6300)
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