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June 14, 2014 10:07:29 PM

Hey guys. As you can see by the username I am a PC noob, and I am attempting to build my first gaming PC under a $600 budget no monitors or peripherals included. My wish is to not only play games but to stream my gameplay live on Twitch.tv and id like it to look respectable at least. Id like to be able to play any game. I play all genres from FPS, to RPG/MMO, to Sports games. This was a build I pulled together rather quickly, it turns out just under 600. I think for a first build it might suit? when I get more money to spend I can upgrade the video card and or processor but if there is anything I'm not seeing please tell me.
Thanks guys for any info and even though I am a PC noob I am no Gaming noob so take it easy on me lol
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a c 357 4 Gaming
June 14, 2014 10:15:45 PM

You have no GPU listed. Also the motherboard is WAY WAY overkill for a low end CPU like that.
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a c 357 4 Gaming
June 14, 2014 10:17:43 PM

If you are getting a 270x, you really need a better CPU. ESPECIALLY for MMOs as they are CPU dependent.

You could go for an fx6300, but there are ZERO decent mATX boards for the AMD FX CPUs.
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June 14, 2014 10:21:25 PM

would i be able to play like dayZ? the word MMO gets thrown around a lot in discussions ive been in. so im a little unsure.
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a c 357 4 Gaming
June 14, 2014 10:23:18 PM

Day Z is pretty CPU heavy as well. I would really try ti get a better CPU. For streaming it will be VERY necessary.
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June 14, 2014 10:26:01 PM

any recommendations?
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a c 357 4 Gaming
June 14, 2014 10:48:25 PM

Yes, that would be WAY more ideal.

Also, get a b85 or h97 board which will be cheaper.
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June 15, 2014 9:58:08 AM

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a c 357 4 Gaming
June 15, 2014 6:26:19 PM

You need 1.5v RAM for intel, not 1.65v.

Also, the gtx750 is WAY WAY worse than the r9 270. You will have WAY worse settings in games. The i5 will not make up for the low end GPU. You REALLY wan to get a mid range CPU and a good GPU.

An fx6300 and an r9 270 would be more ideal.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 15, 2014 7:02:25 PM

Your builds don't seem to include an optical disk drive, or a HDD. If you're planning to use them from your existing build that's fine, but if you don't, then you're going to need them.

How about something like this? It's within your budget, but does not include an operating system. It also has the GTX 750 Ti, which is somewhat better in performance over the standard GTX 750.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($48.38 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Fury Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.50 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($138.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($50.99 @ TigerDirect)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $595.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-15 21:56 EDT-0400

With a little research I've found that the recommended system requirements for DayZ are:

Processor: Intel Core i5 or AMD Athlon Phenom X4 or faster
Memory: 2GB
Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 260 or ATI Radeon HD 5770 or faster with Shader Model 3 and 896 MB VRAM
DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
Hard Drive: 20 GB free space

From looking at the specifications, we can tell that it's more CPU intensive. The Core i5 included should be more than adequate, whereas the GTX 750 Ti will run graphics with ease. With the above system, I don't think you'll have an issue with recording your games either.

All the best. :) 
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a c 357 4 Gaming
June 15, 2014 8:34:31 PM

You will not run Dayz anything close to max with a 750ti. You will be stuck at "normal". DayZ is HORRIBLY coded. People with i7s and 780s can barely get high, let alone max settings.

I generally don't recommend anything lower than a gtx760 to be paired with an i5 for gaming because anything less will not even allow you to take advantage of the CPU power due to the GPU being the slow-down.
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