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June 20, 2014 10:54:06 PM

Hello people

I got two budgets one is $1250 and the other is $2500. I want to play Battlefield 4, Witcher 3, Crysis 3 all at MAX settings and maybe next year or two max, get a 4K monitor. Also is it worth going from windows 7 to 8.1? and I found EVGA does direct 12, which I don't think games are out for that and is it worth it? If someone can show me two builds cost ( one $1250 and one $2500)that be the best, that be great.


Here is my system:

SSD: Agility 3 128GB with HDD WD Black 1TB 7200

CPU: AMD FX6200

MB: Asus Sabertooth FX990 1st Gen

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1600 Total 8GB

Network Card "The Killer Card" 2100

GPU: "WAS" the XFX 7970 Black Edition But Is dead. (Which GPU should I get)

PSU: Corsair HX850

Case: Antec Eleven Hundred

Heat Sink: ZALMAN CNPS10X Extreme 120mm CPU Cooler

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a b U Graphics card
June 21, 2014 12:31:41 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 PRO3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($124.99 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 280X 3GB TurboDuo Video Card ($292.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1239.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($208.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($124.99 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB OC Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($619.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB OC Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($619.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2425.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

You can probably use your old case and/or include your old HDD + SSD
for memory, get your old memory i.e. the cosair
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a b U Graphics card
June 21, 2014 12:58:21 AM

Add an FX 8320 and an R290 or 290X and your system will rock
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a b U Graphics card
June 21, 2014 1:00:35 AM

Outlander_04 said:
Add an FX 8320 and an R290 or 290X and your system will rock

But not for the next year or two at max
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a b U Graphics card
June 21, 2014 1:23:22 AM

Alpha3031 said:
Outlander_04 said:
Add an FX 8320 and an R290 or 290X and your system will rock

But not for the next year or two at max


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TWK74D
$540

and it will smash the $1250 build above
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