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Best Budget Upgranding For A Gaming PC

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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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    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
  2. Add an FX 8320 and an R290 or 290X and your system will rock
  3. 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
  4. 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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