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June 23, 2014 10:33:30 PM

Hi! Today my friend told me he is planning on building a computer. I told him i would help out with the build and he is a little new to building. He doesn't know what the best parts for his budget would be and neither do i. Right now he has a mac so he cant play a lot of games. If anyone has a good build for $500 to $600 it would be much appreciated. He plans on running BF4, Crysis, Garrys mod and so on. He would like to have medium to high graphics settings and 60 fps.

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June 23, 2014 10:40:37 PM

Try -
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($72.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $597.91
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June 23, 2014 10:42:11 PM

What resolution would he be playing on? Because $600 to play at high graphics 1080P 60fps for battlefield 4 is impossible. (but you did say medium so it will have to be at that setting)
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June 23, 2014 10:42:22 PM

This will play modern games on Medium to High settings easily:
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CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($112.49 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Kingston Fury Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Core Edition Video Card ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Sentey GS-6000 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $593.39
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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June 23, 2014 10:46:57 PM

TechyInAZ said:
What resolution would he be playing on? Because $600 to play at high graphics 1080P 60fps for battlefield 4 is impossible. (but you did say medium so it will have to be at that setting)


He said he wants 1080 60fps. I realize hes not going to be able to run on high settings
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June 23, 2014 10:51:25 PM

I recommend iron124s build, it will run games well and you can upgrade to core I5 or i7 when necessary in the future.
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June 23, 2014 10:52:49 PM

Hmmm - I thought the r9 270x would be a shoe in!
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June 24, 2014 12:08:34 AM

i7Baby said:
Hmmm - I thought the r9 270x would be a shoe in!


Its just that he will probably need a cpu cooler and he needs an OS
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June 24, 2014 12:13:04 AM

The 4130 doesn't need a custom cooler. It can't overclcok anyway.
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June 24, 2014 12:17:03 AM

i7Baby said:
The 4130 doesn't need a custom cooler. It can't overclcok anyway.


Thats true but he does need an OS and he said $600 is max
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