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Looking for a PC build from pcpartpicker that can run DayZ/Arma 3 on Ultra with good frames.

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June 25, 2014 1:07:22 PM

I've been researching and looking high and low for a PC build around 1000$ That will play games like DayZ and Arma 3 maxed. I require Win7 Home Premium SP1 but no monitors, keyboards, or a mouse. I appreciate your help.
June 25, 2014 1:21:23 PM

The bare minimum to meet your needs:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $901.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

The r9 290 is sold out at newegg at that price but you can get it for $400 (still a great deal) at amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Version-PCI-Express-Grap...
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June 25, 2014 1:41:17 PM

This is what I would do for 1k but has lots of mail in rebates and a $20 gift card to newegg (purchase price around $1.1k USD)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1225 V3 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($220.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($72.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1009.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

The Xeon processor is basically an i5 with hyperthreading and no integrated GPU. The case is sweet for the price ($20 Mail in rebate, $20 gift card). An SSD will help with boot up of the OS and various programs.
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