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$600 gaming pc build that can run bf4

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July 26, 2014 6:01:08 PM

I need help picking the right parts for my new PC build. The budget is $600 and this does not include the screen, keyboard, mouse or speakers. I would like if the PC build could at least run battlefield 4 on the lowest settings and that the fps would stay above 45 at all times. If you were in my position, what would be the best PC that you could make that is optimized for gaming?

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July 26, 2014 6:11:55 PM

Here you go

It will even allow you to play bf4 around ~50 fps on high

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $623.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-26 21:10 EDT-0400
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July 26, 2014 6:19:32 PM

@AznGOD Do you know if this setup would also be able to play planetside 2 at a smooth frame rate as well? Also, what about a WiFi card? I know its not ideal, but I need a cordless setup when it comes to connecting to the internet. We can bump the budget up to $650.
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July 26, 2014 6:54:43 PM

NintendoCraft said:
@AznGOD Do you know if this setup would also be able to play planetside 2 at a smooth frame rate as well? Also, what about a WiFi card? I know its not ideal, but I need a cordless setup when it comes to connecting to the internet. We can bump the budget up to $650.

Garauanteed to work on low, probably medium, maybe high

add this to build for wifi
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
only 20 bucks
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July 26, 2014 7:05:16 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($28.75 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN725N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($8.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $651.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-26 22:03 EDT-0400

Here's an i5 build with a Wifi adapter for about $650. Azn's build is good too, but AM3+ is an older, aging socket. This gives you room for upgrades as well as more potential FPS in CPU intensive games.
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July 26, 2014 7:41:54 PM

Iron124 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($28.75 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN725N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($8.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $651.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-26 22:03 EDT-0400

Here's an i5 build with a Wifi adapter for about $650. Azn's build is good too, but AM3+ is an older, aging socket. This gives you room for upgrades as well as more potential FPS in CPU intensive games.


Good build

Go with his build if you dont plan to overclock, and you don't need more than 1 hard drive and a dvd rom. However, I would not trust an USB wifi adapter. They have worse reception and more packet loss than pcie cards.( May affect your online gaming)
Otherwise, you can squeeze quite a bit of performance out of the one I made by overclocking.




Either of these builds are fine for your games.
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July 27, 2014 12:56:44 PM

What sound card should I get? You guys forgot that by accident.
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July 27, 2014 1:05:57 PM

NintendoCraft said:
What sound card should I get? You guys forgot that by accident.


Didn't see you ask for a sound card in your post, but sound cards are typically obsolete nowadays because motherboard audio has pretty much caught up. Unless you do intensive audio mixing/synthesizing, or are a professional-grade musician, a sound card is redundant.

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July 27, 2014 1:12:10 PM

NintendoCraft said:
What sound card should I get? You guys forgot that by accident.


I don't think they forgot. Sound cards are useless for most people; modern motherboards have acceptable sound cards built in. Dedicated sound cards are just a waste of money and wattage nowadays, unless you work with sound effects professionally or have $100+ speakers.
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July 27, 2014 1:20:49 PM

Ok! Sorry! I'm new to most of this stuff so I don't know how alot of it works and what is included with each part.
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July 27, 2014 1:26:38 PM

Get the 4gb version of 270x. Mantle will eat up 2gb like nothing. You've been warned.
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July 27, 2014 2:49:38 PM

@slimething Thanks for the suggestion, but what exactly is Mantle and how will it, as you say, eat up the 2gb?
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July 27, 2014 3:18:54 PM

NintendoCraft said:
@slimething Thanks for the suggestion, but what exactly is Mantle and how will it, as you say, eat up the 2gb?


BF4 high quality will be just fine with 2GB vram. The r9 270 will never be able to use up 4gb of VRAM

Mantle is like AMD's version of DirectX, but it doesn't use the cpu as much during games, so you will get better performance.
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July 27, 2014 11:50:32 PM

NintendoCraft said:
@slimething Thanks for the suggestion, but what exactly is Mantle and how will it, as you say, eat up the 2gb?


Mantle won't actually eat or consume anything. It just allows as much of your hardware to be equally utilized as possible. On multicore CPUs usually that means it doesn't overload the individual cores as badly. It's AMD's method of reducing bottlenecks, though it's only used in a couple games right now.
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July 28, 2014 9:35:26 AM

so which build did you go for? and how is it?
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July 28, 2014 9:54:59 AM

XxmenaxX said:
so which build did you go for? and how is it?

I've decided to go with AznGOD's build and I haven't bought any of the parts yet so I can't answer the second question.
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July 28, 2014 10:19:57 AM

NintendoCraft said:
XxmenaxX said:
so which build did you go for? and how is it?

I've decided to go with AznGOD's build and I haven't bought any of the parts yet so I can't answer the second question.



HOW ABOUT THIS BUILD? AND WHY NOT LOL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...
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July 28, 2014 11:13:06 AM

NintendoCraft said:
@AznGOD Do you know if this setup would also be able to play planetside 2 at a smooth frame rate as well? Also, what about a WiFi card? I know its not ideal, but I need a cordless setup when it comes to connecting to the internet. We can bump the budget up to $650.


Last time i checked PlanetSide performance on FX Processors was horrible during big fights, i had a Phenom II OCed @ 4.0 ghz and now i have a FX-8350 also @ 4.0ghz and both give 40-60 FPS on high settings most of the time and that drops to 15-20 when participating in a big fight no matter what settings you put.

I haven't played for a while though so they migh have released something to make the game utilize multiple cores better.
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July 28, 2014 5:38:06 PM

@XxmenaxX It looks good, but it doesn't have any reviews. I never buy or consider buying anything unless it has at least 4 stars. Also, it doesn't come with a WiFi card so I'd have to buy one and install it. I know that it's really easy for most of you, but for me I'm kinda nervous about it since I don't know too much about PC stuff or how to put it all together.
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August 1, 2014 10:14:04 PM

XxmenaxX said:
NintendoCraft said:
XxmenaxX said:
so which build did you go for? and how is it?

I've decided to go with AznGOD's build and I haven't bought any of the parts yet so I can't answer the second question.



HOW ABOUT THIS BUILD? AND WHY NOT LOL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...


That build is extremely overpriced and out of OP's budget range anyway. Would not recommend.

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