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  • PC build
  • DayZ
  • ARMA 3
  • ARMA 2
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July 28, 2014 9:28:05 AM

Im currently building my first PC with a budget around 650$. I would like it to be able ti run DayZ at medium+ settings. I also would like to be able to run arma 2&3 at medium+ also. Any help would be great! I do also have a build on PCpartpicker but i'm not sure if it's good or not... If you want to check out and tell me how it is, heres the link: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NVHyt6

Would really appreciate a quick, helpful response!

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July 28, 2014 9:38:47 AM

Check the minimum requirements for those games, then adjust your build to that?
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July 28, 2014 9:47:04 AM

the build looks genuinely fine.

I'd replace teh singel 8 GB stick with a 2x4 GB stick. Team Vulcan has a good setup 8 GB (2x4 GB) DDR3-1600 CAS 9 for $68.99

If you really want the free Watch dogs, stick with the 660. otherwith a slightly better R9 270X is the same price
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July 28, 2014 9:55:13 AM

Hey, check the build below. I've ditched the SSD. you can always get SSD at any time later on. I give you Intel i5 processor with Asus mobo and R9 270X:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus H87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($100.00 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($27.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $637.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-28 12:54 EDT-0400
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July 28, 2014 10:19:06 AM

you know, If I had to chose between an i5 without an SSD and a slightly slower FX with an SSD, the FX is my choice every time. That system will SEEM faster at almost everything
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July 28, 2014 11:01:08 AM

DO NOT get an amd processor for Dayz, i have an FX-8350 @ 4.0 Ghz paired with an R9 280x and i can barely get 20-30 FPS in cities at low\medium settings, the game is only optimized for Intel processors atm as it requires raw core performance.

Same applies to Arma 2 and 3 as they have similar engines.
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July 28, 2014 8:54:01 PM

Thanks so much for the fast replies guys, But now SrewySqrl got me thinking i should get an SSD and just lower the GPU a little. Not sure how much improvement this would do for graphics and FPS. :/ 
Any help would bre great to help me pick a good starting PC! Thanks!
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July 28, 2014 11:48:10 PM

z0mbiekilla98 said:
Thanks so much for the fast replies guys, But now SrewySqrl got me thinking i should get an SSD and just lower the GPU a little. Not sure how much improvement this would do for graphics and FPS. :/ 
Any help would bre great to help me pick a good starting PC! Thanks!


don't compromise on GPU. for gaming rig, the foremost important component is the powerful GPU followed by gpu. Like I mentioned earlier, you can get SSD at any time as per your convenience but same may not be true for GPUs. So choose wisely here my dear.
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July 29, 2014 1:51:17 AM

Thanks! Really helped me out.But i do have one more question i just noticed, it says i might need to update my Mobo to work with newer parts. Is this bad? Should i choose a new one ore will i be fine?
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July 29, 2014 1:56:46 AM

i5 + SSD build for the same price as your original build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-HD3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($49.99 @ TigerDirect)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $681.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-29 04:55 EDT-0400

Also, a better PSU
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July 29, 2014 2:10:59 AM

z0mbiekilla98 said:
Thanks! Really helped me out.But i do have one more question i just noticed, it says i might need to update my Mobo to work with newer parts. Is this bad? Should i choose a new one ore will i be fine?


Everything is compatible with each other in my suggested build. No worries there.
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July 29, 2014 2:21:26 AM

Thanks guys. This has helped me out a lot and i will finally be able to play arma... Thanks so much! I am going with EasyLover's build. Although i did notice some parts on Luco's build was cheaper and he also had a higher power supply. Were the parts he chose not as good quality and would my PC need more than 500W?
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