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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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  1. Check the minimum requirements for those games, then adjust your build to that?
  2. 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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    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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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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