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August 17, 2014 3:16:10 PM

I'm looking to build a computer under $700-800. I went and picked out these parts. Let me know if this would be able to run games such as DayZ, Battlefield 4, and similar newer, graphic intensive games. Please give me some tips and let me know if there are any parts that I should replace. Thanks.

Hard Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power Supply - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Optical Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Processor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Cooler - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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August 17, 2014 3:29:14 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.67 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.31 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec VSK-3000 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $697.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available




YOUR CURRENT BUILD HAVE SOME FLAWS SO I HAVE GIVEN U A FRESH BUILD UNDER YOUR BUDGET.....
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August 17, 2014 3:48:04 PM

prit87 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.67 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.31 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec VSK-3000 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $697.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available




YOUR CURRENT BUILD HAVE SOME FLAWS SO I HAVE GIVEN U A FRESH BUILD UNDER YOUR BUDGET.....


Would this be able to run newer games at normal/low settings with a good framerate?
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August 17, 2014 3:52:31 PM

Not really...
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $784.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-17 18:52 EDT-0400
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August 18, 2014 2:13:14 AM

okcnaline said:
Not really...
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $784.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-17 18:52 EDT-0400


what do u mean by rot really i can bet on my life that the system i have given can run games on medium to high settings with good fps......and u should have given him 2 x 4 gb of ram instead of 1 x 8 gb ......
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August 18, 2014 6:25:48 PM

Not really because of your GTX 750 Ti. And also, does the RAM really matter? Sizes matter, but are you going to talk about the extra and lower DIMM of RAM so you can get like 5 more FPS? If you're going to pick on that, no wonder you didn't see through the extra CPU power and the "pretty much" bottleneck on the CPU and GPU relationship.
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August 19, 2014 1:44:35 AM

okcnaline said:
Not really because of your GTX 750 Ti. And also, does the RAM really matter? Sizes matter, but are you going to talk about the extra and lower DIMM of RAM so you can get like 5 more FPS? If you're going to pick on that, no wonder you didn't see through the extra CPU power and the "pretty much" bottleneck on the CPU and GPU relationship.


yea the gpu i have given was suiting his budget you have downgraded the processor and given him a better gpu and yes 2x4 gb ram really matter than 1x8 gb dual channel is always faster than single channel ram......and nothing is going to bottleneck............
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August 19, 2014 10:16:06 AM

The FX-8320 performs a really slight bit better than a i5-4670K at stock speeds. And the RAM doesn't impact much, probably 5 FPS. And the GTX 750 Ti would be the limiting factor for you, because the R9 280X can do high (and maybe even Ultra) settings quite well compared to a GTX 750 Ti (it's range is a Medium, the struggle's high).
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August 19, 2014 10:29:29 AM

i am not comparing the GPU i know the r9 280x is better card i have lowerd the budget so i have given him a mid level card......but 8320 better than i5 4670k noooooo wayyyyy....................................................................plus i have given the i5 4690k...
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August 19, 2014 6:49:58 PM

Heh, thanks for trying, but that's only a 100 Mhz difference, and with EXTREMELY minimal OC on the 8320, I'm sure it can equal an i5-4690k.
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August 19, 2014 7:04:40 PM

okcnaline said:
Heh, thanks for trying, but that's only a 100 Mhz difference, and with EXTREMELY minimal OC on the 8320, I'm sure it can equal an i5-4690k.


you cant compare clock speeds of two different processors with two different architectures. it doesnt work that way. intel has more efficient cores, so they dont need to be running as fast to do the same amount of work. amd has more cores, but arent as efficient.

the fx - 83xx and i5 - 46xx trade blows in games. the fx does better in games that utilize more cores, and is better at rendering (because the more cores). the i5 does better on single threaded games.

there are many reasons, but i reccomend going with intel, so the op can upgrade in the future to a broadwell i7. amd hasnt made a new fx processor in a long time, and have given up with the fx series. their focus is the apu right now.


EDIT: graphics power is important though, and the 750ti is expensive for what it can do. the r7 265/ r9 270 is about the same price and does alot better than the 750ti
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August 19, 2014 7:27:07 PM
August 19, 2014 7:31:56 PM

heres my unconventional budget build with loads of power, cpu and gpu.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($247.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PERFORMANCE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $803.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-19 22:33 EDT-0400


the xeon is essentially a haswell 4770 without integrated graphics (not needed) and a small drop in clock speed. this is pretty much an i7 for the price of an i5. it doesnt allow overclocking though, so it should be subbstituted for a 4690k if you want to overclock (motherboard needs to switch as well.

generic h97 mobo, crossfire support

generic 8gb ram with good timings and speed. ram is ram, the cheapest will do

1tb hdd

r9 280 from gigabyte. not as good as the 280x, but will provide high settings in most (if not all) games today. windforce cooler is good, some people have had issues but every company has some bad cards

generic atx mid tower case

rosewill 650w psu. actually a good rosewill psu (one of the few), as it is made by a good brand (i forget which, i think superflower).

generic dvd drive if needed.





overall, this will provide the best all around performance, and only sacrifices overclocking abilities with the xeon processor and h97 mobo. can be easily switched out for an unlocked i5 and a z97 mobo.



EDIT: fixed pcpp link and stuff.
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August 20, 2014 2:39:00 AM

okcnaline said:
Heh, thanks for trying, but that's only a 100 Mhz difference, and with EXTREMELY minimal OC on the 8320, I'm sure it can equal an i5-4690k.


the difference is not because of mhz buddy..........the core performance of i5 is much more stronger than fx 8320...and in a gaming pc always the i5 will be better than fx 8320 ...or 8350
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August 20, 2014 10:48:16 AM

I'm pretty tired of this. cpubenchmark.net
FX-8320 - 8086
i5-4690K - 7694

I understand Intel's may have a stronger CPU, but then you're missing the point that the FX can still pack a punch, and I can even fit a R9 280X into the budget. P.S.: I'm not a fan of AMD CPUs - they're old and not updated.
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August 20, 2014 1:41:49 PM

so why not go with the i7-4790 (also known as the xeon e3-1231 v3)? and still have a 280. sure, its not as good as the 280x, but is still capable of high/ultra on tosays games with good frames

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August 20, 2014 1:53:30 PM

Cause it's also OC-able. >:-)
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August 20, 2014 2:01:13 PM

that is true, that is a major option to lots of people. if the op doesnt want to overclock though, it is a powerful, valid option
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August 20, 2014 2:56:12 PM

Understood.
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