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First PC Build: Where can I make cuts but maintain Very High to Ultra video quality for Arma 3?

This is my first PC build and I was wondering if this build will run games like Arma 3 with mods, DayZ, Bf4, etc. at 1080p and on Ultra settings? I wanted to try to achieve at least 30fps in online game (I'm aware that fps is constrained by the server, 30fps is just what I'm hoping for).

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/DeadKnight/saved/gFWkcf

Additionally, the total I have is much more than what I was hoping to pay for. I was trying to go for somewhere around $1000, maxing out somewhere around $1200. So is there anywhere that I can make cuts to reduce costs but still maintain my goals?

This PC would likely be used for CAD as well, would I need to make any changes to for AutoCAD and SolidWorks?

Any pointers are very much appreciated!
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  1. I massaged it a little. The non K processor will play games as well as the 6600K, and you could overclock it if you wanted. The R9 390 can be had cheaper and trades blows with the GTX 970 in games.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($97.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB PCS+ Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.78 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($87.95 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($17.59 @ OutletPC)
    Fan Controller: NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller ($29.88 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Micro Center)
    Keyboard: Logitech G105 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Mouse: Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse ($49.99 @ Best Buy)
    Total: $1232.97
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-28 21:02 EST-0500


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    I have tried my best not to affect he performance. No rebates.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z170M Pro4S Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($99.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card ($305.89 @ OutletPC)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($53.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.78 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-S2S-124K-GP 44.7 CFM 120mm Fans ($12.89 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Acer R240HY bidx 60Hz 23.8" Monitor ($131.99 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($8.99 @ NCIX US)
    Mouse: Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse ($49.99 @ Best Buy)
    Total: $1198.32
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-28 21:38 EST-0500
  3. DeadKnight said:
    This is my first PC build and I was wondering if this build will run games like Arma 3 with mods, DayZ, Bf4, etc. at 1080p and on Ultra settings? I wanted to try to achieve at least 30fps in an online game (I'm aware that fps is constrained by the server, 30fps is just what I'm hoping for).

    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/DeadKnight/saved/gFWkcf

    Additionally, the total I have is much more than what I was hoping to pay for. I was trying to go for somewhere around $1000, maxing out somewhere around $1200. So is there anywhere that I can make cuts to reduce costs but still maintain my goals?

    This PC would likely be used for CAD as well, would I need to make any changes to for AutoCAD and SolidWorks?

    Any pointers are very much appreciated!


    It seems a pretty good setup to me, except for the GPU I would get an 8gb and water cooling if you can afford it.
    For Arma 3, I have an AMD FX(tm)-9590 Eight-Core Processor and an AMD Radeon (TM) R9 390 Series graphics card and I get 30-40fps on campaign and 19 average for multiplayer. Arma 3 is not optimized very well even for the high-end computers so I would recommend getting a better CPU because people say that's what Arma 3 mainly runs off of.
  4. Fluffeh Panda said:
    DeadKnight said:
    This is my first PC build and I was wondering if this build will run games like Arma 3 with mods, DayZ, Bf4, etc. at 1080p and on Ultra settings? I wanted to try to achieve at least 30fps in an online game (I'm aware that fps is constrained by the server, 30fps is just what I'm hoping for).

    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/DeadKnight/saved/gFWkcf

    Additionally, the total I have is much more than what I was hoping to pay for. I was trying to go for somewhere around $1000, maxing out somewhere around $1200. So is there anywhere that I can make cuts to reduce costs but still maintain my goals?

    This PC would likely be used for CAD as well, would I need to make any changes to for AutoCAD and SolidWorks?

    Any pointers are very much appreciated!


    It seems a pretty good setup to me, except for the GPU I would get an 8gb and water cooling if you can afford it.
    For Arma 3, I have an AMD FX(tm)-9590 Eight-Core Processor and an AMD Radeon (TM) R9 390 Series graphics card and I get 30-40fps on campaign and 19 average for multiplayer. Arma 3 is not optimized very well even for the high-end computers so I would recommend getting a better CPU because people say that's what Arma 3 mainly runs off of.


    Arma 3 generallly hates AMD so yeah.
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