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September 21, 2012 11:02:53 PM

Hello. I'm am switching to PC gaming from Xbox. I love Call of Duty and that't what I plan to play on this PC. My budget it around 550. Here is what I have come up with. Any Input would be GREAT.
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/i8p9
September 21, 2012 11:14:45 PM

From the only person on this forum from whom you will get an honest advise for a call of duty PC is gonna be me because people hate COD around here... JK :lol: 


Get this: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hkLK
a b 4 Gaming
September 21, 2012 11:22:20 PM

To be honest, I don't think you'll even need an HD7870 for CoD....HD7850 should suffice, that said, here -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($112.81 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $686.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-21 19:22 EDT-0400)
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September 21, 2012 11:31:01 PM

mocchan said:
To be honest, I don't think you'll even need an HD7870 for CoD....HD7850 should suffice, that said, here -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($112.81 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $686.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-21 19:22 EDT-0400)


*the 3220 is better
*no SSD for this guy or anyone with such a low budget
a b 4 Gaming
September 21, 2012 11:36:37 PM

idroid said:
*the 3220 is better
*no SSD for this guy or anyone with such a low budget

3220 is better by a small margin, it's personal preference at this point since the two CPU's (2120, 3220) are only $10 apart.

If OP doesn't need an SSD, he can take that out to have a very nice rig at a $600 price point. I left it in there just in case he may want to re-consider getting an SSD :) 
September 21, 2012 11:58:56 PM

mocchan said:
To be honest, I don't think you'll even need an HD7870 for CoD....HD7850 should suffice, that said, here -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($112.81 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $686.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-21 19:22 EDT-0400)

Good suggestions it's just that that is way over my budget of $550
Which brings me to my next point. What could I change to my build, and stay in my budget? I'd like to have at least Medium graphics settings in games..

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a b 4 Gaming
September 22, 2012 12:04:22 AM
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($112.81 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $496.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-21 20:03 EDT-0400)

There you go, you can swap out the i3 2120 for an i3 3220 if you wished, there's a small performance boost on the i3 3220 (5-10%) if you find that's necissary, go for it :) 

Also, CoD isn't a very graphic intensive game, I remember my brother running MW3 on very high settings @ 1080p with an HD4670... kind of sad to be honest...so with that said, an HD7770 would suffice for High-Maxed settings.
September 22, 2012 12:11:08 AM

What resolution are you playing at?

At 1080p I have a HD6850 that maxed out MW3, but it struggles at 2560x1440.
September 22, 2012 12:13:26 AM

Best answer selected by tamouq.
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