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December 24, 2012 8:40:58 PM

Hello I recently watched a video of a build for $250 that can run Skyrim at 30 fps (Video found here: http://teksyndicate.com/videos/build-best-cheap-ass-gam...). I have a BIOSTAR A880GZ Motherboard and I was hoping I could do something like the video did, except with this motherboard. It is important to know that I must buy a new Windows 7 Home Premium OS Disc for my build and I already have the motherboard. So the build would have $90 added to it for the OS, making his build about $350ish. Any way you guys could find the parts to let me game like this? I can't use his CPU because of the different socket, or else I would just put my motherboard in that build. My goal is to play DayZ (Arma 2 Mod) On lowest settings at 20 fps (or more). Arma II is the most CPU intensive game I own.

This is the build I kind of pieced together, can you guys improve while staying under $500?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tXlH
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tXlH/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tXlH/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Biostar A880GZ Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($37.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $415.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-24 17:40 EST-0500)

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a b V Motherboard
December 25, 2012 3:32:17 AM

7770 is about 99 in normal price, for boxing day or sale. you will get better price
December 25, 2012 4:09:37 AM

AMD Radeon said:
7770 is about 99 in normal price, for boxing day or sale. you will get better price


7770? Are you talking about a Video Card or CPU or something?
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a b V Motherboard
December 25, 2012 4:13:30 AM

saltiren said:
7770? Are you talking about a Video Card or CPU or something?

of course yes, you miss video card on that build list :) 
and your amd build will be perfect combination with amd fx and amd radeon 7770 card

awesome budget build :) 

someone will tell you about intel build. you might want to hear their advices
December 25, 2012 5:10:55 PM

AMD Radeon said:
of course yes, you miss video card on that build list :) 
and your amd build will be perfect combination with amd fx and amd radeon 7770 card

awesome budget build :) 

someone will tell you about intel build. you might want to hear their advices


Well I didn't "miss" the video card, That is the build I am going to be using at first, and then I am going to buy the GPU when I have enough money. I am going to cheap out and use Linux at first until I can get the Windows 7 OS as well.
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