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Could someone help me with a $600 - $700 gaming build?

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July 14, 2013 9:21:32 PM

Alright so basically I have been wanting to get a gaming pc more than anything right now because the consoles this year are not really appealing and my computer is starting to hit the dirt. Well anyways I have been looking at gaming pcs lately and I have found a build and I was wondering what this all would play? The specs on it are....

AMD FX-4100 3.60GHz Processor

8GB 1333MHz DDR3 Memory

1TB 7,200RPM SATA II Hard disk drive

AMD Radeon HD 6450 GPU with 1GB video memory

Now im not looking for a gaming computer that will play everything Ultra settings 60+ fps. I'm just looking for a computer that will play games like Call of Duty Black Ops 2, Battlefield 3, Gotham City Imposters, League of legends, runescape, and ARMA 2. Now I don't care if I have to play these games on Lowest settings with 20-30 fps, Just as long as they are playable. So, what will these specs play? and if this computer build will not play many of these things in lowest settings at a 20 - 30fps rate, what are some of your suggestions? Remember that im on a $600 - $700 MAX budget.

I also found another setup in my price range...

3rd Gen. Intel Core Dual Core i3-3220 3.1GHz processor

8GB of DDR3 memory

1TB Hard Disk drive

1GB ATI Radeon HD 7750

Could this setup run battlefield 3 on lowest settings at a playable rate of 20- 30 fps?

Found one more that i was wondering about......

3rd Gen Intel Core i5 i5-3570K 3.4GHz processor

8GB of DDR3 memory

1TB Hard Disk Drive

NVIDIA GeForce GT 630



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July 15, 2013 3:47:54 AM

That's rubbish. All of it.

Try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $674.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-15 06:44 EDT-0400)

With Windows added, it'll be more. Same for if you need peripherals, but you didn't state this.

For an even better CPU (at the cost of a lowered, but still midrange GPU):


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $692.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-15 06:47 EDT-0400)


Both builds are nice. I'd go with the first one. At least until I know more from you.
July 16, 2013 1:40:02 AM

X79 said:
That's rubbish. All of it.

Try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $674.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-15 06:44 EDT-0400)

With Windows added, it'll be more. Same for if you need peripherals, but you didn't state this.

For an even better CPU (at the cost of a lowered, but still midrange GPU):


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $692.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-15 06:47 EDT-0400)


Both builds are nice. I'd go with the first one. At least until I know more from you.
Thanks for your input, I'm going to be ordering the first set of options.

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