jkjamz Mar 18 @ 1:54pm
Building A new PC for Battlefield 4, Minecraft, and some Call of Duty
I have had many recommendations and have chosen the corret parts in my opinon

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/

Please tell me of any errors in the comments (I want to play BF4, Minecraft, and Skyrim
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great ape Mar 18 @ 1:59pm 
You have to post the "permalink" for us to see it.
jkjamz Mar 18 @ 2:23pm 
Originally posted by Syke:
You have to post the "permalink" for us to see it.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2F6Ws
great ape Mar 18 @ 2:46pm 
Last edited by great ape; Mar 18 @ 2:57pm
TermsOfEnrampagement Mar 18 @ 3:26pm 
What is your budget? Also do you plan on editing/rendering videos as well or just gaming? As for your actual build:

1) The CPU is older, you can get a 4xxx series i5 for around the same price.
2) You don't need aditional cooling except if you plan to Overclock your CPU. Most CPUs come with adequate cooling.
3) Just for the future, the mobo does not support SLI.
4) While 4GB is decent, 8GB is the sweet spot for gaming at this point.
5) You're not going to get far with a 1GB video card at this point.
6) Your PSU choice is... odd. 450w probably won't power the system, and there's little difference between Bronze and Gold. This[www.amazon.com] is a great PSU and goes on sale quite a bit.

Originally posted by Syke:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ceXJ

operating system?

This is a very nice build.
Carlsberg Mar 18 @ 5:16pm 
Originally posted by DomCobb1:
What is your budget? Also do you plan on editing/rendering videos as well or just gaming? As for your actual build:

1) The CPU is older, you can get a 4xxx series i5 for around the same price.
2) You don't need aditional cooling except if you plan to Overclock your CPU. Most CPUs come with adequate cooling.
3) Just for the future, the mobo does not support SLI.
4) While 4GB is decent, 8GB is the sweet spot for gaming at this point.
5) You're not going to get far with a 1GB video card at this point.
6) Your PSU choice is... odd. 450w probably won't power the system, and there's little difference between Bronze and Gold. This[www.amazon.com] is a great PSU and goes on sale quite a bit.

Originally posted by Syke:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ceXJ

operating system?

This is a very nice build.

Have to agree, I think you can do better on the cpu. 8gb ram should be considered minimum and the Psu is too small, for that build you will need a 600w.

You should also future proof yourself as much as you can, ask yourself how far will that system take you? and consider the amount and cost of any future upgrades you may want. Nothing against the mainboard per se, but an atx rather than micro atx will give you more room for future upgrades.
Last edited by Carlsberg; Mar 18 @ 5:18pm
jkjamz Mar 18 @ 7:18pm 
Originally posted by DomCobb1:
What is your budget? Also do you plan on editing/rendering videos as well or just gaming? As for your actual build:

1) The CPU is older, you can get a 4xxx series i5 for around the same price.
2) You don't need aditional cooling except if you plan to Overclock your CPU. Most CPUs come with adequate cooling.
3) Just for the future, the mobo does not support SLI.
4) While 4GB is decent, 8GB is the sweet spot for gaming at this point.
5) You're not going to get far with a 1GB video card at this point.
6) Your PSU choice is... odd. 450w probably won't power the system, and there's little difference between Bronze and Gold. This[www.amazon.com] is a great PSU and goes on sale quite a bit.

Originally posted by Syke:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ceXJ

operating system?

This is a very nice build.

My price range is $600 - $700
jkjamz Mar 18 @ 7:21pm 
Originally posted by Carlsberg:
Originally posted by DomCobb1:
What is your budget? Also do you plan on editing/rendering videos as well or just gaming? As for your actual build:

1) The CPU is older, you can get a 4xxx series i5 for around the same price.
2) You don't need aditional cooling except if you plan to Overclock your CPU. Most CPUs come with adequate cooling.
3) Just for the future, the mobo does not support SLI.
4) While 4GB is decent, 8GB is the sweet spot for gaming at this point.
5) You're not going to get far with a 1GB video card at this point.
6) Your PSU choice is... odd. 450w probably won't power the system, and there's little difference between Bronze and Gold. This[www.amazon.com] is a great PSU and goes on sale quite a bit.



This is a very nice build.

Have to agree, I think you can do better on the cpu. 8gb ram should be considered minimum and the Psu is too small, for that build you will need a 600w.

You should also future proof yourself as much as you can, ask yourself how far will that system take you? and consider the amount and cost of any future upgrades you may want. Nothing against the mainboard per se, but an atx rather than micro atx will give you more room for future upgrades.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-p8b75mcsm

good Mobo?
TermsOfEnrampagement Mar 18 @ 7:22pm 
Originally posted by jkjamz:
Originally posted by Carlsberg:

Have to agree, I think you can do better on the cpu. 8gb ram should be considered minimum and the Psu is too small, for that build you will need a 600w.

You should also future proof yourself as much as you can, ask yourself how far will that system take you? and consider the amount and cost of any future upgrades you may want. Nothing against the mainboard per se, but an atx rather than micro atx will give you more room for future upgrades.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-p8b75mcsm

good Mobo?

It's okay, although it only supports 1600mhz RAM and no SLI or XFire support.
jkjamz Mar 18 @ 7:25pm 
Originally posted by DomCobb1:
What is your budget? Also do you plan on editing/rendering videos as well or just gaming? As for your actual build:

1) The CPU is older, you can get a 4xxx series i5 for around the same price.
2) You don't need aditional cooling except if you plan to Overclock your CPU. Most CPUs come with adequate cooling.
3) Just for the future, the mobo does not support SLI.
4) While 4GB is decent, 8GB is the sweet spot for gaming at this point.
5) You're not going to get far with a 1GB video card at this point.
6) Your PSU choice is... odd. 450w probably won't power the system, and there's little difference between Bronze and Gold. This[www.amazon.com] is a great PSU and goes on sale quite a bit.

Originally posted by Syke:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ceXJ

operating system?

This is a very nice build.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i53350p

New CPU
TermsOfEnrampagement Mar 18 @ 7:27pm 
Originally posted by jkjamz:
Originally posted by DomCobb1:
What is your budget? Also do you plan on editing/rendering videos as well or just gaming? As for your actual build:

1) The CPU is older, you can get a 4xxx series i5 for around the same price.
2) You don't need aditional cooling except if you plan to Overclock your CPU. Most CPUs come with adequate cooling.
3) Just for the future, the mobo does not support SLI.
4) While 4GB is decent, 8GB is the sweet spot for gaming at this point.
5) You're not going to get far with a 1GB video card at this point.
6) Your PSU choice is... odd. 450w probably won't power the system, and there's little difference between Bronze and Gold. This[www.amazon.com] is a great PSU and goes on sale quite a bit.



This is a very nice build.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i53350p

New CPU

This[pcpartpicker.com] has a better CPU and is overall a much stronger build
Carlsberg Mar 18 @ 7:41pm 
Originally posted by DomCobb1:
This[pcpartpicker.com] has a better CPU and is overall a much stronger build

I like it, and its close to your target cost wise.

The full atx board with the Z87 chipset is a much better choice and the cpu although still only 3ghz is much better. Capped off with an nvidia card in place of the ati and its there. The psu is minimum but ok.
Last edited by Carlsberg; Mar 18 @ 7:47pm
great ape Mar 18 @ 8:56pm 
This build has a big enough PSU for future GPU upgrades

Base Total: $747.15
Promo Discounts: -$12.00
Mail-in Rebates: -$50.00
Shipping: $1.99
Total: $687.14

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3cpSh

This one has a PSU good enough for low power cards like the 750 Ti, but a bigger PSU would be needed later if you get a more powerful GPU.

Base Total: $717.15
Mail-in Rebates: -$50.00
Shipping: $1.99
Total: $669.14

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3cqiQ

If you absolutely couldn't go over $700 then here is an i3 configuration.

Base Total: $692.15
Mail-in Rebates: -$50.00
Shipping: $6.98
Total: $649.13

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3cqy7

I suggest going for the top one. Games such as BF4 like better CPUs & there's no point making yourself have to buy a different PSU later. The i3 doesn't do too bad for a dual core if that was your only choice.

http://www.techspot.com/review/734-battlefield-4-benchmarks/page6.html

750 Ti gaming benchmarks

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1130

You would be able to play BF4 on high settings.
Last edited by great ape; Mar 18 @ 9:01pm
Rumpelcrutchskin Mar 18 @ 9:56pm 
Put little more money into it if you want it to play BF4 and other modern games well:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3cskZ

Your original build is pretty much trainwreck btw. It's clear you dont have much experience at all about building PC's.
jkjamz Mar 19 @ 12:28pm 
Originally posted by Syke:
This build has a big enough PSU for future GPU upgrades

Base Total: $747.15
Promo Discounts: -$12.00
Mail-in Rebates: -$50.00
Shipping: $1.99
Total: $687.14

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3cpSh

This one has a PSU good enough for low power cards like the 750 Ti, but a bigger PSU would be needed later if you get a more powerful GPU.

Base Total: $717.15
Mail-in Rebates: -$50.00
Shipping: $1.99
Total: $669.14

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3cqiQ

If you absolutely couldn't go over $700 then here is an i3 configuration.

Base Total: $692.15
Mail-in Rebates: -$50.00
Shipping: $6.98
Total: $649.13

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3cqy7

I suggest going for the top one. Games such as BF4 like better CPUs & there's no point making yourself have to buy a different PSU later. The i3 doesn't do too bad for a dual core if that was your only choice.

http://www.techspot.com/review/734-battlefield-4-benchmarks/page6.html

750 Ti gaming benchmarks

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1130

You would be able to play BF4 on high settings.

I already have an OS I can use
great ape Mar 19 @ 12:34pm 
Then go back to the first link I posted at the top of the thread. That is the highest specs you can get for $700 without an OS.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3cKf3
Last edited by great ape; Mar 19 @ 12:43pm
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