hugh mungus Apr 5, 2014 @ 11:18am
Looking to build a pc any good builds?
Hey im looking to build a pc for a budget of about 1000$ max. is there any good builds that could run bf4 on max? i have a computer now but it cant even run bf4 on the lowest graphics. thanks
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_I_ Apr 5, 2014 @ 1:22pm 
currency? (usd, cad, aud)
if in the us, are you near a microcenter?
http://www.microcenter.com/site/stores/default.aspx

do you need an os?

or any accessories?
hugh mungus Apr 5, 2014 @ 1:23pm 
Originally posted by _I_:
currency? (usd, cad, aud)
if in the us, are you near a microcenter?
http://www.microcenter.com/site/stores/default.aspx

do you need an os?

or any accessories?
currency is usd and i have the rest
Set-115689 Apr 5, 2014 @ 1:36pm 
newegg.com is probably where you should buy from in the US.
http://www.newegg.com/

minimum I would do would be i5-3570k (the k means you can overclock it but I wouldn't then you would need a better cpu cooler) , 8 gigs of ram, mainboard, 760 gtx 2gb superclocked video card, 500-700 watt power supply, windows 7 or 8, 2 tb hard drive 7200 rpm, you'll probably need a new optical drive since they switched from ide to sata connectors, a new case if needed I still use mine from 2000, 2 case fans if needed.

build a computer website with some approx parts prices
http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/
Last edited by Set-115689; Apr 5, 2014 @ 2:05pm
_I_ Apr 5, 2014 @ 1:36pm 
if aiming at the above spec you can get that prebuilt for $1000
if you dont mind building it yourself you can do alot better

if you are near a microcenter, you can get this

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($83.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($61.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1036.91

cpu/board combo are $245+tax
http://www.microcenter.com/site/brands/intel-processor-bundles.aspx

Last edited by _I_; Apr 5, 2014 @ 1:54pm
hugh mungus Apr 5, 2014 @ 1:38pm 
Originally posted by Set:
newegg.com is probably where you should buy from in the US.

minimum I would do would be i5-3570k , 8 gigs of ram, mainboard, 760 gtx 2gb superclocked video card, 500-700 watt power supply, windows 7 or 8, 2 tb hard drive 7200 rpm, ou'll probably need a new optical drive since they switched from ide to sata connectors, a new case if needed I still use mine from 2000, 2 case fans if needed.

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

Originally posted by _I_:
if you are near a microcenter, you can get this

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($83.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($61.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1036.91

cpu/board combo are $245+tax
http://www.microcenter.com/site/brands/intel-processor-bundles.aspx
thank you :D
Last edited by rotNdude; Apr 5, 2014 @ 2:13pm
Rove Apr 5, 2014 @ 3:49pm 
If you want to go for something cheaper one of these would be great:

FX 6300 CPU, R9 270X 2GB GPU & 16GB (2*8GB) DDR3-1600 RAM + all the other parts
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Rove/saved/3mDW
Base Total: $705.02
Promo Discounts: -$28.48
Mail-in Rebates: -$15.00
Total: $661.54

FX 8320 CPU, R9 270X 2GB GPU & 16GB (2*8GB) DDR3-1866 RAM + all the other parts
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Rove/saved/1Z98
Base Total: $867.92
Promo Discounts: -$36.49
Mail-in Rebates: -$40.00
Total: $791.43

OR

FX 8320 CPU, R9 280X 3GB GPU & 16GB (2*8GB) DDR3-1866 RAM + all the other parts
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3mCxr
Base Total: $1007.92
Promo Discounts: -$46.49
Mail-in Rebates: -$40.00
Total: $921.43

If you want something for the full $1000 then there is also this:

FX 8350 CPU, R9 280X 3GB GPU & 16GB (2*8GB) DDR3-1866 RAM + all the other parts
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Rove/saved/1UUW
Base Total: $1101.73
Promo Discounts: -$43.00
Mail-in Rebates: -$40.00
Shipping: $5.99
Total: $1024.72

Since you might need Windows (WIndows 8.1 64bit recommended) rather than using free Linux and might also be budgeting for a monitor and peripherals in that $1000 I suggest to go for one of the cheaper ones so you will have the spare cash to add all that stuff in. The cheapest build I listed is probably the best deal. Also you might want a SSD to put your OS on, it's not required but it is ideal.
hugh mungus Apr 5, 2014 @ 4:30pm 
Originally posted by Rove:
If you want to go for something cheaper one of these would be great:

FX 6300 CPU, R9 270X 2GB GPU & 16GB (2*8GB) DDR3-1600 RAM + all the other parts
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Rove/saved/3mDW
Base Total: $705.02
Promo Discounts: -$28.48
Mail-in Rebates: -$15.00
Total: $661.54

FX 8320 CPU, R9 270X 2GB GPU & 16GB (2*8GB) DDR3-1866 RAM + all the other parts
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Rove/saved/1Z98
Base Total: $867.92
Promo Discounts: -$36.49
Mail-in Rebates: -$40.00
Total: $791.43

OR

FX 8320 CPU, R9 280X 3GB GPU & 16GB (2*8GB) DDR3-1866 RAM + all the other parts
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3mCxr
Base Total: $1007.92
Promo Discounts: -$46.49
Mail-in Rebates: -$40.00
Total: $921.43

If you want something for the full $1000 then there is also this:

FX 8350 CPU, R9 280X 3GB GPU & 16GB (2*8GB) DDR3-1866 RAM + all the other parts
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Rove/saved/1UUW
Base Total: $1101.73
Promo Discounts: -$43.00
Mail-in Rebates: -$40.00
Shipping: $5.99
Total: $1024.72

Since you might need Windows (WIndows 8.1 64bit recommended) rather than using free Linux and might also be budgeting for a monitor and peripherals in that $1000 I suggest to go for one of the cheaper ones so you will have the spare cash to add all that stuff in. The cheapest build I listed is probably the best deal. Also you might want a SSD to put your OS on, it's not required but it is ideal.
thank you so much i will probs go with 921$ so i could buy windows 64 bit and a monitor :)
Rumpelcrutchskin Apr 5, 2014 @ 4:40pm 
VisionTek is not exactly reputable graphics card brand. Quality brands are EVGA, MSI, ASUS and Gigabyte.
And if you have $1000 there is not much reason going AMD. I know Rove is AMD fan but Intel CPU's are simply better.
_I_ Apr 5, 2014 @ 4:44pm 
and amd is done making desktop cpus
last ones were june of last year
their core performance is sill on par with intel 775 (c2d/c2q) cpus
Chillaxout2 Apr 5, 2014 @ 5:00pm 
ASUS and Intel are really good hardware brands
Rove Apr 5, 2014 @ 5:33pm 
AMD is not done making desktop CPUs. I heard this same lie about the Phenom II x4 about how it was their last desktop CPU. Then the Phenom II x6 came out and later the FX series.

They did just release a new desktop CPU codenamed "Kaveri" and called A10 7850K and A10 7700K for the 2 versions that I have so far seen. More are coming, these "Kaveri" architecture ones are APUs, more of the FX series or soemthing beyond that will come also. Either that or they should merge the sockets as they are currently physically compatible except for the key pins that make the differences between them which are just cosmetic. FM3 and AM4 could be the same socket if that's the way they want to go.
_I_ Apr 5, 2014 @ 6:56pm 
that still doesnt help the fact that a dual socket 775 board /w 2x c2q would match the 8350 every setp of the way
Last edited by _I_; Apr 5, 2014 @ 6:59pm
hugh mungus Apr 5, 2014 @ 8:07pm 
Originally posted by _I_:
that still doesnt help the fact that a dual socket 775 board /w 2x c2q would match the 8350 every setp of the way
would evga be a better option sense i see most youtuber using it like frankieonpc
_I_ Apr 5, 2014 @ 8:32pm 
evga gpus are fine

their psus are ok, but id go for a seasonic built if you can afford one
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-manufacturer,2913-6.html
most are fsp/enhance, fsp is good, enhance could be better

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