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This is my second build, and after my friend admiring my new computer we decided to build him one so he could play dayz without 15 FPS on a laptop (literally). He had a budget of around 700$, so this is what I came up with.

I'm not going to make the description 50 paragraphs like I did on my last build posted here, but I will say that everything was a breeze to work with and I can't wait until I get the chance to build more.

I know I'm going to get downvotes because of windows 8 full but here's the problem we had: My friend TOLD me his grandpa already had a copy of Windows 7 64 bit for him. Turns out the code was already being used by someone, so he had to go to best buy and waste 100$ on a full version of windows 8. Not my choice.

I know cable management is very "meh" in the case but you must understand there's no cables blocking any airflow, and the case doesn't have a side window, so who cares. It actually looks better in person when all the cables aren't lit up by the camera flash.

Have any questions feel free to ask, I know there's only 2 pictures but my friend is lazy and refuses to send me any more.

Thanks :D

PS- He can run dayZ on high settings (1920x1080) with around 40 FPS most times, but when you get in cherno/elektro it plummets to 15. Gotta turn the settings down to around medium when he goes in a large part of the map.

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  • 79 months ago
  • 3 points

windows 8 is better than windows 7 anyway once you get used to it. I strongly recommend downloading the 8.1 preview as they have fixed of the annoyances.

  • 79 months ago
  • 3 points

nice build! and hopefully the framerates will improve in the standalone version of dayz

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I sure hope. Can't wait for standalone xD

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, I am building a computer in a few months and one of the main games I will be playing is gonna be DayZ :D

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty decent with all peripherals included. I probably would have tried for an AMD FX-6300, and a mobo which will support SLI/Xfire in the future. Don't think it would have cost that much more.

Even though I suppose with a budget of $700 you already went a little over.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I like the FX 6300, believe me im not a biased person. But the i3 did perform better than the 6300 in dayz, so that was a huge win over to intel this time. And also, the mobo does support xfire.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build. DayZ is what convinced me to build my own pc later this year. Hopefully this will fare better in the standalone. I'm not sure whether DayZ prefers AMD or Intel, but I do know it is pretty CPU intensive. Would AMD have done better or are you satisfied with your CPU choice?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm satisfied, Intel ALWAYS wins in dayz. Dont know why, but opt for the i3 if youre looking for a budget dayz rig. Even though it's CPU intensive we just got done playing origins in a huge city. He was playing it maxed with 30 FPS which is great for this cheap of a rig.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, that's a really good price for a budget build WITH the peripherals.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I tried my best to get good parts :D

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Better not be a newb killer (or I'll find you)... ;)

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't find anything to complain about in this build. Good job!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a really smart budget build.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow that build is the same as my new budget gaming build.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the speakers?

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply, it's been ages since I got back on here, lol. To be honest I wouldn't recommend the speakers at all. He replaced them with a much better system now, but honestly, it just sounds so generic. The max volume of them is pathetic, they are small, and are not good for any gaming at all as the sound distortion is really bad.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Not getting them!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

how are those frame rates treating your friend since the standalone came out? I am about to build a DayZ computer, so I am just curious if this will satisfy my needs.

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

I think you should have gone with an AMD build. Intel doesn't do so well with "budget".