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Looking to play Battlefield games. Perhaps some Minecraft for my kid.

KDNJ
  • 56 months ago

Can someone help me with a list of parts for a computer that will play the above games on high settings (smoothly)

Details......

I'm located in and will purchase in US dollars

I already have a monitor, keyboard and mouse that I will continue to use.

I would like to get a RETAIL copy of Windows 7 64 bit if it can be found. I won't use OEM

I don't plan on overclocking at all. But Im not against it.

Only other real uses for computer will be occasional web surfing, updating Quicken and Storing all my pics/videos from my phone (current hard drive partition almost full with pics/videos)

I'd like to have HDMI (possibly the ability to eventually use several monitors)

I currently use an old Cambrige Soundworks DTT2200 5.1 speaker system and suppose I'd continue to unless another better option that works for me.

I'm using an almost 8 year old build now so I expect to see decent improvement from what I have now. Intel Q6600, with (2) EVGA 8800 GTSC's

I have no brand loaylty. (edit) other than below

I like WD drives and have never encountered a problem with them yet.

Looking to spend absolute Max around $900 including tax/shipping.

I will be connecting to Gigabit network via Cat5e and no wifi will be used.

Thanks,

I hope I haven't forgot anything.

Ken

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Best I can do. Put Seagate because the recent WD drives have been failing a lot with regular use. 290 should work well for anything at High Settings, 1080p. 1440p will push it a little but it may be able to handle some things. Just watch around for price changes and you should be able to get this into your budget. Win 7 retail kills your budget a little, and you can drop the SSD if you can't get it into your budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $165.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock Z97 PRO3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $45.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $47.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $67.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB TurboDuo Video Card $249.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case $46.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $73.81 @ Amazon
Other Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) Retail $99.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $887.59
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-24 18:18 EDT-0400
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate it. Truth be told I can go up to 1000 dollars max. Can that extra 100 bucks help somewhere?

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think it is worth doubling the ram to dual 8 gigs or should i split the 8 gigs to (2) 4 gig sticks?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I set it as 1x8 for upgradability in the future. If you buy 2x4gb you can only get a max of 24gb unless you want to replace the old sticks later on. With the 1x8gb setup you can get max 32gb if needed. As for the guys comments with the V300 and PSU. I have the same PSU and it has been working great for me for a year now. The SSD is just an option, it will be faster than having to boot off of HDD, but it's not going to run up your bill a whole lot. It may be a bit slower, but for what you're needing it won't make that much of a difference except for on bootup.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same PSU and it has been working great for me for a year now

That doesn't make it good, just because something turns on doesn't make it good.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

The V300 is a awful ssd and the psu isn't good.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

So that's it? Those suck in your opinion but no suggestions for an alternative?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Those suck in your opinion

The V300 is statically one of the slowest SSD's you can buy now so I wouldn't say its a opinion, its a fact and the Nex has a few issues with its design and performance.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7763/an-update-to-kingston-ssdnow-v300-a-switch-to-slower-micron-nand

http://www.overclock.net/t/1476935/why-you-should-not-buy-an-evga-supernova-nex650g-750g-aka-g1

Nearly any other SSD is better and for the psu there are tons of options.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I see your point. I will pass on those two items. I suppose I shouldn't use my almost 8 year old power supply right?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I suppose I shouldn't use my almost 8 year old power supply right?

Nope unless you have a time machine and its a Evga G2 that is 8 years old.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU *Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $165.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard *ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $69.98 @ Newegg
Memory *Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage OCZ Trion 100 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $52.95 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $303.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define S ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $51.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) $89.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $889.73
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-24 21:19 EDT-0400

The i5 4460 out performs all of the FX cpu's, even the FX 9590, the motherboard is decent, the ram is just ram, nothing fancy, the ssd is much better than the v300, the hdd is just your standard 7200RPM hdd, once again nothing fancy, the R9 390 is a very good gpu, it out performs the GTX 970 in the majority of the games out there at 1080P and above, the case has a very good bang for your buck, it has sound dampening foam and a ton of room in it, the only downside is that it can only hold 3 3.5 hdd's, the psu is decent, nothing fancy but better than the mediocre G1 series and the OEM is Seasonic. I made sure everything will come very very close to $900 with shipping.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $242.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $105.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $49.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $47.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB SOC Video Card $314.98 @ Newegg
Case BitFenix Aegis Core (Red) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 1050W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1081.69
Mail-in rebates -$80.00
Total $1001.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-28 09:55 EDT-0400

Best build you can get for $1000 period. The CPU: the performance of an i7 for the pice of an i5. The GPU: best bang for your buck card out there. Storage: a fast ssd and a 1TB hard, all you'll ever need. PSU: 1050 watts of rock solid stability. Need I say more

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Why the crappy ssd?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheap.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Its is crap for its price, for around $4 more you can get a much better SSD, there is literally no reason to recommend or buy one.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $165.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $69.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $37.99 @ Newegg
Storage OCZ Trion 100 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $52.94 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $283.98 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $26.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit) $86.75 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $916.50
Mail-in rebates -$75.00
Total $841.50
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-28 21:13 EDT-0400

Think this will work out for me? I actually hope it will work out because I started ordering things. Just from new egg and amazon. I get triple amazon rewards points and usually pay no taxes there. Being in nj I have the pleasure of paying taxes on my newegg purchases since they have a facility here. I believe I'm still looking for an aftermarket cooler, thermal paste and perhaps some case fans?

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

The stock cooler will be fine since you're not overclocking.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Right on. Thanks guys. Hopefully things will work out. I'm just a little nervous about the wattage. But I ordered it all already so........

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