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post #1 of 4 Old 03-26-2013, 11:09 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm fed up with consoles and would like to switch to pc but need some help building one. My budget is $ 500-600. I will be playing mostly star craft 2, dota 2, bf3, and crysis 3. Is it possible with my budget to play bf3 and crysis 3 on high settings with an fps over 30 ?. I already have a keyboard,,mouse, and monitor which would be my 40 inch 1080p lcd tv. I plan on buying my parts on newegg a day Frys electronics but I'm open to any other place too. I will need an network adapter btw. I'm such a noob and wo u ld greatly appreciate some words of wisdom from any pc gamer.
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-28-2013, 10:06 AM
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Spec PC

I just put this pc together now for you. It is a little higher then you price range, but look at it. and if there is stuff you can salvage from other things like hdd, and so on, price will go down.
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I would suggest posting in the HTPC section. Very few people venture in this "General Gaming Help" sub-category.
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Do you have a microcenter near by? They often have great deals on cpu/board combos.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NIoE

It's $700, but you can easily cut $40 from the case I went with an expensive one. You could save another 15-30 on the power supply but I gave you a more future proof one you could reuse on your next build. Hard drive was just a guess, and a decent starting point to see price to storage ratio. Can save 90 on windows if you have a copy or a student and can get a copy cheap/free or know a student. You could save another $20 on the board if you go to a slightly worse board, and it may be worth saving the money considering it's a budget build. It's doable to get a decent enough rig in that price range. This is atleast a base outline to work off of. Plus if you have a microcenter you can save more buying the CPU and board there. So some minor tweaks and watching for sales or reuisng old parts can get you a decent mid range gaming rig in that price.

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