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Extreme Budget Build for bf4

Korahnation

69 months ago

Hey guys need to get an extreme budget pc which will allow me to play battlefield 4. looking for playable framerate at 720P. As im jumping across from my 360 to pc gaming Firstly i am in Australia! so pc parts seem to be very expensive especially ram costing like double Americas prices My budget is around $350-400 AUD MY clear choice wouldve been athlon 750k and a graphics card but we dont get those CPU's in Auz only the APU's

What do yours think about Intel pentium G3220 Asus H81 Mobo 4gb ram (more will be added) MSI Radeon 7770 1Gb Gddr5 Already have a hard drive laying around and optical drive Just a hell cheap case and power supply (will still be a good brand PSU)

or

AMD A8 6600K 8gb 1866mhz ram Gigabyte A75 mobo Use integrated graphics and the rest the same of intel build.

These both narrowly fit inside my budget both i think would be very upgradable in the future. Thoughts on performance would be great. this will be my first pc build/.

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  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you already have the HD 7770?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

no sorry did point that out very well. i have a hard drive and optical drive already. have to buy the cpu, mobo, ram, case and psu

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the integrated graphics in the APU are respectable, but I honestly can't see it hitting a comfortable 60fps even on low settings. Is it possible for you to move up to $450-$500 AU?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I would suggest something like this. http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1UWvV It is over budget, but it gives you a solid base. However I strongly recommend 8GB of ram if it is feasible. A pentium G will leave much to be desired and the APU graphics are, in my opinion, simply too weak to play BF4 comfortably. Power supply is a 500watt 80plus, not my first choice in brand but it offers enough power to upgrade in the future and does not break the bank.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

This if you want to go with Intel

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor $74.00 @ PLE Computers
Motherboard Asus H81M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $65.00 @ PLE Computers
Memory Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.00 @ PCCaseGear
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card $115.00 @ Mwave Australia
Case Cooler Master NSE-300-KKN1 ATX Mid Tower Case $49.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply Silverstone Strider Essential 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply $59.00 @ PCCaseGear
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $421.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-30 13:37 EST+1100
  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah i agree. it is possible to bring my budget up to around 450ish if i wait another week before ordering. i think ill go more towards your suggested build as it will allow anything up to an 8 core in the future and FX's can be overclocked also. would the FX-4300 be able to run say a 7950 without bottle necking just as a future upgrade reference? thanks alot

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the suggestion vlad. think i might go with amd however as it seems to bring alot more bang for buck in this low of a budget

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Here you go this will run BF4 on high settings 60fps all day long. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $89.96 @ Outlet PC
Motherboard Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $44.99 @ Microcenter
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $63.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card $159.99 @ Newegg
Case Rosewill FBM-02 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $29.99 @ Mwave
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $29.99 @ Microcenter
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $408.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-30 00:36 EDT-0400
  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks cory, would love to buy something to that caliber but i live in australia, some of those parts cost double that here sadly

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