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So, after many months of showing my brother how good PC gaming is I have finally convinced him to stray from his console comfort zone and come to pc. since I am the PC builder in the family I am expected to plan and put this thing together. So, when I asked him what he wanted it to do he said he wanted it to run planet side 2 at low-medium settings with 60FPS at 900p. Here is what I have come up with so far:

Case: COUGAR Spike: 20 dollars
MOBO: Asus M5A78L-M LX3 AM3+: 45 dollars
GPU: Radeon HD 7850 1GB: 130 dollars
RAM:Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1x8 1600: 55.25 dollars
CPU: FX-6300:100 dollars
CPU cooler: Stock: free
PSU: Corsair CX 500 500w: 25 dollars

I am pretty sure these are the cheapest way to go in terms of running planet side 2 at medium-low settings at 60FPS in 900p. I am just speculating with the video card though, if anybody has this card and can tell me if it will do the job or not it would be greatly appreciated.

All input appreciated
Thanks guys
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Originally Posted by theOCnoob1 View Post

So, after many months of showing my brother how good PC gaming is I have finally convinced him to stray from his console comfort zone and come to pc. since I am the PC builder in the family I am expected to plan and put this thing together. So, when I asked him what he wanted it to do he said he wanted it to run planet side 2 at low-medium settings with 60FPS at 900p. Here is what I have come up with so far:

Case: COUGAR Spike: 20 dollars
MOBO: Asus M5A78L-M LX3 AM3+: 45 dollars
GPU: Radeon HD 7850 1GB: 130 dollars
RAM:Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1x8 1600: 55.25 dollars
CPU: FX-6300:100 dollars
CPU cooler: Stock: free
PSU: Corsair CX 500 500w: 25 dollars

I am pretty sure these are the cheapest way to go in terms of running planet side 2 at medium-low settings at 60FPS in 900p. I am just speculating with the video card though, if anybody has this card and can tell me if it will do the job or not it would be greatly appreciated.

All input appreciated
Thanks guys

i am 100% sure that can run PS2 at High settings even using 1080.
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that is such a cheap but efficient computer for such a build.

I would like to comment on one thing though. if you live in the US, i highly believe you are able to get the ram for cheaper. other than than i think you are golden. good luck with the computer build.
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that is such a cheap but efficient computer for such a build.

I would like to comment on one thing though. if you live in the US, i highly believe you are able to get the ram for cheaper. other than than i think you are golden. good luck with the computer build.

This, you could also consider a used 2GB 7870 for a tad more? I'd suggest a 2GB card over the 1GB card though, even if for now he's using 900p if he ever gets into it he'll want more then a 1GB card.
 
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that is such a cheap but efficient computer for such a build.

I would like to comment on one thing though. if you live in the US, i highly believe you are able to get the ram for cheaper. other than than i think you are golden. good luck with the computer build.

Thanks!
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This, you could also consider a used 2GB 7870 for a tad more? I'd suggest a 2GB card over the 1GB card though, even if for now he's using 900p if he ever gets into it he'll want more then a 1GB card.

Ya, I talked to him and we ended up getting a MSI 7950 for 180 dollars, bringing the grand total to 498 dollars, based on some more research this will be able to run BF3-4 at 60 FPS at 1080p. Most of the rebates have expired so it will cost maybe 50 dollars more to buy now but I feel my brother will have a great experance getting it PC gaming.
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