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    New Computer $1500 budget

    So I am looking to buy a new computer for gaming I play fps games like bf3 and I plan to buy bf4 so i want my computer to be able to run that at 1080p on ultra settings. My budget is 1500 dollars, I need an OS, but I don't need any peripherals. I live in the U.S. I can't really reuse anything.

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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($154.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($184.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($405.91 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.00 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($51.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.88 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1469.71
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-18 13:22 EDT-0400)

    With this setup you can play BF3 on Ultra with constantly >60fps. Idk about BF4 though. And you should OC the CPU of course.

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    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Be Quiet DARK ROCK PRO 2 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($184.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($58.65 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($184.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($405.91 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill Galaxy-02 ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.88 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1449.36
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-18 13:23 EDT-0400)

    This one hits close to the top of your budget, and the CPU is optional (you may want to go for the i5-4670k, as it has a similar discount to the 4770k above). There aren't that many offers on PSUs in the wattage range I used. It should play BF4 on Ultra, which is the main thing.

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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($184.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.88 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1305.77
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-18 17:08 EDT-0400)

    This is the build will do great for ultra on BF3, and BF4. The motherboard is originally $174.99, but you get it for $114.99 ($60 discount) with the cpu/motherboard combo from Microcenter. If you you can't find a microcenter, Then get the MSI G45. I recommend the 7970gHz, over the 770 right now since the recent price drop. The 770 and 7970gHz are more or less even, But you get 3 games with the 7970 in addition to getting it $55 cheaper than the 770.
    Last edited by Valstorm Warsong; 2013-08-18 at 09:15 PM.

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    That's a nice deal on the PSU Valstorm Warsong. The rest looks good as well.
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