A $800 Planetside 2 Gaming PC build HELP!

I really need help making a pc for $800 that will run Planetside 2 well. This build doesn't need to contain OS. Also it would be great if it runs BF3 well and other games of the kind.


CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.98 @ SuperBiiz)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($103.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($59.40 @ NCIX US)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($305.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.99 @ NCIX US)

Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $799.31

MMOs are cpu intensive so opt for a better processer over graphics. planetside2 is an nvidia game so if you want PhysX you'll want an nvidia card. for some reason right now the game runs horribly on the Fx line of processors due to a lack of threading so you may want to go for an intel nvidia system with lesser specs. as for graphics preformance in planetside 2 neither amd or nvidea will preform any better at their respective levels the only difference is physx.

Would an Intel i5 3570k paired with a 7870 work well. I don't care for Physx much.

That will cost you more than $800 and the diffence between those 2 cpus in games is negligible

Planetside 2 doesn't run well on amd according to multiple sorces. 

Here, try this...

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[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i53470]Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($183.56 @ Amazon)

[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-h77pro4mvp]ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard[/url] ($82.55 @ Newegg)

[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/patriot-memory-pgd38g1600elk]Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory[/url] ($47.98 @ NCIX US)

[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003]Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($74.99 @ Newegg)

[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-1003523l]Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card[/url] ($289.99 @ Newegg)

[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-rc912kkn1]Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($55.99 @ NCIX US)

[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cmpsu500cxv2]Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply[/url] ($59.99 @ Newegg)

[b]Total:[/b] $785.05
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To be honest, overclocking isn't all that important with gaming.  It helps some, but it typically doesn't have a significant impact on FPS.  I would recommend going for something such as the i5 3470 paired with the ASRock H77 motherboard and a HD 7950.  You get much better performance for around the same price as the FX 6300 build listed above.  Also, if you're able to, I would recommend installing the OS via a USB flashdrive and do away with the optical drive altogether.  This will save you another $20 or so.  Plus, if you take advantage of the newegg combos and similar deals, you can get this build for well under $800.

If you possess enough patience, I'd recommend checking out Ebay for some of these parts.  For example, I found an i5 3570k for $150 and a GTX 670 for $300 on Ebay.  Actually ended up building my rig for right under the $800 mark.  Anywho, this is my two cents worth.  I hope this helps; good luck!

^^^ lol  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNiNwQ0n9q8

I have a phenom II x6 1055t and a gtx 560; the Cpu is the limiting factor no matter what the graphics are.  I would recomend getting a faster cpu and a slower gpu.  something like a radeon 7870 and an amd 8350 or an intel 3570k.

Thanks man Ill most likely use the 3570k though because I have a little extra money to sink.

what are you talking about planetside 2 run fine on my fx 6300 there no probleme whit the games running on the amd fx line platforme 

I would get a FX 8350 because it's clocked faster, 8 cores, and it would be easier to multi task. But that is just my opinion



I would recommend this for a Intel build.

How does this look for a good PS2 rig. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Vb3C


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.69 @ Outlet PC)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($5.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($105.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($62.68 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($223.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N150UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($10.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Xigmatek XLF-F1253 61.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($9.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Xigmatek XLF-F1253 61.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($9.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.96 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.95 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1108.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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ignore the list it looked better in my head....

it doesnt run well on amd ive used both a 7870 and a 660 non-ti and the 660 would run it on max settings and the 7870 would only run it on med. so physx has a very big part in this game. but the 7870 beats the 660 by 10-20 fps in bf3 not overclocked.

^^^ lol  http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/699?vs=701

Sure, the FX 6300 is a great budget CPU, but I wouldn't put one in a $800 build.  Perhaps in a $600-700 build.  OP's choice though.  Everyone's situation and way of thinking is different.  :)

I'm not fond of those case fans.  Drop those and grab a single 200mm Coolermaster MegaFlow.  Creates less noise, and pushes a lot of air.  Put that in the front as an intake.  Take the included 120mm and place it on the top as an exhaust.  This is the same exact configuration I currently have mine in, and it performs well.  I believe I could honestly overclock with the stock HSF if I really wanted to (but I have a hyper 212 evo on the way to be safe).

There's really no reason to overspend on memory.  Nearly any set of DDR3 1600MHz RAM will work great.  Make sure it is rated for 1.5 volts and doesn't exceed this spec.  otherwise you could run into complications with your mobo.

If you can find the Corsair CX500 for cheaper than the CX600, I would highly recommend it.  500 watts would be plenty to run your system.

Other than that, everything else will work fine.

Oh, and I would recommend getting the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo instead of the one you have listed.  Fine tune and polish that build a little more, and you'll have yourself an amazing rig.

I hope this helps, and good luck!

Thanks man. Ill definitely get the 200mm case fan if the case can handle it. I also didn't realize the ram was 1866 lol. Ill do more research on your other segestions and see if I like them.

Don't skimp on the PSU.  Get the nicest you can fit into your budget.  When it comes to it people like shaving cost on their power supply because let's face it they are kinda boring and don't help with games.  But in reality they are one of the few parts of your build that will stick with you throughout your next 2 or 3 computer upgrades.  Getting a PSU that can handle more power will allow for more options for future builds.

Also it is really bad to run the PSU up to the 500 watt mark (for a 500w PSU) it will run hotter and take more wear then a 750w running at 500w.  If you look at the ratings the best place to run your PSU at is its mid range.  Not its top.