Solved

Need help with new Build

Hi, I am a first time builder and was wondering if I should my build looked ok. I plan on playing graphical intense games like battlefield 4 and the newest gen games on max to very high settings with high fps. i was also wondering if I should buy 2 gtx 660 ti or crossfire 7950 instead of getting a single card. Fell free to give me advice what to change,etc. I plan on swaping parts or adding new parts(in the case of sli) out every 2 or 3 years. My price tag is 2000, but will spend a few hundred more for preformance. Also should I go with an amd proccesor if I am just going to play games? Thank you for your time

Build
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/11sdY
7 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about build
  1. Best answer
    Looks good.
    You wouldn't need to crossfire a 7950 though.
    It's always better to have a single more powerful card than 2 less powerful cards.
    As such, a single 7950 or GTX 770 would be fine :D
    However, Battlefield runs much better on Nvidia cards compared to AMD cards, so you'll want to stick with a GTX.
    As for the CPU, your high budget will allow for an Intel CPU. AMD CPUs are better for those with a smaller budget.
    Overall, this looks like a great build. Maybe you should consider including an small SSD for the Operating System (a 64gb one would be fine).
  2. JRAtk94 said:
    Looks good.
    You wouldn't need to crossfire a 7950 though.
    It's always better to have a single more powerful card than 2 less powerful cards.
    As such, a single 7950 or GTX 770 would be fine :D
    However, Battlefield runs much better on Nvidia cards compared to AMD cards, so you'll want to stick with a GTX.
    As for the CPU, your high budget will allow for an Intel CPU. AMD CPUs are better for those with a smaller budget.
    Overall, this looks like a great build. Maybe you should consider including an small SSD for the Operating System (a 64gb one would be fine).


    Thanks! my whole build is on amazon and I do have an ssd for my OS.
  3. Ahh, good. Sorry, I don't think I saw it on the list, I must've skim-read it :P

    It is a great build, I must say. You have room to upgrade to an i7 though, if you wished to do so - considering that you're below your $2000 budget.
  4. JRAtk94 said:
    Ahh, good. Sorry, I don't think I saw it on the list, I must've skim-read it :P

    It is a great build, I must say. You have room to upgrade to an i7 though, if you wished to do so - considering that you're below your $2000 budget.


    ya i forgot to put the sdd in the list, but it is on another list:)

    But the i5 is a place holder because Micro center has a i7 3770k for 220 which is a great deal, but they are not in pc parts picker so I used the i5 as a place holder because it was a similar price. Do you think I should what until intel release their new processors to build to see if there is a price drop in the i7 3770k even more?
  5. Yes, you should wait for the new "Haswell" processors. If your budget will stretch to it, you may even wish to purchase a Haswell processor, rather than a Sandy/Ivy bridge :P
  6. Getting an i7 over an i5 won't improve the games because most games today don't utilize hyper-threading, but at that price I guess you might as well (granted everything will be changed when haswell arrives). Also you'll only need 8gb of ram and unless you'll be storing a ton of stuff, you'll be fine with 1tb.
  7. fulge1638 said:
    Getting an i7 over an i5 won't improve the games because most games today don't utilize hyper-threading, but at that price I guess you might as well (granted everything will be changed when haswell arrives). Also you'll only need 8gb of ram and unless you'll be storing a ton of stuff, you'll be fine with 1tb.


    Thanks for the suggestings
Ask a new question

Read More

Peripherals Games Build New Build