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May 30, 2013 5:59:47 PM

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

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May 30, 2013 6:09:17 PM

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).
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May 30, 2013 6:12:58 PM

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.
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May 30, 2013 6:16:09 PM

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.
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May 30, 2013 6:29:13 PM

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?
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May 30, 2013 6:31:58 PM

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 
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May 30, 2013 7:13:36 PM

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.
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May 31, 2013 7:46:18 PM

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
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