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Want to build a gaming rig to play games like battlefield 4 and rome 2

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June 16, 2013 5:14:34 PM

My friend has suggested 2 different gaming rigs for me as I'm new to this. The first is:

- Fx 8120 processor
- ASRock 970 extreme 3 R2.0 AMD 970 motherboard
- Corsair vengeance 16 GB DDR3 1600 MHz RAM
- 2 x Gtx 560 TI (crossfire) graphics cards
- Aerocool Strike - X 800W '80 plus silver' modular power supply
- WD Caviar Black 1TB

The second is:

- AMD A10 6800K Black Edition 4.1GHz Processor
- Asus F2A85 - M Pro AMD A85x chipset Motherboard
- MSI HD 7750 2048MB GDDR3 PCI Graphics card
- Corsair 2013 edition 600W '80 plus bronze' power supply
- corsair vengeance 16 GB Ram
- alpenfohn K2 mount doom CPU cooler
-WD black 1TB hdd

What are your thoughts. I want to be able to play games like battlefield 4 and rome 2 with decent settings when they come out.
June 23, 2013 8:49:18 PM

I would not go with the second build. I do not think that apu will be able to handle bf4 and rome 2 like you want it to. I would go with the first one, but avoid the SLI (crossfire is for amd cards) because 1 I do not believe you can sli on that motherboard due to the second pcie x16 lane running at x4 and 2 a single card produces less heat, noise, and uses less power than two. And sli setups dont always work the best. I would recommend a gtx 650 ti boost or a radeon 7850. And for the processor, I would go with either an i5 or a phenom ii x4.
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June 24, 2013 2:39:17 AM

UA67 said:
I would not go with the second build. I do not think that apu will be able to handle bf4 and rome 2 like you want it to. I would go with the first one, but avoid the SLI (crossfire is for amd cards) because 1 I do not believe you can sli on that motherboard due to the second pcie x16 lane running at x4 and 2 a single card produces less heat, noise, and uses less power than two. And sli setups dont always work the best. I would recommend a gtx 650 ti boost or a radeon 7850. And for the processor, I would go with either an i5 or a phenom ii x4.


After a lot of online advice, I've completely changed the setup. This is what it looks like now:

- Intel core i5 4670K
- Gigabyte Z87-HD3 Motherboard
- Sapphire AMD radeon hd 7870 dual x oc 2Gb GPU
- Crucial ballistix sport 8Gb kit
- coolermaster hyper 212 evo
- WD caviar black 1tb HDD
- PSU, either the corsair CX 750watt builder series or the coolermaster gx series 650 watt
- corsair carbide series 300r case

2 things I am unsure about is the PSU and the optical drive, any suggestions? Currently the price is around £830 but i want it come as close to the 800 mark as possible.
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June 24, 2013 8:37:01 AM

For the PSU, I would go with the corsair. Coolermaster is not a reliable brand when it comes to PSUs. But to save cost, you could probably get a cx 600w from corsair and still be fine because the estimated wattage for those parts is about 350w. For the optical drive, just get a cheap asus or lite-on dv-rw drive. Here is the one I recently used for my build, it works just fine. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-DRW-24B5ST-Internal-SATA-D... To further reduce the price, get the hyper 212 + insted of the evo, it was about 10 american dollars cheaper so it should be significantly cheaper. I understand that you want that case, but if you want to be closer to your budget get the cooler master haf 912. I hope I helped.
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