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September 13, 2013 1:07:09 PM

Hi, I was wondering if all my hardware would work together good, and be able to play say Battlefield 4, and high-extreme settings? If not what do I need to change in the list? Thanks! http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Bs9W

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September 13, 2013 1:11:01 PM

Dude where is the video card?
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September 13, 2013 1:13:23 PM

Everything will be compatible. But if you want your PC to even work, you'll need an HDD and/or an SSD, and a power supply.
Now if you want it to run games on maximum settings, you'll also need to get a good GPU with it.
So do you already have some of those ? Else, what is your budget ?
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September 13, 2013 1:16:34 PM

Crap sorry guys, I forgot to mention, I have a 900w gaming PSU, and a gtx 550 Ti. I also have a 160GB, and 250GB HDD's.
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September 13, 2013 1:18:03 PM

You'll be fine with the PSU, and the HDDs, but you'll need a new GPU. What is your budget for it ?
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September 13, 2013 1:18:54 PM

Um Yes you could run it on high settings but on like 20-40 fps the 550 is getting pretty old im sorry make the video card and bit more powerful.
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September 13, 2013 1:24:15 PM

ATM I don't have a budget, I am getting a job, and I really won't have any bills, so what gpu do you recommend? I don't really want to spend more than $250 though.
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September 13, 2013 1:28:53 PM

Take a look at the HD 7950, for about $205.
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September 13, 2013 1:34:20 PM

Yes.
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September 13, 2013 1:38:18 PM

Alright so, I have looked into the CPU, and a lot of people complain on how it lags, is it do to their GPU?
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September 13, 2013 1:41:25 PM

AMD's CPUs aren't the top of performance, but they are better for budget gaming. You will probably be fine with it. But if you want to make sure, you could also look at the i5-4570 or i5-4670k if you're going to overclock. Keep in mind that if you go an Intel CPU, you'll also need a motherboard to fit it in.
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September 13, 2013 1:52:05 PM

I've been keeping an eye out on L2 cache, the 4670k only has 4x256KB the fx8350 has 4x2MB. I just don't understand how an 8 core cpu with more L2 + L3 cache isn't better than a 4 core with less L2 + L3 cache cpu.
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September 13, 2013 1:56:54 PM

For gaming, most of the times, not even half of your cores are getting used.
Intel has a better per-core performance, but usually costs more.
For 3D modeling and things like that, I believe that you'll get better performance with that 8 core, than with the 4670k, but not for gaming.
The difference between those two is not really HUGE, but in some CPU intensive games or even zones, your FPS might fluctuate a lot, and drop, where the Intel CPU wouldn't have this issue.
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September 13, 2013 1:59:31 PM

Ok, so the question I have is what would be the best/cheapest intel cpu? I saw that the 3570k was the best for gaming, is this correct?
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September 13, 2013 2:01:13 PM

If you're into heavy overclocking, get the 3570k. Otherwise, going into Haswell will be better, with either the i5-4570 or the i5-4670.
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September 13, 2013 2:06:42 PM

are the 4670, and the 4670k the same?
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September 13, 2013 2:08:58 PM

They perform the same at stock speed. The 4670k can be overclocked, the 4670 can't.
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September 13, 2013 2:20:30 PM

I would like the option to be able to over clock, if I can but I need to go with an intel, because I would like to run hackintosh also. I just remembered you can't do that with an AMD.
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September 13, 2013 2:22:05 PM

Then it looks like the i5-4670k will be the best choice for you.
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September 13, 2013 2:23:52 PM

so the 4670k is better than the 3570k?
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September 13, 2013 2:26:50 PM

Depends if you're going to do heavy overclock, as I said, or if it's going to be something light. The i5-3570k will perform about the same, but for cheaper, if you're going into heavy overclocking, like 4.5 GHz or something.
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September 13, 2013 2:36:23 PM

Can you tell me what clock the 4670k is at stock can't have multiple tabs open atm
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September 13, 2013 2:39:55 PM

Both are 3.4 GHz at stock.
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September 13, 2013 2:42:09 PM

The 3570k is $320 I believe, how much I the 4670k?
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September 13, 2013 2:44:41 PM

The 3570k is $190, the 4670k is $200.
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September 13, 2013 2:47:20 PM

OK, so the 3570k is supposedly the best for gaming, what about the 4670k?
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September 13, 2013 2:57:16 PM

I already explained you, and compared those 3 times. I'm going to do it a fourth time.
If you're doing a big overclock, the i5-3570k is going to perform the same as the i5-4670k, but for cheaper.
If you're only going to do some slight overclocking, the i5-4670k is going to be better.
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September 13, 2013 3:01:31 PM

OK, sorry for asking it too many times, but why does the 3570k cost less?
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September 13, 2013 3:02:49 PM

It runs a slight bit slower at stock speed. That's why.
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September 13, 2013 3:04:00 PM

what's the slight bit? 1GHz?
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September 13, 2013 3:05:27 PM

It performs about 6 to 8% better, at stock speed. It's not about GHz, both are at the same clock.
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September 13, 2013 3:08:38 PM

Alright thank you, I will update this thread a little later on my new build.
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September 13, 2013 3:09:21 PM

No problem, I'm here for that, sir !
Remember to pick your solution.
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September 13, 2013 7:02:12 PM

Here's what I would do, and no, the i7-3770k is not a good choice for gaming :

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1DsTf
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1DsTf/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1DsTf/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $752.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-13 22:01 EDT-0400)
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September 13, 2013 8:10:18 PM

So, is my ram not better for just $3 more? Is that motherboard better than the one I chose? How about the cpu cooler? Thanks for the help!
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September 13, 2013 11:28:21 PM

The CPU cooler is better. The motherboard will perform about the same. The RAM won't make any difference for gaming.
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September 14, 2013 4:30:01 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1DNct That look good? But I wont be getting this for about 4 or 5 months, so I may ask if there is anything better, but i'm sure these prices will go way down. Thanks
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September 21, 2013 8:36:24 PM

I pieced this together http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Ghqy and it looks great to me, especially for a hackintosh. But I read that the amd chip would be better for future games, is this true?
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