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September 21, 2013 6:12:43 PM

I built a PC on PCPartPicker and my ultimate goal is to run BF4 at ultra settings as well as just having a kick-ass computer.

Currently I have this:

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($325.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($148.68 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($283.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1232.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-21 21:08 EDT-0400)


What do you guys think of this build?
I'm planning on using the optical drive from my old PC because I have no plans on playing or burning Blu-ray discs.

Thanks a lot guys! :) 

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September 21, 2013 6:28:22 PM

You may want to use a Larger cooler if gaming the 4000 CPU run hot. The evo 840 have newer faster togal ram and is five buck more then the older 840. In the next few weeks amd dropping newer gpu from all the web postings.
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September 21, 2013 6:40:07 PM

Could go higher end on the cooling to get the most of any overclock and to nit pick an otherwise fine set of choices up the memory to 1866 better still 2133
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September 21, 2013 6:49:28 PM

smorizio said:
You may want to use a Larger cooler if gaming the 4000 CPU run hot. The evo 840 have newer faster togal ram and is five buck more then the older 840. In the next few weeks amd dropping newer gpu from all the web postings.


Pibee said:
Could go higher end on the cooling to get the most of any overclock and to nit pick an otherwise fine set of choices up the memory to 1866 better still 2133


Thanks for the responses guys. Smorizio, what do you mean by them dropping GPUs from web postings?

Also, I've been looking at getting a 144Hz monitor and hopefully I'll be able to get a high frame rate on BF4. Will that single video card be enough, or will I need two cards?

Thanks!
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September 21, 2013 7:00:46 PM

THRer new gpu it on toms hardware front page.
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September 21, 2013 7:50:56 PM

Good build, with prices today, might look to kick DRAM up to 1866, should be happy with the Hero, great mobo!
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September 21, 2013 8:44:59 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Good build, with prices today, might look to kick DRAM up to 1866, should be happy with the Hero, great mobo!


Would you recommend Corsair Vengeance DDR3-2133 (2x8GB) for only $175? Seems like a good deal for only $25 more than the DDR3-1600, or will there not be a noticeable difference?

Thanks a lot Tradesman1!
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September 21, 2013 8:49:16 PM

It will help a little in gaming, where the higher freq shines is when multi-tasking, and working with things like imaging, video, V<s, CAD...basically any thing that uses the DRAM, in gaming, DRAM is mainly just a conduit between the CPU and GPU
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September 21, 2013 10:00:05 PM

Tradesman1 said:
It will help a little in gaming, where the higher freq shines is when multi-tasking, and working with things like imaging, video, V<s, CAD...basically any thing that uses the DRAM, in gaming, DRAM is mainly just a conduit between the CPU and GPU


Sounds good. I think I'll get the 2133 as it's not much extra.
I love being able to write off computers as a business expense when I use mine for 95% gaming lol!
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September 21, 2013 10:08:31 PM

Have to have something to do to get the 8 hours a day in ;) 
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September 23, 2013 11:20:29 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Have to have something to do to get the 8 hours a day in ;) 


Do you think this system could deliver 100+ FPS on Battlefield 4? I don't really know much about video cards and crossfire. Would it be better to have two video cards slightly worse than the single one I currently have? (I'm running one 144Hz monitor).
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September 23, 2013 12:22:41 PM

Could look for BBenchmark results of any cards you are thinking of SLIing or XFireing and compare
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