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October 1, 2013 8:34:31 PM

Summary: I'm building a new PC and I want to play BF4 mostly (on decent settings) Here are the specs im planning:

GTX 660 Superclocked 2GB

Asus Z87-PLUS DDR3 1600 LGA 1150 Motherboard

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz RAM

Intel Core i7 3770k Quad-Core Proccessor 3.5 GHZ

Going to use liquid cooling (is that needed?) and a 600 Watt power supply. I have a decent budget of around 1400$ MAXIMUM (absolute maximum)

Thanks for help!

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October 1, 2013 8:54:44 PM

link2428 said:
Summary: I'm building a new PC and I want to play BF4 mostly (on decent settings) Here are the specs im planning:

GTX 660 Superclocked 2GB

Asus Z87-PLUS DDR3 1600 LGA 1150 Motherboard

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz RAM

Intel Core i7 3770k Quad-Core Proccessor 3.5 GHZ

Going to use liquid cooling (is that needed?) and a 600 Watt power supply. I have a decent budget of around 1400$ MAXIMUM (absolute maximum)

Thanks for help!



I would go with an FX-8320 + HD 7950 if BF4 is your goal.

EDIT: Also the motherboard is not compatible with your chosen CPU.
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October 1, 2013 8:57:01 PM

Kinda imbalanced there. You'll want to spend more on the graphics card.

Here's what I'd go for.

Core i5 4670K - $230 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CO8TBOW/ref=as_li_q...
Asus Z87-A - $140 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CRJSV9O/ref=as_li_q...
Corsair H100i - $95 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009ZN2NH6/ref=as_li_q...
Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz - $75 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005T63BJM/ref=as_li_q...
HD7970 GHz Edition (pick one :p ) - $310 http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_qf_sp_sr_il_t...
Samsung 840 Evo 128GB SSD - $100 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E3W15P0/ref=as_li_q...
WD Blue 1TB - $65 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088PUEPK/ref=as_li_q...
Seasonic G550 80+ Gold - $85 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00918MEZG/ref=as_li_q...
Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 - $65 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ATX9Y3C/ref=as_li_q...

That's under $1200.
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a b ) Power supply
October 1, 2013 9:01:22 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($174.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($394.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($65.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE82-N 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($107.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1350.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-02 00:01 EDT-0400)
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October 1, 2013 9:06:37 PM


CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87M Extreme4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($130.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($639.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1366.77
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-02 00:05 EDT-0400)
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October 2, 2013 8:25:00 AM

As you can see most people recommend a 7950 or 7970. In terms of CPU's, an FX-83xx or IB i5 and up will do well.
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October 2, 2013 12:08:29 PM

just to clarify, do you already have a 600w psu? if so, what is the make and model?
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October 4, 2013 6:04:08 PM

I actually decided on getting SLIed GTX 460s considering my work has them for free (they don't work with our pcs for some reason) Thanks for the answers, one more question though: How many cards of the same type can you SLI at the same time, if so how effective is SLI?
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October 4, 2013 6:06:32 PM

Heres my rig that im building (it's cheaper and more effective):

GTX 460 x2 (sli) Graphics Card

i5 3570k Proccessor

P8 Z77-V PRO Motherboard

8-16 GB of ram (depends on what i decide)

Liquid cooling because its cheaper

600 WATT Power supply
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October 4, 2013 6:13:54 PM

depends on your motherboard..the video cards and your power supply. some 2011 chipset mb do three and four way sli. most 1155/1150 mb are one or two way sli at 8x 8x.
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October 4, 2013 9:41:24 PM

My motherboard is a P8 Z77-V Pro Motherboard, I wanted to use GTX 460s (sli). Ill look into it, but if you find anything about the max that my motherboard can use then please tell me!
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October 4, 2013 9:42:06 PM

Oh, as soon as i said this I saw Quad Sli :) 
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October 7, 2013 8:17:37 AM

only if you're using dual gpu cards. there's only 2 pcie 3.0 slots at x8/x8. please make it clear on what parts you do have and how much you want to spend
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