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$1000 Dollar Gaming PC for Battlefield 4

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October 14, 2013 2:41:36 PM

This is going to be my first gaming PC build and I was wondering if there should be any changes that I should make.

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In addition, with this set up I would like to be able to play Battlefield 4 on all Ultra settings on a 1080p display and I was wondering what do you think my fps would be around?

Should I Just get an 8350 CPU or does the i7 Haswell make a big difference?

I am getting an i7 4770k and I was wondering if overclocking would help increase my FPS and would I need any extra hardware to keep the CPU cool? Should I even Overclock?


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October 14, 2013 2:50:09 PM

Great build, Only two-three things.

1st For $5 you can get the Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB which is faster and spacer by 100% for a near 9% more money :p .

2nd Are you sure you want to go with win 8? you can take the win 7 Home premium x64 (or professional for more than 16GB RAM)

3rd Just give a few bucks more and get a mobo with PCIE 3.0 x8 x8 for future CF or SLI. Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 or MSI Z87-G55 ATX LGA1150 will do the job.

edit: As for how i7 4770K vs FX 8350 works with R9 280X (7970):
PClab test with 7970 GE
Hardwarepal test with 7970GE
But for more accurate benchies, my suggest is to wait for final version of the game. BF4 Beta is not optimized yet and you can see this from many sites that had great problems running the game with FX 6cores.
October 14, 2013 2:54:43 PM

I would stick with the Intel side of things - their processors are much more powerful, and with the R280X that might cause some bottlenecking. However, I would downgrade a bit to the 4670k, more power than this for gaming seems unnecessary. This should allow for an SSD, a crucial component for higher-end PCs.

I'm not an expert in these things, so feel free to completely ignore my judgement or say it is awful.
October 14, 2013 3:01:36 PM

My 2500k/7950 can play BF4 on Ultra just fine. Not even OC'ing anything.