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AMD or Intel Build for Battlefield 4 $1000 Gaming PC

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October 14, 2013 4:04:11 PM

Which Build Should I go with and should I make any changes? In addition Will the Intel build be a significant step up when it comes to playing Battlefield 4? FPS wise?

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Intel: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Jokerspades/saved/2A8b

AMD: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Jokerspades/saved/2A8B
October 14, 2013 4:07:11 PM

Intel chipsets tend to work better with AMD cards(Intel's works more efficiently with OpenGL. So I'd choose the Intel build all day and get more performance out you 7970(280X).
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October 14, 2013 4:08:30 PM

The Intel is more expensive, but it has nearly double the power. You can even go with the i5 4670k and it's a lot better then the 8350!
I would take the Intel Xeon E3 1230 or the i5 4670k, but at the moment Intel is better then AMD...
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October 14, 2013 4:09:01 PM

With the 7970, please do it justice and use this thread when it comes time to do some real overclocking. No limits
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1837310/locked-u...
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October 14, 2013 4:14:57 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.93 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($305.91 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Encore ENEWI-2XN45 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.47 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1112.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 14, 2013 4:15:16 PM

With a good graphics card, you will not notice much difference from a good AMD CPU. Yes, Intel benchmarks much better but for for the most part, you will not be able to notice it 99 percent of the time. I have an 8350 and 760 and can run Crysis maxed out without stutter.
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October 14, 2013 4:21:38 PM

That's not a good comparison. You're not taking the $140 difference into account really. You've also picked a motherboard for the AMD that is vastly superior to the Intel motherboard. If you just take that $140 into account, you can can add an SSD which increases performance dramatically. If you had played by your own rules and set the limit at $1000, then you'd have only an HD 7950 with the Intel CPU.
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October 14, 2013 4:24:43 PM

Avro Arrow said:
That's not a good comparison. You're not taking the $140 difference into account really. You've also picked a motherboard for the AMD that is vastly superior to the Intel motherboard. If you just take that $140 into account, you can can add an SSD which increases performance dramatically.

You gotta love DEM Samsung 840 Pro 256GB drives. Mine is still running like a tank, after being filled like 90 times already.
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October 14, 2013 7:53:43 PM

meowmix44 said:
Avro Arrow said:
That's not a good comparison. You're not taking the $140 difference into account really. You've also picked a motherboard for the AMD that is vastly superior to the Intel motherboard. If you just take that $140 into account, you can can add an SSD which increases performance dramatically.

You gotta love DEM Samsung 840 Pro 256GB drives. Mine is still running like a tank, after being filled like 90 times already.

LOL ,totally! Mine's an OCZ Vertex3, same thing. :D 
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October 14, 2013 8:15:30 PM

AMD...

just picked up a 8350 and when i looked at CPU benchmarks on BF3 the difference between my 8350 and the Intel exactly twice as much $$$...was ....

1 frame per second.....

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November 2, 2013 9:48:57 AM

The actual difference is power consumption and cooling for AMD is lot higher and important.
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