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October 29, 2013 2:35:35 PM

Hi, So I just recently purchased these components for a new PC build. I was on a tight budget so I could afford a better graphics card. I am just curious from the expert's opinions would the components I have listed on this link be suffiecent enough to run BF4 on ultra settings? I would also like to mention that I reviewed the Benchmarks that were recently put out by tomshardware, but since I am not like crazy knowledgable about performances, ect. I figured maybe someone can dumb it down for me how this build would perform.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1UOOV

TYVM for your help!!!

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a c 134 U Graphics card
October 29, 2013 2:43:31 PM

I would graphically if you are aiming for playable and decent frames then yes you'll be fine with your setup. However, that being said BF4 is going to have mantle which won't be Direct X bottle necking. So if if the 280x or the 290x are a bit out of your reach then I think you were fine going with the 670 although personally I would of purchased a 700 series card perhaps the 770 given the bundle out right now with batman AO, Assassins Creed BF, and Splinter Cell not to mention a strong card. If all you intend to play is mainly BF4 then a AMD card would of been perhaps a wiser choice if you play an assortment of games then your 670 will be fine I have a 670 its served me quite well thus far.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-4-graph...

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October 29, 2013 2:43:40 PM

You need more than just a CPU, motherboard, RAM, a graphics card and a power supply. What is your budget?
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a c 134 U Graphics card
October 29, 2013 2:44:42 PM

I believe hes just upgrading components within his current build @UVB076
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October 29, 2013 2:47:25 PM

We kind of need to know the rest of his current system then.
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October 29, 2013 2:49:03 PM

looks pretty good ---- go with a gtx 770 if you can ( more graphics is always better -- but the 670 should be fine depending on resolution ----- if 1080p or lower the 670 should be fine ) .... also get a good cpu cooler for overclock .....lots like the cooler master hyper 212....this will let you bump cpu speeds beyond 4 ghz and still be in a safe temp zone
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October 29, 2013 2:55:20 PM

Everyone let's remember that gaming is mostly on the GPU and that BF4 is going to have Mantle support. Also, didn't they say 3GB VRAM is recommended?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.50 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($316.13 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $719.59
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-29 17:54 EDT-0400)
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October 29, 2013 3:00:25 PM

Hey guys, sorry I didnt add the other components, perhiphrals and the monitor. I've got everything I need. I bought windows 8, 23" samsung monitor, a low end gaming mouse and cheap 15$ keyboard. I bought a corsair case, the cooler master hyper 212 evo cpu cooler a wifi thing and a dvd drive. I bought the 670 because it was within my budget and I also play wow, which from what I read an Radeon card is not very good with blizzard games. my buddy has a 670 as well and he is about to deploy so ive been talkin with him i may end up buying his 670 from him and just buy a new PSU and try to sli. this will help out some.
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October 29, 2013 3:03:05 PM

you're good to go --- I have a 2gb 680 and no prob with bf4 with 2gb memory
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October 29, 2013 3:04:25 PM

alright i appreciate all of the input. I'll be building soon, i can't wait to try this game out.
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a c 134 U Graphics card
October 29, 2013 4:29:12 PM

Yea you'll be able to game fine I turned down a couple of the settings within the Beta because well it just wasn't nearly as smooth as my experience with BF3. I have a gigabyte 670 oc that gets pretty close to the 680. And yes UV the game is more memory centric which is probably by design as its more closely optimized for AMD users. And I've heard similar things with AMD and blizzard games. However back in Wrath and even partially through Cata I was using a AMD 5770 and I was doing just fine. A 670 will push you over 60 FPS quite easily in WoW I'd consider turning on adaptive vsync with your Nvidia control panel with WoW at least screen tearing sucks.
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October 29, 2013 9:18:14 PM

Big, if I were to get a 2nd 670 and SLI would that help increase the FPS for BF4? I am not familiar with the SLI and how it works, but I'd like to know if it would be worth me buying my buddy 670 if it improves BF4 FPS.
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a c 134 U Graphics card
October 30, 2013 6:13:25 AM

If I was mainly playing BF4 that could be a option SLI/CF scaling in a FPS game is normally fairly good. I'm going to probably hold off till 900 series if anything unless their is a game that I'm after playing that requires more. BF4 is something I'll skip bf3 is all I need at this point I don't see a lot more out of bf4 that I don't get in bf3.
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October 30, 2013 12:34:34 PM

Don't get a 670. AMD cards will perform better in BF4 than Nvidia cards. The R9-280X is faster than the GTX670 anyway.
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