Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

i5-750, 5770, 8g ram = bf4 ultra settings?

Last response: in Video Games
Share
October 29, 2013 7:56:56 PM

Hey guys I am wondering if now is time for me to upgrade. I know my GPU is out of date but I'm not sure about the rest.

My system was initially built in 2010 to run StarCraft 2 and the reason why I selected the CPU I did was because there was, at the time, reports of it being able to hi 4-5 Ghz OC.

First I would like to know if my system is capable of running BF4 and what you think the highest settings would be.

Secondly I would like to know how my system would hold up over the next year if all I do is OC the CPU to 3.5-4Ghz, replace the GPU with say an R9 280x which is my GPU of choice ATM and if my PSU should be upgraded or if there would be a bottleneck somewhere.

Third, and this is unrelated to upgrading, I'd like to know what kind of difference my system OC'ed to say 4~Ghz and a modern system with a CPU already at 4~Ghz everything else being the same.

MY SYSTEM

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750

GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

I got 2x this ram set for a total of 8g
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular Gaming Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 Intel 4th Gen CPU Haswell and AMD Phenom

Best solution

October 29, 2013 8:02:18 PM

The PSU and the CPU overclocked should handle the 280X fine.
Share
October 29, 2013 9:08:11 PM

rolli59 said:
The PSU and the CPU overclocked should handle the 280X fine.


Would I have enough juice to add an SSD as a boot up drive and to run the game on?
m
0
l
Related resources
October 30, 2013 8:48:39 AM

rolli59 said:
Yes no problem.
Total system power consumption with a single 280X less than 400watts http://anandtech.com/show/7400/the-radeon-r9-280x-revie...


Thanks for your help and I just have one last question.

The SSD I'm looking at now is the Samsung 840 Pro 256Gb. Would my system have enough power from the PSU if I manage to OC the CPU to the 3.4-4Ghz range, install the SSD and keep my current 500Gb HDD as a storage drive and slap in a brand new video card - either the R9 280x or the R9 290x.
m
0
l
October 30, 2013 9:03:09 AM

rolli59 said:
Yes. Drives do not pull much and here is total system load with 290X http://www.anandtech.com/show/7457/the-radeon-r9-290x-r...


Wow only 350W under FurMark load and 375W loading Crysis 3?

So if my system runs an HDD, SSD, 290x and the rest under 375W and my 550W PSU is more than enough what's with people buying these 750W+ PSU's if they are just going to run with 1 GPU?
m
0
l
October 30, 2013 9:08:46 AM

Manufacturers have to recommend high because there are PSU's on the market that are labeled 750 watts but have worse outputs than your 550watts. Those recommendation become then the suggested std. I temporarily ran my HD7950 on a Antec HCG 400watt while waiting on a PSU order and it handled it just fine.
m
0
l
October 30, 2013 9:33:10 AM

rolli59 said:
Manufacturers have to recommend high because there are PSU's on the market that are labeled 750 watts but have worse outputs than your 550watts. Those recommendation become then the suggested std. I temporarily ran my HD7950 on a Antec HCG 400watt while waiting on a PSU order and it handled it just fine.


How do you tell if a PSU is good or not? Is there something to look for in the specifications?
m
0
l
!