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October 31, 2013 8:12:46 PM

Hi folks.
As the tittle says, help me choose which build will be better for BF4 multiplayer:

AMD Build
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($194.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master RC-912-KKN4 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master Megaflow 110.0 CFM 200mm Fan ($11.92 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor ($143.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1176.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 23:26 EDT-0400)


Intel Build
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master RC-912-KKN4 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master Megaflow 110.0 CFM 200mm Fan ($11.92 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Cooler Master Megaflow 110.0 CFM 200mm Fan ($11.92 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor ($143.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1168.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 23:28 EDT-0400)


PD: Btw which is the difference between the Gigabyte UD3H and UD4H besides the better vrm heatsink design?

Many Thanks ;) 

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October 31, 2013 8:34:58 PM

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/battlefield_4_vga_...

Here you can see the GTX 760 gives you just over 50FPS. Pretty good for Ultra 2XMSAA.


The only difference between the UD3H and UD4H is the increased number of phases for the regulators to give you a slight advantage in overclocking. It appears the advantage is minimal at best. If you really want to overclock, get the Z87 ASUS Hero.

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October 31, 2013 8:37:10 PM
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Here is what I'd consider (I modified your builds):

AMD Build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.67 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.69 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($48.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor ($143.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1138.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 23:32 EDT-0400)

Intel Build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.69 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($48.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor ($143.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1183.57
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 23:36 EDT-0400)

* RAM you selected won't work with the CM EVO 212, since the heat spreaders stick up too much.
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