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November 1, 2013 2:14:10 PM

Hi,
I want to build my first computer and and have done some research but can not decided between intel or AMD when it comes to cpu's or Nvidia and AMD when it comes to graphics cards. The only component I am totally fixed on is the define R4 windowed , I absolutely love my friends R4 so that must be included. I also need a a PCI wifi card so include that. I would like to game at high to ultra at decent fps.

Games: Arma III, BF4 and some RTS.

Other uses: Schoolwork, programming, web surfing and maybe a little video editing.
Sites: All from one retailer please
Thanks for all of your suggestions,
Duke


Edit: 770 is 330 USD, is it possible to fit that into this build?

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November 1, 2013 6:14:02 PM

This will do -

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H87M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($82.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk ReadyCache 32GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N10 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($22.49 @ Mwave)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $899.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 21:13 EDT-0400)
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November 1, 2013 6:20:04 PM

what psu's do you recommend that will support future crossfire?
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November 1, 2013 6:31:43 PM

Would an ATX mobo have any real advantages over a Micro ATX?
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November 1, 2013 6:32:30 PM

Though the FX-6300 is the best budget CPU available, I don't think it can out-pace the Core i5-4430. That's just my POV, but it's really up to you at the end of the day.

If you are looking for crossfire, either micro-ATX or ATX will do fine, just make sure that you have 2 PCI-e 16X slots for maximum SLI or Crossfire performance.
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November 1, 2013 6:34:15 PM

Will there be a tangible performance increase if i go with the i5 4430?
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November 1, 2013 6:36:54 PM

TheIronDUke said:
Will there be a tangible performance increase if i go with the i5 4430?


There will be a good performance increase if you choose the Core i5-4430 over the FX-6300. If you go for the FX-6300, I advise you choose a card of a lower status, to lower the risks of bottle-necking a high end card.
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November 1, 2013 6:38:30 PM

Okay thanks, one last question the r9 280x is 30 dollars cheaper and since mantel is coming out soon should I consider that card?
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November 1, 2013 6:42:29 PM

TheIronDUke said:
Okay thanks, one last question the r9 280x is 30 dollars cheaper and since mantel is coming out soon should I consider that card?


Yes. It would be ideal if you are planning to use AMD's Mantle API, as used in Battlefield 4 and future titles. It has the same performance and has an extra 1GB GDDR5 Video memory, for higher tessellation levels and higher screen resolutions. I do recommend it to anyone looking for a high end card on a lower than expected budget.
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November 1, 2013 6:47:58 PM

So... I will go with the Asus 280x, thanks so much.
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November 1, 2013 6:49:05 PM

TheIronDUke said:
So... I will go with the Asus 280x, thanks so much.


Appreciate it.
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