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November 3, 2013 6:53:08 AM

Hi guys! So I am planning on building a BF4 killer PC. I want to run 40-60 fraps.
So here is the deal: I have no idea on which processor I should buy! I have seen the FX-8350 and the i5-3570k. But I can buy any other processor like an i7. Anyways, I would be grateful if anyone could help me pick a right processor.
Also, a good GPU. I am thinking of a 7850 but I am open to any opinion. And finally a good mobo por the processor.
Thanks! :) 

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November 3, 2013 6:58:02 AM

Have you seen the Core i5 4000 series?
Seriously, it's almost 2014. I doubt anyone has stock of Core i5 3570k's left.
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November 3, 2013 6:58:02 AM

The difference between AMD and intel for gaming.
Firstly, you need to decide what your priorities are, and what you will use the PC for.
Things such as: light gaming, heavy gaming, basic work (e.g. MS Office), heavy work (e.g. video editing, 3d modeling).
For the most part in current games the biggest difference will be made by the selection of the GPU.

The AMD FX CPU's have many cores, which are weaker.
intel i5's have less cores, which are stronger.

The intel's consequently have better performance per core. In older games, the intels perform much better as those games are optimised for good performance with only a few cores (single-threading).
In newer games, the AMD FX's really shine due to the introduction of games using more cores (multi-threading).

The difference comes in depending on what you want to use the PC for. If you're on a tight budget, save some money and go with the AMD and spend the extra money on a better GPU that will give you better performance than any CPU could.

i5: Good for older games (single-threaded), Good for newer games (multi-threaded), Good for general work, great all-round CPU and probably the best around for current games (may change in future).
AMD: Slightly worse for older games (single-threaded), Great for newer games (multi-threaded e.g. BF4, Crysis 3), Good for light/heavy work, extra cores are great for 3d modeling and video editing or rendering, great CPU whilst costing much less than the intel. Even though it's worse in older games it will run them perfectly well and smoothly.

Regardless, both will perform well.
For an i5, I would recommend an i5 3570k or a 4670k. Why? They are king for gaming performance at the moment and since they are the k version they are unlocked and can be overclocked in future for a performance boost.

For an AMD, I would recommend a FX 6300/8320/8350 [Do NOT go with a bulldozer CPU, only piledriver. List here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piledriver_(microarchitecture) <-- That should all be one link, not sure why it splits.]. Why? Great multi-threaded performance for newer games and heavy work, are just fine in older games (not overkill, can deliver smooth frame rates maxed with a good GPU), and are great for productivity with a tame pricetag.

In conclusion, budget gaming/work: AMD. Not on a budget gaming/work: i5. The i5 currently delivers better performance but don't get the impression that the AMD is lagging behind. They are great for gaming and work with a really great pricetag, just not currently up there with intel. In newer games though such as BF4 the AMD's have caught up in performance and in some cases deliver better performance than the intel's for much less money.
Either solution will game just fine with a nice GPU, focus mainly on that.
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November 3, 2013 6:59:24 AM

If you want the best of the best get an i7 4770k. However, I recommend spending less on the CPU and getting a better GPU. You could get a 7950 or 7870 XT if you save some $$$ by getting a cheaper CPU which would overall give you the best performance gain and the best in-game experience.
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November 3, 2013 7:06:08 AM

If you want a "BF4 killer PC," you need to dream bigger than a HD 7850. It's a solid gpu, but a killer? No.

Officially, the i7 4770k is the BEST gaming cpu, but it's not THAT much better than the i5 4670k. Especially, not for an extra $100.

That $100 would better be served to get a stronger gpu.


And for the record, the FX 8350 would be fine too, as well as the i5 3570k which is still a beast, and still for sell at every major online retailer(often cheaper than the newer 4xxx series).
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November 3, 2013 9:22:20 AM

Well I guess I'll stick to the 8350 for the coming games as AC4 and BF4. And for the gpu? amd or nvidia?
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November 3, 2013 9:46:03 AM

8bitGuy said:
Well I guess I'll stick to the 8350 for the coming games as AC4 and BF4. And for the gpu? amd or nvidia?


What's your budget (and currency) for the whole build? We could help you pick one out.

Could you include whether you need a monitor/keyboard/mouse/speakers/operating system in that budget?
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November 3, 2013 9:56:39 AM

My budget is around 400$ but the processor and mobo are not included in this budget because in my work they are giving them for free to me. Monitor and keyboard and bla bla are out of the budget because i already have those. Only the GPU would be included haha
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