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November 7, 2013 5:11:04 PM

I'm in the process of building my first custom PC, and I am curious as to how well this build will run for Battlefield 4 on ultra settings, or next gen games like Watch Dogs.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1YX1X

Please, any criticisms or suggestions are welcome.

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November 7, 2013 5:15:37 PM

change from single module to a matched pair (eg 2x4gb)
November 7, 2013 5:18:22 PM

Unless you know that you will get a second 8gb stick of RAM, it's better to get RAM in pairs to utilized dual channel. By getting 2x4GB RAM instead, it will be faster than one stick of RAM. Also, I'd get a R9 780 for only $40 more. It will allow you to max out BF4 at 55fps. Lastly, you need a cooler to overclock.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1YY61
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($73.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($78.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($16.00 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.99 @ Adorama)
Total: $1074.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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November 7, 2013 5:28:52 PM

envy14tpe said:
Unless you know that you will get a second 8gb stick of RAM, it's better to get RAM in pairs to utilized dual channel. By getting 2x4GB RAM instead, it will be faster than one stick of RAM. Also, I'd get a R9 780 for only $40 more. It will allow you to max out BF4 at 55fps. Lastly, you need a cooler to overclock.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1YY61
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($73.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($78.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($16.00 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.99 @ Adorama)
Total: $1074.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


If I'm not looking to overclock, would it be better to get the non-k i5-4670, so then I wouldn't need a cooler? Also, would you recommend that I overclock in general? I'm worried that the emergence of next-gen games will put the i5 processors at disadvantage to the i7's. I could be wrong, since I'm relatively new to this, but thanks for your input.

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November 7, 2013 5:57:10 PM
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If you aren't overclocking then don't get a K chip or Z87 mobo. Just stick to a i5. It will not limit you in gaming for years to come. Really, don't worry about new i5s.

Here is a better build for you. I changed the case too. The 300R is an excellent case.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1YZfP
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI H87-G43 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($98.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($73.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($78.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($16.00 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.99 @ Adorama)
Total: $983.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
November 7, 2013 6:13:31 PM

envy14tpe said:
If you aren't overclocking then don't get a K chip or Z87 mobo. Just stick to a i5. It will not limit you in gaming for years to come. Really, don't worry about new i5s.

Here is a better build for you. I changed the case too. The 300R is an excellent case.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1YZfP
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI H87-G43 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($98.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($73.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($78.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($16.00 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.99 @ Adorama)
Total: $983.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


Thanks for the help! I'll do more research on all of this but you helped out a good deal for me, reduced the price too. Props
November 7, 2013 10:39:53 PM

I like these choices alot. I would add. Get a 120GB Samsung EVO...ssd. It makes your system feel fast.
November 8, 2013 12:24:43 PM

HereticalNature said:
I'm in the process of building my first custom PC, and I am curious as to how well this build will run for Battlefield 4 on ultra settings, or next gen games like Watch Dogs.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1YX1X

Please, any criticisms or suggestions are welcome.



It will run next-gen games and BF4 decently.
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