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Good i7 Based PC Build?

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November 15, 2013 2:10:17 PM

Hi Guys, so at the moment I have an AMD A8-5600K CPU, and to be honest it's a poor chip. I'm also using an XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB GPU. I wanted to get a new motherboard, CPU and GPU as my build is just not coping with BF4 at all.My build is going to be based around an i7 CPU as they're very good for what I need, but I'm stuck for what motherboard and GPU to get, I need a motherboard with 2 GPU slots for the future and obv it needs to be compatible with the i7, I also need my GPU to be as good as my CPU if not a weenie bit better to avoid bottlenecking, my budget is about £400-£500 MAX I would rather only spend £400 and still get a god build so any ideas are appreciated, thanks guys!

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November 15, 2013 2:16:55 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1KnWv
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1KnWv/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1KnWv/benchmarks/
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£158.24 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (£246.92 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £405.16 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-15 22:16 GMT+0000)
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November 15, 2013 3:35:38 PM

That's good mate, I need a cheaper motherboard though, as an i7 is like 200, and the motherboard you chose was 160, makes 560 altogether which is too much really
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November 15, 2013 5:03:04 PM

Honestly, given your budget, I would probably go with an FX 8320. It is still a very capable chip for BF4 and will allow you to spend more on GPU. It can multiplier bump up to FX 8350 with stock cooling. With your max of 500, you could get this. You are not going to be able to touch this kind of graphics performance with your budget and an i7 build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£113.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£59.00 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card (£321.95 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £494.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-16 01:02 GMT+0000)
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