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Would this build work very well to run Battlefield 4 and arma 3?

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November 18, 2013 10:11:14 AM

i am looking to build a system to run battlefield 4 and arma 3 but i don't know if these components will be able to run it all with good, playable fps when streaming.

Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4-M micro atx LGA 1155
Processor: intel core i5 3570K
Graphics card: Radeon R9 290
Hard Drive: Seagate barracuda 3TB
Power supply: Corsair GS800w
Operating system: windows 7 home premium (64 bit)

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November 18, 2013 10:23:09 AM
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dont get a 290 its overkill get somthing lie a 270 or 280x or a gtx 760/770 those cards are overkill
November 18, 2013 10:27:43 AM

-Your motherboard is for locked processors, yours processors is unlocked, so you cant overclock it.
-Power supply is overkill
-If you are planing to record ,3TB is maybe ok, but if not, 1TB + 120GB SSD is all you need.
-And to answer your question about BF4 and ARMA3, yes it will be able to run them good.
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November 18, 2013 10:29:16 AM

the 290's and 290x's are having heating and fan issues with wild results. they have been very unstable and tom's currently has 2 posts up about fixes.
November 18, 2013 1:28:04 PM

kgrevemberg said:
the 290's and 290x's are having heating and fan issues with wild results. they have been very unstable and tom's currently has 2 posts up about fixes.


Would it be better to go with an R9 280x and then wait until they have been fixed or save up a little more for a GTX 780?
November 18, 2013 1:44:24 PM

If you want "playable" fps then a 760 will do for way less money. then you can sli 2 of them on a later date for uber performance for about the same as one 780.
November 19, 2013 6:50:12 AM

kgrevemberg said:
If you want "playable" fps then a 760 will do for way less money. then you can sli 2 of them on a later date for uber performance for about the same as one 780.


wouldn't i have to change the motherboard as well, so that i can get sli support?
November 19, 2013 8:27:27 AM

Hmm yes you would. Check this one out. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Its an 1155 board as well so its compatible. It is a few $$ more but in the long run I believe you'd get more bang for your buck with two 760's over the one 290. But like I said before, one 760 will set you very comfortably in "playable" frame rates. By playable I mean GREAT.

But this is all my opinion, dont let me talk you into something you dont want.
November 19, 2013 8:28:05 AM

I have that mobo in my system right now
November 19, 2013 12:31:33 PM

kgrevemberg said:
Hmm yes you would. Check this one out. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Its an 1155 board as well so its compatible. It is a few $$ more but in the long run I believe you'd get more bang for your buck with two 760's over the one 290. But like I said before, one 760 will set you very comfortably in "playable" frame rates. By playable I mean GREAT.

But this is all my opinion, dont let me talk you into something you dont want.


if i got 2 GTX 760's how much more power consumption would it have compared to just one R9 290? or would it be similar but just a little bit more?
November 19, 2013 1:41:25 PM

340w for 2 760's, 250w for the one 290. I think the psu you got should do it.
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