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

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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    dont get a 290 its overkill get somthing lie a 270 or 280x or a gtx 760/770 those cards are overkill
  2. -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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. Hmm yes you would. Check this one out. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
    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.
  8. I have that mobo in my system right now
  9. kgrevemberg said:
    Hmm yes you would. Check this one out. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
    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?
  10. 340w for 2 760's, 250w for the one 290. I think the psu you got should do it.
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