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November 23, 2013 2:41:03 PM

Alright So I want to know will this build Work.
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CPU: AMD-FX6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor

Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard

Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card

Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer

Operating System: Windows 8 64bit



Alright now I have a few questions to ask....


Will this build work?

Can I upgrade this build to a GTX 760 later on without having to replace any parts?

What will this game run Battlefield 4 at?

What will this game run ARMA 3 at?

Thank you.

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November 23, 2013 2:52:41 PM

Looks good, but you should look at the 8320 it doesn't cost much more and it is fully worth it.

If you were thinking about upgrading the gpu (760 is a side grade from a 7950) later time please look at getting the 270 not 270x

use that extra money on the processor,. The 270 or gtx 660. The 270 can easily be overclocked to 7870/270x speeds with almost no effort. It will run arma3 on high with no aa.

Battlefield loves the cores so the cpu upgrade is pretty important right away.

Otherwise if you want to hear a yes it will do well, yes it will do well. Nice choices

BUT 7950 is not a slouch and a 760 is not an upgrade from it.
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November 23, 2013 2:53:18 PM

Answers in order:

Yes, all the parts work and there is enough power

Yes, but it would be wasted because the 7950 and 760 have very similar performance

High no problem. At 60FPS. As BF4 is optimized for AMD, another reason not to get a 760

Arma 3 is a monster on the CPU, expect somewhere in the range of 30FPS on high.

Also you should get a 8320 instead of the 6300. Its a small price to pay for the amazing improvement youll see. ARMA 3 on high at 45FPS
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November 23, 2013 3:01:31 PM

Super Batman said:
Answers in order:

Yes, all the parts work and there is enough power

Yes, but it would be wasted because the 7950 and 760 have very similar performance

High no problem. At 60FPS. As BF4 is optimized for AMD, another reason not to get a 760


Arma 3 is a monster on the CPU, expect somewhere in the range of 30FPS on high.

Also you should get a 8320 instead of the 6300. Its a small price to pay for the amazing improvement youll see. ARMA 3 on high at 45FPS


How about upgrading to a gtx 770 later on? Could I do that without having to switch my motherboard?

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November 23, 2013 3:06:23 PM

PuffyFawter said:
Super Batman said:
Answers in order:

Yes, all the parts work and there is enough power

Yes, but it would be wasted because the 7950 and 760 have very similar performance

High no problem. At 60FPS. As BF4 is optimized for AMD, another reason not to get a 760


Arma 3 is a monster on the CPU, expect somewhere in the range of 30FPS on high.

Also you should get a 8320 instead of the 6300. Its a small price to pay for the amazing improvement youll see. ARMA 3 on high at 45FPS


How about upgrading to a gtx 770 later on? Could I do that without having to switch my motherboard?



You would be fine with the MoBo. The Graphics card has an international port, PCI E. Like USB. So all Graphics cards have PCI E, and all motherboards in turn have PCI E as well.

The Problem is that your PSU is not sufficient enough, you want a 600W 80+ min for a 770.
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