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December 24, 2013 12:15:44 PM

Hi everyone,

I decided to build a gaming PC, one that can run the most graphically intense games for perhaps the next few years. For a comparison, let's use Battlefield 4 - I want to be able to run BF4 on ultra settings 1080p with a solid 60fps

So far these are the pieces of hardware I am going to buy to build my PC.

CPU: AMD FX-8350 Vishera 8 cores 4.0GHz

MOBO: ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+

GPU: gigabyte Radeon R9 280X +( Comes with BF4 )

RAM: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 2133Mhz CL11 Vengeance Low Profile Blue Performance Desktop Memory Kit

As you can tell, I still need to look for a PSU, and a HDD and computer Case.

My question(s) is, are these pieces of hardware good enough to run BF4 on ultra settings 1080p with a solid 60fps? Also,since I'm on budget of around £700, what HDD and PSU and computer case do you guys suggest I buy baring in mind that all the hardware listed above so far costs roughly £570. ( I can exceed my budget if I have to )

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a b 4 Gaming
December 24, 2013 12:30:21 PM

1. You can drop down to 1600 MHz RAM to save some money. 2133 MHz RAM won't bring a notable performance increase over 1600 MHz RAM, if at all.

2. What's the price of the 280X?

3. Do you plan on getting another 280X in the future to Crossfire?

4. What size HDD are you looking for?

5. What CPU cooler are planning on using?

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December 24, 2013 12:58:51 PM

ihog said:
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Okay, thanks for your reply !
Would this RAM do the job ?
http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-8gb--2x4gb--ddr3-1...

2. What's the price of the 280X?

£230 with BF4 included

3. Do you plan on getting another 280X in the future to Crossfire?

Doubt it. If I have to then I might do. Not sure... didn't even think of that to be honest.

4. What size HDD are you looking for?

512GB to 1TB , 7200RPM, 3.5" or 2.5".

5. What CPU cooler are planning on using?

I have no idea what that is :( 

Help me ? :( 

Also, I forgot to mention a sound card.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 24, 2013 1:15:24 PM

Gray F0X said:
Okay, thanks for your reply !


No problem!

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£230 with BF4 included


Great price. Go for it. I asked because it might've been cheaper to get a GTX 770 and buy BF4 separately, but that price is perfect.

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Doubt it. If I have to then I might do. Not sure... didn't even think of that to be honest.


It would increase performance without having to replace your graphics card (just adding another one), and might be a better price/performance ratio than replacing your graphics card with a more powerful one.

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512GB to 1TB , 7200RPM, 3.5" or 2.5".


This is the most reliable HDD out, and has a great warranty: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Black-Desktop-D...

But for the same price you can get 2TB: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Barracuda-inch-Internal...

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I have no idea what that is :( 


It's the thing that goes on top of the CPU and keeps it cool. If you aren't planning on buying one, the 8350 comes with its own, but it is loud and will not be enough if you plan to overclock.

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Also, I forgot to mention a sound card.


The motherboard already has one.
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December 24, 2013 1:27:12 PM

ihog said:
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Thanks again !

http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-8gb--2x4gb--ddr3-1...

Is that HDD any good ? I can buy the one you've suggested, but if I can save £20 on the one I've linked, should I buy it instead ?

And finally, the case and PSU ? What ones to buy considering I'm on a budget.

With all this said, so I would be set for the next few years of playing the most graphically demanding games with 60fps at high to max settings ? :D 
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a b 4 Gaming
December 24, 2013 1:30:19 PM

You linked to a RAM kit, not an HDD. That RAM is fine, though.

How big of a case are you looking for? (so I know what to look for in a case)

And will you Crossfire in the future, or nah? (so I know what to look for in a power supply)
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December 24, 2013 1:38:49 PM

ihog said:
You linked to a RAM kit, not an HDD. That RAM is fine, though.

How big of a case are you looking for? (so I know what to look for in a case)

And will you Crossfire in the future, or nah? (so I know what to look for in a power supply)


Sorry, I was meant to link both the RAM and the HDD and ask you about both.

Here is the HDD:
http://www.dabs.com/products/wd-1tb-blue-sata-6gb-s-720...

I might crossfire in future, but I'll be more likely to just buy a new GPU instead, since in future money wont be an issue, I hope. Let's go without crossfire. :D 

I am looking for a decent size caze, not too small and not too big, a case big enough to allow for adequate ventilation. I'd say around 60cm from front to back and 50cm from bottom to top. and about 20cm from side to side.
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December 24, 2013 5:30:26 PM

ihog said:
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_radeon_r9_280x...

Read the bottom. It's MSI, but it applies to the Gigabyte one, too.

But yes, the one you chose would be good as well.


Alright thanks !

The case you suggested comes with a front fan and a rear fan, do you think that will be enough, or should I invest in more ? If so, how many more ? And what ones ?

And back to the point about the CPU cooler, do I really need to buy another one ? I don't plan on overclocking my CPU any time soon.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 24, 2013 5:38:03 PM

It will be enough for now. If you really feel the need to get more fans later, you can do so.

If you aren't overclocking, you don't need an aftermarket cooler.
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December 24, 2013 6:00:14 PM

ihog said:
It will be enough for now. If you really feel the need to get more fans later, you can do so.

If you aren't overclocking, you don't need an aftermarket cooler.


Thanks a lot !
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a b 4 Gaming
December 24, 2013 6:05:49 PM

No problem!
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