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December 27, 2013 6:22:21 PM

Hi everyone,

Sorry to bring this topic up, and I know it has been beaten to death a million times, but I have been searching for answers on the forum and such, but I want a setup that can run Battlefield 4, Ghosts, and any upcoming gaming for 2014 with an FPS above 60. So far I have found these builds, but I not quite solid on the answer for them. FYI My Budget is 2500 dollars. So feel free to add and remove what y'all think! Thanks.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/22vIz
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/22s0L
http://www.tomshardware.com/system-configuration-recomm...
I wouldnt mind AMD products too.

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December 27, 2013 6:40:39 PM

Build looks good but for a few things that I think would improve it.
1. That's a helluva powerful system to run on a 21" monitor. I would seriously think about a 24 or 27" monitor with an IPS panel. I just bought one as a Christmas gift for $210 at Newegg (27"), and have seen numerous 23-24 inchers (yes, with ips panels) for under $160.
2. The 780 is a butt-kickin' card, but for a few bucks more you can get "The King" (of the moment) the 780Ti.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
3. I play Ghosts. It's been fun, and my grandkids loved it over Christmas (they are young, they can kick-butt in shooters).
I mention this because I have 16GBs of RAM and have see that game use 50% of it !! Yes, it can suck up 8GB's! It shocked me, but apparently on release it had an 8GB minimum and there were a lot of folks having problems with the game with that much RAM. Just a thought, you might want more RAM (I do NOT know how BF4 is doing, it had its own glitches on release).
Of all my three suggestions, I would look seriously at a larger monitor.
Otherwise the build looks good.
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December 27, 2013 6:52:15 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2rjQq
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2rjQq/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2rjQq/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($75.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($158.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($182.80 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1048.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-27 21:52 EST-0500)
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December 27, 2013 6:58:53 PM

smorizio said:
put in a good air cooler you can swap it for a sealed cooler if you want too. took out the 780 gpu. for now use just the onboard video. nvidia in the middle of feb is dropping there new line of gpu.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/graphics/display/201312232...


Will on-board video be able to give playable frame rates to BF4 or Ghosts, or some of the older but demanding titles?
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December 27, 2013 7:02:43 PM

Nice budget - here's the basic rig that I typically recommend for folks that want the best gaming experience out there:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2rk2E

You could go with a larger cooler or a water cooler, but unless you're going to overclock it would be a waste. You could go with a higher end motherboard, but honestly you don't need anything more than the one on this spec. You don't "need" a bluray player but there is no reason not to get one (I use mine to rip my blurays so I can play them on my tablet). You don't "need" to have a 27" monitor but I just snagged a pair from Best Buy during black friday and they are beastly (especially for $190 - they're $200 right now):

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/27-ips-led-hd-monitor/18750...$pcmcat200900050014&cp=1&lp=3

If you build this beast, I believe you will be more than satisfied...
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December 27, 2013 7:15:20 PM

game junky said:
Nice budget - here's the basic rig that I typically recommend for folks that want the best gaming experience out there:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2rk2E

You could go with a larger cooler or a water cooler, but unless you're going to overclock it would be a waste. You could go with a higher end motherboard, but honestly you don't need anything more than the one on this spec. You don't "need" a bluray player but there is no reason not to get one (I use mine to rip my blurays so I can play them on my tablet). You don't "need" to have a 27" monitor but I just snagged a pair from Best Buy during black friday and they are beastly (especially for $190 - they're $200 right now):

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/27-ips-led-hd-monitor/18750...$pcmcat200900050014&cp=1&lp=3

If you build this beast, I believe you will be more than satisfied...


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December 27, 2013 8:16:49 PM

game junky said:
Nice budget - here's the basic rig that I typically recommend for folks that want the best gaming experience out there:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2rk2E

You could go with a larger cooler or a water cooler, but unless you're going to overclock it would be a waste. You could go with a higher end motherboard, but honestly you don't need anything more than the one on this spec. You don't "need" a bluray player but there is no reason not to get one (I use mine to rip my blurays so I can play them on my tablet). You don't "need" to have a 27" monitor but I just snagged a pair from Best Buy during black friday and they are beastly (especially for $190 - they're $200 right now):

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/27-ips-led-hd-monitor/18750...$pcmcat200900050014&cp=1&lp=3

If you build this beast, I believe you will be more than satisfied...


Nice setup. What larger cooler and motherboard would you recommend?
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December 28, 2013 3:06:15 PM

I like the H100i for the water cooler, I prefer ASUS for motherboards - I personally really like my Sabertooth motherboard but the cost different on the Z87 series is extravagant. If you have no problem spending to the top of your budget, you might as well swap to the 4770k as well - you definitely won't get any real benefit for gaming but it will speed up encoding jobs and give you a little wiggle room for when developers actually maximize gaming to use 4 logical cores. Here's the new spec:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2rLtG
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