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Whats a good GPU (gaming at BF4 graphics)

Building a gaming pc, want to know what the best gpu is for the money. im using an AM3+ CPU. Thanks for the help :D
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  1. What's your budget and resolution? Which AM3+ CPU?

    Look at this chart and get the best card you can afford.
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2013/11/27/battlefield-4-performance-analysis/3

    E.g. if you have $350 for the GPU, get a GTX 770. If you have $250, look at the R9 270x or the GTX 760. If that's still too much, look at the GTX 660.
  2. aevm said:
    What's your budget and resolution? Which AM3+ CPU?

    Look at this chart and get the best card you can afford.
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2013/11/27/battlefield-4-performance-analysis/3

    E.g. if you have $350 for the GPU, get a GTX 770. If you have $250, look at the R9 270x or the GTX 760. If that's still too much, look at the GTX 660.


    My CPU is the AMD FX-8320, and im trying to spend 250 or less, anyway you could find something more specific? is not its okay. Thanks :)
  3. R9 270x
  4. CTurbo said:
    R9 270x


    Eh, looks cool but there is an issue apparently with screen flicking or whatever that is. also, it seems to make a high pitched noise sometimes
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  6. aevm said:


    Woah man, amazing choice! this is just what im looking for! Thanks! :D :D :D
  7. Glad to help.

    BTW, you can play with overclocking the GPU a bit if you want. Just read a few threads on it first so you know what you're doing. Asus makes good GPU coolers and that will help.

    What kind of power supply do you have? Just checking that it can handle the 270x.
  8. Also, what kind of motherboard do you have?

    RAM? Ideally you'd have 2x4GB RAM for gaming.
  9. aevm said:
    Also, what kind of motherboard do you have?

    RAM? Ideally you'd have 2x4GB RAM for gaming.


    Im on my way to choosing a power supply, my mother board ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 and im planning on about 16 GB of RAM, is that overkill?
  10. Yeah, 16GB is not really necessary in today's games. Most are happy with 8GB already. Still, it won't hurt, and future games might benefit. Plus that way you can leave FireFox or whatever running while you play and there's plenty of RAM for everything.

    A power supply... I'd pick this one:

    XFX 550W
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013
  11. aevm said:
    Yeah, 16GB is not really necessary in today's games. Most are happy with 8GB already. Still, it won't hurt, and future games might benefit. Plus that way you can leave FireFox or whatever running while you play and there's plenty of RAM for everything.

    A power supply... I'd pick this one:

    XFX 550W
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013



    Looks great and for a good price :) Anything i should worry about compatibility wise? also assuming you've already made gaming pc, are those anti static wristband actually useful? Just a random question :P
  12. aevm said:
    Yeah, 16GB is not really necessary in today's games. Most are happy with 8GB already. Still, it won't hurt, and future games might benefit. Plus that way you can leave FireFox or whatever running while you play and there's plenty of RAM for everything.

    A power supply... I'd pick this one:

    XFX 550W
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013



    If you dont mind, may i ask if you have any storage and video card recommendations?
  13. Video card - for $250 the R9 270x, we've talked about it earlier. Next step up is GTX 770, in the $275 range.

    Storage - it depends. Let's say you have $130 for storage. Option #1 is an SSD:

    SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $130
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147192

    Option #2 is a hard drive:
    Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W00ZD1577

    Option #1 is a lot faster, especially when you start games or when they load new levels or areas. Option #2 has a lot more room.

    If you can't afford both, get the SSD for now and start saving to add the HDD.
  14. I forgot to mention: I also like Intel and Crucial SSDs, they make some very good stuff.
  15. aevm said:
    Video card - for $250 the R9 270x, we've talked about it earlier. Next step up is GTX 770, in the $275 range.

    Storage - it depends. Let's say you have $130 for storage. Option #1 is an SSD:

    SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $130
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147192

    Option #2 is a hard drive:
    Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W00ZD1577

    Option #1 is a lot faster, especially when you start games or when they load new levels or areas. Option #2 has a lot more room.

    If you can't afford both, get the SSD for now and start saving to add the HDD.



    Since $30 is not much of a difference between prices ill purchase the SSD then ill purchase the other storage as an "Upgrade" and as for the graphics card, ill need more research but you seem to have been the best help ive ever had with this stuff :D :D :D
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