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I think this is a good BF4 build, correct me if I'm wrong.

I have been researching and changing this for a while now, I think I have designed a very nice PC. Is there anything I should change? I want to play BF4 on ultra with 40+ frames.

-AMD A10-6800K 4.10GHz Quad-Core APU w/ Integrated Radeon HD 8670D
-1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
-120GB Corsair Neutron GTX SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 555MB/s Read & 330MB/s Write
-8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory
-GIGABYTE F2A88XN-WIFI A88X mITX w/ Ultra Durable 4 Plus, On/Off Charge, 802.11AC WiFi+Bluetooth, 1 Gen2 PCIe x16
-AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card
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  1. Yes. The apu needs to be dropped for an fx 8320 or haswell i5. Massive performance boost.
  2. I read the first line of your build and scoffed for a second. 40 fps on ultra?
    You have an a10 apu, and an R9-290?
    If you're getting a high quality discrete card, you dont want an APU, get a good cpu and a new motherboard for it.

    And thats a micro ITX motherboard, most mITX cases don't fit a full sized card like the 290.

    Do you have a case picked out?
  3. You should drop the apu. The cpu part of the apu is weak compared to similarly priced cpus. You could get a fx 300 or 8320 but there are no good mitx boards in am3, for that you'd need to switch to Intel. Mantle would help with bf4 but it's the only game that currently supports it.
  4. bignastyid said:
    You should drop the apu. The cpu part of the apu is weak compared to similarly priced cpus. You could get a fx 300 or 8320 but there are no good mitx boards in am3, for that you'd need to switch to Intel. Mantle would help with bf4 but it's the only game that currently supports it.


    And thief.
  5. i share my views with the rest; that is one horribly balanced PC.
  6. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.94 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($327.36 @ B&H)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1008.22
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-11 23:59 EDT-0400)

    My take on a standard atx build that fits your needs. You could always add more gpu.
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  8. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.94 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.00 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1325.82
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-12 00:11 EDT-0400)

    Tcb No offense but for 1300 he could get this.
  9. combine1237 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.94 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.00 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1325.82
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-12 00:11 EDT-0400)

    Tcb No offense but for 1300 he could get this.


    Yes but I used AMD since this is for Battlefield 4.
  10. tcb1005 said:
    Might I suggest this? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/38mUq


    Wow that's an amazing build, thanks.
    I saw something, it was $20 more than the 280x 3gb, it was a 280x 6gb, should i change it to that?
    This? http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Ejoman/saved/41Qo
    Or This? http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Ejoman/saved/41Qu
    Update: not actually $20 more
  11. argeru said:
    I read the first line of your build and scoffed for a second. 40 fps on ultra?
    You have an a10 apu, and an R9-290?
    If you're getting a high quality discrete card, you dont want an APU, get a good cpu and a new motherboard for it.

    And thats a micro ITX motherboard, most mITX cases don't fit a full sized card like the 290.

    Do you have a case picked out?

    I made this on Cyberpower, but after seeing these suggestions, I might just build it. It'll be my first gaming PC, let alone first DIY one.
  12. argeru said:
    I read the first line of your build and scoffed for a second. 40 fps on ultra?
    You have an a10 apu, and an R9-290?
    If you're getting a high quality discrete card, you dont want an APU, get a good cpu and a new motherboard for it.

    And thats a micro ITX motherboard, most mITX cases don't fit a full sized card like the 290.

    Do you have a case picked out?

    I made this on Cyberpower, but after seeing these suggestions, I might just build it. It'll be my first gaming PC, let alone first DIY one. Also, why not 40 fps? Is that bad?
  13. argeru said:
    I read the first line of your build and scoffed for a second. 40 fps on ultra?
    You have an a10 apu, and an R9-290?
    If you're getting a high quality discrete card, you dont want an APU, get a good cpu and a new motherboard for it.

    And thats a micro ITX motherboard, most mITX cases don't fit a full sized card like the 290.

    Do you have a case picked out?

    I made this on Cyberpower, but after seeing these suggestions, I might just build it. It'll be my first gaming PC, let alone first DIY one. Also, why not 40 fps? Is that bad?
  14. argeru said:
    I read the first line of your build and scoffed for a second. 40 fps on ultra?
    You have an a10 apu, and an R9-290?
    If you're getting a high quality discrete card, you dont want an APU, get a good cpu and a new motherboard for it.

    And thats a micro ITX motherboard, most mITX cases don't fit a full sized card like the 290.

    Do you have a case picked out?

    I made this on Cyberpower, but after seeing these suggestions, I might just build it. It'll be my first gaming PC, let alone first DIY one. Also, why not 40 fps? Is that bad?
  15. Sorry I'm new to this, I have no idea what I'm doing ^^^
  16. If you want a 6gb card, go for it if it is not too far out of your budget.
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