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March 18, 2014 5:09:37 PM

I'm going to be building a new PC, and it's been a while since I've done a build. So, as far as the newer components go I'm not 100% sure on their capabilities. I have pretty much all of my parts picked out already, depending on the processor, but can't decide which build to go for, AMD or Intel.

I'm by no means a "fanboy" of either of them, or of anything really. What's going to get the job done well, and is good quality, is what I'll go for. The new PC will be used for a multitude of things, but the bottom line is, I want it to be fine running Skype, a game such as Battlefield 4 on at least medium settings @ 40+ FPS, Steam, recording, and possibly 1-2 other programs at a time without any lag. I know BF4 is more GPU heavy than processor, but I used it as a reference point. I have a business computer already for myself, this computer is mainly going to be for gaming and relaxing. Recording gaming for YouTube, shared not public since I'm not really looking at getting into the whole Youtuber thing.

My main question is, AMD or Intel? I currently have an Intel 4770k picked out for this build, but I've been looking at the FX8350 a bit. I know the 4770k would yield better benchmarks, and that the 8350 probably wouldn't be rendering in real time without a OC to around 4.8-5.2 on it (5.2 if I were to get the ever so elusive magic chip), but would render probably a tad bit slower than real time if I'm not mistaken. I'm willing to spend up to $2,000 (USD) on the build. Would rather go for cheaper hence the 8350, but if it won't do the job I want it to do, I'd be going Intel.

As far as graphics cards go, I need a GPU capable of running the aforementioned BF4 quality game at a minimum of medium settings with 40+ FPS and running 2-3 monitors along with it. Currently I'm debating between a 770 with the possibility of getting another in the future for SLI, if I were to want to run more monitors (I take multitasking to a very extreme level sometimes) or to simply get a slightly lower end GPU than the 770, or just future proof and get a single 780, if the 780 can run 3 monitors with BF4 etc. with the option of SLI in the future if newer titles call for the extra power, which I don't think is going to happen any time in the near future.

Also, if I do end up going Intel it'll more than likely be the 3930K or 4770K, simply for future proofing since I'd be spending the extra money on an Intel build anyways.

And I apologize for the wall of text as well. Thanks for any replies.

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March 18, 2014 5:39:45 PM

FX-8350 does fairly well with BF4, it is on Par with a SB i7 but the 4770k pulls away from it.
http://gamegpu.ru/images/remote/http--www.gamegpu.ru-im...
However playing the game online in a busy map may reduce the FX-8350 fps considerably especially while running other tasks in the background, so as long as you have the money you should probably get the i7.
The i7 is the absolute best and it is more future proof as well having both better single core power and multithreading power as well.
If you are going to be gaming only on one monitor while running other non gpu intensive tasks on the other monitors, then a single GTX 770 should probably be able to max out the game smoothly on 60 FPS with Vsync turned on.
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March 18, 2014 5:45:35 PM

Some games have better optimization for AMD. On the other hand, I seriously prefer Intel. I'm not a fanboy, I have two machines, one with both companies, but I use my Intel build for gaming. If you look at my signature, that setup gets me over 100fps guaranteed full ultra at 1080p in pretty much every game I own. I know I got about 100 frames in BF3 full ultra back when I played it.
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March 18, 2014 6:17:29 PM

AnEwG said:
FX-8350 does fairly well with BF4, it is on Par with a SB i7 but the 4770k pulls away from it.
http://gamegpu.ru/images/remote/http--www.gamegpu.ru-im...
However playing the game online in a busy map may reduce the FX-8350 fps considerably especially while running other tasks in the background, so as long as you have the money you should probably get the i7.
The i7 is the absolute best and it is more future proof as well having both better single core power and multithreading power as well.
If you are going to be gaming only on one monitor while running other non gpu intensive tasks on the other monitors, then a single GTX 770 should probably be able to max out the game smoothly on 60 FPS with Vsync turned on.


Thanks, straight to the point and you covered exactly what I was looking for! Much obliged.
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