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April 15, 2014 4:23:56 PM

I have a ps4 that i dont really use, i do most of my gaming on my pc, and im thinking about selling it and using the money towards a new pc, but i wanna something that i can actually max watch dogs, bf4 and others.
Right now my pc
Amd Fx6300
8gb ram
Gtx 750ti
Asus m5a78l-m lx plus mobo
550w psu

I thinking about selling my ps4 and my pc, and come up with a new pc.
Let me know what you guys think, should i just upgrade my pc or sell it? I have someone to buy my ps4 for $450 with games and controllers i got, i think i could sell my pc for about the same price (if i decide to)

Thank you for your help

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a b 4 Gaming
April 15, 2014 5:48:41 PM

For $900, you won't get THAT much better of a PC... (also keep in mind a ps4/xbone don't technically run watchdogs at "max"). You might want to buy watchdogs and try it on your current PC before deciding you NEED a new one.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Micro Center)
Motherboard: MSI H87M-E35 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($78.79 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-07 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $906.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-15 20:47 EDT-0400)

If you just sell the PS4, this might be a signifcant GPU upgrade though: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 16, 2014 1:22:38 PM

Don't really bother with maxing out the games you have mentioned. BF4 is a poorly optimized piece of junk and Watchdogs will be fairly demanding. The "next gen" xbones and ps4s run games like Titanfall at low with most shaders and advanced specs taken out.

I'd put $1,500 into a gaming pc that could run games like BF4 on High.
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April 16, 2014 1:47:20 PM

For Watchdogs you need a GTX 780 and i7 4770k so that's out of the question. (For max settings)
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April 16, 2014 1:56:18 PM

Yeah, they are just general specs though. The Recommended specs are just an "if you want to run it at 1080p everything ultra at 90 fps"
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April 16, 2014 3:00:02 PM

ratchet3789 said:
Yeah, they are just general specs though. The Recommended specs are just an "if you want to run it at 1080p everything ultra at 90 fps"


For Watch Dogs, the recommended specs and the ultra specs are different.
Recommended: GTX 560 ti + i7 3770
Ultra: GTX 780 + i7 4770k

That said, I doubt you'll really need an i7 4770k to run the game at max with 60+ fps. An i5 4670k would most likely be enough with some overclocking.

As for BF4, I've seen many different rigs run it at max settings with 60+ fps. It's not unattainable with a $900 budget.
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April 16, 2014 7:06:13 PM

James Mason said:
For $900, you won't get THAT much better of a PC... (also keep in mind a ps4/xbone don't technically run watchdogs at "max"). You might want to buy watchdogs and try it on your current PC before deciding you NEED a new one.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Micro Center)
Motherboard: MSI H87M-E35 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($78.79 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-07 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $906.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-15 20:47 EDT-0400)

If you just sell the PS4, this might be a signifcant GPU upgrade though: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Will this gtx 770 work good with my fx 6300? I found plenty of R9 290 on ebay going for about $300, will that better or not?
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a b 4 Gaming
April 16, 2014 7:40:00 PM

the r9 would probably be better actually, but you might be cutting it close on how much power it consumes and how much power your psu has available.
Also ebay is still kind of a sketchy place to buy things, i'm pretty sure there won't be anyway to return the card if it's defective.

the gtx770 is a pretty good fit for your cpu though, and since like 70+% of game performance is based on your graphics card, having a really beefy one should give you a very noticeable improvement
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April 16, 2014 8:36:27 PM

I would suggest not going with a used ebay card and getting the GTX 770.
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