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Battlefield 4 Gaming PC Build and System Specs- 1500$ Budget

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March 27, 2013 8:46:23 AM

I take it most of you saw the battlefield 4 game play, now that game looks freaking awesome if you ask me, but it will come at a price, I am a noob at PC gaming and I am coming from a whole life of console gaming.

Now I’ve saved a lot of money, so for a budget of $1000-1500$ (Don’t go over 1500 unless absolutely necessary), I want someone to make me a gaming build with all components, CPU, GPU, case, I don’t know what else is there, both Intel and AMD if you have time ,for that budget, that will help me a lot, as I am getting two of these beauties.
I hope you understand that the build should run Battlefield 4 at at least 60fps at ULTRA settings with a 24'' 1080p monitor.
Hope you can help. Thanks!
March 27, 2013 8:56:00 AM

Hello, i’m building one BF4-ready gaming rig already for someone, so I guess I can help you, I put a list of components for a Battlefield 4 PC that I am doing for someone now, so I will copy/paste it here as i'm too lazy to do it over again. Have in mind however, the BF4 system specs are NOT YET ANNOUNCED, so based on what we saw, the game should be at least 30% heavier than BF3 was on the resources, this isn't exactly a "taking a wild guess" but simply knowing how gaming industry and its requirements progress!!!


Intel/Nvidia Battlefield 4 PC:
CPU - Intel Core i7-3770K Quad Core 3.5Ghz 8MB Cache LGA 1155 – $304 - http://amzn.to/V2eCsn
CPU FAN - Cooler master Hyper 212 EVO - http://amzn.to/UUXvPd
Motherboard - ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 - $270 - http://amzn.to/UQdbgH
GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX680 SUperClocked 2048mb - $485 - http://amzn.to/ZYo5qq
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX – 750w – $92 - http://amzn.to/15Ud8H6
RAM: G.Skill Sniper 8GB DDR3 1866MHz - $64 - http://amzn.to/15UdNs7
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue -$91 - http://amzn.to/Wa6DQS
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59 - http://amzn.to/11LMFic
Optical Driver : http://amzn.to/1090RNt

In Total: $1416


AMD/Radeon Battlefield 4 PC:
CPU – AMD FX 8350 FX Hexa Core AM3 - $189 - http://amzn.to/Wyh1zR
CPU FAN - Cooler master Hyper 212 EVO - http://amzn.to/UUXvPd
Motherboard – ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ - $179 - http://amzn.to/WW6LlH
GPU – Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X HD 7970 GHZ OC 3GB – $499 - http://amzn.to/ZaTu8r
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX – 750w – $92 - http://amzn.to/15Ud8H6
RAM: G.Skill Sniper 8GB DDR3 1866MHz - $64 - http://amzn.to/15UdNs7
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue -$91 - http://amzn.to/Wa6DQS
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59 - http://amzn.to/11LMFic
Optical Drive: http://amzn.to/1090RNt

In Total: $1224

OPTIONAL Storage SSD : OCZ VERTEX 4 - $134 - http://amzn.to/YLPAS3 (comes in 128, 256gb...versions)

That PC should easily run BF4 on highest settings in 1080p, even Metro2033 Last Light which is about to come out! With some luck you can play even in 2560x1400 if you get a 30'' monitor so...

Hope I helped, good luck!
Tom
March 27, 2013 9:05:42 AM

RazerAddict said:
Hello, i’m building one BF4-ready gaming rig already for someone, so I guess I can help you, I put a list of components for a Battlefield 4 PC that I am doing for someone now, so I will copy/paste it here as i'm too lazy to do it over again. Have in mind however, the BF4 system specs are NOT YET ANNOUNCED, so based on what we saw, the game should be at least 30% heavier than BF3 was on the resources, this isn't exactly a "taking a wild guess" but simply knowing how gaming industry and its requirements progress!!!


Intel/Nvidia Battlefield 4 PC:
CPU - Intel Core i7-3770K Quad Core 3.5Ghz 8MB Cache LGA 1155 – $304 - http://amzn.to/V2eCsn
CPU FAN - Cooler master Hyper 212 EVO - http://amzn.to/UUXvPd
Motherboard - ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 - $270 - http://amzn.to/UQdbgH
GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX680 SUperClocked 2048mb - $485 - http://amzn.to/ZYo5qq
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX – 750w – $92 - http://amzn.to/15Ud8H6
RAM: G.Skill Sniper 8GB DDR3 1866MHz - $64 - http://amzn.to/15UdNs7
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue -$91 - http://amzn.to/Wa6DQS
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59 - http://amzn.to/11LMFic
Optical Driver : http://amzn.to/1090RNt

In Total: $1416


AMD/Radeon Battlefield 4 PC:
CPU – AMD FX 8350 FX Hexa Core AM3 - $189 - http://amzn.to/Wyh1zR
CPU FAN - Cooler master Hyper 212 EVO - http://amzn.to/UUXvPd
Motherboard – ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ - $179 - http://amzn.to/WW6LlH
GPU – Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X HD 7970 GHZ OC 3GB – $499 - http://amzn.to/ZaTu8r
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX – 750w – $92 - http://amzn.to/15Ud8H6
RAM: G.Skill Sniper 8GB DDR3 1866MHz - $64 - http://amzn.to/15UdNs7
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue -$91 - http://amzn.to/Wa6DQS
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59 - http://amzn.to/11LMFic
Optical Drive: http://amzn.to/1090RNt

In Total: $1224

OPTIONAL Storage SSD : OCZ VERTEX 4 - $134 - http://amzn.to/YLPAS3 (comes in 128, 256gb...versions)

That PC should easily run BF4 on highest settings in 1080p, even Metro2033 Last Light which is about to come out! With some luck you can play even in 2560x1400 if you get a 30'' monitor so...

Hope I helped, good luck!
Tom


+1 to this guy, I would go for the Intel/Nvidia mix but swap out the 680 for an EVGA 670 4GB FTW Edition. You get just as much proformance and you get 2 extra gigabytes of VRAM for $50-60 cheaper.

Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 27, 2013 9:15:33 AM

Egg_Noodlez said:

+1 to this guy, I would go for the Intel/Nvidia mix but swap out the 680 for an EVGA 670 4GB FTW Edition. You get just as much proformance and you get 2 extra gigabytes of VRAM for $50-60 cheaper.

Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Yeah i guess you could do that, you could also clock the GTX 670 to match the 680 speed although i recommend having a case with good airflow (like the one i put above). Extra VRAM is for really really high resolutions, but 670 was not meant to have 4gb in the first place, it wont be used as much , and the 680 has more CUDA cores than the 670. But yeah in theory if you clocked the 670 with that vram it should perform a bit faster (in theory).
March 27, 2013 10:20:26 AM

RazerAddict said:
Hello, i’m building one BF4-ready gaming rig already for someone, so I guess I can help you, I put a list of components for a Battlefield 4 PC that I am doing for someone now, so I will copy/paste it here as i'm too lazy to do it over again. Have in mind however, the BF4 system specs are NOT YET ANNOUNCED, so based on what we saw, the game should be at least 30% heavier than BF3 was on the resources, this isn't exactly a "taking a wild guess" but simply knowing how gaming industry and its requirements progress!!!


Intel/Nvidia Battlefield 4 PC:
CPU - Intel Core i7-3770K Quad Core 3.5Ghz 8MB Cache LGA 1155 – $304 - http://amzn.to/V2eCsn
CPU FAN - Cooler master Hyper 212 EVO - http://amzn.to/UUXvPd
Motherboard - ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 - $270 - http://amzn.to/UQdbgH
GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX680 SUperClocked 2048mb - $485 - http://amzn.to/ZYo5qq
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX – 750w – $92 - http://amzn.to/15Ud8H6
RAM: G.Skill Sniper 8GB DDR3 1866MHz - $64 - http://amzn.to/15UdNs7
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue -$91 - http://amzn.to/Wa6DQS
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59 - http://amzn.to/11LMFic
Optical Driver : http://amzn.to/1090RNt

In Total: $1416


AMD/Radeon Battlefield 4 PC:
CPU – AMD FX 8350 FX Hexa Core AM3 - $189 - http://amzn.to/Wyh1zR
CPU FAN - Cooler master Hyper 212 EVO - http://amzn.to/UUXvPd
Motherboard – ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ - $179 - http://amzn.to/WW6LlH
GPU – Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X HD 7970 GHZ OC 3GB – $499 - http://amzn.to/ZaTu8r
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX – 750w – $92 - http://amzn.to/15Ud8H6
RAM: G.Skill Sniper 8GB DDR3 1866MHz - $64 - http://amzn.to/15UdNs7
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue -$91 - http://amzn.to/Wa6DQS
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59 - http://amzn.to/11LMFic
Optical Drive: http://amzn.to/1090RNt

In Total: $1224

OPTIONAL Storage SSD : OCZ VERTEX 4 - $134 - http://amzn.to/YLPAS3 (comes in 128, 256gb...versions)

That PC should easily run BF4 on highest settings in 1080p, even Metro2033 Last Light which is about to come out! With some luck you can play even in 2560x1400 if you get a 30'' monitor so...

Hope I helped, good luck!
Tom


Hi Razer, AMD FX-8350 is equivalent to i7? I'm building a PC for GTA 5. I think it would be pretty similar to battlefield 4?

March 27, 2013 11:16:21 AM

raytracer said:

Hi Razer, AMD FX-8350 is equivalent to i7? I'm building a PC for GTA 5. I think it would be pretty similar to battlefield 4?


Umm no AMD FX-8350 is the best AMD has at the moment, it is the equivalent of Intel I5 processors. It should take care of 90% of games so you wont make a mistake by getting it. :) 
March 27, 2013 12:11:34 PM

If you don't put it in a case (lol):
3570k $220
212 Evo $30
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 $115
2x Gigabyte GTX 670 $720
8GB 1600 RAM $55
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $230
SLI-Ready PSU ~$100
Case of choice $0-30

Otherwise swap the SSD for a big HDD and you have enough for a proper case :p .

If you have access to a Microcenter, you can slash $80 off this.
March 28, 2013 2:55:17 AM

Whoa thanks guys! I'll get the intel/nvidia pc heard it was better ! Thanks!
March 29, 2013 3:05:03 AM

RazerAddict said:
Hello, i’m building one BF4-ready gaming rig already for someone, so I guess I can help you, I put a list of components for a Battlefield 4 PC that I am doing for someone now, so I will copy/paste it here as i'm too lazy to do it over again. Have in mind however, the BF4 system specs are NOT YET ANNOUNCED, so based on what we saw, the game should be at least 30% heavier than BF3 was on the resources, this isn't exactly a "taking a wild guess" but simply knowing how gaming industry and its requirements progress!!!


Intel/Nvidia Battlefield 4 PC:
CPU - Intel Core i7-3770K Quad Core 3.5Ghz 8MB Cache LGA 1155 – $304 - http://amzn.to/V2eCsn
CPU FAN - Cooler master Hyper 212 EVO - http://amzn.to/UUXvPd
Motherboard - ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 - $270 - http://amzn.to/UQdbgH
GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX680 SUperClocked 2048mb - $485 - http://amzn.to/ZYo5qq
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX – 750w – $92 - http://amzn.to/15Ud8H6
RAM: G.Skill Sniper 8GB DDR3 1866MHz - $64 - http://amzn.to/15UdNs7
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue -$91 - http://amzn.to/Wa6DQS
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59 - http://amzn.to/11LMFic
Optical Driver : http://amzn.to/1090RNt

In Total: $1416


AMD/Radeon Battlefield 4 PC:
CPU – AMD FX 8350 FX Hexa Core AM3 - $189 - http://amzn.to/Wyh1zR
CPU FAN - Cooler master Hyper 212 EVO - http://amzn.to/UUXvPd
Motherboard – ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ - $179 - http://amzn.to/WW6LlH
GPU – Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X HD 7970 GHZ OC 3GB – $499 - http://amzn.to/ZaTu8r
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX – 750w – $92 - http://amzn.to/15Ud8H6
RAM: G.Skill Sniper 8GB DDR3 1866MHz - $64 - http://amzn.to/15UdNs7
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue -$91 - http://amzn.to/Wa6DQS
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59 - http://amzn.to/11LMFic
Optical Drive: http://amzn.to/1090RNt

In Total: $1224

OPTIONAL Storage SSD : OCZ VERTEX 4 - $134 - http://amzn.to/YLPAS3 (comes in 128, 256gb...versions)

That PC should easily run BF4 on highest settings in 1080p, even Metro2033 Last Light which is about to come out! With some luck you can play even in 2560x1400 if you get a 30'' monitor so...

Hope I helped, good luck!
Tom


I heard an I5 proccesor is enough for graphical intense gaming and that the I7 does not give a single frame more , i might be wrong though

March 29, 2013 6:49:46 AM

Depends on the game, but i7 is generally only better for gaming if you're streaming.
June 2, 2013 4:02:24 PM

guys what if i don't have a place for pc in my house and i want laptop
i don't need it to be on max setting or like that just to play and to be smooth
any one know a good laptop with a good price :) 
Thanks in advance
good price like 700 or 800 (euro) no more :D 
PS: i already have one with ATI 6370, core i3 380m and 4g ram it's not good but i still can play anygame on low
June 18, 2013 8:58:52 AM

Hey bro!I really suggest you to not go soo high with the gaming rig because it will be a lot better if you can get a computer with high performance and a console like PS4 for the awesome experience!Here is what I suggest:
-Intel i5 4670k
-EVGA GTX 660 TI 3GB edition w/Backplate
-8GB RAM Corsair Vengeance Dual Channel 1600Mhz
-Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H
-SSD Intel 120GB
And you can wait a bit and buy the PS4 for its amazing gameplay!
Regards,Andrei!
Note:This is my actually gaming rig and its a beast!I dont see why you should go with I7 but its your choice.
June 19, 2013 8:17:49 AM

IGotBlue97 said:
Hey bro!I really suggest you to not go soo high with the gaming rig because it will be a lot better if you can get a computer with high performance and a console like PS4 for the awesome experience!Here is what I suggest:
-Intel i5 4670k
-EVGA GTX 660 TI 3GB edition w/Backplate
-8GB RAM Corsair Vengeance Dual Channel 1600Mhz
-Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H
-SSD Intel 120GB
And you can wait a bit and buy the PS4 for its amazing gameplay!
Regards,Andrei!
Note:This is my actually gaming rig and its a beast!I dont see why you should go with I7 but its your choice.


The i7 is useful in Battlefield because Battlefield 3 and 4 support Hyper Threading which gives a boost to FPS in multiplayer, and there are no i5's that can do Hyper Threading. Only i7's have that feature.

Secondly, the GTX 660 Ti won't come close to maxing Battlefield 4 seeing as it only barely maxes Battlefield 3. Your system is good but it won't come close to maxing it. You'll want a GTX 680 or a GTX 770 if you want to come close to maxing it, or an EVGA GTX 670 FTW which is identical performance wise to a GTX 680. I personally run 2 x GTX 670's in SLI which will easily run Battlefield 4 on max settings, at well over 60 fps. If you're comfortable with using SLI, that's the most cost effective way to go. My dual 670 FTW's are 20-25% faster than a GTX Titan and about 30-35% faster than a GTX 780 in terms of sheer framerate.

Alternatively, as stated, get a PS4 and play Battlefield 4 on that. It won't be quite as good as the PC version, they never are, but it'll run smoothly, the catch is that the PS4 isn't released until 13th December in the UK so you'll have to wait 6 weeks or so after Battlefield 4 is released to be able to play it if you go the PS4 route.
June 19, 2013 8:44:27 AM

http://www.vg247.com/2013/06/19/battlefield-4-pc-will-b...
(The fishing in Baku demo was powered by 7990 and the recent angry sea and shanghai demo powered by 2*7970)
Better get intel cpu and amd gpu for best price/perf
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1651/pg12/sapphir...
http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/10692-video-card-sh...

http://techreport.com/review/24832/nvidia-geforce-gtx-7...
("That said, the GTX 780 is still a $649 graphics card; it ain't gonna be the value leader. For now, the value title among the cards we've tested looks to be owned by the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition. The 7970 GHz can't quite keep pace with the GTX 780, but it cleanly defeats the GeForce GTX 680 while starting at about 10 bucks less online. AMD appears to have made considerable progress with its graphics drivers since late last year, when we found that Radeons had frame latency issues in a number of games. And I haven't even compared the game bundles yet. ")

Go with 3570k+HD 7970/7950
(as there is puny diff between 2500k,2600k,3570k,3770k...)
http://techreport.com/review/23750/amd-fx-8350-processo...
July 10, 2013 2:04:49 PM

I currently run a box I built in December that has not had a single hick up on any game with extreme settings. My budget was similar to yours and I would like to shine a bit of light on some specific reasons on why you could do a bit better by combining multiple inputs here already given. You could save a bit from listed above by going through NewEgg and they have the best return assistance I have ever experienced in the several years of using them.

CPU: AMD Vishera 8350 4.0 (4.2 OC) AMD gets a bad wrap because they will run till they melt. Intel has a safety feature reducing their processing power when hot, but also as long as they are well cooled (100+ mm fan or liquid) you wont have lag spikes during the all nighter game binges.

GPU: 2X SLI MSI 660 TI 2GDDR5 O.C. These two have bench-marked over 680 cards by far and are comparable with 690's but over $400 less (key: I wanted to run 3 monitors)

Memory: My only input here is to try not and cheap yourself out here. You can get all the memory in the world but try your best to get a board that will handle at least 1866 and you would be wise to look toward CAS 7-8 latency. Personally I think this will be suffice but there is few options when you want the best of both worlds (power and low CAS speeds).

Board: Get what you like with the board but please keep in mind that a northbridge cooler (heatsink) will work wonders for you when your pushing multiple hours of gaming ($20-40). If you go with the chip listed below look for AM3+ chipsets.

PSU: We can argue that 750 will just barely be enough or no way and you would need 850+ but please know that here you do not want to get anything below 80 plus Gold. This has a higher percentage rating for maintaining its power output during drain spikes (extremely important for SLI card setups)

Disk: I personally run an intel SSD for my OS and games and have a 1TB HD 7200 for video and Music storage. SSD is really going to determine how fast you load the game, but ultimately this can be thrown out the window once your in. This is where your Ram and VRAM take over for your predictive operations during video game play.


Just in case your new to the PC gaming aspects with taxing games such as the BF series. Do not trust wireless. If you can get a hard wire from your router. Move your box or invest in the $50 ethernet over power line. I use the tp link ones for my PS and x box, but I have my pc hooked directly up to the modem.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and we will see you on the battlefield.
a b 4 Gaming
July 11, 2013 10:20:02 AM

Well my asus hd 7870 runs bf3 on ultra 40-60+ fps.
Bf4 will only be slightly better then bf3 in terms of graphics, so a hd 7870 is plenty for bf4 and the next upcoming games.
December 10, 2013 3:09:39 PM

I'm thinking of building a rig for this BF4 spec. Do these parts sounds alright?
Intel Core i5 3570k
Gigabyte GA-Z77-HD3 Motherboard
Sapphire Radeon HD7790 2GB OC
G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL (2x4GB) DDR3
Aerocool Strike-X Army Edition 500W - Enough power?
All this with a case which is TBC, and Windows 8. I'm also thinking of using it for a bit of video editing. Good specs for that aswell?
a b 4 Gaming
December 11, 2013 2:54:33 AM

no
April 10, 2014 2:53:33 AM

nobledragon90 said:
I'm thinking of building a rig for this BF4 spec. Do these parts sounds alright?
Intel Core i5 3570k
Gigabyte GA-Z77-HD3 Motherboard
Sapphire Radeon HD7790 2GB OC
G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL (2x4GB) DDR3
Aerocool Strike-X Army Edition 500W - Enough power?
All this with a case which is TBC, and Windows 8. I'm also thinking of using it for a bit of video editing. Good specs for that aswell?


Marcopolo123 said:
no


Check this rig out :) 
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