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New to PC gaming, build help (BF4)

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September 16, 2013 5:44:41 PM

Gday guys.
I am building a gaming PC to mainly play BF3 & BF4.
This is my set up that I am looking at:

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z87M-D3H LGA 1150 Intel Z87 Haswell uATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL
PSU: FSP RA650
GPU: Undecided yet, might wait until BF4 is out to see benchmarks etc.
HDD/SS: Undecided

I already have everything else. I am not made of money and dont game too hard out, but I want a system that I can have fun with.

Thoughts....?
Cheers

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September 16, 2013 9:14:53 PM

That PSU is kind of different, you probably should go with Corsair CX series of a XFX unit. For the GPU I would go with a Radeon HD 7870 2GB, on the system requirements it is listed as a recommended card, that or a Radeon HD 7850 2GB and if you want a really nice GPU for about $250 obo go with a Radeon HD 7950 3GB. For the HDD/SSD there is a good HDD by Western Digital, its a 1TB low priced nice HDD. I own it myself and it is fantastic. It's the Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB for around $64.99. And if you are maybe getting a SSD I would go for a 120GB Samsung SSD, because Samsung has fantastic SSD's that produce amazing performance.
Personally I do not like Intel even though they produce good products. I am a budget gamer so AMD is my choice, so I went with the FX 6300 3.5 GHz 6-core, or another choice if you are going to be doing video editing and multitasking is the AMD FX 8350 3.8 GHz 8-core.
What are you other parts that you have?
a b 4 Gaming
September 16, 2013 9:27:20 PM

MattDoesGames said:
That PSU is kind of different, you probably should go with Corsair CX series of a XFX unit. For the GPU I would go with a Radeon HD 7870 2GB, on the system requirements it is listed as a recommended card, that or a Radeon HD 7850 2GB and if you want a really nice GPU for about $250 obo go with a Radeon HD 7950 3GB. For the HDD/SSD there is a good HDD by Western Digital, its a 1TB low priced nice HDD. I own it myself and it is fantastic. It's the Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB for around $64.99. And if you are maybe getting a SSD I would go for a 120GB Samsung SSD, because Samsung has fantastic SSD's that produce amazing performance.
Personally I do not like Intel even though they produce good products. I am a budget gamer so AMD is my choice, so I went with the FX 6300 3.5 GHz 6-core, or another choice if you are going to be doing video editing and multitasking is the AMD FX 8350 3.8 GHz 8-core.
What are you other parts that you have?


I agree with everything except for the intel. On a low budget AMD options are great, but intel is much better as the budget increases. If you can wait a month, I would suggest it as the new AMD gpus are coming out and will most likely be more optimized for games like BF4 which is an amd optimized title.
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September 16, 2013 9:52:52 PM

Is AMD coming out with the 8000 series next month?!
a b 4 Gaming
September 16, 2013 9:58:07 PM

MattDoesGames said:
Is AMD coming out with the 8000 series next month?!


Yup, but its not gonna be called the 8000, its most likely going to be the R9- series.
September 16, 2013 10:02:31 PM

Did they list prices yet?
a b 4 Gaming
September 16, 2013 10:07:15 PM

MattDoesGames said:
Did they list prices yet?


Nope, I wish they did. I think Tom's has an article on the new models that are supposed to be released but no prices.
September 16, 2013 11:40:41 PM

bob hays said:
MattDoesGames said:
That PSU is kind of different, you probably should go with Corsair CX series of a XFX unit. For the GPU I would go with a Radeon HD 7870 2GB, on the system requirements it is listed as a recommended card, that or a Radeon HD 7850 2GB and if you want a really nice GPU for about $250 obo go with a Radeon HD 7950 3GB. For the HDD/SSD there is a good HDD by Western Digital, its a 1TB low priced nice HDD. I own it myself and it is fantastic. It's the Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB for around $64.99. And if you are maybe getting a SSD I would go for a 120GB Samsung SSD, because Samsung has fantastic SSD's that produce amazing performance.
Personally I do not like Intel even though they produce good products. I am a budget gamer so AMD is my choice, so I went with the FX 6300 3.5 GHz 6-core, or another choice if you are going to be doing video editing and multitasking is the AMD FX 8350 3.8 GHz 8-core.
What are you other parts that you have?


I agree with everything except for the intel. On a low budget AMD options are great, but intel is much better as the budget increases. If you can wait a month, I would suggest it as the new AMD gpus are coming out and will most likely be more optimized for games like BF4 which is an amd optimized title.


Thanks for that, however I am confused. Do I still go Intel in a month or go amd?

September 17, 2013 6:19:00 PM

Go with AMD if your doing a budgeted build and want to multitask a bit while playing games or video rendering and editing. Go with Intel if you are doing purely gaming and want some insane performance for a high price, but won't be multitasking while playing CPU intensive games. Hope I helped, have a good one
September 17, 2013 7:01:04 PM

MattDoesGames said:
Go with AMD if your doing a budgeted build and want to multitask a bit while playing games or video rendering and editing. Go with Intel if you are doing purely gaming and want some insane performance for a high price, but won't be multitasking while playing CPU intensive games. Hope I helped, have a good one


That was the answer I am after.
Thanks for your help!!

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