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Opinions wanted on Entry-Modest level Build for BF4/Planetside2

sub0fux

62 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $88.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $31.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock 980DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $73.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $70.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card $229.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Micro Center
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $655.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-08 23:37 EST-0500

I need opinions on this entry-modest-level cheap build. Quality units for the price? Anything I can upgrade that wouldn't make the price rise too much within a $50 range? I'm looking to run Battlefield 4 on High/Ultra settings at 60 FPS. Play Planetside 2 High settings?

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks fine. I don't trust hybrid drives yet but other than that it seems acceptable.

  • 62 months ago
  • 0 points

I'm not a huge fan of AMD because they're on their way out and don't have room to upgrade. If you have 50$ wiggle room, I would get a i5 and lose the CPU cooler since you wouldn't need it anymore. The only reason I would use an AMD is if I'm on a really tight budget and you save a lot on the CPU/mobo. But considering your mobo is the same price as a good h97 I would just go with an i5. Not really a fan of Corsair PSUs either. Good tier 2 650w fully modular PSU http://pcpartpicker.com/part/ocz-power-supply-oczzt650w

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestion! I checked out the PSU and i prefer your choice. Why would I need the CPU cooler if i got an i5 instead?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

You wouldn't need the CPU cooler for the i5 because the stock one will do fine. The only reason you'd need an aftermarket CPU cooler for an i5 would be if you bought an overclockable version.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the info! helps a lot! thanks for the list barly! diggin' yo intel

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, would the SSHD in my list be fine in the list you presented?

  • 62 months ago
  • 0 points

Oh I didn't notice you had a hybrid.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $182.95 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $74.78 @ Newegg
Memory Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $70.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card $164.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply OCZ ZT 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $648.67
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-09 01:01 EST-0500

I managed to fit it in there, but I had to downgrade the r9 280x to a r9 280. Not positive if you'll get 60FPS on BF4 on ultra settings (might fall a little below 60 to like 55) but for sure on high settings. Also you should see if you have a microcenter by your house, because you could get a better version of the i5 (i5 4590) for 170$ there.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I was just thinking about getting the i5 4590 instead also because the microcenter near my home has it on sale often. How come you had to donwgrade the 280x to a 280? Would you recommend this G. Skill Memory instead of the Vulcans?

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31600c9d8gab

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Heres my suggestion build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $182.95 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $74.78 @ Newegg
Memory Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card $229.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply OCZ ZT 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $694.18
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-09 00:48 EST-0500
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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Reason being?

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