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trinitys_mate 53 months ago


I'm building my first gaming PC very shortly and would like opinions and input on this spec list. I spend the vast majority of my time playing BF3 and plan on doing so with BF4, the PC I have now is now struggling with just basic tasks so Its time to rebuild.

The only things I plan on recycling are the PSU (Coolermaster 850w http://www.coolermaster.com/service/support/model/RS-850-ESBA/) optical drives and maybe the soundcard (xi-fi xtreme gamer).

My original plan was to build with a i5-4760k and a Nvidia 770. I have changed my mind to go with a AMD FX-8350 and spend the saved money on a better motherboard.

As many of you will know EA have sided with AMD for BF4 and upcoming frostbite3 engined games, therefore BF4 will be getting optimised for AMD stuff. BF is certainly more intense in the GPU department so this really made my head spin - do I go for what seems the more powerful Nvidia 770 or the seemingly lesser but optimised AMD 7970???? At the moment I'm thinking the headroom of the 770 will do me best but I just need my mind putting to rest please!!

Any info or help would be greatly appreciated :)

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CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core £143.99 CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing £24.49 Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 ATX AM3+ £132.60 Memory Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 £41.45 Storage Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" SSD £71.99 Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM £50.14 Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB £315.32 Case Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower £82.97 Total £862.95

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Spiral350 2 points 53 months ago

Look's good. The 8350 is a more than capable CPU. I would run the 770 over the 7970 (not a fanboy, btw) because of the headroom and the extra power which will help if you want to play other games. Also, the 770 right now has CUDA, which Adobe supports, unlike the 7970 (for now at least.) The Power Supply looks decent but if you want to you can upgrade.