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First off i went around reading around other threads before posting my friend sent me with links to buy parts but for now ill just include text by the way its a gaming rig 1200$ limit.


DISCLAIMER: Always get a second opinion. You are talking a heck of a lot of money. Forward this to someone else, have them look it over, I could have easily missed something, or better deals might be out there. And if someone else does say something about this is wrong and needs changed, I would be delighted to hear. I did the hard part of assembling the initial build. Looking over someone else's build is substantially easier to do.

Parts needed: CPU, GPU, PSU, RAM, Mobo, Case, HDD, Disc Drive
CPU/Mobo/RAM: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5643744&sku=M69-0819

Why did I pick this? Most bang for your buck. The processor is no slacker, mobo and RAM are more than enough, though it needs some supplemental RAM. The advantage of the AMD CPU is the fact its AMD. AMD's hardware can be overclocked like crazy, giving it a longer shelf life than Intel's chips, which tend to break when you overclock them. Not to mention, AMD is substantially cheaper than Intel.

Additional RAM (Id recommend one more 4gb stick) http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2225792&sku=A208-5014

Why did I pick this? With RAM, you want to keep the brand and model similar if possible. Minor differences in RAM cards can have dire ramifications. 8 GB should be more than enough, but streaming is hard on your RAM, so the extra 4 gigs should help out immensely.

PSU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6389009&sku=C283-2086

Why did I pick this? Its cheap, but its not from some off brand. Coolmaster does a pretty good job. 700 watts will carry this computer a long way, though if you ever want to SLI your card, you may need to replace it, but thats a ways down the road.

GPU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8279431&sku=P56-0760

Why did I pick this? The 760 sits in the most recent generation of NVIDIA cards' sweet spot, you get the most performance for the lowest cost. There is a large price hike when you jump up to the next level of GPUs. My computer's card is two generations lower, a 560, and can still hold its own. A 760 should be unphased by Battlefield 4. In the future you are always able to SLI this card, that is, install a second one. I would have preferred EVGA, as their cards have twice the GPU RAM, but they have yet to release their 70's cards. Ultimately the difference is negligible, as the 760 is designed to run with 2 gb of VRAM and thus wont ever fully utilize the extra memory available. 

Case: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4631382&sku=C283-1223

Why did I pick this? Good reviews, very open, looks cool tongue.gif

HDD: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6076939&sku=TSD-1000FAEX

Why did I pick this? Western Digital drives generally tend to review better than Seagate, its only real competition. Black drives are built purely for performance. 7200 RPMs is higher than most factory HDDs, and the 64 mb cache is twice the size of your standard HDD, which allows for dramatically faster access of common files. The only real improvement over this is a SSD, which I omitted because I personally do not feel they provide enough of a benefit to justify the cost.

OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

Why did I pick this? Windows 8 sucks, Win7 rules. End of story. OEM editions are half the cost of retail, the catch is its a one time install.

You will also want to pick up a cheap DVD drive, most likely. Or you could spring for a Bluray drive. Just make sure if you go with a Bluray drive that you do not get an OEM edition, as those likely will not include the software required to actually read bluray discs.

These specs surpass the minimum and recommended requirements for Battlefield 4 in every way. The extra RAM should also be more than enough to allow smooth streaming.











Please post your feed back on what i should get again i have never done this before. Limit is 1200$Critisism is welcome second oppions please! The whole idea of this pc is to stream battlefield 4!
Edited by BurningHeaven - 7/29/13 at 7:10pm
post #2 of 8
You didnt post any of the parts, so we are left in the dark with a lot of them
post #3 of 8
I'll post a build in a bit, but a few issues with the advice that your friend is giving.

Intel does not break easily. and it overclock almost as high as AMD. Intel also has a very large IPC(Instructions Per Clock) advantage. AMD CPUs are good for gaming, but intel is better. AMD is mostly for low price, or if you need to take advantage of all 8 cores. Honestly at your budget you should have NO issue putting a Intel CPU in.

Also 7200RPM from what I've seen is almost the norm now-a-days.

Also unless you use Blu-ray discs it's not important to have one, on the PC most games are digital anyway.
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post #4 of 8
For your budget, I do not think that those parts are correct. You could go Intel on a $1200 for sure, so, I will post an AMD build and an Intel build within that budget.

That Cooler Master PSU is not good, and you would only need 700W if you were going to run a dual GPU set up. You want a MoBo that has a 990FX chipset, you can get an FX-8320, and a 7970 is all within this budget. For the Intel you could get a i5-4670 since I wasn't sure if you wanted to OC ever, a GTX 770, and a Z87 MoBo and you are still under budget. Intel does not break when you OC either, I do not know where that came from and they generally outperform AMD in benchmarking and gaming, but I LOVE my AMD CPU and for a budget they are great. I do not think that you will be disappointing with either build, they will both eat up BF4.

I also threw in an extra 200mm fan for exhaust on the top of that Cooler Master case.

AMD build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($318.49 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-MFJR-07FK-R1 110.0 CFM 200mm Fan ($15.74 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.91 @ Amazon)
Total: $1097.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-31 16:09 EDT-0400)

Intel build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-MFJR-07FK-R1 110.0 CFM 200mm Fan ($15.74 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.91 @ Amazon)
Total: $1128.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-31 16:22 EDT-0400)

Both PC's will be pretty beastly. Hope this helps. Cheers.
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Samsung 840 EVO WD Black Windows 7 x64 Logitech G105 
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SeaSonic X650 Fully Modular Mionix Naos 5000 
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE  ASUS M5A97 Evo Sapphire Radeon 7850 HD 2GB 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS3 
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Seagate Barracuda 759GB ASUS DVD-RW 24x F-2x120mm R-1x120mm 2x80mm Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w/ Swiftech Helix 
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anohter quick question, some of the items listed are over priced is their a website i can find them for cheaper? also what about a wireless card for my computer any ideas?
post #6 of 8
What is you budget for this build?
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Originally Posted by BurningHeaven View Post

anohter quick question, some of the items listed are over priced is their a website i can find them for cheaper? also what about a wireless card for my computer any ideas?

I generally use PCPartPicker.com because they compile parts from around the web and then present you with the least expensive option and they also find combo deals and rebates for you.
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FX-8350 ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Sapphire HD7950 Vapor-X Corsair Vengance LP (2x4GB) 
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Samsung 840 EVO WD Black Windows 7 x64 Logitech G105 
PowerMouse
SeaSonic X650 Fully Modular Mionix Naos 5000 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE  ASUS M5A97 Evo Sapphire Radeon 7850 HD 2GB 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Barracuda 759GB ASUS DVD-RW 24x F-2x120mm R-1x120mm 2x80mm Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w/ Swiftech Helix 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 x64 Panasonic 42" Plasma Logitech K400 Antec HCG 520M 
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Cooler Master HAF XB NZXT 5 Channel Fan Controller  
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FX-8350 ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Sapphire HD7950 Vapor-X Corsair Vengance LP (2x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSKeyboard
Samsung 840 EVO WD Black Windows 7 x64 Logitech G105 
PowerMouse
SeaSonic X650 Fully Modular Mionix Naos 5000 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE  ASUS M5A97 Evo Sapphire Radeon 7850 HD 2GB 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Barracuda 759GB ASUS DVD-RW 24x F-2x120mm R-1x120mm 2x80mm Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w/ Swiftech Helix 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 x64 Panasonic 42" Plasma Logitech K400 Antec HCG 520M 
CaseOther
Cooler Master HAF XB NZXT 5 Channel Fan Controller  
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post #8 of 8
That Cooler Master PSU you picked is horrible

The Rosewill Capstone as sid already is far better

And you dont need more then 550 watts for a system with one video card
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LG CH12NS30 5x Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S Windows 7 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus PG279Q Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt Phanteks Enthoo Luxe 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 Onkyo TX NR646  
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