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Best Bang for Buck Build Today? Need Advice! (BF4)

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Hey Guys,

My buddy ask me to help build/upgrade his PC today (parts are ~5.5 years old, except GFX), he has been having some issues with BF4. However, I've been out of the loop since Ivy Bridge was released. Quickly looking over the forums, I am SHOCKED to still see the EXACT same parts I bought 1.5 years ago are STILL be recommended now...am I wrong? or missing something? Is there a new/better CPU or other hardware just around the corner worth waiting for?

Anyways, he wants to get the best bang for buck hardware and would like to spend the least possible for them. He is guessimating no more than $600. He doesn't need to replace everything, see below.

Is this Best Bang for Buck today?

Upgrades Needed:
  • CPU: i5-3570K (will OC to 4.4 or 4.5)? i5-4570k not worth it?
  • Heatsink: Hyper 212+?
  • RAM: Cheapest 8gb..that runs at native speed of Mobo with tighest times (not planning on overclocking)
  • Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 or Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H, which? other?
  • SSD: He is leaning toward 256GB...I really only like Plextor, Corsair, or Samsung brand for this...Plextor M5 Pro/Extreme/M5S, Samsung 840/830 Pro/Evo, Corsair Neutron/GTX..which ever of these is cheapest.

Maybe Upgrade:
  • GFX: This was updated in early 2011..I think he has ATI HD6850..should be good enough. Thoughts? Tempted to find a way to squeeze this upgrade in budget..would have to reduce SSD to 128gb frown.gif
  • Case: He has an old case from like 2007/2008....hmmm...

Don't Need:
  • Monitor: He has an ok monitor..don't think he wants to spend money upgrading it.
  • TIM: I have some left over Arctic Cooling MX-4 he can use
  • OS: already has Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Speakers/Sound Card: Some cheapo ones..but probably not worth upgrading for him.
  • PSU: A decent one..def. enough power
  • HDDs: Has quite a few backups.


I find it ridiculous that I am recommending him almost the same exact build I have from 1.5 years ago..crazy. Lastly, is there any new tech/hardware about to be released soon..like within 3 months that would be worth waiting for?
Edited by malikq86 - 11/21/13 at 10:24pm
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post #2 of 6
What do you means by decent wattage does not mean quality

And no its not worth upgrading to Z87 from Z77

Best bang for buck SSD is the Samsung 840 Evo 250 or 500 GB
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Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
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Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD30EZRX  WD Green WD40EZRX  WD Green WD60EZRX  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  LG CH12NS30 5x Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
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Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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It's a good Corsair PSU with 650w. Don't know the exact name but it'not junk.

Ill look into the Samsung Evo 250. Thanks
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Originally Posted by malikq86 View Post

It's a good Corsair PSU with 650w. Don't know the exact name but it'not junk.

Ill look into the Samsung Evo 250. Thanks

Well not to sound rude but even Corsair sell some crappy PSU´s (the VS series)

And they dont make the units they sell if you did not know

Anyway sory enough about that

How much can he spend would make it easier to help
Edited by shilka - 11/22/13 at 6:17am
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Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD30EZRX  WD Green WD40EZRX  WD Green WD60EZRX  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  LG CH12NS30 5x Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD30EZRX  WD Green WD40EZRX  WD Green WD60EZRX  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  LG CH12NS30 5x Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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He was thinking $500-600.
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If its for gaming then SSD which will speed up loading times and a new video card is where he will get most out of said upgrade

Samsung 840 Evo 250 GB and maybe a 280x?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147248
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121803

100$ left if he want to spend those

For that i would get a new CPU cooler if he has the stock one and maybe a new case if he has money left for that
Edited by shilka - 11/22/13 at 6:22am
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD30EZRX  WD Green WD40EZRX  WD Green WD60EZRX  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  LG CH12NS30 5x Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD30EZRX  WD Green WD40EZRX  WD Green WD60EZRX  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  LG CH12NS30 5x Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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