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post #11 of 19
With your budget I would not go AMD for the CPU, especially if you want multiple high end GPU's. If you're set on Haswell I would do something like this (note, I didn't look for deals just made an example system): http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2blyO

You could easily replace the 290's with 780's if you wanted. No need for the ultra expensive motherboards if you're not looking to de-lid and push it to the max, Haswell is almost entirely dependent on the chip itself as far as overclocking limits. Pick a monitor, I would look at a nice 1440p or 1600p display to make use of the CF/SLI, or maybe 120/144hz 1080p if that is more your style.
post #12 of 19
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Yeah, I'm definitely thinking of the 1440p route.. However, I recall a while back when I was looking - that someone said 1440p w/ 3 monitors was going to be quite demanding.. Would (2) high end cards in SLI/CF handle all those pixels? I'm not much of a 3D guy, as I honestly am not impressed, but perhaps things have changed?

I also definitely want to go Intel on this build, as well. What about all the talk of i5 being 'enough' for gaming? I guess considering that the i7 is very reasonable in price, I might go that route for that reason..

I like that Corsair case, however will it fit both those cards? Also, will the 4GB be used fully? I recall also reading somewhere that 3GB was the max used by BF.. Perhaps that was only in BF3?

EDIT:
So, if I'm strictly looking to build this unit for BF4 - aside from menial tasks that I'm sure this unit can handle.. What are some things I should consider? Ie I know the monitors will play a big role, along with the GPU and CPU... But, what else?
Edited by SeanEboy - 12/3/13 at 11:42am
post #13 of 19
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Yeah, I'm definitely thinking of the 1440p route.. However, I recall a while back when I was looking - that someone said 1440p w/ 3 monitors was going to be quite demanding.. Would (2) high end cards in SLI/CF handle all those pixels? I'm not much of a 3D guy, as I honestly am not impressed, but perhaps things have changed?

I also definitely want to go Intel on this build, as well. What about all the talk of i5 being 'enough' for gaming? I guess considering that the i7 is very reasonable in price, I might go that route for that reason..

I like that Corsair case, however will it fit both those cards? Also, will the 4GB be used fully? I recall also reading somewhere that 3GB was the max used by BF.. Perhaps that was only in BF3?

EDIT:
So, if I'm strictly looking to build this unit for BF4 - aside from menial tasks that I'm sure this unit can handle.. What are some things I should consider? Ie I know the monitors will play a big role, along with the GPU and CPU... But, what else?

If you're looking at surround/eyefinity 1440p I would look at three-way setups on the GPU. That is a very demanding resolution. 3-4GB is fine for now, even at that high of a res in almost every game (read: not Skyrim) you'll run out of GPU power before hitting a vram limitation. I personally would not even consider Haswell for such a setup, especially not an i5. I run a 3930k at 4900mhz and two R9-290's overclocked to 1125mhz and get around 110fps in BF4 at 1080p, high settings in a 64 man server.

Also, I would definitely look into an SSD that you can install the game on, I moved mine from my 7200 RPM barracuda to my Samsung 830 and it dropped my load times down from 30-45 seconds to around 15.
Edited by Scorpion49 - 12/3/13 at 5:49pm
post #14 of 19
Thread Starter 
Scorpion, thanks for the reply... Sounds like my dreams of 1440p are kind of fading, to say the least... Perhaps I should go the 1080 route, and look into the potential 120hz setup... I want there to be some sort of modesty to this setup.. Or at least I think I do.. ;c)

I definitely would have an SSD in there for OS and BF4 installs... As for the Samsung 830 - thanks for that info!

Are you running eyefinity/surround in your rig? Is high- the highest? Or is that still 'ultimate'?
post #15 of 19
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Scorpion, thanks for the reply... Sounds like my dreams of 1440p are kind of fading, to say the least... Perhaps I should go the 1080 route, and look into the potential 120hz setup... I want there to be some sort of modesty to this setup.. Or at least I think I do.. ;c)

I definitely would have an SSD in there for OS and BF4 installs... As for the Samsung 830 - thanks for that info!

Are you running eyefinity/surround in your rig? Is high- the highest? Or is that still 'ultimate'?

Only if you're looking for a triple monitor setup. 1440p/1600p single monitors is a much more easy target to hit, but I thought you were saying you wanted 3 for a surround setup. Thats just a lot of pixels to push, doable with two high end cards if you don't mind medium settings in newer games. For SSD, I'd look at the newer Samsung 840 Evo, I have a 250GB model and it was well priced with good performance.

For BF4, I do not believe that the "high" preset is the highest, it goes to ultra. The game automatically set itself when I was playing on my spare GTX 580 and I never bothered to change it as it looks good and I prefer the higher frame rate over a little extra filtering/AA/Post effects that I might get turning it up more.
post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 
Figured I would revisit this thread, as I have made progress.. Strongly based on your input!

Here is what I have:
4930k
RIVBE
4x4GB Dominator GT
256GB 840 Pro
Caselabs M8

Now, I think that (2) 290s is the way to go, XFX at that...

So, having said that.. What should be my monitor considerations? (2) catleap/qnix/korean specials? I will only be gaming on (1), and the other will be for general bs-ing while in game, etc... Thoughts?
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by SeanEboy View Post

Figured I would revisit this thread, as I have made progress.. Strongly based on your input!

Here is what I have:
4930k
RIVBE
4x4GB Dominator GT
256GB 840 Pro
Caselabs M8

Now, I think that (2) 290s is the way to go, XFX at that...

So, having said that.. What should be my monitor considerations? (2) catleap/qnix/korean specials? I will only be gaming on (1), and the other will be for general bs-ing while in game, etc... Thoughts?

What other parts do you have?
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD60EZRX  WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S Windows 7 64 Bit 
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Asus PG279Q LG 49UH750V 4K LED TV Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone EMP Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 Dali Opticon Vokal x2 Dali Opticon 2 
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post #18 of 19
Thread Starter 
Well, the only things that come to mind that I have left to buy that contribute.. Would be:
(2) 290s
(1) Seasonic 1000w Platinum
(2) Monitors

What else have I not mentioned that might matter?

For watercooling, I think that I am going to go with (2) 360 SR-1s (push/pull if I can fit it), supremacy CPU block, (2) Aquacomputer GPU blocks w/active blackplate.
post #19 of 19
Thread Starter 
In case anyone cares to tune in... I've gotten the parts, and I have the 'outside' build up and running.. a 290x, and an unlocked 290 I picked up for the time being.. I still have (3) more 290x sitting in boxes here.. Might be a good idea to sell off this unlockable 290, but anyway.. Considering you folks helped me out in the spec'ing process, I figured you might want to see where I ended up....Here is where my build log will be:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1471192/build-log-if-i-had-to-name-it-it-would-be-named-liquid-assets-b-c-i-spent-all-of-it
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