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Not sure if it has been mentioned, but the 8GB of RAM could lead to problems on ultra and a higher resolution. I would constantly run out of RAM with 6GB after a couple oh hours playing on high with a 1680x1050 resolution.

You run out of ram after a few hours? are you sure your rams set up right in the bios or something in the background isnt chewing through it?

I only ask coz I never had that happen to me and I run heaps in the background while I play, mine never hit 6Gb even after 10 hours non stop in campaign headscratch.gif
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you never mentioned what your current rig was - and i am only asking b/c you may be able to keep out til AMD launches their new APU line, and APU + Mantle = future proof at least - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/tegra-k1-kepler-project-denver,3718.html
    
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I would go for 4 x 4gb on ram not two single sticks of ram...... everything else seems in order.
    
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you never mentioned what your current rig was - and i am only asking b/c you may be able to keep out til AMD launches their new APU line, and APU + Mantle = future proof at least - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/tegra-k1-kepler-project-denver,3718.html

 

Look in his profile. ;)

 

Here's his rig:

 

http://www.overclock.net/lists/display/view/id/5589861

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Not sure if it has been mentioned, but the 8GB of RAM could lead to problems on ultra and a higher resolution. I would constantly run out of RAM with 6GB after a couple oh hours playing on high with a 1680x1050 resolution.

Agreed. I narrowed down my lagginess to basically maxing out my ram of 8gigs. I just ordered another 8.
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You run out of ram after a few hours? are you sure your rams set up right in the bios or something in the background isnt chewing through it?

I only ask coz I never had that happen to me and I run heaps in the background while I play, mine never hit 6Gb even after 10 hours non stop in campaign headscratch.gif
I was until I upgraded to 12GB. A browser has to be open (Firefox in my case). The game also would take a lot and increased quite a bit over time due to memory leaks or whatever problems BF4 has. I've heard of people running out with 12GB in some cases due to leaks.

http://answers.ea.com/t5/Battlefield-4/BF4-PC-Memory-leaking-94-Memory-usage-with-12GB/td-p/1731447

The game would become unplayable once the system hit 95% usage. Normally 8GB should be fine, but he specifically mentioned BF4 and the fact that it forces a browser to be open is going to cause your system to use more. I don't even know if this was my issue, but the point is that the game can easily eat through 6GB, so 8GB wouldn't be that far off.
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if that is your build - i dont see the point of you going from a 8350 to a i5-4670k - you should just either spend money on buying a new mobo or OC the 8350
    
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I would go for 4 x 4gb on ram not two single sticks of ram...... everything else seems in order.
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when it comes to ram though, more sticks = faster, so if you want 16 go for 4x4, or if you're doing 8 get 4x2.

I must have missed this new found thing, but since when is saturating your slots getting better performance? All it does is stress the memory controller and make it harder to run at the rated speeds.... Not only that, why would you want to fill all the dimm slots especially with four, two gig sticks when an upgrade in the future would now mean replacing, not just adding.
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if that is your build - i dont see the point of you going from a 8350 to a i5-4670k - you should just either spend money on buying a new mobo or OC the 8350

This.. BF4 is one of the few games that takes proper advantage of the 8350 and the 4670k is a major sidegrade for it..
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I was until I upgraded to 12GB. A browser has to be open (Firefox in my case). The game also would take a lot and increased quite a bit over time due to memory leaks or whatever problems BF4 has. I've heard of people running out with 12GB in some cases due to leaks.

http://answers.ea.com/t5/Battlefield-4/BF4-PC-Memory-leaking-94-Memory-usage-with-12GB/td-p/1731447

The game would become unplayable once the system hit 95% usage. Normally 8GB should be fine, but he specifically mentioned BF4 and the fact that it forces a browser to be open is going to cause your system to use more. I don't even know if this was my issue, but the point is that the game can easily eat through 6GB, so 8GB wouldn't be that far off.

Thats really weird, I never had that problem be it normal ram or vram headscratch.gif. I always have Rainmeter (monitoring ram, cpu, gpu etc usage) and Firefox (at least 4 tabs) open when I game and I've never run into any ram issues in any game eek.gif
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2wXlo

How's this?

It's a common misconception for new builders to think the area to save money in is the PSU. This is a bad idea. Remember, the PSU is the one component that connects to and powers everything in your rig. It's one of the most important pieces to your rig. Plus, on the bright side, if you get a great PSU it can last you 5-8 years. It's one of the few components that you do right the first time, and carry it forward in your future builds.

Get a high-quality PSU. I recommend Seasonic and Corsair. Seasonic typically offers a 5-year warranty and Corsair offers a 7-year warranty.
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