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Which one of these builds in best for gaming?

post #1 of 7
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Hello all,
I am planning on playing BF4, Metro Last Light, Crysis, CoD, and other games.
I am not going to buy all this stuff if I can't max out BF4 with around 90+ FPS.
I have some HDDs and SSDs, as well as an optical drive.I also have a Razer DeathStalker and DeathAdder and a Logitech G13 as well as speakers, so I don't need any peripherals. I am planning on using three monitors, but only one for gaming.

I will primarily be gaming, running VMs and rendering.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/iDieAlot1986/saved/3m4R

OR

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/iDieAlot1986/saved/3pfa

My budget is pretty tight around $1350, but I did stretch it on the 4670k build. I do prefer the Intel Motherboards over the TA990FX.

All the best,
-Kai
post #2 of 7
Intel
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2zIqu
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2zIqu/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2zIqu/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($143.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 290X 4GB Video Card ($579.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1412.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-11 18:55 EST-0500)

AMD
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2zIVx
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2zIVx/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2zIVx/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($126.92 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290X 4GB Video Card ($599.99 @ B&H)
Case: NZXT Phantom ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1371.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-11 19:11 EST-0500)
Edited by PontiacGTX - 1/11/14 at 4:12pm
post #3 of 7
Go for the AMD, Yes it has weaker core's than the Intel but games are becoming more optimized for more threads/cores, either would be nice though...
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8320 @ 4.42Ghz  Gigabyte 990XA-UD3 Rev.3 AM3+ Inno3D HerxuleZ X2 GTX 970 4GB GGDR5 HyperX FURY 16 GB White DDR3 @ 1866Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD  WD 3.5" 1TB Hitachi 3.5" 500GB  WD 3.5" 250GB  
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 18x DVD ROM Sata Cooler Master Hyper Evo 212 (x2 120mm fan P&P) Windows 8.1 Professional 64Bit Samsung S24D300HS 24" 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung S24B150BL 24"  MechanicalEagle Z-77 87 Key OCZ StealthXStream ii 600w Vaporise V9 Blue Mid ATX Case 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitec G302 Daedalus Prime Razer Goliathus Speed Edition Medium Corsair Raptor HS40 7.1  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600 @ 3.4Ghz Intel DQ67SW LGA 1155 MSI GTX 1070 ARMOR OC 8Gb GGDR5 Corsair XMS 20Gb's DDR3 @ 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD  240GB Kingston UV400 SSD 1TB WD + 500GB WD Zalman CNPS5X Performa 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit LG 29" 29UM58-P IPS 21:9 Ultrawide  LG 22" 22M47VQ IPS MOTOSPEED Inflictor CK104 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Aerocool Integrator 500W AvP Viper Black Mini Tower  Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury Razer Golothus Speed 
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post #4 of 7
And probably for virtual machines more cores is better
post #5 of 7
I like the AMD setup you have OP, but you really need to change that motherboard to a Gigabyte or ASRock.

Other than that, both setups look fine.
post #6 of 7
When you say max out bf4 at 90fps I surely hope you don't plan on doing that in 64 player maps as a requirement because as far as I'm aware, there are no CPU's out to this date (even at 5ghz) that can do so and maintain it. Again, on 64 player maps MAXED out..

Also, the memory choices on your builds make no sense. The i5 can't use the ddr3 2133 at stock (default is 1600) and the 8350 benefits from higher ram speed (default spec is 1866) thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by SoloCamo View Post

When you say max out bf4 at 90fps I surely hope you don't plan on doing that in 64 player maps as a requirement because as far as I'm aware, there are no CPU's out to this date (even at 5ghz) that can do so and maintain it. Again, on 64 player maps MAXED out..
Dunno if you know this or not but the reason behind that is mostly DirectX being a bottleneck.

Hopefully things will be fixed with mantle.
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