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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 22
Did you REALLY cut and paste the same exact message in two different forums here? LOL.

This is a typical AMD vs. Intel decision. Pick whichever one you like best, you're going to get many strong opinions one way or the other.

I'm curious why you'd get DDR 2133 in one and 1600 in the other. If it were my money, the 4670K build looks better.

Greg
post #3 of 22
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Thanks Greg,

LOL, yes I cut and pasted it. I just wanted answers.
And I chose 2133 RAM on one, so someone could tell me if it was worth the extra money or not.
Why exactly would you choose the Intel build over the AMD one if BF4 uses more than 4 cores?
And what FPS am I looking at now and when MANTLE comes out?

Thanks Greg,

All the best,
-Kai
post #4 of 22
take the amd build but with the R9 290 since its 3% slower and dont get that stupid CX PSU get a XFX core edition or a coolermaster V650

also try grab the M5A99FX as a mobo since it has much better VRM cooling
Edited by Spectre- - 1/11/14 at 1:08pm
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4670K has a much higher instruction-per-clock than the 8350. The 8350 might have an advantage in well multi-threaded applications with 8 cores, but the vast majority of games do not - and the 4670K performs better in those titles.

For what it's worth, I don't think you're going to be at a solid 90+ FPS in BF4 with either one of them and a single 290X at Ultra settings. With High and no 4x MSAA, you can do it. Here are some benchmarks for various boards at 1920x1200p. 1080p will be about 10-12% faster.

http://www.techspot.com/review/734-battlefield-4-benchmarks/page3.html

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Thanks, but I think I will keep the 290X, and I am gonna get the Seasonic X650.
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Sorry, I forgot to state I will be playing at 1600x900.
post #8 of 22
You have a weird mix of parts with only the case and PSU staying the same between those builds.

I'd also +1 for the 290 instead of the 290x, unless you enjoy blowing extra money for not that much gain. Based on the other parts it looks like you're cost conscious, making it a factor. Also, since you'll be playing at such a low resolution it seems kind of a waste for a top tier card.

I'd probably take the AMD build but with faster RAM since you will be rendering and working with VMs, which are both largely parallel environments.
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Sorry, I forgot to state I will be playing at 1600x900.

Will you be just rendering or will you also edit videos on that pc? a tiny monitor will increase your work time and lessen efficiency. It might be a good a idea to try and add a 1080p monitor and maybe lower the gpu a notch.
I would go for the intel build, but maybe lower the card to something like 280X so you can buy a better monitor.
Larger workspace will be a big boost in video editing, you will also enjoy games better.
I just upgraded from 1600x900 and its a nice difference, batman arkham city looks so much better.

As for ram speed, faster is always better for rendering times, and 16gb is just about right for starters.
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OK, so after all the great opinions, I came up with this...

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/iDieAlot1986/saved/3pi1

Thoughts?
And is the CPU compatible?
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