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Budget 500Euro (I have a new 8gb 2400mhz ram so that budget is not include the ram. And the budget is not include the KM and monitor as I have a spare one of them.)

Was thinking about 6300 but however, the problem I come across is that not much mobo support 2400mhz (or too costly...)...and so seem to be with this budget, APU is one of the best option...but 7850k + R7 250 (it official support dual gpu) seem to be not worthing that money...

I am located in Ireland so I will buy parts from UK mainly. (e.g. scan uk or amazon uk)

If I dont have that 2400mhz ram than things will a lot easier as 600Euro for a mid-high end pc is possible...anyway can anyone give me a hand to build a new pc?

Or can i put that 2400mhz ram to those mobo who support 2133mhz ram?

Aiming to play BF4 in mid-high 50fps in 1080p...
Edited by yy885 - 4/12/14 at 8:07am
post #2 of 26
To answer your ram question, ram most probably is advertised as 2400 but in reality it's 1866 or 2133 and overclockable to 2400, not stock 2400, so yes you should be able to put that ram into a 2133MHz motherboard. Post your ram model to confirm if you want
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Kingston HyperX Beast Desktop 8 GB 2400 MHz CL11 DDR3 Dual Channel Memory Kit

and sorry I am not that familar with pc hardware...recently brought it due to a friend's brought an extra one and he needs money for something and I think its time for me to buy a new pc (current one is Q6600 + 6850)...so I brought this unused kit from him.
Edited by yy885 - 4/12/14 at 8:23am
post #4 of 26
Typically, AMD's CPU's see very little gains from higher Ram clock speed. It is only relevent in the APU's because the internal GPU needs faster memory for improved bandwidth. If you don't use the IGPU on the APU the ram speed once again doesn't offer much to the CPU. You could install your 2400Mhz Ram into a AM3+ motherboard and it should just lower the clock speed without any problems.

Also, if you are building a computer from scratch it is generally a good idea to avoid dual graphics and opt for 1 powerful gpu. Many games don't support dual graphics and even on some of the ones that do, the experience is still not as smooth as using 1 gpu. I have owned 2 crossfire configs already and while it is constantly improving, there are still many developers that don't program their games to support it.

I would recommend getting the FX-6300 or the 760K Richland Quad core proccesor (CPU only APU, IGPU disabled) if you don't need the extra cores. The 760k is fantastic value and since it is Richland it can overclock with minimal effort. If you plan to overclock, getting a cheap but effective cooler like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 would be a good investment. For a GPU, get the most powerful one you can squeeze into your budget. The R7 260X offers fantastic bang for your buck. Just make sure you get a 2GB version or you may not have enough VRAM for some of the newer titles coming out.

I can't comment on what fps it will all give you though in BF4 because I don't own BF4 but im sure you could find benchmarks around the web. Mantle should remove any CPU bottleneck that could potentially be caused by the 760k on 64 player maps though.
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My plan so far,

CPU - FX 6300 - 77.99
Mobo - Asus M5A97 R2.0 - 52.38
RAM - Kingston HyperX Beast 8 GB 2400 MHz CL11 DDR3 (2 x 4GB) - Brought
GPU - Asus GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II 2GB GDDR5 - 143.82
PSU - CX 500w 41.76
HD - WD 1TB - 42.99
Case - CM K-series K350 - 37
DVD drive - 11.79

total = 415 GBP inc. shipping (which is around 533Euro)

Is there anything that I can reduce the cost a bit?

Still considering to use 660 DirectCU II 2GB (143GBP) or 750ti 2GB GDDR5 (118GBP)...this is due to the price range seem to be these are the best option...

any suggestion will be welcome since I am not good at hardware.

Thanks
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While I think the 660 is a great card and the build looks good overall is your main game BF4? If so, you would really benefit by purchasing a AMD card so you can use Mantle. Especially if you don't plan to overclock your CPU which would require aftermarket cooling and possibly a motherboard with more robust vrm's.
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let say...if I want to OC the cpu to 3.8Ghz, this mobo is not the best option? but I will get a TX3 Evo later on from another site. BF4 is one of the game that I will play but not mainly. I just using it as a standard as if I can run this game in high setting then I should able to play games in medium setting in the next few years time.

mantle...I dont know how it will turn out to be as for now only a few games supporting it and seem to be it is still suffer with the driver atm.

I was thinking to get a R9 270X as this is more or less the same price as the 660 I listed above but the overall spec seem to be if the games are without mantle than 660 seem to be the better option. Just imo but I need more research later on tonight.
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My plan so far,

CPU - FX 6300 - 77.99
Mobo - Asus M5A97 R2.0 - 52.38
RAM - Kingston HyperX Beast 8 GB 2400 MHz CL11 DDR3 (2 x 4GB) - Brought
GPU - Asus GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II 2GB GDDR5 - 143.82
PSU - CX 500w 41.76
HD - WD 1TB - 42.99
Case - CM K-series K350 - 37
DVD drive - 11.79

total = 415 GBP inc. shipping (which is around 533Euro)

Is there anything that I can reduce the cost a bit?

Still considering to use 660 DirectCU II 2GB (143GBP) or 750ti 2GB GDDR5 (118GBP)...this is due to the price range seem to be these are the best option...

any suggestion will be welcome since I am not good at hardware.

Thanks

You dont need 500 watts for a GTX 660 even a 400 watts could power a system like that
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I am planning to get a 750ti oc instead and get a 400w psu. As the other factor I am concerning is that I wont have much time to play games in the near future so I will try to lower down a bit of the price as I want to get a newer monitor (mine is still using vga...so it's time to get a newer one...)

The quesetion is

#1
If I oc my cpu to 3.8-4.0, will need to get a better mobo than the one I listed above?

#2
400w psu enough to run above set up?
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I am planning to get a 750ti oc instead and get a 400w psu. As the other factor I am concerning is that I wont have much time to play games in the near future so I will try to lower down a bit of the price as I want to get a newer monitor (mine is still using vga...so it's time to get a newer one...)

The quesetion is

#1
If I oc my cpu to 3.8-4.0, will need to get a better mobo than the one I listed above?

#2
400w psu enough to run above set up?

GTX 750ti use so little power that with 400 watts you got more then enough power, Hell even the Seasonic G 360 watts should be able to power a system like what you have in mind
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