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3 years ago#1
I'm completely new to the world of computer building and I wanted advice on a build I started last night. My goal is to play BF4 and be able to play it well but I would play other things as well. I would like input on what I have so far. Here is the build I've put together to this point;

I haven't selected a case or power supply yet. As far as cases go I was thinking of the Cooler Master HAF 912. My friend used it for his case and has told me good things about it and I generally saw it recommended to people.
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3 years ago#2
I'd get 2x4GBs of RAM, an EVGA GPU and this HDD:
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3 years ago#3

This one has a combo with some power supplies which sounds like a good deal. I heard I should get at least a 3 GB graphics card for BF4 and I've also heard it doesn't matter. I heard it does first which is why I picked the card in the build up there.
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3 years ago#4
Any thoughts on the 2 GB cards vs. the 3 or 4 ones?
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3 years ago#6
Looking through the combo deals for the I7 4770 3.4 GHz processor, there is a combo with an Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB Video Card. Its much cheaper than other cards I've considered and from what I understand, is a decent card by today's standards. Any thoughts?
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3 years ago#7
If you are getting an NVIDIA card make sure you buy it at the 28th of this month since you will be getting 3 free games aswell.
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3 years ago#8
Here's a revised build I've set up after getting some input.

This one actually has a case and a power supply present as well. I'm satisfied with the cost of it, as its a lot less than what I had anticipated.
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3 years ago#9
That 660ti is a really solid buy at that price. Physically it's the same as a 760 so you're saving $20 and getting an extra gig of ram basically.

If you're spending the extra money on a Z87 board already I'd go all the way and get a 4770k even if you don't buy a cooler to go with it immediately.
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3 years ago#10
Specifically for BF4, AMD is supposedly the way to go. Battlefield 4 will support AMD's new low level API called Mantle, which supposedly will bring great benefits to both CPUs and HD 7000 series and above
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