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Complete noob looking to get a rig for BF4 and more

#1it_r_over9000Posted 10/22/2013 10:14:39 AM(edited)
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;

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1RHwe


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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#2Lonestar2000Posted 10/22/2013 10:09:28 AM
I'd get 2x4GBs of RAM, an EVGA GPU and this HDD: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st2000dm001
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#3it_r_over9000(Topic Creator)Posted 10/22/2013 10:24:40 AM
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp42765kr

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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#4it_r_over9000(Topic Creator)Posted 10/22/2013 11:43:15 AM
Any thoughts on the 2 GB cards vs. the 3 or 4 ones?
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#5Killah PriestPosted 10/22/2013 12:54:50 PM
might want to get more/better ram

http://www.corsair.com/blog/bf4-loves-high-speed-memory/
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#6it_r_over9000(Topic Creator)Posted 10/22/2013 2:16:29 PM
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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#7DerPancakePosted 10/22/2013 2:19:56 PM
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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#8it_r_over9000(Topic Creator)Posted 10/22/2013 2:45:02 PM
Here's a revised build I've set up after getting some input.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1RYyK

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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#9PhilOnDezPosted 10/22/2013 3:23:39 PM
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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#10godplaysSNESPosted 10/22/2013 3:27:35 PM
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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