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So which of these builds do you guys think will run BF4 better?

#1it_r_over9000Posted 10/23/2013 6:25:44 PM
I've got these 2 builds I've put together and they're roughly the same price. They have different GPUs (and power supplies too but that's not a big deal), different CPUs, and different RAM that is the same speed and size as well as the same number of units (2x4 GB).

Build 1: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ponmbr/saved/2E82

Build 2: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ponmbr/saved/2E8H

I've seen recommendations for both the i5 and the i7. I'm not sure which I would go with.
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#2Orestes417Posted 10/23/2013 6:28:19 PM
If you've got the cash go with the i7.
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#3it_r_over9000(Topic Creator)Posted 10/23/2013 6:31:01 PM
I have the money. Both builds are close to the same price. Though I did pick a 4670k for the i5 and only a 4770 for the i7. So I suppose it's also a matter of overclocking versus not. I'm by no means a whiz, and I have a friend who would help me put it together. I'm leaning towards not overclocking since that's something that's way out of my league.
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#4ShubPosted 10/23/2013 6:38:35 PM
it_r_over9000 posted...
They have different power supplies too but that's not a big deal


It kind of is when you don't pick a good PSU! The Seasonic in your one build is top quality, but it's expensive for very little benefit, whereas that 850W Thermaltake in your other build is rather mediocre.
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#5PyrotechnixxxPosted 10/23/2013 6:44:32 PM(edited)
Go with this and get an Unlocked i7 for $8 less:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Stoi

Best of both worlds, since you aren't throwing money away on a super-overkill PSU.
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#6it_r_over9000(Topic Creator)Posted 10/23/2013 6:42:20 PM
Shub posted...
it_r_over9000 posted...
They have different power supplies too but that's not a big deal


It kind of is when you don't pick a good PSU! The Seasonic in your one build is top quality, but it's expensive for very little benefit, whereas that 850W Thermaltake in your other build is rather mediocre.


I basically threw it in there just because I wanted it to have something. More than likely I would have swapped it out with another one.
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#7it_r_over9000(Topic Creator)Posted 10/23/2013 6:46:13 PM
Pyrotechnixxx posted...
Go with this and get an Unlocked i7 for $8 less:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Stoi

Best of both worlds, since you aren't throwing money away on a super-overkill PSU.


Hmm that's an idea. The overkill PSU was me last night seeing how well SeaSonic PSUs review and being like "Well this one is good so I don't have to worry about anything".
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#8PyrotechnixxxPosted 10/23/2013 6:47:34 PM
That PCP&C unit is a rebranded SeaSonic I believe, and it matches your case. I've been using it for over a year now and it has served me well.
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#9ph33r1es5Posted 10/23/2013 6:50:23 PM
You probably want the graphic card to be the most expensive part if you only use your computer for gaming.
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#10PyrotechnixxxPosted 10/23/2013 6:51:31 PM
ph33r1es5 posted...
You probably want the graphic card to be the most expensive part if you only use your computer for gaming.


The rule of thumb is to spend the same amount on the CPU and GPU.
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