New Build (BF4)

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New Build (BF4)

Postby SILENTKILLER223 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:22 pm

Hey guys was thinking of building a new PC. I am way over due for a new one. I wanted it to be able to play the newest games (Battlefield 4) in Mind. Wanted to get a few opinions as it has been a while and Ive been out of the Hardware game for a while.

This will be running Windows 7 Premium 64bit OS

Case : Ultra Rogue M925 Full Tower Gaming Case - ATX, 3x 5.25" Bays, 8x 3.5" Bays, 2x 120mm Blue LED Fans, 120mm Rear Fan, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Fan Speed Controller, Black

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... =U12-42152


Power Supply: Azza PSAZ-1000A14 Titan ATX Power Supply - 1000W, 80 Plus Bronze, 140mm LED Fan, SLI & CrossFire Ready

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... =A702-0017


Mother Board + Processor Combo: AMD FX-9370 Black Edition AM3+ CPU and GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5 AMD 9 Series Motherboard Bundle

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... u=M69-0908


Graphics Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X Double Dissipation 3GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 3.0 (x16), AMD CrossFire - R9-280X-TDFD -

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... -102031461


Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB Hard Drive - 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gb/s

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... SD-1000AS7


RAM: Corsair XMS3 16GB DDR3 1600MHz 2x8GB

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... u=C13-1019

Sound and a decent headset would be nice

Nothing is set in stone and any recommendations would be much appreciated. Looks are somewhat important but I can't stand dying due to hardware.
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Re: New Build (BF4)

Postby BZ-MikeH » Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:33 pm

My one suggestion would be an SSD. You can get away with a 250gb and a larger 2nd drive or 500gb (samsung is the most popular and best brand imo)
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Re: New Build (BF4)

Postby SILENTKILLER223 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:20 pm

I will, thanks.
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Re: New Build (BF4)

Postby kzeka123 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:38 pm

Unless you're getting cable extensions, I'd go with a corsair PSU. You don't need 1000W for that system, and 750W would be more than enough and corsair has the longest cables and plus that AZZA isn't modular, so you're going to be stuck with a rats nest of unused cables, also most 1000W PSU's rate better than bronze. Do you really need a floppy connector?

Also, keep this in mind if you wanna go Seagate.
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/what-hard-drive-should-i-buy/
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Re: New Build (BF4)

Postby Pest » Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:05 am

I'll echo the SSD (put Win and BF on it, it's super quick to load then) and power supply points too.
Also, try and get a 4GB card (R9 290?), the latest games are going to need it. In fact, I think Ass Creed Unity states it as a minimum. You might want to look at getting a M-Board with DDR4 memory support and get that RAM as well, the faster the better. Sacrifice quantity for speed, 8GB is optimum for gaming.
If your only using a headset then the on-board HD audio is ample, only if your running a speaker/woofer set up really needs a card.
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Re: New Build (BF4)

Postby kzeka123 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:10 am

AMD doesn't support DDR4 yet. Only the X99 board with LGA2011-v3 sockets do. RAM is RAM though. The more you have, the more multitasking you can do is the basic principle.
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Re: New Build (BF4)

Postby SILENTKILLER223 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:58 am

Thanks for all the input. Going with the SSD and also I was planning on eventually adding another 280x with crossfire. So I figured on getting the 1000 watt power supply but if that's still overkill I'll drop it down some. Also eventually taking the RAM up in the future as needed.
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Re: New Build (BF4)

Postby kzeka123 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:15 pm

Ehhh, too much power isn't terrible if you hope to expand, but in all honesty, that AZZA PSU looks so cheap that shelling out a little extra on a better brand would give you a little better peace of mind knowing that your system probably wont get fried from faulty power.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139057

That one looks like it'd work well for you, if you wanna avoid corsair, Seasonic also makes amazing ones.
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Re: New Build (BF4)

Postby SILENTKILLER223 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:36 pm

Again Thanks for the Input
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Re: New Build (BF4)

Postby Sergeant Fox » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:32 pm

You really need to change the way your dividing up your money here. Your spending high in areas that don't matter in this build and low in the ones that do matter. The most expensive thing in any gaming PC should always be the GPU. Your spending way to much on the CPU, the FX-9370 is just a higher binned FX-8350. There is no reason to even get one of those since the FX-8320 is just an underclocked FX-8350. So i made changes and added the parts I would specifically choose for about the same exact money your items were listed as.


This will end up giving you a top of the line PC that can run any game at ultra @ 1080p 60fps. There is an SSD for OS and all your games and programs along with a 3TB HDD for all your media. A more even spread in money between CPU and GPU giving you much better game performance. The best case money can buy (also comes in white) and a power supply that can handle a second GPU if you want to go SLI. This is pretty much the best stuff you can buy for a high end gaming PC. If you have any questions feel free to ask but this will be a much better PC all around.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($136.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.29 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($146.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($126.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($101.47 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card ($349.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1236.68
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Re: New Build (BF4)

Postby SILENTKILLER223 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:48 pm

Thanks for the info Fox, and I really do like that case man
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Re: New Build (BF4)

Postby SILENTKILLER223 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:21 pm

Almost time. Ive got everything but the RAM, Graphics Card, and Processor.

Will post pictures as I build this thing
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Re: New Build (BF4)

Postby SILENTKILLER223 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:29 am

Well guys, time has come and I'm ready to order my three remaining parts. I plan to purchase the processor and ram as mentioned above by fox. I do however have one question, I've always used nvidia cards but was wondering how the R290x compared to the GTX970?
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Re: New Build (BF4)

Postby SILENTKILLER223 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:49 pm

I just canceled my GTX970 after reading this....

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2887234/ ... mance.html

Went with this

XFX Double D R9 290X 1000MHz 4GB DDR5 DP HDMI 2XDVI Graphics Cards R9290XEDFD https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HHIPN5A/re ... 6ub1THS3BQ
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Re: New Build (BF4)

Postby Jehova's Wetnesses » Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:02 pm

I think you and I are the only Radeon folks in the bunch!
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Re: New Build (BF4)

Postby Pest » Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:33 pm

Jehova's Wetnesses wrote:I think you and I are the only Radeon folks in the bunch!


Naah, that's 3 of us on AMD then! Got the 290 myself, it properly rocks. Good choice.
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Re: New Build (BF4)

Postby SILENTKILLER223 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:15 pm

Good to hear pest. I've heard this card is jam up
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Re: New Build (BF4)

Postby SILENTKILLER223 » Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:21 pm

Well guys I got this beauty built only to find out my Motherboard was DoA :(
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Re: New Build (BF4)

Postby Pest » Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:35 pm

SILENTKILLER223 wrote:Well guys I got this beauty built only to find out my Motherboard was DoA :(


Oh, Cock!
Frustration personified. Bet the air was blue when you found that mate. :(
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Re: New Build (BF4)

Postby SILENTKILLER223 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:31 pm

Well I am a moron/noob. It was only until the new motherboard arrived and I was removing the old one that I realized I made a mistake. The card is all black and I didn't connect the additional power to the top left of the mobo. I'm up and running strong. Pictures to come
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