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Topic # 131052 7-Oct-2013 10:26
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http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=WKSPB7012W&name=AMD-Extreme-Edition-FX-9370-8-Core-4.4Ghz-with-Liq
 was busy custom building my computer when i stumbled across this. Just wondering if the specs could run new games on ultra quality. Asking because im not sure whether the AMD 4.4 ghz cpu would be better than (the well known) Intel cpu's. or whether the graphics card is good?

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  Reply # 909227 7-Oct-2013 11:45
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If I was ready to pay that much for a rig I would go with an Intel CPU.

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  Reply # 909304 7-Oct-2013 13:09
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I would also go with Intel you will save some power and some heat, those AMD's run hot and suck a lot of juice. GPU is OK I think, going on the prices though (I am not that up with the play on what is good any more), it is midrange. It is a $500 GPU. You probably need two or a bigger more expensive card for ultra now I would imagine.




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  Reply # 909340 7-Oct-2013 14:27
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If you're comfortable building your own, then I'd suggest you do so.

I'd also strongly suggest you go intel if you're looking at that price bracket. I think the only places AMD makes sense currently are APUs (for real budget gaming or HTPCs) or the FX8320 which I believe offers really good bang for buck with some overclocking.

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  Reply # 909342 7-Oct-2013 14:33
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homebrand: http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=WKSPB7012W&name=AMD-Extreme-Edition-FX-9370-8-Core-4.4Ghz-with-Liq
 was busy custom building my computer when i stumbled across this. Just wondering if the specs could run new games on ultra quality. Asking because im not sure whether the AMD 4.4 ghz cpu would be better than (the well known) Intel cpu's. or whether the graphics card is good?


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  Reply # 909614 8-Oct-2013 06:03
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Check out computer lounge. You can select what you want and they will build it.
I'd go with intel too.

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  Reply # 909645 8-Oct-2013 08:44
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That thing hits the recommended specs for Battlefield 4, but doesn't really exceed it by much, particularly in the video ram department.

https://twitter.com/Battlefield/status/377129313524387841/photo/1




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  Reply # 909661 8-Oct-2013 09:08
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It's a 7970 w/ 3GB, so should be fine. The recommended is a 7870. I wouldn't see much point going over 3GB, though it'll depend what resolution the OP will game at...

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  Reply # 909669 8-Oct-2013 09:29
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OP.. more power the better I say, especially for next gen games - get the beast you know you want, it will avoid any bottlenecks in your expectations! ; )

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  Reply # 909686 8-Oct-2013 09:44
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sidefx: It's a 7970 w/ 3GB, so should be fine. The recommended is a 7870. I wouldn't see much point going over 3GB, though it'll depend what resolution the OP will game at...


Yep, it should run BF4 on Ultra.. I'd just be a bit worried about how fast specs are going to ramp up from here, if I was spending close to 3K on a gaming rig I'd want it to go for a while.




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  Reply # 909693 8-Oct-2013 09:52
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i5-4670 will give equal or better performance for gaming compared to the FX-9370. I'd go i5 and either add a second 120/128GB SSD, or swap the one for a 250/256GB. I'd also probably prefer a GTX770 4GB over the 7970 3GB, but that's as much personal preference as anything (and will cost more than the 7970).

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  Reply # 909694 8-Oct-2013 09:54
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qyiet: 
Yep, it should run BF4 on Ultra.. I'd just be a bit worried about how fast specs are going to ramp up from here, if I was spending close to 3K on a gaming rig I'd want it to go for a while.


Yeah true that - for a gaming rig a higher percentage of that price tag should be GPU. (TBH I'd just spend less on the whole thing ;-) )

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  Reply # 909737 8-Oct-2013 11:15
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sidefx:
qyiet: 
Yep, it should run BF4 on Ultra.. I'd just be a bit worried about how fast specs are going to ramp up from here, if I was spending close to 3K on a gaming rig I'd want it to go for a while.


Yeah true that - for a gaming rig a higher percentage of that price tag should be GPU. (TBH I'd just spend less on the whole thing ;-) )


This was my 3k build I did last month small enough to sit on desk, powerful enough to handle everything ultra...

Fractal Node 304 (black)
Gigabye Z87 wifi ITX mobo
Haswell I5 4670k @4.5 ghz
NZXT Kraken x40 inclosed WC push/pull
Corsair 16gb Vengeance pro @ 1800 memory
EVGA GTX780 sc acx GPU
Mushkin cronos 250gb SSD
Western Digital black 2TB HDD
CMStorm Quickfire brown switch KB
Razer Mamba 2013 wireless Gaming mouse
Noctua AF 140mm cooling fans rear
Fractal silent edition 90mm fans intake
CM 600w PSU

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  Reply # 911465 9-Oct-2013 16:23
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If the rig is primarily for BF4 (initially), then you're likely to get considerably more performance from an HD7000 or Rx 2xx series card?

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  Reply # 912062 10-Oct-2013 13:40
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I would recommend http://www.2moroit.co.nz/.

Went there once and that was enough to never go anywhere else.

Really good on prices as well.

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  Reply # 913249 10-Oct-2013 20:00
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Buy from Computer Lounge.. you will never regret it.. PBTech's support for faults can be quite hit and miss.




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