Light Gaming, Programming, gets 60-70 FPS in BF4
I need to move to the US just for a week for better parts pricing... good deal solid GPU and good budget. +1
Gotta love CAD... especially right now. Take all US pricing, and pretty much add 20% + shipping :'( My wallet hates my computer addiction. The endorphins on the other hand make up for it. http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/ziggurat666/saved/6brWGX http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/ziggurat666/saved/MtXFf7 pair of similar builds of mine so you did good :)
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I'm not 100% sure how much HT helps in BF4, more or less any games, but would a Pentium G3258, with a Z97 board Oc'd to ~4.5 GHZ outperform an I3? Anyways +1!
I think it really depends on the game on how good it does. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2014-pentium-g3258-review
BF4, Far Cry, and a few other games definitely hurt it, but you can still play on high settings with decent frames. For the price ($50 at Microcenter right now) I feel that it's a solid buy. I'm buying one with a z97 board and plan to upgrade to an i5 eventually. Decided to do that over buying an FX because of the upgrade path.
A solid build, and a 128gb SSD will be a nice upgrade for ~$50 when you're ready. Using it for the OS & an HD-intensive game or two is really nice.
Awesome budget build. All the parts are of quality and seem to be great bang for the buck. Exactly what a build like this is about! Nice. +1
Do you notice any performance hit from using a single channel memory configuration? Since you have a discrete graphics card and you don't have an equivalent dual channel kit you probably won't notice
i dont think your ram DDR-1866 is compatible with your board