New Rig + ASUS VG278HE 27" for BF4

  bsum 16:36 24 Oct 2013

I just bought a new rig specifically to play BF4. I did not come up with this configuration myself, I used one from an article I read. The PC was supposed to be around $750 but I ended up at around $1,000 including shipping.

After doing some research I ended up with an ASUS VG278HE 27-Inch Screen LED-lit LCD Monitor.

I would really appreciate some opinions about the rig or any tips regarding the set up.

The specs on the rig are.

Storage: SSD KINGSTON|SV300S37A/120G R

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s $67

CPU AMD|6-CORE FX-6300 3.5G 8M R

PSU CORSAIR | CX500M 500W R $69.99

Graphic Card: SAPPHIRE RAEDEON HD 7950 3GB (comes with your own selection of 3 free games) $269.99

MB: MSI|970A-G43 AMD970 950 AM3+ R


OS: Windows 8 64 Bit 99$

System Memory: Kingston Hyper X Blu 8 GB (2x4GB Modules) 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 XMP Desktop Memory 80$

Additionally, I'm worried about the graphic card being able to utilize the ASUS VG278HE 27-Inc monitor to it's full capacity. The monitor has 144Hz rapid refresh rate capability, will the card support this?

  Mr Mistoffelees 11:14 25 Oct 2013

The graphics card should be OK with that monitor but, don't expect to it to deliver 144fps plus, all the time.

  Mr Mistoffelees 11:18 25 Oct 2013

Further to the above, beyond around 80fps you will not be able to see the difference as the frame rate gets higher.

  bsum 14:39 25 Oct 2013

performance wise is the rig and the monitor better than most? will I have an edge over a lot of players?

Thanks for the tips guys!

  retep888™ 16:25 25 Oct 2013

<< performance wise is the rig and the monitor better than most? will I have an edge over a lot of players? >>

No, your rig is just a mid range system and monitor won't help you speed up the performance.

  bsum 09:11 26 Oct 2013

Thanks for the reply retep888, I realize the rig is mid range, I could afford a better one but I'm gone a lot so I figured this thousand dollar rig + 400$ monitor is a good deal.

My main motivation was being able to meet these settings without spending too much and according to the author it's "future proof" for the next few years.

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System Requirements

Recommended - OS - Windows 8 Processor - AMD Six Core CPU / INTEL Quad Core CPU Memroy - 8 GB Graphic Card - AMD RADEON HD 7870 / NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 660 Graphics Memory - 3 GB HD - 30 GB So I'm still exceeding these requirements, let me rephrase my question. With the current set up can I play competitively or do I need to speed up the performance?

  retep888™ 14:46 26 Oct 2013

Looks like you're from USA, with your $1400 budget I'd readjust your spec as below:

Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Steel / Plastic compact ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 650W $89.99

Intel Core i5-4670 Haswell 3.4GHz $219.99

MSI B85-G41 PC Mate LGA 1150 Intel Motherboard $79.99

Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 Memory $86.99

ASUS GTX670 GeForce GTX 670 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16Video Card $289.99

Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/120G 2.5" 120GB Solid State Drive (SSD) $89.99

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB $69.99

SAMSUNG S24C450DW Matte Black 24" 5ms pivot &height adjustable Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 1,000,000:1 (1000:1) with USB and DisplayPort $279.99 (please note this monitor has a native resolution of 1920x1200, the 27" big monitor you were after has a native resolution of 1920x1080 although it's 3D ready, it won't be as sharp as the Samsung although it's 3D ready but the choice is yours)

Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM $99.99

Grand total comes to around $1366.90 & should be kind of future proof. :)

  mrwoowoo 22:25 26 Oct 2013

"will I have an edge over a lot of players?"

The only advantage over other players will be a larger target to aim at with your 27 inch monitor as opposed to players with a smaller monitor. The ones who play on a 40 inch TV connected to their PC have the best advantage. And believe me, some do.

  bsum 18:15 29 Oct 2013

nice tips guys, thanks a ton!

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