HTC U12 Plus review: Hands-on
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) $269.99
MB: MSI|970A-G43 AMD970 950 AM3+ R
Chasis: CASE CORSAIR | CARBIDE 200R RT
OS: Windows 8 64 Bit 99$
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?
Further to the above, beyond around 80fps you will not be able to see the difference as the frame rate gets higher.
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!
<< 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.
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.
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?
Looks like you're from USA, with your $1400 budget I'd readjust your spec as below:
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)
Grand total comes to around $1366.90 & should be kind of future proof. :)
"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.
nice tips guys, thanks a ton!
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