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Windows 7: Looking to upgrade my PC for Battlefield 4, any help?


14 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 
Looking to upgrade my PC for Battlefield 4, any help?

Hello there,

I am very looking forward to the new iteration of Battlefield. Battlefield comes out at the beginning of November here in the UK. I have decided not to get the new iPhone and instead maybe get myself a small upgrade for my computer so that I can play this game smoother.

My current build can be seen below by clicking the button underneath my name.

I would like to know what areas are weakest with my build. I know that it is not the best build in history as it is a bit old at this point.
The Battlefield 4 requirements can be seen below.
http://http://www.stageselect.com/N5324-battlefield-4-bf4-pc-system-requirements-3gb-video.aspx


Any suggestions on what would be a very nice upgrade for my PC would be much appreciated.


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14 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

I would go for hitting the recommended video card with 3gb. Have a look at this one Addram posted

http://www.sevenforums.com/pc-custom...ml#post2519693
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14 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Yeah I think a new GPU is the way to go too, how much have you set aside to spend on an upgrade Colin?
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14 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

Hey guys,

I guess I don't really have a budget per se. I could spend a couple of hundred or so. Are you guys saying that the weakest thing in my build would be my Graphics card? I thought it was one of my strengths. The build is a couple of years old I know but the graphics card is probably the newest thing I have there. Plus it would also be the most expensive to upgrade.
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14 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hi Colin, it's not the weakest thing in your rig, obviously if money was no object I would say get a new CPU/Mobo and GPU.

The stuff you have is fine as it is to play the game, but obviously not on the highest of settings. If you upgraded the GPU I don't think that your CPU would bottleneck it too much and with one of the latest GPU's you could run at the highest settings.
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14 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

Hmmm nice man. Ill have a look at what GPUs I could get. Any suggestions?
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14 Sep 2013   #7

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64 / W10 Tech Preview x64 VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
I would go for hitting the recommended video card with 3gb.
I find it quite funny that neither of the cards recommended for BF4 are available in 3GB version.

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14 Sep 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I'm not thrilled with how GPU manufacturers have started going with 2/4GB models for the most part. There are still some cards with 3GB of RAM, but for the most part, it's 2/4. I think 2 is really pushing it for 1080p gameplay, and 4 is overkill for it, but great for 1440p or multiple monitors. Also, when looking at PC specs, I totally disregard the minimum specs because that just lists what you need to actually turn on the game, it doesn't mean the game will be playable by today's definition of playable. I would start out at the recommended specs or better for smooth, enjoyable gameplay.

That said, there are quite a few AMD cards around $250-300 that have 3GB RAM, such as the Radeon 7950 and the 7970. On the other side, Nvidia has a 4GB GTX 760 for about $300, which is what I'm thinking of getting.
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14 Sep 2013   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

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14 Sep 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I assume seeing as you are based in Ireland that you can order stuff from England with no trouble, here is a powerful card, it's available to pre-order and has just had a massive price cut -
Asus HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP 3072MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card [90-C1CRM1-U0UAY0BZ]
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