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AMD reveals the $4,000 PC that ran Battlefield 4 at E3

The PCs that powered BF4 at E3 retailed close to $4,000 each, and featured an 8 core CPU and dual HD 7970 graphics cards.

AMD and DICE are partnering for Battlefield 4, as AMD’s Radeon card ran the very first singleplayer demo we saw a few months back. Now it’s been revealed that AMD supplied over 64 ultra high-end PCs for the E3 show floor.

AMD has revealed the PC hardware that powered Battlefield 4 at E3, and they’re quite expensive machines — the gaming PCs were some of the most powerful ever made, and each would retail close to $4,000.

On the CPU side, they sported an FX 8350 CPU, which has 8 cores and runs at 4 GHz, paired with 12 GB of DDR3 RAM.

On the graphics card side, the gaming rigs featured dual Radeon HD 7970 graphics cards in Crossfire setup. Those cards retail for $1,000 a piece, and feature 6 GB RAM each.

All that powerful hardware made sure that Battlefield 4 ran at a steady, smooth framerate at the highest settings during the show. And we’re sure DICE had quite a power bill at the end of E3.

AMD also released a photo of the fancy gaming rig, which you can find below:

Battlefield 4 AMD PC

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  1. danvan
    June 15th, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    geez if i bort that all my money will be gone

  2. Tenzing
    June 15th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Well they haven’t optimize the game, yet.

  3. Speedybus
    June 15th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Playstation 4 can run with 60fps and it only costs 400$ cool.

    • Griff
      June 15th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      So many things wrong with your naive comment.

      It may be able to run at 60fps at 1080p but….

      Can it run at 60+fps at 1440p? Nope..

      Does it offer AA? Nope..

      Does it offer higher textures? Nope..

      Does it offer Anisotropic filtering? Nope..

      Does it offer HBAO? Nope..

      Does it offer 60/80/100/120hz? Nope..

      Does it offer different FOV? Maybe but I’ve made my point!

      If you want a relatively cheap and easy way to “play” games? I guess so but please don’t compare any console, even a “next gen” one to a PC. You’ll lose everytime.

      Oh and most importantly KB+M beats a controller each and every time πŸ˜‰

      • Joe
        June 15th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

        Do you know you just got trolled? Nope..

        • Griff
          June 16th, 2013 at 3:56 am

          Do I care? Nope.. πŸ˜‰

          • Joe
            June 16th, 2013 at 7:48 am

            Of course you do. You posted that reply of technical computer garbage. Face it. Consoles are just better.

          • pc=op
            November 10th, 2013 at 3:34 am

            Do you know that pc will beat console 24/7 only difference id that most kiddo’s can’t afford a good pc of around 1.000$ or higher so they buy a cheap ass xbox one or ps4. Just an example does ps have 4k graphics cards or 3D graphics cards? No. Does PS has an i7 extreme core or a compared AMD core? No. Just face it pc will win 24/7 from any console and you don’t have kiddo’s screaming through your headset.

        • EDD
          June 16th, 2013 at 9:09 am

          Speedybus just got his ass handed to him. Consoles better then PC’s my ass. I run 2 very high end gaming PCs one set runs a haswell 4670K with x2 770s and the other run an intel 2600K with x2 7970s.

          And where do you get consoles are better? My PCs absolutely annihilate anything a console can do. Consoles serve there purpose very well but dont believe for one second your 60fps/1080p console can compete.

          Oh and by the way WOW you can run 1080p (1080p resolution is so outdated) Id like to see your console run mycurrent res that I am running which is 5670×1080 @ 60FPS. NOPE and consoles are better HA

          • RustedNite
            June 16th, 2013 at 3:01 pm

            I’d like to point out that their is no current production consumer available screen that runs true 1440

          • Bob
            July 1st, 2013 at 6:16 pm

            Asus has launched the first 4K UHD monitor. Asus PQ321 is capable of 3840x2160p. Thus, there are plenty of 2560x1440p Ultra Wide (21:9) monitors out there.

          • SigShooter
            September 2nd, 2013 at 10:12 pm

            Yeah, when you buy a console you get a pre-built low-end “gotta work for everyone” lowest-common-denominator gaming system. There is NO customization, there is NO upgrading, there is just a lot of awful games and of course the rage-inducing blasphemy that is Call of Duty MW2-3/BLOPS1-2….

            I’ve been building PC’s for 13 years, focusing on very high-end performance systems but I build everything from home theater PC’s (HTPC’s) smaller than an AV Receiver but with enough drive space to hold a few THOUSAND hours of true 1080p video (w 7.2ch Dolby TrueHD/DTS Lossless audio), extremely high performance workstations for video and photo professionals that include up to 4x 10c/20t Xeon CPU’s along with 192-256GB DDR3-1600Reg/ECC memory, Nvidia Quaddro K6000’s to Tesla K20’s (from single-card systems to 5-6 card rendering behemoths), the latest from LSI, areca, 3ware, and Adaptec in terms of dedicated hardware RAID controller cards such as a recently built machine with 2 of the new 8-series Adaptec 24-port PCIe3.0 x8 (4GB DDR3 write-back cache, all SSD functionality enabled, capacitor-backed NAND backup unit) RAID cards using their new SoC and able to FULLY saturate the bus with 6.7GigaBYTES per second with just 13 SSD’s, and speaking of SSD’s the machine’s storage subsystem included 28x Samsung 840Pro 512GB SSD’s (12 per controller for 2x RAID0 arrays, the other 4 used for booting drives attached to motherboard native SATA6g ports), a pair of Intel SAS expanders to increase each card’s drive capacity to 128x, and a total of 88teraBYTES of usable storage with a mix of striped, mirrored, and striped with parity arrays…
            I have built servers for home use, basically file and backup servers; I have built larger units for small businesses requiring zero-downtime; and I have built everything in-between.

            Of course, my favorite, and my specialty, is building highly overclocked, extremely “premium” gaming and/or benching rigs with completely custom cooling solutions, the mildest of which would be custom loops and go up from their to evap-cooling systems, geothermal water loops, single-stage phase change to 4-stage cascade coolers, and of course chilled water using as many as 6 inline 8kBTU chillers modified for use with typical PC components (and that setup was capable of getting the 30/70 AF:H2O mix to sub-zero temps WHILE the 3970X @ 5.36Ghz with a customized Swiftech Apogee HD block, 32GB DDR3-2300 7-10-7 running @ DDR3-2740 8-12-9-23 1T and with 2x 4-dimm blocks due to the 1.965v needed, Rampage IV Extreme with XSPC MOSFET block and PCH block, FOUR Galaxy GTX780 HOF Editions @ 1548Mhz Core and 7688Mhz VRAM using 4x Aquacomputer Kryographics Cu Window blocks and Active Cooling backplates, an LSI SAS9271-16i PCIe3.0 Hardware RAID card that I fit a Heatkiller universal block to, an Aquacomputer Aquaero XT with 4 of the power boosters each with its own small water block…. all of it running 100% loaded (multiple disc benches + P95 blend + 3DMark looping). It was pulling over 2400watts from the wall, and that’s not including the chillers, hence my having to make completely custom, individually sleeved (lutro0’s core-less paracord + 16awg wire + MDPC-X crimpers and pins) made-to-length cables for TWO NZXT HALE90 v2 1200W units instead of one πŸ˜›
            *Note: the chillers are on a parallel tubing run connected via Y fittings with dual-redundant ball-valve shut fittings, as they’re really only used for benching since despite the 28ft run of tubing leading to the basement, and the sound-proofing I installed, they’re quite audible! The Y-fittings keep the loop almost entirely inside the case, where the radiators do the cooling… 2x MCP35X dual pumps (4 total pumps), 2x Bitspower Multi-Z 400mL Crystal reservoirs (single loop, 2 res just looks nice), aforementioned blocks, 2x Alphacool UT60 560 rads with Push-Pull Bgears Blasters 140mm fans + shrouds, 2x Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta 560 rads with the same fan/shroud setup, 1x HWLabs Black Ice GT Extreme (GTX) 480 with P-P Sanyo Denkei San Ace 120x38mm fans, 2x Phobya external 3×360 rad boxes each with a Phobya G-Changer 1080 Extreme 9×120 external radiator with 18x San Ace 120x38mm 3900rpm (very, very powerful) fans in push pull and with 20mm thick shrouds on both push and pull sides (these are in front of AC during summer and put on the balcony in the winter), and still 16x case fans.
            Water has never gone above 1.08C above ambient, and 3970X at it’s 24/7 OC of 4.92Ghz has never exceeded 54C, the GPU’s at 24/7 OC of 1392core/7118mem have never exceeded 30.2C, the motherboard VRM has never exceeded 46C, the RAID card never beyond 30C.

            The last rig mentioned was for a friend, which is why I know it so well from memory, and I can tell you that the reason he wanted such a powerful rig was because I got him addicted to benching, and then he saw one of my monitor setups…. 3x Dell U3011 de-bezelled and in Portrait Surround on Ergotron mounts (de-bezelled = just 13mm “black bars” between the monitors instead of the usual 3x that much), and then when he sat down and played some BF3 and Crysis 3 on it, he asked me to help put together to “do THAT!” right then and there; we ordered most parts that day.

            Worth it when it earned our team over 70 HWBot points, though!

            He’s actually got the U3011’s he was drooling over, as I got a quartet of U3014’s, 3 of the 21:9 Dell panels, and a few misc new 27″ 2560x1440p displays (I absolutely love AH-IPS, but I grabbed some PLS panels to try 7680×1440 / 4320×2560 (landscape/portrait) at 120hz and yup, it’s amazing.

            Or how about the $600 Seiki 3840x2160p 60hz 39″ display? or the Asus PB321Q 4K 31.5″?

            I can tell you first-hand that you will never see native 4K games from this soon-to-be-released generation of hardware.

            I’ve got 4x Titans in one of my machines running @ 1288core/7448mem courtesy of a custom BIOS I “made” with unlocked voltage control (they’ll go well beyond 1350core, too!), and while I could maintain a constant >60fps @ 4K with FXAA + 2xSMAA, HBAO, and Alpha-to-Coverage anti-aliasing in everything but Crysis 3, this is a computer with more GPU power in a single card than you have in 10 of either console, and a CPU that is ACTUALLY six cores with 12 threads and not a pretend 8-core that’s just a 4-core with some low-level multithreading.

      • Noesome
        June 16th, 2013 at 3:53 am

        Not a console fanboy but KB+M doesn’t beat a controller everytime, it’s easier to play racing and 3rd person adventure games on controllers. But for FPS games, KB+M always beats the controllers.

        • TheHippotail
          September 11th, 2013 at 7:44 pm

          Also, controllers seem a bit better for making fine adjustments. Whenever I snipe on any PC game, I always end up going slightly past my target’s head

          • leaty
            September 15th, 2013 at 2:18 am

            Yeah okay, but that has to do with your aim, I play professionally and I can snap to a head instantly. This… can’t be done on controllers. But most likely you’re playing with high sensitivity and mouse acceleration turned on, making things more difficult for you. Personally I use 450mm (my whole mousepad) to make a full 360, so I can essentially move 1 pixel in any direction at will.

      • Derangedk
        July 1st, 2013 at 11:04 pm

        Can you build a PC that will run Battlefield 4 at the same settings for the same price as the PS4 – Nope

        Have you PERSONALLY seen the settings used in Battlefield 4 for either console – Nope..

        Does anyone realistically have a 1440p display for recreational use – Nope…Derp.

        I’ll agree PC’s are superior in the end, but for the price tag and “ease of access” consoles will win every time for the average consumer. Hence why PC gamers are the Master race and there are console peasants.

        • alexb
          July 17th, 2013 at 5:52 am

          Well said sir. Just because some guys hate when we say it… FPS games will always be owned by kb+m.

        • Dubious Squirrel
          July 18th, 2013 at 9:04 am

          Console hardware is sold at a considerable loss, if PC components were subsidized to the same level then yes you could, absolutely. But if you look at the current gen consoles its a different matter, you can build a PC for around £400 that will wipe the floor with them. So in a few years time we can expect a similar situation to develop with the next gen consoles vs PC again.

          Yes, I and plenty like me have a 1440p display just for recreational use. Personally I don’t use it for gaming any more though, its just a second screen for youtube, winamp, teamspeak etc now. I switched to 1080p @ 144hz (well actually 120hz using the no motion blur lightboost hack) for fps gaming. The difference between 60 and 120hz+ in BF is worth it.

          Consoles do win on ease of use though. They’re designed to be easy to use for people of all age groups and technical abilities. PC’s aren’t so much, although in recent years they’ve been slowly getting better. Anyway, consoles are very good considering their price. They only fall down a little because they’re so tightly focused and therefore not as flexible in terms of upgrades and abilities. Give me a console with proper mouse and keyboard support that’ll run a screen at 120hz and I’ll switch over straight away for gaming. Until then I’ll stick to my PC.

        • donkeylips
          October 22nd, 2013 at 7:28 pm

          1440p displays are pretty common and widespread. Mid range gpus can handle 1440p very well. However, if you are able to overclock your monitor, 120hz at 1440p is more impressive though and less common.

          If your going to make PC tech comments, at least try and keep up with PC tech.

        • rickytan
          November 5th, 2013 at 4:26 am

          You can but a 1440p monitor online for $400 I guess you Peasants can’t afford that either can you…. Derp

      • stephen cole
        July 3rd, 2013 at 9:17 am

        I think we understand that it is a console, it is so amazing how Pc players are quick to jump on any comment that console gamer’s make, Don’t worry we know that your Pc is better ,but can’t you appreciate that we are happy to be getting a console with a little more power, not everyone can afford a high end PC.

      • Serber4Live
        July 25th, 2013 at 11:08 am

        I dosent even run 60fps on 1080p. but 720p

        • WickedSkillz
          October 31st, 2013 at 11:16 pm

          I can play cod 4 at 700fps on 1080p. lol……

      • Kourosh
        April 11th, 2014 at 5:05 pm

        They should have used to i7 4960x. Probably would have made the game run twice as fast

      • sofaclass
        December 11th, 2014 at 2:09 pm

        Hang on hang on… I have an xbox 360 controller for windows and it’s countless times better than any keyboard/mouse which Iv’e tried

    • Tenzing
      June 16th, 2013 at 11:43 am

      The PS4 is great and probably the best CONSOLE for next-gen, but… While its 60fps, it hasn’t been confirmed if its gonna be 720P (which I think its gonna be) or 1080P. We still don’t know if the console version will use full DX11 (which I doubt in order to get 60fps). So I believe the next gen console version of BF4 is probably gonna be using settings of med-high, @720P, and DX10 in order to achieve 60fps.

    • Bluebluedude
      July 11th, 2013 at 11:48 am

      Lol, My computer has a 2.4 ghz quad core amd running overclocked easily at 3.9 ghz, with like 2 degree celsius increase. Has 6gb of ddr3 Ram, has a Geforce gtx 550 ti with 1 gb GDDR5 , and a 650 watt power supply. Only cost about $410 dollars. I bought a 650 watt power supply to future proof it. The original had more than enough, also it had correct hookups. Ya consoles might be cheaper for ignorant people, but in the long run PC’s have better performance and have better internet platforms than consoles. I do agree that they are more convenient, as i have owned both PS3 and xbox 360 and Wii (which sucks don’t buy….). But if you want to upgrade your system and don’t want to wait 6-7 years to do so (like xbox 360 and ps3, shiz man black ops 2 so slow at 1080p…..) , then get yourself an affordable pc. If you can’t package one yourself for cheap than try to find a friend who can. And also my PC can run battlefield 3 at PS4 like setting 60fps at 1080p. PS4 is like running everything on Low. Heck PS3 could run battlefield 4 at like 480p and low settings best you would get is like 30 fps. All i am saying is that PC’s can be cheap if you know where to look, and you don’t have to wait 6-7 years to upgrade you can upgrade whenever you want.

    • Aaron
      July 21st, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      The part that I find funny is that these mega powerful PC were running on DDR3. Sony has led everyone to believe that the PS4 is so superior to xbox one because it has GDDR5.

      Money was obviously no object to Dice for these PC’s. Why didn’t they use GDDR5 memory? And why did the game look so good on that platform? I know that there is more to those powerful PC’s than just their memory, but I think this is noteworthy.

      • alex
        August 3rd, 2013 at 5:51 am

        Gddr5 is vram only right now and 7970s have it

        • Ryan
          October 8th, 2013 at 9:42 am

          Aaron you are obviously a console gamer. It shows. Also, Alex you are only half right.

          GDDR5 is VRAM not actually system memory. It is available on a WIDE variety of graphics cards, even cards that are years and years old.

          Sony through a hook into the water with the GDDR5 inclusion and hooked some kids who know absolutely nothing about computer hardware.

          GDDR5 =\= DDR3. They are two completely different components.

          Stay on your console Aaron. The world of PC hardware is simply beyond you and you should keep your uninformed technical information to yourself.

    • Logan
      August 25th, 2013 at 6:07 am

      Yea but I dont think it will look the same at all. Thats to hard to believe with the specs my laptops specs are waaaaay better than the ps4 and xbox1 and cant run bf3.

      • Paul
        August 26th, 2013 at 7:01 am

        Dude, you have no idea what you are talking about. Gddr5 is only memory for video cards….which all desktop cards have. And laptops are shit for gaming because they use mobile gpus. Please educate yourself on pcs and technology all together before you go spouting out nonsense.

        • gbvb28
          September 3rd, 2013 at 10:22 pm

          I got custom build gaming laptop and it plays pretty much every game whit maxed setting over 25fps.

    • Lord_Kitty
      September 3rd, 2013 at 9:21 am

      Surprise! The PS4 can’t run BF4 at 1080p 60fps. Only 720p and way worse graphics than shown in the demos.

    • ThisGuy_
      December 25th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

      He wasn’t comparing the PS4 to a computer, you idiot. Think before you speak.

  4. vider
    June 15th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    1 AMD 7970 6GB don`t cost 1000 $/piece…

    • DeepFrydFreedom
      July 26th, 2013 at 8:14 am

      i think it might be a typo… i think it is supposed to say 7990 those are $999.99

  5. vider
    June 15th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    This is a better pic of the setup from the E3:
    and u can see is the same setup from this pic:

    • phobia
      June 16th, 2013 at 10:11 am

      This is actually an Asrock Fatal1ty P67 Professional (B3) motherboard, which leads me to believe they’re running a SNB cpu (eventhough a P67 BIOS can likely be flashed to support IVB).
      So no way that machine costed $4000.
      And 12 GB RAM on a dual channel system doesn’t make much sense either, seeing all 4 slots are populated it’s either 8 GB, 16 GB or 32 GB.

  6. pc
    June 15th, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    hoswell core i5 4570k
    8gibs ram
    1tibs hard drive
    sly/ crossfire motherboard
    2 7970s retailing for $400 ea
    rosewill 120mm fans 4pk @ $12
    800W PSU
    cheap used dell monitors on craigslist
    cardboard box to throw it all in and call it a day

    dont know where they pull $4 grand might be that case.

  7. MythGavin
    June 16th, 2013 at 8:50 am

    7970s are only $300, not $1000

    There is no way they have 12GB of DDR3 ram in that system, You can only have 4, 8, 16, or 32GB without doing something stupid.

    • Cameron
      June 17th, 2013 at 7:49 am

      4 + 4 + 4 = 12.
      They had three sticks…

      • MythGavin
        June 20th, 2013 at 3:19 am

        You don’t put 1 or 3 sticks of ram in an AM3 platform, if you do, then the ram would only be able to run in single channel mode and would lose performance. It’s common knowledge. So either the people who built the system are ignorant, or it’s just one of many instances of incorrect information in this article. I chose the latter.

        • alex
          August 3rd, 2013 at 5:54 am


  8. Imglidinhere
    June 16th, 2013 at 8:53 am

    They probably meant the 7990s guys. Quit raging over their mistakes. πŸ˜›

    Also, consoles are better for budget purposes. PCs are better for eye-candy. πŸ˜‰

    • DeepFrydFreedom
      July 26th, 2013 at 8:17 am

      no i looked at the pictures it says 7970’s in the consoles

  9. Sense
    June 16th, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I think $4,000 is what Alienware might charge for that odd setup, so that’s probably what is meant by retail.

    Just thought I’d add that in. Troll on.

  10. dan van
    June 16th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Can’t wait to get dis for ps4

  11. Guiy LaDouche
    June 17th, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    When you guys grow up you’ll tire of wasting time with the latest and greatest upgrades for your computer. That is why consoles always win. Wooooo…I’ve got an ass-bridge x7695 dildo video card and it is so much faster……….And my mom promised to get me the Imasucka motherboard with 2TB of RAM…..

    • Dan
      June 17th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

      I loled. PS4 preordered. Cheers!

    • Kutark
      June 17th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      Yeah, consoles always win? Did you enjoy your 720p gaming at 30fps (if you were lucky) using your horribly outdated directx 9 console for the past 4-6 years?

      The XBOX one is a joke, PS4 is actually reasonable (about equivalent to a GTX570 as far as GPU, CPU is still a joke) The fact that is cost $400 or $500 for the xbox one is inconsequential. The CPU is as good as a PC proc that can be had for $70. It has basically a $130 video card in it. That leaves $300 for a case, motherboard, memory, hard drive. Easily can build a PC that will be as good as an xboxone for $500.

      I just can’t stop laughing at all the console morons who are jizzin themselves over 64 player Battlefield, because we’ve been doing that for how friggin long now on the PC, since BF1942, that was BEFORE the xbox360 and ps4 were released?

      Consoles have a place, thats fighting games and sports games. Outside of that, and maybe racing games, there is no reason a PC can’t do it better

      • Guiy LaDouche
        June 18th, 2013 at 8:36 am

        Wohhhh……I got schooled. Maybe someday when I’m cooler I’ll brag about my computer prowess.

        • Kutark
          June 23rd, 2013 at 7:15 pm

          Yeah, show me where i was bragging about anything. The point is that every time a new console comes out these morons start talking about how amazing it is and how capable they are, when PC’s were literally doing the same crap they thing is mind blowing for YEARS before. Did it cost a lot more and require a lot more thought and effort on the users parts? Yes, was the investment worth the return? Yes.

      • LAG3R
        September 27th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

        Lol, walking through EB today, I heard an ad for xbox one – “With huge worlds to explore…”. So, what, are ArmA II maps not big enough? 225 square kms small for a map? No, and pc has been able to do it since before arma 2 was released. Any bigger than that and you’ll need more than the arma 2 max of 112(I think it’s around that much) players on at once, or you won’t run into anyone…

    • DeepFrydFreedom
      July 26th, 2013 at 8:29 am

      ok before you go around saying all that shit about pc gamers having there moms promising them hardware, i am i little offended by that (of course im on the internet). but i work a full time job and i worked my ass of to build my $2500
      rig. and don’t get me wrong i LOVE consoles but now that i like to do more than just game i wanted one system that could meet all my demands such as video editing, photo editing, and music producing. so hating on pc gamers for bragging about there system is its obvious, a lot of us work hard to get what we want out of our system and more than most of dont just game on our pc’s that cant do on console. no im gonna go out and say i respect console gamers because im so used to keyboard, that when when you put controller in my hand my k/d/r drops dramatically

  12. nm
    July 2nd, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    its proved pc’s are better than consoles but i personally prefer console because i think and now this is my own opinion that its much easier on console to play instead of pc πŸ™‚

  13. R1CO95
    July 13th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Can we stop this console .v. PC war? Guess what, the reason any of you are reading this is mainly because you love DICE and Battlefield. If you are on console you love Battlefield, if you are on PC you love Battlefield. Lets get along and be mature people. Neither platform is better, they both have downsides and they both have their perks. And I have a PS3 and a PC and soon to have PS4.

  14. Jarrard
    July 28th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Im a console guy. Not saying pc isnt better its just that xbox is fun(it serves its purpose). A good pc costs way too much. Also one of the gameplay clips for bf4 multiplayer was on xbox one and it looked great although it might not run as good as a pc. Anyway xbox id say is kind of better since u cant buy or build a pc for the same price and run just as well as an xbox one/ps4. (Obviously if ur paying full retail)

    • alex
      August 3rd, 2013 at 5:59 am

      Actually many people could build a PC for 400 and it could at least play bf4 at mid settings 720 or 1080 at 30-60 fps

  15. terence
    August 12th, 2013 at 5:14 am

    One word: Overkill.

  16. fairgamer
    August 21st, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    I have always had an Xbox 360 for years and have never considered PC, but now I am changing sides. In my opinion they are both good for different things. For example one of the reasons I had a console is because it is easier to play with friends online and in split screen, but if you want the “better” more detailed gaming experience then a PC is the way forward.

  17. william
    August 23rd, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    PC is better, but why are people even kidding themselves saying you can build a decent gaming rig for 400$. Come on now, for a high end PC build you would need at least $1500

    • gbvb28
      September 3rd, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      And why would you need hing end pc for gaming?
      Mid end will do just well πŸ˜‰
      I personaly have “hing end” custom build laptop that runs BF3 maxed out easy.
      you can build pc for 350e that runs bf4 whit mid setting i say.

  18. Maverick1776
    September 28th, 2013 at 2:38 am

    I used to be a console fanboy once such as yourself, but then I took an arrow to the knee. xD
    Ok in all seriousness, I used to think PS2 was the shizzle when it 1st came out, the graphics were outstanding. I was an avid console gamer, having owned every console since NES.
    I never cared about playing games on PC until June 2003 @ E3 Gameshow.

    Valve Software, a company I never heard of, was demonstrating their new game; Half-Life 2.
    My jaw hit the floor when I saw the crazy details and physics never before seen in a game. When I read PC only, I was like FFFFFFFFFFFF THAT !!
    And quickly starting doing some research on how to build your own PC, LoL.
    Picked up an Abit motherboard, AMD XP 2800+, an ATi Radeon 9800 XT 256MB, and 2 sticks of 512MB of DDR RAM.
    Picked up Half-Life 2, followed by FarCry, and several other games. And that was it. I just could not go back to console games.

    Today, my PC system consists of an EVGA X79 Dark, 2x EVGA GTX 680s, 16GB of DDR3 Corsair Dominator 2133 RAM, Intel i7 3930K @4.5Ghz, and 2 Corsair GT SSD drives in Raid0. 3 Monitor Surround for 5970x1080p.
    Handles everything I through at it. Except now I’m having doubts about the video cards when it comes to BF4.

    I own a PS3 for the sake of exclusives like Gran Turismo, Heavy Rain, Uncharted games, and the Metal gear series. Primarly the PS3 makes a great Blu-Ray player and Netflix box. I will most likely buy a PS4 for exclusives, 4KTV support, and casual games.

    When it comes to FPS, I believe I speak on behalf of everyone who knows PC is king when it comes to FPS. There is nothing more dangerous than a FPS gamer with his mouse & keyboard. You simply cannot find that level of control with a console controller.

    As for the comment about a $400 PS4 vs PC rigs that go up in to the $1,000’s?
    Yea that’s like saying a Toyota and a Farrari can both go from point A to B, but which one looks better doing it ?
    It’s all about preference.

  19. Joe
    September 28th, 2013 at 2:57 am

    “KB&M beats controller everytime”. That why on PC in BF3 with my little xbox controller I’m always in the top 3 on Conquest?. And have a KDR of 3.2? No aim assist and I still compete with KB&M folk. And more to the point, I paid $30 for my controller, what did you pay for your KB&M??.

    • Ryan
      October 8th, 2013 at 9:53 am

      I use a controller for flying and a k\m for ground.

      If you are worried about the cost of a keyboard\mouse vs controller then you should probably put down the video games and work on finding a better line of work.

    • Nerf
      November 21st, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      Consoles are leaving the scene. Consoles won’t be able to keep up, they are slowly leaving the scene. Things on computer like steam, and other downloadable game stores are taking over the sales. Phisical disc format is leaving, and bringing the consoles with it. Tablets are even starting to run hi-end graphic games. Consoles are dead. Like it or not.

  20. josh
    September 28th, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    some of u guys bigging up the pc have way to much time on your hands!! c’mon, do you really need to write an essay on the comments to gloat at how awesome ur rig is. its seriously path-e-tech

  21. Reuben
    September 29th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    PCs have their place. Consoles have their place. I used to play on an xbox 360 for a couple of years but I then got a job and used the money from that to get myself a nice gaming rig (3570k, 7950) I realise that a gaming pc is a large investment versus a consoles but you will save so much money on games! For example I got borderlands 2 with all the dlc for £20 on steam. I also got battlefield 3 on release for £25 on an origin code website. The online is also free and in general, the community is better and often more mature.
    If you have the money, go for a pc and you will find yourself saving tons in the future. But if you like consoles and don’t have the initial cash, go for the ps4

  22. xbox
    September 30th, 2013 at 6:10 am

    This is one of the reasons I don’t want to become a pc gamer, because of all th pc elitist who can’t accept that consoles are a big part of the gaming industry

  23. Fhaetal
    October 5th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Consoles will eventually win the war of gaming against PCs.

  24. Peter
    October 7th, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Its not that PC players are quick to jump on Console gamers, I have had both and experience both professional levels. There is some jealousy on my end (PC is my preference) towards consoles, they became very big and a lot of games have crossed over to them and thus PC games have lost support, but PC players understand that consoles can only go so far, and as playstation and xbox try to keep it simple they ultimately can only upgrade so much to become an actual computer.. thats what will happen in the future… the more you want the more it becomes a computer.. its just a price problem at this point.. but in time.. it will be a computer lol

  25. Jatt
    October 28th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    would the amd radeon hd 8570 graphics card be able to handle bf4 ?

  26. Al Gar
    October 29th, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    No need for 2 cards at $1000 each just get one 7990 and you;re set the sli cards with 6gb ram each wont help in gaming it won’t use 12gb πŸ™‚

  27. Wizard Of Oz
    November 1st, 2013 at 6:02 am

    Guess no-one noticed the water cooling…

    • Wizard Of Oz
      November 1st, 2013 at 6:15 am

      @vider: your pics & the one in this article are different rigs.

      + This article pic looks to be a refelction. ie: mobo reversed, with RAM slot 1 & possibly 3 empty. (??)

  28. zzzzz
    November 4th, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Friggin hell everytime I read anything computer game related its always some stupid fan boy war. Who cares what anyone else has got. If you’ve got an xbox and you enjoy it then good for you.

    Pc always boasting about graphics who cares after 10 minutes you dont notice it anyway. My once great pc is now an aging dying pile of poo with its q6600 quad core processor, 470gtx and 4gb ram. Im running battlefield with everything on low, it probably looks worse than an xbox 360 but it plays better than it would on a console.

    I use all formats for different things so not a fanboy of any but when it comes down to it you can only be a ‘hardcore’ gamer if you have a pc. Yes many people will poo out their inards they’re so offended by that statement but sorry its true. If you could actually do more with a console like mods, hex editing maybe even be allowed some video options so if you wanted more performance over graphics then you had the ability to do that then it would make it a step closer.

    I dont know why they dont make a machine with the best of both worlds. Ease of use but options for customising are there if u want do go further, more ‘hardcore’. And maybe have multiple peripherals like a gamepad and mouse and keyboard. It might be more expensive but if your ‘hardcore’ you’d spend the extra money like people do with PC’s.

    Yes not everyones got the money but neither did I when I got my first hardcore pc. unfortunately i had to get a job and save up for it like a hardcore gamer would do if they really wanted the best platform to play games on. I hate to say it but being restricted to only a console you are missing out on so much. Even emulators. Pay money for a port of sonic the hedgehog on xbox live? Or download a megadrive\Genesis emulator and every megadrive game ever for free. Gta? How about playing gta whilst riding round in postman pats van and xwings instead of helicopters. Its not all about the graphics and performance its more to do with having more fun and getting more out of the games.

    On the other side of the argument though its easier to take my xbox and two pads round a mates house to play him at fifa than moving a massive rig so I’d always have a console regardless.

    Its a pointless argument started by idiots based on what they own and some misguided product loyalty to a company who doesnt give the slightest shit about you other than your money.

    Its like being 5 years old again. My dad is harder than your mum.

  29. Nerf
    November 21st, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    NOTE: I reposted this so it would show up here:
    Consoles are leaving the scene. Consoles won’t be able to keep up, they are slowly leaving the scene. Things on computer like steam, and other downloadable game stores are taking over the sales. Physical disc format is leaving, and bringing the consoles with it. Tablets are even starting to run hi-end graphic games. Consoles are dead. Like it or not.
    Also, the gaming atmosphere is more mature and there are not little 5 year olds yelling into their mics. With a gaming PC you can rig up a lot more accessorizes than with console. You can also slap a PC together and get it updated. And you can play games that are on websites. A lot more games are now PC only. Most new developers use PC because you can just plop your game right up and sell it for a few bucks. The eight generation will likely be our last.

    Some credit goes to the popular science magazine.

  30. consolewithmyfriends
    November 28th, 2013 at 7:35 am

    I got the ps4 cause I didn’t want to spend $2500 dollars on building a pc… got exhaust for my $35000 sports car and Gucci purse for the wife instead. got laid drove fast that’s all…. oh and I got a $2400 g750jh so I can watch movies on deployents.. come at me nerds

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