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Battlefield 1 Recommended Specs Build

Description

This is a part list based on the Recommended Specifications from DICE for Battlefield 1.

Battlefield 1 Recommended Specifications (from EA/DICE)

OS 64-bit Windows 10 or later
Processor AMD FX 8350 Wraith; Intel Core i7 4790 or equivalent
Memory 16GB RAM
Storage 50GB
Video Card AMD Radeon™ RX 480 4GB; NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1060 3GB; DirectX 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent
Online Connection 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection

The Frostbite engine is known to utilize as many cores as are available and will put any CPU to the test in 64 player servers. Since the i7-4790 and a compatible motherboard may not be reliably available in all regions, we took the "or equivalent" route and selected the i7-6700, which will only serve to be faster with newer tech. A parametric filter has been applied to select the best-priced 480-525GB SSD to give a little breathing room on top of Windows and Battlefield 1.

The rest of the components have been matched directly to the specifications listed out by DICE and we have included a selection of quality power supplies to power your system inside of the Corsair 200R. Using this hardware you should be able to play Battlefield 1 at 1080p60 on high to ultra settings without issue.

Check out guide for the DICE Battlefield 1 Minimum part list here: https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/xkmPxr/battlefield-1-minimum-specs-build

Compatibility: No issues or incompatibilities found.

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CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor
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Memory Crucial 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory

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Storage Team L5 LITE 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

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Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3 GB Windforce OC Video Card

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Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case
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Total: €400.72

Comments

  • 35 months ago
  • 14 points

Cool build based on rec specs, but I bet an i5 6500 would run within a cpl fps of the 6700 for much less. I get that that isn't the concept, but for bf1 and most other games ur money is best spent elsewhere (the GPU).

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

agree.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

But if you play a CPU demanding game like civ5/6 you will have to have a better CPU .

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

But that was not the point of this build.

  • 35 months ago
  • 0 points

I disagree. Because with those types of games, <60fps is perfectly fine

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

<60fps is gets really freaking annoying when trying to move stuff around because the load makes input lag :P

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

So if i swapped out the i7 for the i5 6500 i would be alright?

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

You would be fine, but you may lose a few frames. I'm just saying the i5 is usually bettter value for strictly gaming purposes

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know a lot about the dilemna between i5 or i7 but what about the folks that are saying they need to upgrade the CPU because of a bottleneck? If I'm doing a fresh build based on recommended hardware shouldn't we just stick to an i7? I mean the minimum specs call for the i5 and sure it would probably run BF1 just fine but this is a build based of recommended specs and not minimum specs. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Super late reply but an i5 6600K would be awesome.

It's much cheaper than the i7 6700K or the 4790; it provides solid gaming performance and can be overclocked to 4.5GHz or 4.2GHz very easily to cope with more CPU-demanding games. I know that ThoughtA probably shares the same opinion (hopefully xD) but he had to stick to the theme and that is recommended specs which include an i7.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Get an i5-6500 instead of the i7 and use the saved cash for a 6gb GTX 1060, plus a PSU if you can.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm relatively new to the PC world, and I don't have much personal experience, which is why I'm asking: What am I sacrificing by downgrading to an i5-6500, but upgrading to a 6gb GTX 1060?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

i5 is good for gaming already and a GTX 1060 3gb means that only 3gb is available for use druing games which can be horrible if planning on modding a lot. 6gb vram is plenty for of memory for games today.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

The gtx 1060 3 GB only performs 15% worse and costs 30% less, get your facts right. In the future that extra 3gb of vram may be necessary but I don't believe so.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I just wanted him to consider future proofing so relax.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

This is pretty intresting, and I like it.

Using recommended specs, while exaggerated sometines, will give you a more than comfortable build.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a pretty nice build. Quick question, I'm interested in building my first pc for gaming and the occasional school work. Many users below me stated that the i5 would work perfectly and costs a lot less. For the sake of future proofing, should I get an i7 for my first build or is an i5 perfectly ok for the long run? Any guidance is appreciated

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

You don't need an i7 for your needs, and it won't do any extra future-proofing because the newest gen i5's and i7's all use the same socket.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the reply. This should definitely help me w/ the budget side of things lol.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

What's your budget? I can create a part list for you and I also know how to make the part list a portable LAN build if you want. it sacrifices looks but I like to bring mine around so I don't have to use a $3000 laptop

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd say $1400 would be my budget. As for the LAN I'd be interested in it. Tho it isn't an essential as many of my friends don't even play on PC.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

What would be your build for Rise of the Tomb Raider? (700-1200$)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

what resolution 1080p 1440p 4k and refresh rate 60Hz 120Hz 144Hz

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I would go with the i5 enless you are planning on video editing. I would also put the money towards a better GPU.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Higher than the 1070?

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  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man, now I can move that money elsewhere onto the build

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build and not too pricey for me. Definitely be perfect for other games than Battlefield 1.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

It should work. Remember, these are only recommended specifications by EA/DICE, not what you need to have

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

weird color scheme going on

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a 6700k, would the higher clock rate = higher framerate? (curently at 4.0ghz but I have a nepton 240m and hope to get it to 4.5 - 4.6 ghz)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

you will gain some fps but not by much

prob at best only a measly 10 fps or less

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

cool thanks

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, i am looking at building my first gaming PC and was interested in this build as i am a big fan of Battlefield and would love to be able to run it to a good standard and it is a round my price range. I just a have a few questions, i am a little unsold on the graphics card as i am not sure how long it will be before this will need to be upgraded, also will there be a build video coming for this build or more detailed build tips?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

The 3GB GTX1060 is just enough for 1080p high gaming. But games are starting to use more VRAM. GTA 5 even at 1080p high to very high can use excess of 3GB. Chances are 3GB will be barely enough for 1080p gaming soon. 4GB is now the suggested amount of VRAM. The RX480 4GB will be a better buy for the VRAM and future support for DX12 and Vulkan api

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

There are a lot of comments about the i7 being an overkill and that the i5 would work well enough. Out of curiosity, if you still had around another $450 left in your budget, would you still take an i5 over the i7 and get a better performing GPU, keep the i7 or upgrade and switch around some of the other parts?

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

an i5 6600K and Z170 board and a GTX1070 will let you game at 1440P easily

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thinking about buying this for my first gaming pc. What graphics would this run on Battlefield 1?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

it already mentioned 1080P High

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $240.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170A SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.98 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $66.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk Ultra II 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $123.86 @ Amazon
Video Card PowerColor Radeon RX 480 8GB Red Devil Video Card $234.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 2300 ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $945.66
Mail-in rebates -$65.00
Total $880.66
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-25 02:57 EDT-0400

I had a wtf moment when i saw the rec and minimum PC spec for BF1

The rec CPU to run the game is way overkill, a quick search of youtube videos showing BF1 beta gameplay on i3 and i5 are pretty common and i5 with a GTX1060 can easily get above 60 fps. Sure an i7 is nice to have but the fps gain is prob only like a few fps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZMESDv6bGs

this video shows a nice side by side comparison between the FX 8320E CPU vs the i5 3570k and the i7 6700K and at the same clock speed all could sustain the average 60 fps while the FX do drop below the 60 fps but still playable.

I pulled out this build which is more sensible and being the K series CPU with the Z170 board. User should be able to OC the CPU to decent speeds in the case of CPU bound games and applications.

While the GTX1060 is currently the faster GPU at the 200 to 260 USD mark now. The RX480 which is the direct rival still retains the ability to CrossFire two GPUs down the road if the user wants more graphical horsepower unlike the GTX1060 which is only limited to one GPU config.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

i can run bf1 with an i5 4460 and rx 380....

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't know the rx 380 was a thing but alrighty

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry meant r9 380 ;D

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

How would an Intel i5-6600k do with Battlefield 1?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

perfectly with a gtx 1060-1070 in my opinion

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Could I get this AMD processor instead of the Intel? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113398

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

8370 offers no performance gain over the 8350.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

you should spend more money on the graphics card then the cpu

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

is this work whit VR games ? thank you

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I am very much considering to build this, are there any other compatible cases? I was more looking for a 'Deepcool DUKASE V2 ATX Mid Tower Case' type of case because of the glass screen so I can see the parts... thanks

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Where is the CPU cooling fan?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Yo can someone help me out? I'm building my first pc and I don't want to mess it up!

Need it for coding, programming and some gaming, nothing insane.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Why would you use a 1060 3G when you can get a radeon rx 470 8G that looks no different and for $15 after a mail-in rebate at newegg

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Would a rx 480 be better? I mean i saw Hardware canucks updated rx 4080 video in dx 12 in shot the 1060 out of the water

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

A 480 is better than a 3GB 1060, the 6GB 1060 is about the same as a 480. If you need a new monitor get the 480 and a freesync monitor. Also get an i5 instead of an i7 as it isn't worth the price increase.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

PLEASE HELP

Will it be okay if i use core i5 ??

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

please help me, will it be fine if i use core i5?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

is a 480GB SSD enough storage?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

How many ram slots will this have? I already have 4 GB and will be getting 8 GB from a friend so will I be able to just buy a 4 GB and add that. I'm getting at will there be 3 slots for RAM?

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  • 35 months ago
  • 7 points

DICE games using the Frostbite engine will hammer a CPU in 64 player servers and they will absolutely benefit from the added cores threads on the i7.

  • 35 months ago
  • 5 points

threads*

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

woops, late night responses. corrected.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

git good m9

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  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

"DICE games using the Frostbite engine will hammer a CPU in 64 player servers and they will absolutely benefit from the added cores on the i7." -Quoted from manirelli

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  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

or get a Xeon 1230 v4 IIRC. It's almost the same thing as an i7, just it uses x150 chip, supports ECC, and has no iGPU

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

And X150 is rather expensive you see....unlike Haswell Xeons

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Then go with a Xeon 1231 v3 and an H97 board, 8-16GB of ram, and a 480

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

true

  • 35 months ago
  • 0 points

But if you play a CPU demanding game like civ5/6 you will have to have a better CPU .

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  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Stop spamming.

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  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

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