I was one of the few 32-bit holdouts until I saw that the BF4 beta required 64-bit. Fortunately, Newegg was able to help me get my system up to spec within a day of beta.
Some particulars about my existing setup:
- I learned long ago to keep separate partitions for system and user profiles. This has spared me some grief when reinstalling OS on other computers.
- I use an SSD with junctioning for game files, specifically
Battlefield. This drastically cut my load times compared to platter
HDDs; I could finally join matches during the pre-round, instead of
after all flags and vehicles were taken.
- My SSD is too small for full system, and I've had one of these completely fail, taking everything with it. (Fortunately I had backups set up on that system…