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How do you think my new build will do running SWTOR?

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How do you think my new build will do running SWTOR?

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jedimasterjac
11.24.2020 , 09:27 AM | #1
So, long story short, my PC was in need of an upgrade, so I'm upgrading my CPU and getting a new Motherboard. I'm pretty sure it's a nice little upgrade, but I'm not totally the smartest person when it comes to PC specs/optimization, so I figured I'd post here and see what folks thought.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core, 16-Thread Processor
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix B450-F
GPU: GTX 1070 TI
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11.24.2020 , 09:56 AM | #2
Depend on your RAM speed.
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11.24.2020 , 11:24 AM | #3
It should, work just fine in normal play - 100+ fps - but it will, of course drop down in PvP and OPs, but remain "playable".

You would be a bit better off with a 5600X and a B550 motherboard (for SWTOR) since the 5600X has slightly higher base and boost clocks and SWTOR doesn't need the extra cores. But it comes down to other factors such as cost and what other apps and games you use.
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11.24.2020 , 12:44 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by JediQuaker View Post
It should, work just fine in normal play - 100+ fps - but it will, of course drop down in PvP and OPs, but remain "playable".

You would be a bit better off with a 5600X and a B550 motherboard (for SWTOR) since the 5600X has slightly higher base and boost clocks and SWTOR doesn't need the extra cores. But it comes down to other factors such as cost and what other apps and games you use.
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11.24.2020 , 12:50 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by jedimasterjac View Post
So, long story short, my PC was in need of an upgrade, so I'm upgrading my CPU and getting a new Motherboard. I'm pretty sure it's a nice little upgrade, but I'm not totally the smartest person when it comes to PC specs/optimization, so I figured I'd post here and see what folks thought.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core, 16-Thread Processor
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix B450-F
GPU: GTX 1070 TI
It's good enough to play swtor
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11.25.2020 , 03:42 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by jedimasterjac View Post
So, long story short, my PC was in need of an upgrade, so I'm upgrading my CPU and getting a new Motherboard. I'm pretty sure it's a nice little upgrade, but I'm not totally the smartest person when it comes to PC specs/optimization, so I figured I'd post here and see what folks thought.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core, 16-Thread Processor
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix B450-F
GPU: GTX 1070 TI
SWTOR is still 32bit, which means the number of cores/threads does not mean much to the game. What will tax it further is what else you may be doing while playing. OS demands, multiple GPU's/screens, streaming in/out (audio a/o video).. that is where the additional cores/threads will be handy.

For the game alone, anything that is quad core (base 4/x, not 2/2) and has a base *3GHz or better speed will be 'fine', but the faster the better.
(* : used to be 2.5GHz, but then they started 'forcing' more garbage on our screens).

Unless you have a 1070ti laying around (or donated), the cost vs a newer GPU is meh, so I would go newer. The power consumption under load alone makes it worth a few extra bucks for the newer option(s).

I will also throw out there that just about any SSD is a vast improvement over spinning rust, but if you want to maximize the bang for your buck, make sure to pay attention to both the write and read speeds.

A final tip: no matter what the component, look them up on the various benchmark sites to compare the 'documented specs' vs the 'real world' performances. There will always be some variance between the two, but you can start getting a better grasp on who publishes real info and is a bit more reliable vs who looks good on paper but is full of poodoo and should be avoided.
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11.25.2020 , 10:58 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Kaveat View Post
SWTOR is still 32bit, which means the number of cores/threads does not mean much to the game. What will tax it further is what else you may be doing while playing. OS demands, multiple GPU's/screens, streaming in/out (audio a/o video).. that is where the additional cores/threads will be handy.

For the game alone, anything that is quad core (base 4/x, not 2/2) and has a base *3GHz or better speed will be 'fine', but the faster the better.
(* : used to be 2.5GHz, but then they started 'forcing' more garbage on our screens).

Unless you have a 1070ti laying around (or donated), the cost vs a newer GPU is meh, so I would go newer. The power consumption under load alone makes it worth a few extra bucks for the newer option(s).

I will also throw out there that just about any SSD is a vast improvement over spinning rust, but if you want to maximize the bang for your buck, make sure to pay attention to both the write and read speeds.

A final tip: no matter what the component, look them up on the various benchmark sites to compare the 'documented specs' vs the 'real world' performances. There will always be some variance between the two, but you can start getting a better grasp on who publishes real info and is a bit more reliable vs who looks good on paper but is full of poodoo and should be avoided.
Thanks for all the input! I would've gone for a better price/performance as far as GPU goes, but the 1070 Ti was what I had in my old computer, and I couldn't really justify a new GPU when mine is already, well, more than good enough for my purposes.. I upgraded RAM, Motherboard, and CPU, and while I'm sure there're better builds, it didn't cost me an arm and a leg and I'm able to do WZs and Ops at 60+ FPS pretty consistently now, so I don't have much to complain about!
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NogueiraA
11.26.2020 , 01:57 PM | #8
Short answer: yes.

Level 75 pvp in the middle of 16 players using skills your fps WILL drop from 60.
Ops your fps should stay near or above 60.
1070Ti is a very good card for 1080p 60fps.
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11.27.2020 , 12:56 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by jedimasterjac View Post
So, long story short, my PC was in need of an upgrade, so I'm upgrading my CPU and getting a new Motherboard. I'm pretty sure it's a nice little upgrade, but I'm not totally the smartest person when it comes to PC specs/optimization, so I figured I'd post here and see what folks thought.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core, 16-Thread Processor
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix B450-F
GPU: GTX 1070 TI
I have a similar build and I can tell you that you will run swtor perfectly in PVE , but sadly , you will still see drops in performance in PVP , like 60 fps - sometimes below that, but your experience will still be a good one(better than most have). Overall you have a very good system for most modern games except swtor that uses an engine from your grandpa's youth .

If you want to run swtor perfectly, you need to buy a very expensive CPU and I don't think it's worth it .. I know it isn't for me.
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11.27.2020 , 04:21 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by betaku View Post
Depend on your RAM speed.
How in the blazes are You able to come up with a statement like this in 2020?
What computers comes with RAM that isn't 'fast enough' today?
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