Please upgrade your browser for the best possible experience.

Chrome Firefox Internet Explorer
×

Desktop Hardware Q&A


stephenalandavie's Avatar


stephenalandavie
04.15.2012 , 05:28 AM | #791
Hello,

I am about to be purchasing a new system specifically for gaming and i have decided to go for a custom built PC.

I was wondering if there is any advice anybody could give me? This is the main game i play online.

There are so many options for instance Hard Drive Do i go for SSD or HDD? Would i face issues with SSD?, would i install the OS on the SSD or HDD?


What is the optimum specification for playing this game? Not just reccommended but the top specification.

Any help would be appreciated i am greatly confused.

StanTEC's Avatar


StanTEC
04.16.2012 , 12:34 AM | #792
I am looking to make some upgrades to my setup to get swtor to play a little better. I play with all settings on low right now. Currently I get occasional lag on planets and some signifigant lag in space missions, especially level 20 and up. I built my set up about 5 years ago so i know it is fairly dated now.

Hoping spend around $200 and be able to play on medium settings or would even be happy with low settings but no lag. Not sure how realistic this will be. Here are the current specs:


Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
4GB DDR2 OCZ
GeForce 8600 GT 512MB RAM
ASUS P5K MB


I can only assume the best thing to upgrade would be my video card. Would just upgrading that get me to where I would like to be? Any suggestions would be helpful. If more information is required I can provide it.

Tamerc's Avatar


Tamerc
04.16.2012 , 08:47 AM | #793
Would this machine be good enough for swtor?
http://www.dinopc.com/shop/pc/Gallan...B3-94p1201.htm

Aecheon's Avatar


Aecheon
04.28.2012 , 09:42 AM | #794
Could anyone point me toward a graphics card that would be compatible with an Asus P5Q-E?
(_________(=(=======================)
best lightsaber ascii on the forums.

Ricktur's Avatar


Ricktur
04.28.2012 , 09:48 AM | #795
its going to cost me over a thousand dollars to upgrade my current pc. and sadly, all i really need is a case and a new processor.

but with a new processor is a new mobo and new memory. so even just that would cost me around 700 dollars built by myself.

this is ridiculous if you ask me. i mean, to play this game you need a $700-1200 rig. i mean should i take out a personal loan? this is so stupid.
Sgt. Boos Macarrage - Republic Trooper/Vanguard - PVE Tank Spec
Prophecy of the Five - US East PVP
Republic Commandos: First Ones In, Last Ones Out. Never Quit. Never Fail.

Valkirus's Avatar


Valkirus
04.28.2012 , 10:23 AM | #796
Quote: Originally Posted by StanTEC View Post
I am looking to make some upgrades to my setup to get swtor to play a little better. I play with all settings on low right now. Currently I get occasional lag on planets and some signifigant lag in space missions, especially level 20 and up. I built my set up about 5 years ago so i know it is fairly dated now.

Hoping spend around $200 and be able to play on medium settings or would even be happy with low settings but no lag. Not sure how realistic this will be. Here are the current specs:


Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
4GB DDR2 OCZ
GeForce 8600 GT 512MB RAM
ASUS P5K MB



I can only assume the best thing to upgrade would be my video card. Would just upgrading that get me to where I would like to be? Any suggestions would be helpful. If more information is required I can provide it.
The bottleneck is going to be the processor. And you will be limited by the Power Suppy on any video card upgrade you try to do. My advice is...donot put anymore money into that system.
Trust is something which is earned.

Valkirus's Avatar


Valkirus
04.28.2012 , 10:25 AM | #797
Quote: Originally Posted by Ricktur View Post
its going to cost me over a thousand dollars to upgrade my current pc. and sadly, all i really need is a case and a new processor.

but with a new processor is a new mobo and new memory. so even just that would cost me around 700 dollars built by myself.

this is ridiculous if you ask me. i mean, to play this game you need a $700-1200 rig. i mean should i take out a personal loan? this is so stupid.
It is the way it is. All new MMO's coming out this year and beyond is going to require a fairly new computer. TOR just happens to be very CPU intensive. Anything less than a quad core CPU is going to have some limitations.
Trust is something which is earned.

Valkirus's Avatar


Valkirus
04.28.2012 , 10:33 AM | #798
Quote: Originally Posted by stephenalandavie View Post
Hello,

I am about to be purchasing a new system specifically for gaming and i have decided to go for a custom built PC.

I was wondering if there is any advice anybody could give me? This is the main game i play online.

There are so many options for instance Hard Drive Do i go for SSD or HDD? Would i face issues with SSD?, would i install the OS on the SSD or HDD?


What is the optimum specification for playing this game? Not just reccommended but the top specification.

Any help would be appreciated i am greatly confused.
You want a quad core processor. The Intel I5 2600k is a excellent choice for a cpu. For the graphics, you want as a min a Nvidia 560TI or a Radeon 6850. 8 gig of ram is enough . As far as the SSD ...the drawbacks are cost and they tend to be small size. I have read on the forums some who were disappointed in them as far as load times, others have said they love them and load faster. A good 7200+ rpm harddrive will be fine. If you do get a SSD, load the OS and TOR on it and then have a HDD for other programs.
Trust is something which is earned.

ezy_ryder's Avatar


ezy_ryder
05.14.2012 , 06:53 PM | #799
Hi all, and thank you in advance for any help you may give me.

I am seeking to build my first computer, and I want it to handle swtor with no problem. Additional notes include, I will be using a 32" LCD tv (via HMDI connection) as my monitor because I already have it for my xbox and I don't really need 2 screens in my small dorm room.

So here are the parts I have chosen. Please feel free to let me know if something is not compatible with something else, or if I can upgrade anything / save money somewhere.

Core i7-2600K/Z68/8GB/1TB/THOR V2 SuperCombo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.864966

Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148441 (this should be enough for the OS and swtor, right?)

GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125363

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116992 (What is the difference between OEM and retail??)

EDIMAX EW-7722In Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WEP 64/128, WPA, WPA2, WPS, Cisco CCX Support - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833315099

I am really not looking to increase the price any more, if anything I am a little over-budget. If you can suggest some good price cuts, please do. I am open to any feedback as I am a noob when it comes to this stuff.

blowmedown's Avatar


blowmedown
05.17.2012 , 09:20 AM | #800
Quote: Originally Posted by ezy_ryder View Post
Hi all, and thank you in advance for any help you may give me.

I am seeking to build my first computer, and I want it to handle swtor with no problem. Additional notes include, I will be using a 32" LCD tv (via HMDI connection) as my monitor because I already have it for my xbox and I don't really need 2 screens in my small dorm room.

So here are the parts I have chosen. Please feel free to let me know if something is not compatible with something else, or if I can upgrade anything / save money somewhere.

Core i7-2600K/Z68/8GB/1TB/THOR V2 SuperCombo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.864966

Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148441 (this should be enough for the OS and swtor, right?)

GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125363

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116992 (What is the difference between OEM and retail??)

EDIMAX EW-7722In Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WEP 64/128, WPA, WPA2, WPS, Cisco CCX Support - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833315099

I am really not looking to increase the price any more, if anything I am a little over-budget. If you can suggest some good price cuts, please do. I am open to any feedback as I am a noob when it comes to this stuff.
Drop the SSD their more trouble than a faster load time is worth. The i5 2500K is all you will ever need for gaming.
This is $1150 ($1060 if you get the rebates) and includes a good CPU cooler that you left off. You can save $40 more if you switch to Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119197
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128502
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130610
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139020
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136533
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106378
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116992
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065

If your really on a budget this will play just fine. $ 765 (if you get the $30 rebate) Same video card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147153
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138339
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130610
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371031
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115077
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231311
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145299
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106289
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116986