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*Ultimate* Desktop PC Performance Guide

GATEGOD's Avatar

01.01.2012 , 01:13 PM | #101
Quote: Originally Posted by RachelAnne View Post
Do you really want to spend that much money? Do you only play with that pc, or do you also need to work with it, like doing some heavy graphic design tasks etc.

For a gaming pc I would not spend more than 1000$, but if you are very rich then it doesnt matter or if you need it for your work.

I just want it to be able to play SWTOR on max settings and to have graphics and settings that will last me til about 2016.

I currently have an Alienware M17x and it just is giving me way to many problems and is almost 3 years old. I'm willing to get a brand new machine.

What would you recommend me drop from that system I linked?

AVFCLuke's Avatar

01.01.2012 , 02:37 PM | #102
Also after a gaming PC. No experience with building the things so I should probably keep it that way. Budget is around 700 so anybody in the UK know of any deals knocking about please let me know!

Would preferably like something that will easily handle this game on maxed out settings...

GATEGOD's Avatar

01.01.2012 , 04:51 PM | #103

JRfiss's Avatar

01.02.2012 , 01:31 PM | #104
It is definatly a relief to know others are experiencing the same issues as I am. Below are the specs of my Laptop and Desktop.

During launch I was playing on my workstation class laptop just fine:

Laptop (50-60 FPS in cities/PVE, 20-30 FPS PVP)
HP Elitebook 8730w
Intel Extreme Core 2 duo (4 Cores)
Nvidia Quadro FX 2700
8GB ram

I did notice some lag but nothing major.

Desktop (60 FPS in cities/PVE, and 20-30 FPS PVP)
Intel Xeon (6 Core) 3.46
24GB ram
Nvidia 560Ti GTX
2x 120 SSD (OS and SWTOR)
2x Raptors 300GB (Data)

I noticed after the last patch a significant drop in performance especially in the Warzones. Now I am forced to play on all settings set to low and 1024x768 resolution so I can actually enjoy the Warzones (30-40FPS). Until today I was shopping around to see if I should go with a SLI setup but figured I would do a little research to see if anybody else is having this issue.

Running quests and going to cities isn't so much of a problem, its the Warzones where I get frustrated.

keep in mind the things I've tried:

Fresh insteall (Windows 7 Ultimate)
Clean (approved) drivers "Video, Mobo, DX, and Windows update"
Fresh installation of SWTOR
Ran a deticated PSU (1000w) to my graphics card (My desktop has a 750w PSU)

Also I have tried various options to change and tweak my video settings nothing worked, I do like to play with VSYNC on because I dislike screen tearing.

also note there are no heat issues anywhere

Still the same outcome. At this point, I am not going to invest any more money into my system especially now that I have read that multiple people are having the same issues with simular setups.

I hope my information helps somebody else out there, at this point I am lead to believe that SWTOR is underdeveloped in the FPS sense and its beyond our control at this point.

also keep in mind my setups have run this game smoothly even in warzones before patch 1.0.1 *12/27/2011* after that things went downhill.

Sorry for the wall of text =P

Misrock's Avatar

01.02.2012 , 01:51 PM | #105
Quote: Originally Posted by OsirisRKO View Post
Anyone wanna help my situation
your situation is very odd, your processor not being a phenom is not the best but it certainly should be decent for this game. plus your graphics card is more than enough to max this game out. try a defrag or run your anti virus, if all else fails... re install windows and the game.

oh! try updating all of your hardware with the latest drivers also try adjusting settings. im assuming you do have at least 4gb of ram?

BattousaiMaximus's Avatar

01.02.2012 , 08:40 PM | #106
Does this system look pretty clean to play SWTOR

Sapphire Radeon HD6770 1 GB DDR5 DVI/ HDMI/ DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card 100328L $119.99

ASUS P8Z68-V LX LGA 1155 Z68 SATA 6 Gb/s and USB 3.0 ATX Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2200 Intel Motherboard $124.99

Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 $46.57

Asus 24xDVDRW Drive DVD-RAM/R/RW 24x8x16x(DVD) 48x32x48x(CD) Serial ATA Internal OEM DRW-24B1ST (Black) $22.88

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack $99.99

Intel Core i5-2400 3.10 GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 Processor $189.99

Corsair Builder Series CX600 600 watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms ATX 700 CMPSU-600CXV2 $59.99

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5000AAKX $79.99

All total after tax is $721.55.

phill-fry's Avatar

01.03.2012 , 11:11 AM | #107
This post was so usefull know exactly what i need now thanks

leightonparks's Avatar

01.03.2012 , 07:28 PM | #108
Would I be able to use the Sapphire radeon Hd 5570 low profile graphics card to play, swtor?

My pc is a Acer aspire AX3300,
OS win 7,
Processor: AMD ATHLONII X 2 215 processor 2.70 Ghz,
RAM: 2.00GB 1.75GB free.

The graphics card I have currently isn't good enough, it's a Nvidia Geforce 9200 but it's built onto the mother board.

BattousaiMaximus's Avatar

01.03.2012 , 07:38 PM | #109
depends id say boost the graphic sup more because in a year the 5570 is out of date

leightonparks's Avatar

01.03.2012 , 10:12 PM | #110
I have a low power supply but I have read the card would work.