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DaHeckIzDat
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Re: Good Computer?

Postby DaHeckIzDat » October 21st, 2017, 9:38 pm

ptdebate wrote:
DaHeckIzDat wrote:That's strange. I would have figured a massive open world filled with thousands of players would be harder on the machine than a small (relatively speaking) map with only 100 people on it.


Harder on the CPU? Yes. But if you have the FX-6300 (which is what I understand from the link you provided), you're set for a 5 year old MMO. You can probably run FF14 at low settings as well.

PUBG will not run on this PC, and it's because of the GPU. I'm just trying to offer advice, which is what you asked for right? You need a better GPU to run that game. Fallout 4 will run, technically speaking, but at a framerate so low it will be nauseating to play. The minimum spec for that game is a 550 Ti. The card in this PC is about 3 tiers lower than that.

Ultimately, you're gonna find out when you get the machine home and start trying to run these games. I'm just trying to help you not waste money on games you can't run.


No I believe you. I just figured that PUBG, being what it Is, would be less taxing than an mmo.

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Re: Good Computer?

Postby David » October 22nd, 2017, 1:29 am

One thing to add in addition to ptdebate’s advice: put a solid state drive in there as soon as you can once you get your GPU situation taken care of. It doesn’t have to be your main drive, since larger SSDs cost a decent smount still, but if you can swing a 120GB to put your OS on and maybe a few other programs you should do it. Other than upgrading your GPU it will be the biggest difference maker in your PC performance wise. I use my wife’s laptop every now and then and can’t stand how sluggish everything is on a 1TB hybrid drive.

Also, I’ve recently been playing Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds with a friend who up until recently had an i5 2500k not overclocked along with a GTX 550ti at 720p and 8GB of ram, had everything on very low settings and still had trouble getting the game to run smoothly. I just built a new PC with an i5 8400, 16Gb ram and a 1060 at 2560x1080 and have to run everything on low except the view distance, which I put on ultra, in order to get a mostly locked 60fps. Basically, Battlegrounds is a fairly intensive game that’s also in early access still. Good luck with the new PC!

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Re: Good Computer?

Postby ptdebate » October 22nd, 2017, 10:59 am

DaHeckIzDat wrote:
No I believe you. I just figured that PUBG, being what it Is, would be less taxing than an mmo.


Hey! I just realized something. I have an extra GTX 460 sitting around that I wouldn’t mind giving to you. Slap that in there and you’ll at least be able to play some of these games, possibly even PUBG, definitely Fallout 4 at low-ish settings. If you want it message me your address and I’ll send it to you, that way you’ll have something decent that will run games for you right now at no additional expense.

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Re: Good Computer?

Postby ptdebate » October 29th, 2017, 3:41 pm

Did the PC come in yet?

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Re: Good Computer?

Postby DaHeckIzDat » October 29th, 2017, 4:51 pm

It did! But now I've found out that this one can't connect to the internet wirelessly like my laptop did, and the cable jack in my computer room doesn't work. I set up an appointment for a Cox technician to come and fix it today, but I guess he decided he had better things to do because he never showed up. Uggghhhh frustrating!


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