BarriaKarl

How well would this Run CF?

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Okay, I am getting my very first gaming pc and I would like to see how well would the configuration I am aiming at run CF.

Thinks to keep in mind:

A) I live in Brazil. That means things are goddamned expensive here. Keep a open mind; you wont be seeing anything top of the line.  Repeat after me: 4K gaming dont exist. Things below 200 fps are not utter trash.

2) I am a 8-17h college student. That means I am as broke as you can get. I am already going over my budget. I will have to shamelessly guilt trip my mom and father as of now.

SPECS:

GPU: PNY Geforce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5 128Bit

Processor: Intel G5400, 3.7 Ghz (4Threads)

Motherboard: MSI H310M PRO-VH DDR4

Ram: 8GB 2133MHz DDR4

HD: HD 1TB Sata III 3.5"

Font: Aerocool Kcas 400W 80 Plus White and PFC Active

And, can someone give me a game with the same-ish requirements CF has (or better, will most likely have)? It would be hella useful to be able to benchmark this.

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It would run. But..... I would pdo this to make it better.

Intel Core i5-8400 if you want to spend a little more or AMD Ryzen 3 2200G if you don't. The AMD chip is actually cheaper and a better performing chip. If you can afford 200.00 for s processor, go with the i5-8400. The AMD Ryzen 3 chip goes for 100.00 and offers better performance than the Intel G5400. Here's a link, skip to numbers 4 and 7 on the list.

https://www.pcgamer.com/best-cpu-for-gaming/

Also, go with a 1060 over the 1050ti. It is a clearly superior card. You can get a 1060 3gb card for basically the same price.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/pKX2FT/evga-geforce-gtx-1060-3gb-sc-gaming-video-card-03g-p4-6162

If you can though spend the extra to get the 6gb version.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/pbL7YJ/evga-geforce-gtx-1060-6gb-gaming-video-card-06g-p4-6161-kr

Good luck!

Edited by Armegeddon

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First, the game is not released yet.  I'm not sure when or if it will be released, but it could be a year or more away.  As a result, my suggestion is to wait to make your purchase until release due to the general depreciation of computer hardware and other unknowns presently with the game.  In short, you may be able to get a much better system for the same amount of money in a year.  Alternatively, you may be able to save up some more money over the next year and get something that will be more future proof.

Second, there is no benchmark and there is no general consensus regarding performance on any particular systems, e.g. there is no consensus as to whether the game runs better on AMD or Nvidia GPUs, AMD or Intel CPUs, what level of VRAM, how many cores/threads are optimal, etc.  Further, game software optimization is not yet complete.  As a result, you're buying in the dark if you try to jump in now.

Third, you build your system around the resolution and performance you want.  What resolution do you want?  Based on those specs, 1440 is out of the question.  Frankly, 1080 is almost certainly unlikely as well.  At some point you have to throw your hands up and admit that it's cost prohibitive to get the performance you need.  While I might have unreasonable standards, I'm not going to play any game at less than 1080...  and it needs to push 40 fps most of the time for an MMO.  Your money and time, thus your call, but it is something you need to really consider.  In other words, it's not enough to ask "what are the bare minimum specs to get me in the game?" when you may not be able to participate in much group play at more than a slide show.  Do you enjoy losing every battle?

Fourth, have you thought about buying refurbished or used systems?  These might be able to offer significantly better specs for the same or less money.  You would probably have to get a base system and then add a videocard, but it could save you quite a bit on the core bundle.

Fifth, you're probably going to need at least 4 cores and my best guess is that 6 or 8 will be optimal.  My i7 4770k does somewhat tolerably paired with a GTX 780 to push 1080p for most things in crowfall (with many of the goodies turned down/off), however it is not likely to be sufficient for large group battles or much of anything other than solo or small group play.  Although, to be fair, large group play is a slide show for many folks. 

When looking at benchmarks, they're almost virtually all for single player campaigns because benchmarking a multiplayer game, during multiplayer gameplay, has too many variables to be practical.  The benchmarks that do use multiplayer scenarios tend to favor more powerful CPUs (e.g. the battlefield series, planetside, etc.).  In short, who knows what you need, but my experience is that large multiplayer games often benefit substantially from a better CPU, not just a good GPU. 

Last, the dual core you've proposed is unlikely to be sufficient...  You not only need to consider frame rates, but frame consistency and quality.  It's one thing to say you're averaging 30 fps @ X resolution.  However, it's another thing to say that performance feels smooth at 30 fps.  Are you going to notice those dropped frames when your CPU can't keep up?  All frames are not created equal.  What is your upgrade path?  How much will it cost you to upgrade in the not too distant future?

Again, maybe my standards are unreasonable, but my suggestion is to wait until there is more information available before you purchase anything.  I plan on upgrading my PC for crowfall, but I'm sure not about to do it until there is a better idea of what hardware performs the best with the game.

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Thanks a lot. It will suck but it really would be smarter to wait and try to save more in this last year. It is the first time I actually have the chance of buying anything remotely gamer-like so it seems I have got a little of tunnel vision. Plus 5.8 might have hyped me up.

If any 100 bucks makes a difference the nine or so months 'till CF's launch will too. Still gonna suck tho.

But really, thanks a lot folks.

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