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Post by Spawnsy » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:19 pm

In February I finally admitted to myself that the monitor that Age had given to me had bitten the dust. Even after having help tweaking settings it was still way under par, too dark, and a serious disadvantage in gaming terms.
I did some research on value for money gaming monitors and bought this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00B19T7QC/ ... 71_TE_item

Bill was kind enough to give me his old EVGA GTX 950 2GB GDDR5 SDRAM 128-bit NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950.
Wonderful. I can now play Battlegrounds on the lowest settings. I thought this odd though, that I should be able to play it on higher settings surely?
Apparently my mobo and processor aren't up to the task. My ram is slow, and although I'm told I can double it, there would be little point because it wouldn't be any quicker.

So, to the point. If I'm going to upgrade, to what degree is worth what investment.
I want to be able to run PUBG on at least high settings if not higher using custom settings, or maximum, without any issue, and make the best use of the monitor I bought, all without wasting any money unnecessarily.
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Post by HonorOfDuty » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:50 pm

Keep in mind that PUBG is still not very well optimized. And eventhough in do not own the game, from what I;ve read and seen it doesn't look like performance is #1 on the devs to-do list.. So, you can have the most beafy pc and the game probably would not run up to par. I do not know that your current stats are. Mine are i5-3550 @3.3GHz, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 1TB HDD, and a PALIT GEFORCE GTX 1060 6GB , and I have yet to run into a new full release game that can not run below high at 60 fps.
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Post by warlock359205 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:52 pm

not knowing your existing equipment, e.g. case ,psu etc I would go for something like this https://www.novatech.co.uk/products/nov ... 43008.html. as its preassembled and tested and all you need to do is take you dvd, hdds, out of yours and put them into this case and with bills card , and a fresh install of windows you should be fine , as if at a later date you need more speed oyu can just buy a newer processor and swap it over, or if you are competent enough and your existing case is a full atx ,psu are powerfull enough, then you could try this,https://www.novatech.co.uk/products/nov ... 3208b.html
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Post by BillBailey » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:34 pm

Have you tried running insurgency on higher settings as a comparison. The UT4 engine is a bit of a hog with resources if the game hasn't been optimised (not going to spell It the yank way), Unreal Tournament 4 has the same issues with custom maps from fans that haven't optimised their maps.

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Post by 0v3rz34l0u5 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:03 pm

What’s your budget? Are you looking for an entire new build?
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Post by Stujb » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:10 pm

Spawnsy, I'm at the point whereby I need to upgrade my PC. Yes it runs BF1 but not at full beans. Mine is probably a bit newer than yours, but for me to upgrade looking forward, rather than 'just for now' I'm looking to spend around £1200-1500.

It's up to you, it's what is going to come up in the next few years. Of course I'm thinking of the next BF, you might well be thinking you're happy with what you are playing now. So think about that, if you want a new PC that will keep you up for the next few years, see above, if not you need to post a bit more about your PC spec.

I'm not so PC savvy to know what you need, I know what I need because I know what I have. Perhaps somebody on here who's a bit more technical than both of us could help.

Honor further up this thread does make a good point though
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Re: My turn.

Post by IRAZORI » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:26 pm

http://www.pcgamer.com/pubg-system-requirements/

scroll down for recommended specs
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Post by IRAZORI » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:38 pm

http://www.pcgamer.com/best-gaming-pc/

Fairly decent pc. Like stu said. 1250 to 1500 quid. You're gonna have to spend to play pubg with all that eye candy.
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Re: My turn.

Post by Spawnsy » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:47 am

current system.
Foxconn H67MP-S/-V/H67MP mb.
Intel core i5 2400 quad core. no threading. very slow by modern standards. min for PUBG =Intel Core i3-4340 / AMD FX-6300.
2x 4gb DDR3-1333 / PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM UDIMM - which i'm told is as slow as, and the mobo won't take any quicker.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 EVGA. 2GB. GDDR5 SDRAM. I'm told i need more memory on the card.
Cooler master 620w modular psu.

As you can see, I have to have a new MB and processor. Which means new ram. Gorlami says it's a bad plan to reuse the power supply. So that's a new rig basically.

Razor's link to the best bang for buck rig is exactly what i was thinking about, but would ask: is it worth spending another £200-300 on certain bits to help keep down the cost future upgrades?
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Re: My turn.

Post by BillBailey » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:51 am

Here's the Sys Spec for Battlegrounds.

OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core i3-4340 / AMD FX-6300
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 30 GB available space

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