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Computer Specs

while I haven't seen any specific specs for what type of machine you need to play this game....I'm about to get a new gaming PC...if you could, what would you build if you could? I don't want a uber God machine...but I don't want to have to worry about the game not playing for a long time...I do know I want a GTX1080 Ti card..whatever else is up in the air for now.. 
Thoughts?
Best,
Bal
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  • The specs are not revealed yet, but as I said on another thread, you could use the system requirements for developing in Unreal Engine 4 as a rough guideline:

    https://wiki.unrealengine.com/Recommended_Hardware
  • gonna build a new 2k pc once it releases and use my old msi laptop by then wish i got new recently as a offside gaming laptop to play it everywhere xD>
  • @lexmax
    thanks for the link!
  • Just build the best one you can afford it should run it from what they have said. Hopefully I wont need to upgrade.
  • I just upgraded my video card. I am now running an i7 7700k, 16g ddr4, 1080ti gpu. I really need to build another. My wife has been dominating my pc because she hates laptops. Ugh
  • My pc should be ok to run the game (i hope) but I dont want to upgrade till I know the specs
  • nagash said:
    My pc should be ok to run the game (i hope) but I dont want to upgrade till I know the specs
    I'm planning to upgrade mine later.  It's 5 1/2 years old, but I've upgraded the video card and added memory and an SSD in the past.  It currently has a Core i7 2600K CPU and an AMD R9 280 GPU.  Before Ashes goes live, I intend to upgrade my motherboard, CPU, RAM and GPU.  It'll basically be a new machine.  I'm going to wait mostly because of how much technology prices drop as new stuff comes out.
  • Possum said:
    nagash said:
    My pc should be ok to run the game (i hope) but I dont want to upgrade till I know the specs
    I'm planning to upgrade mine later.  It's 5 1/2 years old, but I've upgraded the video card and added memory and an SSD in the past.  It currently has a Core i7 2600K CPU and an AMD R9 280 GPU.  Before Ashes goes live, I intend to upgrade my motherboard, CPU, RAM and GPU.  It'll basically be a new machine.  I'm going to wait mostly because of how much technology prices drop as new stuff comes out.
    Im the same I have new things in my pc bu I buy parts once every two years 
  • I figured the T99a would be perfect

    1979 TI-99-4 with Speech Synthesizer RF modulator keyboard overlays adjustedjpg
  • I tend to keep up with the latest of everything. Not just because IT is my career...but I get a weird sense of satisfaction when I see I am hitting 200 fps on ultra settings. Lol 
  • I tend to keep up with the latest of everything. Not just because IT is my career...but I get a weird sense of satisfaction when I see I am hitting 200 fps on ultra settings. Lol 
    I do the same but with a £1000 titan not the graphic card 
  • I tend to keep up with the latest of everything. Not just because IT is my career...but I get a weird sense of satisfaction when I see I am hitting 200 fps on ultra settings. Lol 
    I'm in IT as well.  I keep up with stuff at work.  Their budget is a bit larger than mine.  :)
  • Balrog21 said:
    while I haven't seen any specific specs for what type of machine you need to play this game....I'm about to get a new gaming PC...if you could, what would you build if you could? I don't want a uber God machine...but I don't want to have to worry about the game not playing for a long time...I do know I want a GTX1080 Ti card..whatever else is up in the air for now.. 
    Thoughts?
    Best,
    Bal
    Says he doesnt want a 'uber God machine' then says he wants a GTX 1080Ti....

    I5-6600k, 16gb ram, GTX 980 for the highlights here. By the time AoC comes out I will probably upgrade/rebuild. I think they have mentioned before though that a mid-range PC built in the last several years will be able to run it. Probably low settings though...
  • I'll wait till close to launch to decide if i want my friend to build me another mad machine.  This on has a few miles left on it.
  • Possum said:
    I tend to keep up with the latest of everything. Not just because IT is my career...but I get a weird sense of satisfaction when I see I am hitting 200 fps on ultra settings. Lol 
    I'm in IT as well.  I keep up with stuff at work.  Their budget is a bit larger than mine.  :)
    I'm glad to see a group of us IT guys here in the forums have the same tendencies.

    as for the OP of this thread:

    I would wait until closer to release if it's not built yet and you don't want something that is overboard. I would get everything other than your video card and power supply for now. Get yourself a decent processor. (This won't need to be too expensive).

    Processor:
    I'd make sure to stay in the I7 range of processors... or get a new i9 if your impatient like myself. I wouldn't go under i7 as of this year though, not for a good gaming computer you want for a while. Don't get me wrong, there are good i5's out there that outperform most i7's. I just see the i5 as a dying breed with the release of the i9. I could easily be wrong... Although the i9 seems to be a much larger jump from the i7 than the i7 was from the i5

    Motherboard:
    I'm going to say it regardless of how "barney-style" it seems. Please make sure you purchase a motherboard that has the same socket as your processor (i'll assume it's an 1151). The last thing you need is to buy something that you have to return. I'm a big fan of the ASUS line of motherboards. Specifically the Rampage and Maximus lines. these are found 300-500 dollar range. (last i checked) The motherboard and processor should be decided together before anything else to make sure you are building exactly what you want

    RAM:
    If you have the money... max out. Speed of RAM will not be noticeable. RAM size > RAM speed any day of the week regardless of what people say. If anyone knows Linus tech tips videos he actually has a really good test on this.

    Monitor:
    This is a touchy subject for me. Too many people are willing to go all out on their graphics but don't get a monitor worthy enough. I personally spent $1,300 on each of mine and I'm now looking at getting the Samsung 32:9 display ($1,500). I wouldn't focus on 4ks, You probably won't ever play Ashes in 4k anyway. Personally I prefer the ultra-wides... trying to go wider now. Don't let your monitor be the bottleneck of your graphics. This is the one thing that should outlast all other components, choose wisely

    sound card:
    Just don't rely on whatever comes with your motherboard. Please Please buy something else. I'm not a big fan of sound cards but i'm also the guy who talks during a game and doesn't really have his sound on (unless FPS game is in session).

    Graphics:
    Q3 of this year should be the unveil of the 2080 by Nvidia so if this happens sooner than later I would keep an eye out for it. Hopefully they heard our complaints and will offer support for 4-way SLI... fingers crossed
     
    Power supply:
    after everything else has been purchased there are plenty of websites to help you determine what you will need for a supply. Please make sure everything is built before you go ahead and purchase this. If you are going to water cool this will need to be factored in also. Google "power supply calculator" and you'll be able to plug in the components you use to determine the size you need.

    Most important is the Throne! Keep that toosh comfortable and get yourself something worthy of a long nights grind!!!

    Don't try to go overboard like some of us do. We have this tendency to want the power even when others tell us that it's overkill... I don't believe in "overkill" :sunglasses:

    Personally my build is as follows:
    2x GTX 1080 Ti
    ASUS Maximus Extreme VIII
    i7 6700k (skylake fan) Soon to drop mass amounts on 18 core/36 thread i9
    Strix SOAR sound card
    4x G.Skill Trident Z 16GB
    3x x34 predator monitors
    I seem to always go with thermaltake for powersupplies, can't remember which one i have at the moment (6,000 miles from my computer atm)
    G. skill KM780 RGB mechanical keyboard
    Madcatz R.A.T 9 mouse
    too much spent in a cooling system while keeping a clean look (rigid tube > nonrigid)

    @SaeyoPrayers already knows my work laptop :joy:
  • ArchivedUserArchivedUser Guest
    edited July 2017
    Intel i5 is dead and best avoided, with the AMD ryzen R5 1600 representing the current best bang for buck 6core 12thread cpu.

    Intel i7's should only be considered for high refresh gaming gaming monitor support as their minimum frame rate are on parody with AMD Ryzen.

    Purchase the GPU for your monitor specs.
    There is no point getting a 1080ti if you have a 60hz 1080p monitor.

    the new i9's on the intels x299 platform are a rushed response to AMD threadriper workstation CPUs.
    X299 has been melting VRMs and thermal throttling over 100c on liquid cooling at stock settings. with the 7900x taking a 30% productivity victory over the R71800x but at 3x the total system cost, yet still loosing against intels previous x99 6950x in other workloads.
    x299 is a disaster filled with proprietary BS and overkill for average gaming needs.

    We have not been told API information regarding Ashes only that it utilizes the Unreal 4 engine, which has support for dx12 and VULCAN. I would like to think it will use both.

    As of now CPU demands for games is at a 4core minimum 8gb ram and over 90% of all monitors still at 1080p @ 60hz so a mid range rx570/580 or gtx1060 6gb is appropriate.

    However digital currency mining, specifically Etherium has swallowed the GPU stocks increasing demands and inflating prices.

    Games are only starting to utilize more than 4threads, but multi threaded games will become the industry standard sooner than later.

    Personally waiting for the AMD vega  line of GPUs to support my 49" 4k free sync monitor which purchased after selling my gtx980.
    And will probably sell my i7 6700k cpu for an R5 1600 sidegrade as it has been expressed by the tech community as having a smoother play and streaming experience.

    That and i am personally offended by some of Intel and nvidias choice of proprietary/unethical/shady business practices.



  • My computer has a button, I press it and it turns on.

    Then I click the pretty logo of the game I want t play. 

    I have a mouse, keyboard and a sweet mouse pad!
  • I'm in the process of building this :
    https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Stereo72/saved/#view=xMPdCJ

    Just waiting on the RX vega announcement coming at the end of the month to compare it to gtx 1080ti

  • Vega will not beat the 1080ti in the majority of current performance benchmarks.
     new architecture however could see a 20% increase in performance overtime with driver optimization compared to launch.

    Vega will most likely be comparable to the 1070 and 1080 at launch, so it comes down to performance per dollar.
  • Whocando said:
    Vega will not beat the 1080ti in the majority of current performance benchmarks.
     new architecture however could see a 20% increase in performance overtime with driver optimization compared to launch.

    Vega will most likely be comparable to the 1070 and 1080 at launch, so it comes down to performance per dollar.
    I mentioned it specifically referring to hopes of the SLI support
  • process scaling in Multi GPU SLI/crossfire has never been great with severe diminishing returns. Even Nvidia themselves appear less inclined to support anything of 2X GPUs in SLI, which is reflected in the development industries not bothering to optimize for multi GPUs anymore.

    SLI/crosfire is even more niche than its initial introductory phase.

    I have personally always favored adopting the best single GPU solution you can afford, resulting in a cooler, power efficiency performance per dollar compared to multi GPU alternatives.

    Also i am not a professional/competitive gamer and have preference of immersive resolution over higher refresh rates,

    I understand that at the ultra high end enthusiast level that Multi GPUs are the only way to expand performance. but the return on investment is terrible all things considered.

    Also understand that games are optimized to be played at "high" details. Ultra is for PR and marketing. In a double blind test users cannot differentiate visuals but the 'High' setting offering a smoother play experience typically consuming 25% less system resources for 1% visual fidelity.


  • ArchivedUserArchivedUser Guest
    edited July 2017
    The only scenario in which Ryzen could outperform a 7700k is when games utilize more than 8 threads which likely isn't going to be for years to come. I upgraded to a 1080ti because I play VR. (Not to mention 4k) Games on systems such as Vive and Rift need the high end gpu. Hell, the minimum requirement for the upcoming "ark park" is a 1080. Also, if you want to intensify your experience in VR-you will need to be able to adjust your supersampling. There is a HUGE difference between 1.0 and 2.3-2.5.The kicker is, you must be able to adjust such settings without dropping below the 90 fps threshold or you'll end up with reprojection.

    I'm not a huge fan of AMD. They've let me down one too many times in the past. While they're working hard to play catch-up, there may just be too far a gap to converse pertaining to gaming. If you want something for video editing, programming, rendering etc. By all means, I would may would go with Ryzen. If you primarily game. I7 7700k all the way as even if you down-clock the 7700K to 3.8 GHz, it still beats Ryzen 7 1800X 
  • When it comes to sli, I understand the want for it. I can be an enthusiast as well. For gaming purposes, though...very few games will allow you to utilize it. It's also not supported by VR atm either. It can be a pain to turn it on/off every time according to which games you're playing. I used to SLI 970's until I upgraded to the 1080ti. I definitely agree it's better to utilize one card, rather than 2.
  • ArchivedUserArchivedUser Guest
    edited July 2017
    Intel I5 4460 cpu, GTX970 4GB graphics card, 8GB RAM memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, Asus AC68 wifi card, Gigabyte G1 Sniper H6 motherboard, Coolermaster silent pro Gold 450W (450W is enough power if it's gold plated, many people think it's not enough though it is), Scythe Mugen 4 PCGH edition cpu cooler, Fractal Design Define R5 Titanium case and finally Windows 10 ofc. :)

    This build is good enough till we've reached the year 2018/2019. The only things I need to upgrade are the CPU and GPU. Perhaps the RAM too since there are more games coming out which uses more RAM than usual. Everything else will be fine unless the CPU doesn't fit in the motherboard.
  • With AoC being quite far from launch I wouldnt build a PC for it at this moment. Most components will only get cheaper and new components could perform better. I think I will build a new rig after the beta phase and I actually like what AoC is offering. It will be a positive feeling when I'm going from beta on my old machine to the real game on a brand new rig.
  • Eh, might as well post my full specs. 

    Currently I am running a i7-7700k. 
    (Overclocked to 4.8ghz)
    MSI z270 titanium motherboard. (I shied away from asus this time as the last 2 asus motherboards I owned had shorts in them) 
    Corsair Dominator platinum DDR4 2x8gb RAM. 
    500 GB Samsung evo pro SSD
    3x WD black 3 TB HDD running in raid 0.
    Corsair HX 1000i platinum power supply.
    Asus strix soar sound card. 
    2x Asus 28" 4K monitors.

    I want to do a few upgrades, but my wife has been eyeballing me pretty hard lately after buying the vive and pledging to both this game and CoE. Lol
    Ill wait. Pick my battles. Err
  • Wow, that was a hell of a lot to take in. My personal decision now is, I am going to wait 12-14 months then do the big splurge. Thanks "Tech" guys n gals 8)
  • Same, gonna wait till 2019. Thats when the gtx1180 (or whatever the name will be...) comes out! I'll just skip the 1080 since 970 is still good enough for most games, just not max fps. Hovering around 50 fps in most games at max settings, so I'm good for now :)
  • Wow, that was a hell of a lot to take in. My personal decision now is, I am going to wait 12-14 months then do the big splurge. Thanks "Tech" guys n gals 8)
    Probably the best bet. Unless you're a techy person / enthusiast like @WinterAssassin and I ..you're blowing way more money than you need to. It's kind of like people who are car enthusiasts. They will spend excessive amounts of money on the most superficial thing. There's no real need for it. Just for the love of the build. Aha
  • Yeah, I'm very happy with the machine I have with no real bottlenecks as it stands. Things change in 2 years of course so I may have to upgrade for this, but will at least give it a try first providing my system meets the requirements. Trying to stay ahead of gaming technology gets expensive...fast.  
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