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Justyhead00 #1 Posted Feb 11 2018 - 22:27

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I've been wanting to build a new gaming computer for awhile and especially with the 1.0 update coming out, I see no reason why not to finally do it. However, it's been a few years since I've built one and I haven't been keeping up with the new advancements (if any) and was just wondering what exactly would be best for mostly maximum graphics, recording, editing, and using adobe apps. 

 

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Right now I have:

  • i7-3630QM 2.40 GHz 
  • 8 GB ram
  • Geforce GTX 670MX

Also, I scored about 56,000 points on Minimum and about 13,500 points on Medium on WoT Encore (1.0's new Engine) 


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HOTA_CHATON #2 Posted Feb 11 2018 - 22:34

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View PostJustyhead00, on Feb 11 2018 - 15:27, said:

I've been wanting to build a new gaming computer for awhile and especially with the 1.0 update coming out, I see no reason why not to finally do it. However, it's been a few years since I've built one and I haven't been keeping up with the new advancements (if any) and was just wondering what exactly would be best for mostly maximum graphics, recording, editing, and using adobe apps. 

 

​I recommend AMD, all the way and nothing else.  You can use pcpartpicker.com  they will help with compatibility issues, pricing, and all.  I built a 2 year old computer, now, that would cost you 5 K from a builder, for only 1.2 K.  So, I believe in saving where possible and it's not difficult.

The_Diadect #3 Posted Feb 11 2018 - 22:42

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I would recommend you straight up buy and HP pavillion for $300, insert a gtx 1050ti into it for $300 ish, and replace the ram for 16gb (4 4gb sticks x$50 = 200$) for a total $800 ish dollards (thats in canadian btw, take 30% off if you are using american money)

 

thats what i did anyways, I can run the current beta at about 50 fps on ultra, so I think that would suffice for a (((relatively))) cheap build

 

stock - hp pavillion 3.4ghz quad processor, 8gig ram, and some radeon graphics card I dont remember anymore, but it was decent by itself anyway

now - hp pavillion 3.4ghz quad processor, 16 gig ram, and below mentioned graphcis card  (well, a slightly different version but this is the closest I could find in 5 minutes)

 

https://www.amazon.c...a graphics card this honestly should be enough



Project100 #4 Posted Feb 11 2018 - 22:54

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View PostJustyhead00, on Feb 11 2018 - 16:27, said:

I've been wanting to build a new gaming computer for awhile and especially with the 1.0 update coming out, I see no reason why not to finally do it. However, it's been a few years since I've built one and I haven't been keeping up with the new advancements (if any) and was just wondering what exactly would be best for mostly maximum graphics, recording, editing, and using adobe apps. 

 

I disagree with HOTA_CHATON on the 'AMD All The Way' part, but highly encourage you to look into building your own. Look around and see if you can find AMD vs. NVIDIA comparisons for WoT. If you can wait until after 1.0 drops to build, it might be wiser in the long run.

 

PCPartPicker is a good site ONCE you have decided what you want and the forums there are okay for advice, but not the best.

 

If you want help DECIDING, head over to Reddit: BuildMeAPC and BuildAPCSales

 

Do your homework carefully. These days there are many pre-built rigs that offer better performance per dollar than building your own. I've been doing PC stuff since the days of the original IBM desktops and I am seriously considering buying off-the-shelf for the first time in more than 20 years. There are many mid-range machines that you can't get all the included parts for the same price, especially if you catch a sale from that second Reddit link. Do a fresh install of Windows to get rid of the OEM bloatware and you're off and running.



thandiflight #5 Posted Feb 11 2018 - 22:54

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Taking a ready build PC and upgrading gets you a warranty - self build does not. Tanks is CPU dependant with GPU not being that critical - because most PCs in RU are apparently potato (well - this is what WG tells us). You can spend quite a bit of money building to latest spec but if you are just playing tanks most of this will not be necessary. I would be looking for at least an i5 CPU. Self-build would need a budget for advice.

 

BTW AMD based GPUs tend to run hot - so you get more fan noise. Don't use stock CPU cooler either - rather go for heat-sink than liquid - quieter and more reliable.


Edited by thandiflight, Feb 11 2018 - 22:57.


Necrophore #6 Posted Feb 11 2018 - 22:55

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Any of the newer processors will get the job done these day with a decent SSD behind it, so pick a screen and video card and work backwards from there. Maximum graphics will depend a lot on which screen you plan on playing on. WoT is fairly forgiving as far as games go, but 4K or 1440@165 is going to require a significant investment in a graphic card.



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View PostHOTA_CHATON, on Feb 11 2018 - 15:34, said:

 

​I recommend AMD, all the way and nothing else.  You can use pcpartpicker.com  they will help with compatibility issues, pricing, and all.  I built a 2 year old computer, now, that would cost you 5 K from a builder, for only 1.2 K.  So, I believe in saving where possible and it's not difficult.

 

No, No, No

Project100 #8 Posted Feb 11 2018 - 23:01

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View PostThe_Diadect, on Feb 11 2018 - 16:42, said:

I would recommend you straight up buy and HP pavillion for $300, insert a gtx 1050ti into it for $300 ish, and replace the ram for 16gb (4 4gb sticks x$50 = 200$) for a total $800 ish dollards (thats in canadian btw, take 30% off if you are using american money)

 

thats what i did anyways, I can run the current beta at about 50 fps on ultra, so I think that would suffice for a (((relatively))) cheap build

 

stock - hp pavillion 3.4ghz quad processor, 8gig ram, and some radeon graphics card I dont remember anymore, but it was decent by itself anyway

now - hp pavillion 3.4ghz quad processor, 16 gig ram, and below mentioned graphcis card  (well, a slightly different version but this is the closest I could find in 5 minutes)

 

https://www.amazon.c...a graphics card this honestly should be enough

 

Or just buy this for $870 and save yourself some work. 

 



The_Diadect #9 Posted Feb 11 2018 - 23:25

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View PostProject100, on Feb 11 2018 - 22:01, said:

 

Or just buy this for $870 and save yourself some work. 

 

 

honestly, would have done that but I never have a lot of disposable cash at any given time, but I always have some. I hate financing, I only buy things straight up

IVilKilU #10 Posted Feb 12 2018 - 00:38

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HP has a good in the box gaming computer:

HP Omen 870-280

- Intel Core i7-7700 3.6GHZ Processor

- Nvidia GeForce GTX1070 8GB GDDR5

- 16GB DDR4 Memory

-  1TB HD + 256GB SSD

 

HP Pavillion 580-023w

- Inte Core i5-7400

- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GDDR5

 

And a whole lot of variations of the above. The 580-023w was $499 at Walmart during Christmas.

I can't even find one now.

 

 



Striker_70 #11 Posted Feb 12 2018 - 23:44

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View PostHOTA_CHATON, on Feb 11 2018 - 15:34, said:

 

​I recommend AMD, all the way and nothing else.  You can use pcpartpicker.com  they will help with compatibility issues, pricing, and all.  I built a 2 year old computer, now, that would cost you 5 K from a builder, for only 1.2 K.  So, I believe in saving where possible and it's not difficult.

 

AMD graphics cards are really struggling with WOT 1.0.  It's far better to go with Nvidia for it right now.

IndygoEEI #12 Posted Feb 13 2018 - 00:26

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Right now when contemplating a new PC, buying a prebuilt is better then building.  It seems
we have an occasional few months to a year once in a while of when that happens.  There's

is no set time frame for this, but you need to be aware that it usually tends to happen around

a new hardware generation of parts such as CPU or GPU.

 

Anyways I'd recommend your prebuilt be a AMD Ryzen with Nvidia GPU no lesser then a

1050ti if possible as a 1050ti is a will outperform your current card. 

 

http://gpuboss.com/g...rce-GTX-1050-Ti

 

BUT DON'T BUY NOW!  Wait until April as that's the best time to buy a Prebuilt at the

cheapest price in the year.  Retailers are getting rid of old models as the month after April

is when people start buying up new models of PCs for College.  Usually you can find a

clearance desktop PC as good a new stock one for cheaper during this time...

 

https://www.consumer...hings/index.htm



Project100 #13 Posted Feb 13 2018 - 00:48

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View PostIndygoEEI, on Feb 12 2018 - 18:26, said:

BUT DON'T BUY NOW!  Wait until April as that's the best time to buy a Prebuilt at the cheapest price in the year.  

 

The problem with that advice is that the expected release date for WoT 1.0 is in March.

 

Anyone who needs a new PC to run 1.0 is going to need it before the April sales.







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