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kymrel #1 Posted 05 September 2013 - 05:54 PM

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I must be going blind, since I can't find the minimum requirements to run this game on maximum graphics. I am considering upgrading from the old laptop to a proper tower, and am trying to get a feel for what I need. Anyone want to share what sort of rig they have that can run this game maxed out?

Mladenov_2013 #2 Posted 05 September 2013 - 06:00 PM

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Try with Intel® Core™ i5-4440 Processor, GTX 660 Ti, 8 gigs of ram @1300 mhz...

Banelord300 #3 Posted 05 September 2013 - 06:00 PM

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Most stationaries with value of 1000£ ~ gets max all with 70 fps (that is if its from a good company), and the game looks very pretty on max  :happy:.

geohound #4 Posted 05 September 2013 - 06:03 PM

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Next week i'm hitting on this - i5 3350p 4x3.1Ghz, Radeon 7850 1GB, 8GB RAM @1600mhz. Resolution (until getting new screen) 1440x900.

I think that will do the trick.

kymrel #5 Posted 05 September 2013 - 06:04 PM

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Here is one I'm contemplating. Would be nice to have this game (and others) look pretty for a while...

•   IThermaltake V3 BlacX Deluxe tower
•   Intel Core i5-4430 Quad 3.2GHz Turbo 6MB
•   GIGABYTE H87-HD3 motherboard
•   8GB DUAL DDR3 1600MHz
•   120GB SSD Chronos SATA3
•   1TB SATA3 7200RPM 64MB
•   1GB ATI HD7770 OC DX11

jajeczny #6 Posted 05 September 2013 - 06:05 PM

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take radeon hd7770, It is cheap and runs wot in 1920x1080 in best settings with no problem. I got AMD pheon quad to it and 8gb ram but 4 should be ok as well. I bought this setup for below 500$ without monitor year ago.(disc was 1TB etc) All games I tried run on max settings, except newest farcry.

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Ulfhedinn_ #7 Posted 05 September 2013 - 06:43 PM

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If your looking to actually build yourself a gaming PC you're better posting this question on a specialist site like Tom's Hardware. They have incredibly well informed forum posters who will undoubtedly know exactly what is best for WOT's.
But seeing as your here, Radeon is not necessarily a good choice because WOT's is optimised for Nvidia, on the GTX cards you get to specifically tune ur PC and GPU to WOT's. Plus, the better driver support on Nvidia over Radeon means you get better game stability. Also, up until recently and potentially still now, if you get a GTX Nvidia card it comes with a promo code for WOT's with free gold etc - perhaps around £20's worth.
As far as your CPU is concerned, the Intel Haswell chips came out recently and they show significant improvements over the last generation. As per normal, they haven't caused the previous generation of chips to drop in price that much. They are certainly a big improvement over IvyBridge coz they run a lot cooler.
The SSD is good idea for general load times of your operating system etc on your PC but it won't make any difference at all to your gaming.
But, although Haswell hasn't caused the price of older cpu's you buy to fall much they have caused the prices of built PC's with those older cpu's in to drop. Like with Dell. I have a Dell XPS that only has a standard i7 chip (non ivybridge), 1 TB memory, but I paid for an upgrade GPU of an Nvidia GTX 660 1.5mb (which is a down market version of the 660 2mb, and less again than the 660 Ti, but it doesn't have any problems running on the small Dell power source). Overall it only cost me about £700. That allows me to run WOT's with everything maxed out, at HD 1920 x 1080, with frames rates between 65 & 95. However, I don't have anti-aliasing turned on at all. It would lose me some frame rate but that isn't the issue for me, the reason is I just don't like how anti-aliasing looks. You would do even better on price if you got an i5 like you suggested, which I guess is all that's necessary for WOT's.
The benefit of buying a built system like that is obviously the warranty, particularly with Dell - if anything went wrong there would be an engineer round for free within 24hrs, or a replacement PC, no hassle. The other benefit is coz it worked out quite cheap (compared to a proper gaming PC), I could still afford to get a really good monitor - which is a BenQ XL2411T that can run at 144 mhzs (144 fps, although I have it set to 120 fps). Almost all monitors are limited to 60fps, so no matter how good your GPU and what fraps or WOT's says about the framerate your PC is producing, you only see max 60 fps. With a 120 or 144 mhz monitor you actually get to see those extra frames, and it does make a big difference. Also, this monitor has 1ms response time, which means as far as the monitor goes there is no lag at all. And the picture on it is incredibly good, and the colours too, despite it being a TNS panel.
Hope this helps a bit, good luck :-)

Edited by Maxmk6, 05 September 2013 - 06:56 PM.


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View PostMladenov_2013, on 05 September 2013 - 06:00 PM, said:

Try with Intel® Core™ i5-4440 Processor, GTX 660 Ti, 8 gigs of ram @1300 mhz...

That's what i got 6 month ago......about 700-800 euro......max settings no problem...

J00F #9 Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:50 PM

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View PostMladenov_2013, on 05 September 2013 - 06:00 PM, said:

Try with Intel® Core™ i5-4440 Processor, GTX 660 Ti, 8 gigs of ram @1300 mhz...
Or i5 2500k and @OC 4,8ghz :P ( will be cheaper)

Edited by J00F, 05 September 2013 - 09:50 PM.


Bazz62 #10 Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:56 PM

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This is what i run, brought 3 years ago from PC Specialist still score 5.8 in windows Exp runs all day on max setting 1920 x 1200 with 3 of these monitors connected to the 2 graphic cards

Case COOLERMASTER HAF-X FULL TOWER GAMING CASE (£149)
Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i7 Processor Extreme Edition i7-980X (3.33GHz) 6.4GTs/12MB Cache
Motherboard ASUS® RAMPAGE III EXTREME: 3-Way SLI & CrossFireX, SATA 6.0GB/s, USB 3.0
Memory (RAM) 12GB KINGSTON HYPER-X TRI-DDR3 1600MHz, INTEL X.M.P (6 x 2GB KIT)
Graphics Card 1536MB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX480 GDDR5 PCI EXPRESS - DirectX® 11
2nd Graphics Card 1536MB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX480 GDDR5 PCI EXPRESS - DirectX® 11
3rd Graphics Card NONE
Memory - 1st Hard Disk 160GB Intel® X25-M 2.5" SSD (34nm / upto 250MB/sR | 100MB/sW)***SPECIAL***
2nd Hard Disk 600GB WD VELOCIRAPTOR® SATA 6-Gb/s, 32MB CACHE (10,000rpm)

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T3azz #11 Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:53 AM

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Well OP whats your budget really? You cant build a system if you dont know how much you want to spend. Also dont build computer only for WOT because the game is bad optimized, but get yourself a decent PC that will work with many games and applications.


Also Baz59 I will report you for offensive avatar, because EDL is offensive by nature.

kymrel #12 Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:51 AM

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View PostT3azz, on 06 September 2013 - 01:53 AM, said:

Well OP whats your budget really? You cant build a system if you dont know how much you want to spend. Also dont build computer only for WOT because the game is bad optimized, but get yourself a decent PC that will work with many games and applications.
Trust me, I'm not building a computer just for WoT, but I would really like it to be able to play this game, and many others, on the best graphics systems.

That said the computer I mentioned earlier comes at just under 1100 euros where I live. The maximum I would be prepared to spend would be about 1250 euros.

xxlguru #13 Posted 06 September 2013 - 09:07 AM

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Avoid ATi it has worse support then Nvidia at least in this game.

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View Postxxlguru, on 06 September 2013 - 09:07 AM, said:

Avoid ATi it has worse support then Nvidia at least in this game.


Yes, bad strategy, going for ATI...
XBone and PS4 use nothing but AMD/ATI parts.
No need for a PhD to see where that is going    :trollface:

Treborn #15 Posted 06 September 2013 - 09:30 AM

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View Postxxlguru, on 06 September 2013 - 09:07 AM, said:

Avoid ATi it has worse support then Nvidia at least in this game.

Dont give false information. World Of Tanks had alot of issues with nvidia drivers. For whole 3-4 patches game was crashing for nvidia users.
Also dont forget the red screen incident on dragon ridge that was happening for nvidia mostly as well.

@kymrel: The setup you posted above its more than enough to play this game in full settings. Also, dont forget for BigWorld engine the processor its most important. With the introduction of Havok engine the game will have multicore support as well.

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I5-4670(k)   -   WOT and several cores goes bad, so single core performance is top priority here

Radeon 77xx or GTX 750ti or upwards should be "mandatory" if you are planning to game at all

For the motherboard, just go with whatever pleases you as long as it is the right socket, which is 1150 for the CPU i proposed
PSUs can be quite tricky, and is not where you'd want to save too much cash. Almost all of them are rebranded, and the ones that rebrand them does not necessarily use the same manufacutrer each time. Corsair is a good example here. All in all it is difficult, but Corsairs TX, HX and AX(i) series are good and all of

XFXs should also be good. I am not too familir here, but googling helps alot. Seasonic is the manufacurer you'd go for, though you might find rebranded models that are cheaper.

Storage - An SSD is totally worth it, but you will need a HDD in addition. Samsung's 840 pro is one of the best consumer SSDs out there now. As for a HDD it\s fine to just buy whatever you'd like

RAM - their timings and frequency does not matter unless you will be doing extensive benchmarking or something that will saturate your memory bandwidth. Games will not do this, just buy something that is on the qualified vendor list(QVL) of your motherboard(check manual) with a desired amount of it. You may not need to check that list, but you might get unlucky. I usually don't mind it, though it may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Case - This is highly subjective. You may go for something you think looks nice or cool, something silent, somehing with lots of room and features, goo airflow.


I ran this max @ 1366x768 with useless stuff like smoke, flora and grass off with a GTX 570 and a E8400, though the FPS almost doubled when I upgraded the CPU to a i7-3770k, which in turn got a nice boost when I overclocked it. No FPS change when for no apparent reasong upgraded to a GTX 780 for the sake of it.

Domestic_Ginger #17 Posted 06 September 2013 - 09:50 AM

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As posted above; find a PC hardware enthusiast site based in your country and post on there; they'll know the best sites and deals to buy.
You'll need to decide a budget, size of your tower (erganomics) and a screen (will determine size and refresh rate; hence whether you can max out the game).
For WOT of tanks you want single core performance. So intel is most probably the best buy unless you OC the nuts off a much cheaper AMD chip. The non k intel chips will limit your clock speed so its worth looking into.
The 660, 660Ti, 670, and 680 are EOL and getting sold off on the cheap so I would consider these first. However AMD (ATI) cards are dropping their prices a little especially on the 7950s; which with custom coolers are very nice. AMD will refresh its cards soon (2 months?) so expect a nice drop from them.
EDIT; alot of XFX PSUs are seasonics. Corsair and bringing out some real trash atm. Usually they use CWT models which although good are not in the same league as Seasonic and Enermax to name a few. Here's the best summary i know. http://www.realhardt...vos/Page541.htm

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Scilya #18 Posted 06 September 2013 - 10:04 AM

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ok so your budget is 1100 euroes? you can get a machine that can play ANYTHING on it
ok ill post a build up

Intel Core i5-4570 S1150 3.2GHz 6MB Haswell Quad Core Processor - £156 4th gen great cpu + upgrade path to i7
Asus Z87-A S1150 Intel Z87 DDR3 ATX £116 - asus my fave motherbord vender, a solid bord
Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) Vengeance Pro Black DDR3 2133MHz CL9 -£78
Gigabyte AMD Radeon 7970 HD GHz Edt 3GB PCI-E 3.0 HDMI Windforce 3X - £340 yeah dont get nvidea this will dump over any game optomised or not ;)
Corsair 750 Watt Builder Series CX 750 Modular Power Supply - £70 this is all the power you need and then some + its modular for need cableing!
Crucial 64GB V4 SATA 3GB/s 2.5" 9.5mm Solid State Drive £35 - perfect for OS boot drive
For your main drive chose something with a budget of £50 i perfer smaller drives in raid some people like bigger so chose ^^
also for cpu cooler although not 100% nessary just put aside £50 and pick one you like
then get a decent case that you like for about £50

Total cost £945
OR
1123.60 Euro
not sure if i missed anything ^^ but can always get proice down n juggle arround but that setup will play ANYTHING for a good long time at max ^^

Quineloe #19 Posted 06 September 2013 - 10:10 AM

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I don't think it's possible to buy a computer with a 3D card today that won't run WOT.

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View PostTreborn, on 06 September 2013 - 09:30 AM, said:

Dont give false information. World Of Tanks had alot of issues with nvidia drivers. For whole 3-4 patches game was crashing for nvidia users.
Also dont forget the red screen incident on dragon ridge that was happening for nvidia mostly as well.

@kymrel: The setup you posted above its more than enough to play this game in full settings. Also, dont forget for BigWorld engine the processor its most important. With the introduction of Havok engine the game will have multicore support as well.


Well Every PC I have seen with Nividia GPU worked better in WoT then Ati. I have water cooled x-fire setup so I am not a Nvidia Fanboy. Actually from HD 5870 to present GPU almost all my GPU's  where Ati. I take what works best at that moment. So next GPU will be Nvidia. Simply better and faster GPU's. SLI is even better supported then X-fire and has not micro stuttering.
I speak from my experience. I have build so many PC's that I have lost track years ago. I am working in the Business for last 18 years. So I guess I am talking from my ass or what??
Nvidia drivers have had few issues that is sure. Now you want to tell me Ati drivers have none???
Remember how it was impossible to uninstall a driver and install new one? Remember BOSD caused by Ati drivers. And gray screen of Death? I remember it good. I install a new driver and X-fire does not any more. Install a driver and it finds only one GPU. So many issues with Ati drivers.
How about second graphic card does not regulate fan according to GPU temps and stays on minimum overheats and crashes PC?
So you want to tell me that Ati is better?
Even shitty old GTX 270 and 280 works good enough in this game. Lower details but it will push full HD.
Any 650Ti or higher will rock. Period.




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