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Man_in_TD #1 Posted 11 July 2014 - 01:55 PM

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I've been thinking about upgrading my cpu n gpu for wot,and i want your opinion on it.

cpu:im nearly sure it will be a fx 8350.Won't want to OC it tho.What mobo should i get?Will it handle everything on max?(not motion blur,i hate that).How many fps?Will the stock cooler be ok with no OC?

gpu:Is r9 280x overkill as i heard?Should i go for something lower,such as,say, r9 280 or r9 270x even?

Will 6 GB of ram be enough to handle that?

Will an SSD help me?If yes,what size should it be?

Please share your experience.



Ulfhedinn_ #2 Posted 11 July 2014 - 02:21 PM

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These are the recommended system requirements for WOT's as they're currently stated on the game download screen:

 

RECOMMENDED
Operating system: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 – 64-bit.
Processor (CPU): Intel Core i5-3330
Memory (RAM): 4 GB (or more).
Video card: GeForceGTX660 (2GB) / Radeon HD 7850 2GB; DirectX 9.0c.
Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible.
Hard Drive Space: 30 GB.
Internet Connection Speed: 1024 Kbps or higher (for voice chat).

 

CPU is important in WOT's, because it mostly only uses one core. So lots of multi-core isn't a great help. The new Intel chips are in their tick or maybe tock stage, whatever, big stuff is happening though. Last time I looked it was still on Ivybridge but they ran hot. I think they're now up to Haswell. Those intel chips are a big step forward, better processing speed, use less power, & run very cool, but need Haswell motherboard. Worth it though. And the new gen nvidia GPU's are another big step forward. They run cool too and have lots of shader units which is a big thing for WOT's. SSD won't help WOT's.

 

Wait till you get some proper advice off a WOT's person who really knows their tech stuff on WOT's before deciding anything. Tom's Hardware site has a great forum for any really techy stuff and on helping you get best value in your build. They may also be able to help with WOT's, but don't take advice off someone with generic game rig knowledge and who doesn't know this particular game and what it needs, as WOT's is a bit of an odd ball compared to other games.


Edited by Maxmk6, 11 July 2014 - 02:22 PM.


skill4fra #3 Posted 11 July 2014 - 02:54 PM

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i5 4670K (or no K if you dont want OC), if you are on a budget go with i5 4440

 

gpu r9 270x 2gb

 

I wouldnt take the octo core amd for wot at all, i would rather take a FX 6300 than a FX 8320.

 

To sum it up:

 

FX 6300 + R9 270x = budget build AMD

i5 4440 + R9 270x = budget build Intel

i5 4670K + R9 270x = OC build

 

6GB or ram is enough (im guessing its 4 + 2 from your old PC), if its not from your old pc go with 4 + 4gb.

 

Also remember that stock coolers are usualy crap and are quite loud.

 

As for Motherboards, if you are going with amd get a 970 series MB, if you are going OC Build with intel get a Z87 or Z97 motherboard, if its an intel budget build you want then go with anything you like basicly (B85, H85)...

 

If you would be kind to say your budget and where are you from it would help alot.

 

Oh yes and i almost forgot, an SSD will give you +2 to 5 FPS (some guys tested it and it is on FTR blog) and it will reduce load times by A LOT and i mean A LOT. (I have one myself and the diffrence is huge)


Edited by PECA1993, 11 July 2014 - 02:57 PM.


KawaGreen #4 Posted 11 July 2014 - 03:07 PM

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View PostMaxmk6, on 11 July 2014 - 03:21 PM, said:

SSD won't help WOT's.

 

You are wrong on this one.

SSD will make you load maps and models much faster, which increases game performance.

The hard drive is the bottleneck for most computers, an SSD will benefit your entire computer experience, not just games.

And today SSD's are CHEAP! My advice? Get a Samsung Evo 840 250GB or so and install your OS and games on it. Use an extra HDD as file storage for documents.

 

My configuration is:

CPU: i5 3470

MB: ASUS P8Z77-V LX

RAM: 8GB 1866

GPU: GTX 760

SSD1: Samsung Evo 250GB

SSD2: Corsair F3 180GB

HDD: 1TB

 

And I run everything on max and use VStab so I get 60fps.

My cpu never gets above 40°C.



Pater_Leppich #5 Posted 11 July 2014 - 03:37 PM

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View PostMaxmk6, on 11 July 2014 - 02:21 PM, said:

 

CPU is important in WOT's, because it mostly only uses one core. So lots of multi-core isn't a great help.

Wot may not have multicore support officially, check this out though.

Screenshot from MSI afterburner after watching one wot replay.

 



Man_in_TD #6 Posted 11 July 2014 - 04:01 PM

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Btw,i also plan on recording wot replays,video rendering.would  i5 4670k still be a better choice?i might OC it,but im skeptical on OCing.and would 280x make a big diff. from 270x in this case?

Pater_Leppich #7 Posted 11 July 2014 - 04:42 PM

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If you get the k edition you shall o/c :D Although with the same amount of money you can buy 4690k which just came out.

skill4fra #8 Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:07 PM

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View PostPsarandis, on 11 July 2014 - 04:42 PM, said:

If you get the k edition you shall o/c :D Although with the same amount of money you can buy 4690k which just came out.

 

That depends from place to place, in my country the diffrence between 4670 and 4690 is 40 euro, 40 euros is not worth 100mhz.

 

Maybe the best option for OP would be an FX 6300 with some aftermarket CPU Cooler and a Motherboard with 8+2 vrm phases to OC it, that would bring it close to i5 4670 level.

OC-ed AMD is like a stock Intel :)

 

If you dont plan to OC or dont know how or care about warranty then just get a i5 4440 and be happy :)

 

 

Here are my reccomendations

 

Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P (100 euros)

 

FX 6300 (100 euros)

 

R9 270x (190 euros)

 

Samsung 840 EVO SSD (i got a 120gb (100gb usable due to Over Provisioning) version, its enough for OS and a few games) (80 euros)

 

Total 470 euros, the prices are from my country and differ from place to place.

 

 

 

 


Edited by PECA1993, 11 July 2014 - 10:15 PM.





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