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Lee3452 #1 Posted 01 February 2020 - 12:09 PM

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Hi Guys

I don't change my computer very often currently have a 2008 imac. What would be a good spec computer for playing WOT with great graphics and allowed mods. I would want to keep the computer for at least 5 years.



TsundereWaffle #2 Posted 01 February 2020 - 12:16 PM

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Where are you from and what is your budget?

Lee3452 #3 Posted 01 February 2020 - 12:20 PM

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Hi TsundereWaffle

In the UK about £1200 not including monitor

 



TacPenguin #4 Posted 01 February 2020 - 12:22 PM

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MAC or PC??    MAC I have no idea but I can tell you mine which is over a year old and runs well.

 

PC Windows 10.  Nothing over clocked.

 

Processor AMD Ryzen 5 2600

 

16 GB RAM Generic

 

Graphics card Nvidia GeForce 1070 GTX

 

Motherboard sound  With Hyper x Headset

 

WOT runs at 1920 x 1080

 

HD with all eye candy on  Vsync off  FRame rate limiter in WOT off

 

FPS  120-180

 

Should be good for a few years.

 

TcP

 

 

You do some virtual shopping to get prices.  Scan PC and Novatech are who I use for parts to self build or I think they still do custom builds.  Of course other vendors are available.  :)

 

 


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Lee3452 #5 Posted 01 February 2020 - 12:37 PM

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Hi TacPenguin

 

It would be a PC. IMACs have just got too expensive for what they are. I was looking at  something like

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/ocuk-gaming-enigma-enthusiast-ryzen-7-2700x-geforce-rtx-2070-super-fs-1dw-og.html


 



TsundereWaffle #6 Posted 01 February 2020 - 01:30 PM

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https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/KfQQf9

Just under 1000 pounds :)

If you want me to elaborate on my part choices, feel free to ask.



Lee3452 #7 Posted 01 February 2020 - 02:25 PM

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Thanks TsundereWaffle for taking your time to research the parts. Is it relatively easy to self build. Yes I would be grateful for a little insight to why you have chose those parts. I know nothing about which parts suit each other and why. Especially when they sound the same.

Plus does your spec beat the overclockers one or is it a case of that's all I need.


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View PostLee3452, on 01 February 2020 - 02:25 PM, said:

Thanks TsundereWaffle for taking your time to research the parts. Is it relatively easy to self build. Yes I would be grateful for a little insight to why you have chose those parts. I know nothing about which parts suit each other and why. Especially when they sound the same.

Plus does your spec beat the overclockers one or is it a case of that's all I need.

 

In terms of gaming this pc should have the same performance as the Overclockers pc, except it's cheaper. And to break down the parts:

The cpu is a Ryzen 5 3600, it's the newer than the Ryzen 7 2700X. It does have fewer cores so in heavy workloads like video editing and such it will be slightly slower. The 3600 has faster cores though which is why the performance difference isn't that big, due to the faster cores it's also faster in games.

The motherboard is one of the best motherboards for Ryzen currently (excluding X570 motherboards as they are pretty expensive).

The memory is the cheapest 2x8GB kit of 3200Mhz. Higher speeds give Ryzen cpu's more performance, 3200Mhz being the sweetspot in terms of price / performance.

The ssd is a 1TB nvme one, so a lot of storage and it's nice and fast, for bulk storage there is a 2TB hdd.

The gpu is AMD's competitor to the RTX 2070 Super. It's much cheaper and has about similar performance.

The case might be a bit expensive, but it is high quality and has good airflow so your components stay nice and cool.

The PSU is a high quality one that's not too expensive.

 

All in all, the pc should perform similarly to the Overclockers one. However, it is cheaper and has some higher quality components.

Oh, almost forgot, this pc will run WoT at maximum graphics like it's nothing.


Edited by TsundereWaffle, 01 February 2020 - 04:22 PM.


Lee3452 #9 Posted 01 February 2020 - 05:45 PM

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Thank you very much TsunderWaffle for the comprehensive break down. It has given me something to think about. Don't know if I would have the skill set  to make my own though.

TsundereWaffle #10 Posted 01 February 2020 - 07:25 PM

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View PostLee3452, on 01 February 2020 - 05:45 PM, said:

Thank you very much TsunderWaffle for the comprehensive break down. It has given me something to think about. Don't know if I would have the skill set  to make my own though.

 

There are a lot of videos and guides on how to build a pc. The first time can be a bit scary since you are working with expensive things, but it is very fun to do. It's a bit like putting Lego's together :)






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