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Looking for Premade PC to most bang for buck to max out SWTOR!

EndDreamEndDream Member Posts: 1,152

I know its hard to know exactly what is required ATM to max it out but I wanted to state my intentions. Also I prefer intel/geforce!

Looking for a desktop!

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  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,657

    Unlimited budget folks! Go!  I'd suggest the first step is to research where the Saudis get their Lexuses silver plated.

    "I used to think the worst thing in life was to be all alone.  It's not.  The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone."  Robin Williams
  • RidelynnRidelynn Member EpicPosts: 7,254

    No recommended/required specifications are posted yet, and outside of those people in beta (and it's beta, so it's extremely likely to change before release), we have no way of knowing how it performs, or if it favors certain types of hardware.

    If you are wanting a machine for SWTOR, wait until it ships. You'll know exactly what performs well, exactly what the specs are, and there's good chance that next-gen video or CPU hardware will be shipping by then for similar prices as you can get hardware for today.

    If you are just wanting a good general purpose gaming machine, and are hoping that it will play SWTOR well as well as other games, that's a bit different, but nothing can guarantee that anything you build today will run SWTOR well when it finally ships. There are many, many MMO's that brought current hardware to it's knees when it finally did release (EQ2, Vanguard, FFXIV, etc), and people that bought machines in anticipation 3-6 months out found out their hardware was more or less obsolete before the game even came out.

  • KabaalKabaal Member UncommonPosts: 3,042

    Originally posted by Ridelynn

    No recommended/required specifications are posted yet, and outside of those people in beta (and it's beta, so it's extremely likely to change before release), we have no way of knowing how it performs, or if it favors certain types of hardware.

     

    Specs were released when pre-orders went live.

    •OS Windows XP, Vista/7

    •AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0GHz or better

    •Windows XP: 1.5GB RAM • Windows Vista and Windows 7: 2GB RAM • PCs using a built-in graphical chipset, 2GB RAM recommended.

    •ATI X1800 or better* • nVidia 7800 or better* • Intel 4100 Integrated Graphics or better*

    •8x or better DVD-ROM

  • Heffy424Heffy424 Member UncommonPosts: 524

    those are the minimum dude not recommended, if you're looking to buy a pre made pc try digtalstorm.com (atleast i think its .com) Great company and i've had no issues the last 4 years and pretty decent pricing too.

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  • ThomasN7ThomasN7 87.18.7.148Member CommonPosts: 6,690

    Any Intel I5 quad core will do just fine, though if you can any I7 is great too!

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  • EkohOneEkohOne Member Posts: 23

    Originally posted by Ridelynn

    No recommended/required specifications are posted yet, and outside of those people in beta (and it's beta, so it's extremely likely to change before release), we have no way of knowing how it performs, or if it favors certain types of hardware.

    If you are wanting a machine for SWTOR, wait until it ships. You'll know exactly what performs well, exactly what the specs are, and there's good chance that next-gen video or CPU hardware will be shipping by then for similar prices as you can get hardware for today.

    If you are just wanting a good general purpose gaming machine, and are hoping that it will play SWTOR well as well as other games, that's a bit different, but nothing can guarantee that anything you build today will run SWTOR well when it finally ships. There are many, many MMO's that brought current hardware to it's knees when it finally did release (EQ2, Vanguard, FFXIV, etc), and people that bought machines in anticipation 3-6 months out found out their hardware was more or less obsolete before the game even came out.

    nailed it right on top of the head.

  • Dynamic1325Dynamic1325 Member UncommonPosts: 70

    Pc to max out swtor graphics?

    You should be able to find one of those in a garage sale lulululbadgraphicslululul.

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 23,296

    It sounds like you don't really know what you want.  Different people have very different notions of what it means to run a game well.  Some games are badly coded, so that the hardware needed to run them smoothly at max settings doesn't exist.  Even the notion of max settings is rather nebulous; does that entail three 2560x1600 monitors in Eyefinity, with 8x SSAA turned on?

    So let me tell you what you should be looking for:  name a budget, and request the best gaming computer you can get in that budget.  For Intel+Nvidia to make sense, the budget needs to be at least $1000 excluding peripherals if you build your own, or substantially larger if you're going to additionally pay someone else to put it together for you.  Speaking of which, unless you've got a huge budget such that paying someone $200 to assemble parts is no big deal to you, you really should consider building your own.

  • theyalllietheyalllie Member Posts: 229

    I just went to, AVA Direct, and worked up a tower quickly, with

    a Seasonic S -12 650w Energy Plus, PSU

    MSI 6970, GPU 2 gigs GDDR5 Ram

    I - 25OO K CPU

    Gigabit GA-P67X-UD3-B3, 1155 socket mobo

    OCZ agility SF-1200 3.5 inch (comes with brackets, dont know if they charge for brackets with the 2.5 inch), 120 Gb. SSD

    A Coolermaster Half 922, Case

    Zalman, CNPS9900, CPU cooler

    Sony DVD drive

    4 gigs of the corsiar DDR3 1600 , latency timing 9-9-9-24. 1.65 v

    Price was $1672.77

    I bet that will do the job. Same parts at New Egg $1256.89 probably get a lil better Mobo

     

    For an Nvidia buid, I went with two cards

    2 x MSI 560 GTX TI's twin frozer, GPU, 1 gig GDDR5 Ram each

    ASUS Maximus IV Rev 3.0, mobo (for the 2 x16 lanes)

    Seasonic 850w Gold, PSU

    and the rest was the same as above

    Price was $2141.66 probably do the job a little beter than above, maybe/maybe not, but not $500 dollars worth, to my thinking.Price at New Egg $1762.88

     

    These dont include any tax, rebates, or shipping

    Both builds include Windows 7 64 bit (Builders version from newegg)

    PS these can be tweaked to get better price, Im just going off limited knowledge, and memory.

    And I know squat about monitors, I just use what I can get my hands on

    Oh and both had the free Overclock, thats why the Zalman CPU cooler.

  • psyclumpsyclum Member Posts: 792

    Originally posted by EndDream

    I know its hard to know exactly what is required ATM to max it out but I wanted to state my intentions. Also I prefer intel/geforce!

    Looking for a desktop!

    the task is impossible right now.   the "hardware" you are looking for (much like the game you are looking at) arent released yet:D   the chip would likely be a sandybridge extream or a zambezi.  the video would likely be a AMD 7000 series.  but you dont want AMD so you will have to suffer an inferior video card with a much bigger powersupply requirement:D  

    anyway, the discussion is moot since neither the game nor the hardware you are looking for is currently on sale:D

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