Advice on buying a new PC for rF2

Discussion in 'Hardware Building/Buying/Usage Advice' started by Geoffrey Fournier, Nov 30, 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Geoffrey Fournier

    Geoffrey Fournier Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2014
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hello guys, i have a laptop that i use for my studies and also for play. But now i would love to have another PC only for playing rFactor 2.
    The problem is don't have many knowledge in computers, so i would love to have some advice on a new pc.
    The PC need to be build when i receive it and i also need a new screen, mouse keyboard.
    I can't put too much (big maximum 800euros).
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. DurgeDriven

    DurgeDriven Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2012
    Messages:
    6,320
    Likes Received:
    42
    I don't know EU shops but this is a touch more then 800 I think.

    [​IMG]

    I would spend 200 more and add a GTX970 and up to 600watt PSU would be perfect.

    P.S. If you got the GTX970 allow a little more for tower.
     
  3. DucMan

    DucMan Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2016
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Steam specific computers are available and begin around $500 usd. If you were to go that route I would suggest getting a monitor, mouse etc and what ever is left in your budget spend on the PC. Upgrade in video card and memory is money well spent.
     
  4. John

    John Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,084
    Likes Received:
    111
    Buy a cheap name brand mouse & keyboard (logitech for example) their just for pressing buttons and clicking on things - basic and simple will do the job. Get a good size monitor, there are good 27 inch 1080P monitors on the market. A small monitor (22") may be bigger than the laptop screen - but it won't take long before that starts to feel too small.

    I would recommend a quality PSU (power supply) that exceeds the specifications of whatever video card you choose - going for something that is just adequate means in the future any upgrade of the video card (because we always want MORE POWER - we are racers after all) will also mean a PSU upgrade - basically wasting the money you spent originally. A good 750w or 850w PSU now will save you money later.

    Depending on where you live - how hot the climate is - you probably don't need an after market CPU cooler. The stock heatsink & fans are good enough if you aren't overclocking the CPU. Save some money there. My last build (i7-970) used the stock cpu cooler for 5 years, and I live in Australia, with absolutely no problems at all.
     
  5. DurgeDriven

    DurgeDriven Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2012
    Messages:
    6,320
    Likes Received:
    42
    How you fit a 750-850w PSU with 800 euros :confused:

    ...........and what is it going to run. lol ;)

    edit:

    600.00 GBP = 800.00 EU = 1,262.32 AUD

    Funny seems I build a better system here then the one above I specced for 590 quid and even though our dollars sucks.

    edit: lol
    ah no its about the same can't build GTX970 for $1300 without skimping a little.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 20, 2016
  6. Guimengo

    Guimengo Guest

    Wired keyboard and mouse for 20 bucks, make every effort to get that 970.
     
  7. John

    John Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,084
    Likes Received:
    111
    Mate, I go over budget every build. I learned a long time ago that the PSU is probably the most important component in the case. Everything depends on it performing perfectly all the time. Put money into critical components, they will last a virtual lifetime. My current 750w Corsair is now 6 years old and has done stellar service with 3 video card upgrades as well as 2 complete builds. It's worth every cent of the AU299 I paid for it originally. It's just my personal bit of advice to ANYONE building a targeted PC, in this case a dedicated sim rig.

     
  8. kimikaze

    kimikaze Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2011
    Messages:
    650
    Likes Received:
    23
    Try to buy some of combo offers. You can save 10-20% by doing that, just make sure, there are reasonable quality components included.
     
  9. DurgeDriven

    DurgeDriven Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2012
    Messages:
    6,320
    Likes Received:
    42
    I know I was only being practical ( 800 euros ) and funny ( about what GPU for 750watts you buy with 800 euro ) hehehe ....... .anyways

    I did say add 200 euro and buy a GTX970 and a better PSU.

    Course I know about quality, my Seasonic 700M is so old I forget, still runs a GTX970 G1 fine. ;)

    http://www.silentpcreview.com/article676-page5.html
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 21, 2016
  10. DurgeDriven

    DurgeDriven Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2012
    Messages:
    6,320
    Likes Received:
    42
    Sorry I never even read it properly. ...doh


    Build cost + Delivery + Monitor + Keyboard/Mouse + Operating System puts a big hole in 800.

    http://de.pcpartpicker.com/p/d4sLt6

    Even that still needs Build, Delivery, OS, speakers/headphones and maybe DVD.
     
  11. davidporeilly

    davidporeilly Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2012
    Messages:
    720
    Likes Received:
    414
    I run something like this



    AMD FX-6 Six Core 6300 Processor (mine is earlier 6100)

    8GB DDR3 1600Mhz Memory

    Radeon R7 370 2GB GDDR5

    2TB SATA Hard Drive

    SanDisk 120GB Solid State Drive

    Novatech ATX Gaming Case

    22x DVD Writer

    Novatech PowerStation 500W PSU (Non Modular)

    GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3P


    Its been good. You will need a screen!

    But at £500 there is probably room in your budget.
     
  12. Geoffrey Fournier

    Geoffrey Fournier Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2014
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for all those advices!
    Yes when i was saying 800euros, that was without keyboard/monitor.
    BUT... I don't want to build it (i know everyone say me it's easy, there are so many videos on Youtube explaining you how to do it).

    Hum seems not bad David for a "low" budget pc gamer. How quality you run rF2? Medium at a good fps?

    PS: I did this config on a french PC builder website:
    http://www.topachat.com/pages/configomatic.php?c=EIlRJrumBZzzi6jExLKWwNSqJKwtKGPXkIU0FlHr8S4=
    What do you think? Thanks in advance
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 13, 2017
  13. Geoffrey Fournier

    Geoffrey Fournier Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2014
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
  14. Geoffrey Fournier

    Geoffrey Fournier Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2014
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oops i thought i answered.
    And with such pc settings, how you're running rF2?
    I've heard from some than it's more important to have a good CPU than a good GPU. Is it true?

    So AMD 6350/ R9 380 OR I5 4460 with a GPU ? What would you advice me?
    Thanks in advance
     
  15. peterchen

    peterchen Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2011
    Messages:
    2,099
    Likes Received:
    285
    More important, I wouldn´t say so. More important than for other sims: yes.
    On the graphical side you need more power per eye-candy in rF2.
    So if you can effort this, get you an i5 + good GFX (go Nvidia), but this AMD 6-core will do it too...
     
  16. Geoffrey Fournier

    Geoffrey Fournier Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2014
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ok ok, i think i will go for a I5 4460 & GTX 960 (or 970 if the money allow it ^^ ).
    Thanks for the advices
     
  17. DrR1pper

    DrR1pper Registered

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2012
    Messages:
    3,286
    Likes Received:
    24
    New GTX 1000 series nvidia gpu's coming out very soon. Might be worth waiting a little?
     
  18. wgeuze

    wgeuze Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    Messages:
    1,608
    Likes Received:
    63
    I'm really hoping ISI get access to the new projection methods as well, circumventing multiview as it were, including a vastly minimized performance impact (I saw 40%-60%) :) No more need for SLI and dialing down options when using multiview? :)
     
  19. Geoffrey Fournier

    Geoffrey Fournier Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2014
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    DrR1pper: Yes but i'm sure those cards will be higher price?
    But if they down the GTX 970 & GTX 960 prices, yes i should wait.
     
  20. MikeeCZ

    MikeeCZ Registered

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,544
    Likes Received:
    180
    1070 will be no braíner.. the buck per FPS ratio will be unheard of according to everything that has been said.. almost the worst possible time to buy new GPU right now... wait for 1070 and get 1070
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page