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Will a 400-500$ PC Run Sim?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:29 pm
by dawsonsleeper
Hello, I was thinking about building a desktop because the laptop I have now will drop frames if there are more than 5 people in a server. I was wondering if a 400-500$ PC would run a 40 man gate with decent graphics and at least 50 frames. Thanks.

Re: Will a 400-500$ PC Run Sim?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:33 pm
by Wahlamt
Usually a good price to aim at for a solid sim-pc is around 800$+

Re: Will a 400-500$ PC Run Sim?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:41 pm
by aeffertz
dawsonsleeper wrote:Hello, I was thinking about building a desktop because the laptop I have now will drop frames if there are more than 5 people in a server. I was wondering if a 400-500$ PC would run a 40 man gate with decent graphics and at least 50 frames. Thanks.


At that price point, go for used parts if you really want to get the most of your money.

A prebuilt $500 PC will not run most games very well due to the price mark up on crap hardware. Here's an AMD entry level gaming rig that should run most games decently, however you'll have to piece it together yourself.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rXhqvV

Re: Will a 400-500$ PC Run Sim?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:52 pm
by dawsonsleeper
aeffertz wrote:
dawsonsleeper wrote:Hello, I was thinking about building a desktop because the laptop I have now will drop frames if there are more than 5 people in a server. I was wondering if a 400-500$ PC would run a 40 man gate with decent graphics and at least 50 frames. Thanks.


At that price point, go for used parts if you really want to get the most of your money.

A prebuilt $500 PC will not run most games very well due to the price mark up on crap hardware. Here's an AMD entry level gaming rig that should run most games decently, however you'll have to piece it together yourself.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rXhqvV


yeah, I did a lot of research and learned that prebuilt pcs are incredibly overpriced, that is why I want to build one. I've had people say that a 300 dollar pc could run 40 people with good graphics and then storken just said that I would need 800$ to get a good pc...

Re: Will a 400-500$ PC Run Sim?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:53 pm
by dawsonsleeper
aeffertz wrote:
dawsonsleeper wrote:Hello, I was thinking about building a desktop because the laptop I have now will drop frames if there are more than 5 people in a server. I was wondering if a 400-500$ PC would run a 40 man gate with decent graphics and at least 50 frames. Thanks.


At that price point, go for used parts if you really want to get the most of your money.

A prebuilt $500 PC will not run most games very well due to the price mark up on crap hardware. Here's an AMD entry level gaming rig that should run most games decently, however you'll have to piece it together yourself.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rXhqvV

will this one that you linked run sim halfway decently with 40 people? with good graphics?

Re: Will a 400-500$ PC Run Sim?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:00 pm
by Wahlamt
dawsonsleeper wrote:yeah, I did a lot of research and learned that prebuilt pcs are incredibly overpriced, that is why I want to build one. I've had people say that a 300 dollar pc could run 40 people with good graphics and then storken just said that I would need 800$ to get a good pc...

It's all a matter of perspective. In my case, I'd like to see some sort of redundancy. If you build a PC for "a cheap buck", you might run 40 people fine on stock tracks, perhaps some lower versions too. For a more expensive PC, you may be able to run higher res versions as well as instead of being on the 125 border, you'll be over 125 all the time and not get random drops, redundancy (some track are extremely poorly optimized/made so in some cases, you will either way not be able to run good on these due to what mentioned...).

Re: Will a 400-500$ PC Run Sim?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:04 pm
by aeffertz
It's probably your best bet, unless you search out used parts that perform better than the listed, like I mentioned before.

Keep in mind you'd still need a monitor/keyboard/mouse if you don't have that already. You can download Windows for free and activate it whenever you find a good deal on an activation key, you will just have a watermark in the bottom corner until you activate it.

Re: Will a 400-500$ PC Run Sim?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:37 pm
by dawsonsleeper
aeffertz wrote:It's probably your best bet, unless you search out used parts that perform better than the listed, like I mentioned before.

Keep in mind you'd still need a monitor/keyboard/mouse if you don't have that already. You can download Windows for free and activate it whenever you find a good deal on an activation key, you will just have a watermark in the bottom corner until you activate it.


no I have all that, I just need a better pc to run like rf races.

Re: Will a 400-500$ PC Run Sim?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:37 pm
by dawsonsleeper
Wahlamt wrote:
dawsonsleeper wrote:yeah, I did a lot of research and learned that prebuilt pcs are incredibly overpriced, that is why I want to build one. I've had people say that a 300 dollar pc could run 40 people with good graphics and then storken just said that I would need 800$ to get a good pc...

It's all a matter of perspective. In my case, I'd like to see some sort of redundancy. If you build a PC for "a cheap buck", you might run 40 people fine on stock tracks, perhaps some lower versions too. For a more expensive PC, you may be able to run higher res versions as well as instead of being on the 125 border, you'll be over 125 all the time and not get random drops, redundancy (some track are extremely poorly optimized/made so in some cases, you will either way not be able to run good on these due to what mentioned...).


okay.. thanks..

Re: Will a 400-500$ PC Run Sim?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:42 pm
by Easter.7
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/xcgfVY heres a build that i made thats 500$..if you are interested in this build i already have the case and motherboard brand new and un-used, i will be willing to sell them to you for cheap that way you would be saving some money

Re: Will a 400-500$ PC Run Sim?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:52 pm
by dawsonsleeper
Easter.7 wrote:https://pcpartpicker.com/list/xcgfVY heres a build that i made thats 500$..if you are interested in this build i already have the case and motherboard brand new and un-used, i will be willing to sell them to you for cheap that way you would be saving some money

okay man sweet thank you. I will look at it.

Re: Will a 400-500$ PC Run Sim?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:03 pm
by aeffertz
Easter.7 wrote:https://pcpartpicker.com/list/xcgfVY heres a build that i made thats 500$..if you are interested in this build i already have the case and motherboard brand new and un-used, i will be willing to sell them to you for cheap that way you would be saving some money


That build is $534 and that's not even including the price of the mobo or CPU. That build is more like $800.

Re: Will a 400-500$ PC Run Sim?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:21 pm
by dawsonsleeper
aeffertz wrote:
Easter.7 wrote:https://pcpartpicker.com/list/xcgfVY heres a build that i made thats 500$..if you are interested in this build i already have the case and motherboard brand new and un-used, i will be willing to sell them to you for cheap that way you would be saving some money


That build is $534 and that's not even including the price of the mobo or CPU. That build is more like $800.
Wahlamt wrote:Usually a good price to aim at for a solid sim-pc is around 800$+
Easter.7 wrote:https://pcpartpicker.com/list/xcgfVY heres a build that i made thats 500$..if you are interested in this build i already have the case and motherboard brand new and un-used, i will be willing to sell them to you for cheap that way you would be saving some money


basically what I'm wondering is how much will it cost to build just a pc that can run a 40 man gate with around 50 fps that I can download the at least medium tracks and use normal setting in game.

Re: Will a 400-500$ PC Run Sim?

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:12 pm
by Davinho222
I would like to know that too....the ground texture details have not to be at 100 but at leat at 70....ground geometric details should be at 100... The game half way decent lookin and able to provide a 30 man gate without extreme framerate issues to me.... I know some people here really know what they are talking about in this cases....what would that cost??? the game is more then 8 years old right now...there has to be a way to play it with a decent framerate and the geometric details and at least a bit of a good graphic withous paying 800 dollars for a computer

Re: Will a 400-500$ PC Run Sim?

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:20 am
by Kenny154
This is probably no help but is it prebuilt? i bought a $1600 prebuilt pc and i got ripped of by the company the specs are only worth a couple hundred so definitely build your own so you know the specs...