PC building & spec check

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Systems & Troubleshooting' started by KoAStR, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. PaulCox

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    Cheers mate, guess u could say im sydney but im a few hours south
  2. Ryzza5

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    Alright I'm in Melbourne (near enough) so I'll let a Sydneysider recommend some other shops.
  3. Cyber_STIG_77

    Cyber_STIG_77 Moderator Team Raceonoz Gold Member

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    Try PC Case Gear, they have systems from mild to wild lol
    eg https://www.pccasegear.com/products/40275/pccg-master-1080-gaming-system
    https://www.pccasegear.com/products/38634/pccg-evolv-1080-ti-gaming-system-anthracite
    https://www.pccasegear.com/products/40644/pccg-phantom-sli-gaming-system
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  4. KoAStR

    KoAStR Admin Adrift Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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  5. Rolz

    Rolz AC Server Legend Gold Member

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    Wait till tomorrow and see if you can get a bargain on amazon Australia
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  7. bmx_mtb_boy

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    Hello everyone. Just for something different, here's my cheap build for older Sim Racers. Nothing too fancy:

    CPU: Intel Xeon x5460 (with adapter sticker to work in a LGA775 motherboard)
    RAM: 8GB DDR2 (4X 2GB)
    GPU: ASUS Strix GTX950 2GB
    Motherboard: ASUS P5-Ne SLI (with modified CPU socket and BIOS to work with LGA771 Xeon CPU)
    PSU: 500w
    HDD: 1TB Seagate

    Runs Assetto Corsa at an average of 70+ FPS, 1080p everything maxxed out during online races . Best part is it cost less than the cost of a new Nvidia GTX1050Ti on it's own. Anyone else got what could be considered a "Scrapyard Wars" style PC build?
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  8. jasondull1986

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    Where is that from? Sounds good
  9. bmx_mtb_boy

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    All of the used parts were from both eBay and Trade Me since I'm based in NZ. 771 to 775 mod instructions are here:
    http://www.delidded.com/lga-771-to-775-adapter/
    Total cost including a Cooler Master case was around NZ$260. Just got lucky with prices on the bigger parts.
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  10. Rolz

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    haha... Kudos on the MB hack to do cpu adapter fix... nice to see this sort of stuff is still going on...
  11. ed40t

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    I might have to sell my recent build and get some money back! Im barely getting those figures
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  12. bmx_mtb_boy

    bmx_mtb_boy Rookie

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    What's in your build? Almost moved to a EVGA x58 SLI board I got for free with a 6 core Xeon X5680 (Need to run Virtual Machines too). So far the board doesn't work so considering at least a Ryzen 5 1600 build.
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  14. Rolz

    Rolz AC Server Legend Gold Member

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    I'd try to get an i5 CPU, but with a single 24" should run fine at 1080p with a 1060
    The nice thing about AC on PC is you can drop eye candy like detail, shadow and smoke to keep fps at respectable levels.
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  15. jasondull1986

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    I5 is extra 200 would sort of difference would it get? Sorry I don't know to much.
  16. Rolz

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    Check rooz site sponsor websites... they have specials for new systems
    Will check when I get home
  17. Pixeliz3d_DoD

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    Google cpu benchmarks and check ur cpu score. Obv higher the better, but can also gauge bang for buck. Also gpu will do a lot of the heavy lifting and IMO should be where your money is spent. If your in vic, check pccasegear and in qld, umart for components. My 2c
  18. PaulCox

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    Bloke not to far from me is selling his gaming setup and i was wondering if these specs are good enough for me to run VR.
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 4590 @3.30GHz
    Haswell 22rim Technology

    RAM
    8.00GB Duel-Channel DDR3 @ 799MHz (11-11-11-28)

    Mother Board
    MSI B85-G43 Gaming (MS-7816) (socket 0 )

    Graphics
    LG Full HD ( 1920x1080@60hz )
    LG Full HD ( 1920x1080@60hz )
    4095 MB Nvidia Gforce GTX 970 (gigabyte)

    Storage
    298GB Seagate
    55GB KINGSTON SV300s37a60g(ssd)
  19. Rolz

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    I think it'll be right on the minimum specs side... but then u can run this compatibility checker to test.
    https://support.oculus.com/1357437467617798/
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  20. PaulCox

    PaulCox Rookie Gold Member

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    thank you. If i was to buy this for $ 700 then make some upgrades would that be better money wise than buying new you think.