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Mars Theran
Caldari
EVE Rogues
EVE Rogues Alliance
Posted - 2011.06.05 20:57:00 - [31]
 

Spec's I just came up with and posted for review over on the EVGA forums. Might be a little pricy to go nvidia, but the ATi package doesn't look too bad at all.


2 EVGA 470 SC w/backplates
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-127-EA&groupid=701&catid=1914&subcat=1810


or


1 XFX Radeon 6950 XXX
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-194-XF&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1752


ASUS P8P67 Pro (Nvidia option)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-443-AS&tool=5


or


ASUS P8P67 (ATi Option)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-447-AS&groupid=701&catid=5&subcat=1906


Intel i7 2600K
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-365-IN&groupid=701&catid=6&subcat=1859

G.Skill RipjawsX 8GB Kit
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-062-GS

4 WD Caviar Blue 6Gb/s in RAID 1+0
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-370-WD&groupid=701&catid=14&subcat=1953

LG 22x DVD+RW SATA
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD-090-LG&groupid=701&catid=10&subcat=951

CM690 II Lite Dominator Case
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-212-CM&groupid=701&catid=7&subcat=29

PC Power & Cooling 910W Silencer (80Plus Silver)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-010-PP&groupid=701&catid=123&subcat=1962


Windows 7 Home 64-bit OEM
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=SW-127-MS


or


Windows 7 Professional 64-bit OEM
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=SW-129-MS&groupid=33&catid=1555&subcat=

Splash Whale
FinFleet
Raiden.
Posted - 2011.06.05 21:08:00 - [32]
 

You don't need insane setups to run 4 clients on highest settings.

I Myself use an old Core 2 Duo E6600, 4GB of RAM and an ati Radeon 4870. In addition to that I have 2 22" HD screens.

I often run 4 clients with high settings on my computer, and what I just usually do is have 2 clients on each screen. Maximum heigh, minimum width.

For me it works best like that, since I am able to see all of the overviews of the characters.





If you don't have money to burn, don't bother getting anything fancy. If I can run 4 eve clients on maximum settings on a 4 year old cheap desktop, you can run 4 on maximum on a brand new cheap desktop.

therefor I would say to just get a cheap quadcore, a second hand ATi 58xx (They hardly cost anything nowadays) and atleast 4GB of ram. Next to that a set of decent 22" or 24" monitors. Having monitors bigger then that is just a waste of money in my opinion, but that's just personal ofcourse.

You don't need fancy 800w+ PSU's and flashy ass-whips coming out of your computer.... Just save yourself some money so you can get a better mouse and that shiny body-kit you always wanted on your car.

JAG Shadow
Posted - 2011.06.05 21:19:00 - [33]
 

Edited by: JAG Shadow on 05/06/2011 21:20:32

Mars Theran
Caldari
EVE Rogues
EVE Rogues Alliance
Posted - 2011.06.05 22:14:00 - [34]
 

Originally by: Splash Whale
You don't need insane setups to run 4 clients on highest settings.

I Myself use an old Core 2 Duo E6600, 4GB of RAM and an ati Radeon 4870. In addition to that I have 2 22" HD screens.

I often run 4 clients with high settings on my computer, and what I just usually do is have 2 clients on each screen. Maximum heigh, minimum width.

For me it works best like that, since I am able to see all of the overviews of the characters.





If you don't have money to burn, don't bother getting anything fancy. If I can run 4 eve clients on maximum settings on a 4 year old cheap desktop, you can run 4 on maximum on a brand new cheap desktop.

therefor I would say to just get a cheap quadcore, a second hand ATi 58xx (They hardly cost anything nowadays) and atleast 4GB of ram. Next to that a set of decent 22" or 24" monitors. Having monitors bigger then that is just a waste of money in my opinion, but that's just personal ofcourse.

You don't need fancy 800w+ PSU's and flashy ass-whips coming out of your computer.... Just save yourself some money so you can get a better mouse and that shiny body-kit you always wanted on your car.


Not that I entirely disagree with everything you say, but I fail to see the flashy ass-whip in my set-up. Actually, that PC is toned down a bit from what I'd generally recommend, and can be further scaled down without messing up compatibility. Downgrading the CPU for example, going with Home Premium, the P8P67 and ATi option, scale down the ATi card if you like, and 2GB RAM that is compatible with the motherboard/CPU rating in at 1333MHz stock frequency, with higher capabilities.

The PSU and chassis I wouldn't mess with as it is actually pretty much the best for the dollar. Reasonable price for both, and given availability pretty good quality. 80Plus Silver guarantee's efficiency and stable power for the PC, and the CM 690 II is a solid chassis that doesn't look like crap, with good airflow for that price.

I'd never buy a second hand GPU. You never know where it's been, and there is no warranty. Stepping down to a 5870 or something is easy and cuts the cost in half, very nearly, new. Save money that way if you like, but not by randomly picking something up that might have been cooked in an oven off ebay.

I never verified compatibility on that RAM either, but it's designed for the 1155 P67 so it should be fine. It's also cheaper than that Corsair up there I think.

You can also drop 2, or 3 HDD's and go with RAID 1 or 0, or no RAID. If you do that, you won't need 4x SATA 6Gb/s on your board. ATi single card allows you to drop the req. of more than 1 PCIe slot, or run 16 lanes on 1 if available.

Personally, I like my 1156 platform and pretty much think almost everything for 1155 is scrap and should be sent back to the manufacturer. I can't believe that i7 actually has integrated video on it. I'd also go with the 2600 if I were to go 1155, as I see no need for the unlocked K, and don't like that it was stripped down.

End result is the OP's call in the end. They know how much they're willing to spend, and what they're going to use it for. I never assume just EVE. That would be kind of sad actually. I find it somewhat disconcerting that I can't use my system for much more than playing games and Internet forums. Wish I had something else to do with it, like maybe 3D Modeling to make it worth it, but $5000 is stupid expensive for a hobby art program.

Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2011.06.05 22:18:00 - [35]
 

Edited by: Grimpak on 05/06/2011 22:19:05
Originally by: Simetraz
Only put INTEL / NVIDIA together and AMD / ATI together.


not quite. you can use intel chipsets so that you can put either ATI or NV in the board (or both, if you want your ATI card to use physx from a 8800Laughing).
intel chipsets run both brands perfectly good in both single and multiple card setups

Atticus Fynch
Gallente
Posted - 2011.06.05 22:22:00 - [36]
 

I'd reply but I find your cleavage too distracting.Shocked
Please visit your user settings to re-enable images.





Ladrial
Posted - 2011.06.05 22:30:00 - [37]
 

Edited by: Ladrial on 05/06/2011 22:49:50
Edited by: Ladrial on 05/06/2011 22:37:27
Ok thanks for the info so far I would be willing to spend 2500 inc tv/monitors but that's if I need to, I have never seen the game with a great PC and still enjoy it so....

Internet Knight
The Kobayashi Maru
Posted - 2011.06.05 23:13:00 - [38]
 

Edited by: Internet Knight on 05/06/2011 23:14:34
Originally by: Ladrial
I dont mind paying quite a bit of money for it IF it does what i want it to do!
Nothing wrong with that.

Originally by: Ladrial
I want the new pc to be able to run 4+ accounts at the same time, so I can see them all at once and click on any of them with the mouse.
No offense, but you should get your priorities in order. That said, you don't require a supercomputer by today's standards. You do require something definitely above average.

All that being said, I have an i7 920 at stock speed, 18 GB DDR3 RAM, and a Radeon 4890 with dual 23" 1080p monitors. It runs two accounts fairly nicely. I seem to have an issue with one account not loading graphics properly, but I suspect that's just a "reset your cache" issue (and really a reset your cache issue and not one of those reset your cache issue because we don't care to look into the issue further).

I would say a core i7 (higher number is better if you don't want to overclock) on a 1366 socket and NOT an 1156. The technical reason here is because that typically enables you to have triple-channel RAM instead of dual-channel RAM, which means more data transfer from RAM to the CPU for the clock cycle. It's possible but very rare in my experience to have triple channel on 1156 socket. I'd go with a minimum of 12 GB RAM, but more is better. I definitely agree that four instances of eve means four monitors. Unfortunately that requires you to go dual video card or better as well. I'm not partial to Intel, but I've never used AMD processors, so I couldn't tell you what to go there.

I'm an ATI fanboi, so I'd say a dual Radeon 6xxx series. The higher number is better, and each individual number means a different thing. The first digit is the technology series, the second number is basically the speed of the card and the third number is basically the speed of the video RAM. Pick something you like. If unlimited money is the budget, then definitely a dual 6990. Whatever you pick, make sure you pick something where both cards have 2GB or more video RAM. Good luck with that. I don't know anything about Nvidia cards (a shame, because a real fan should know the competition).

As for operating system, definitely Windows 7. I personally would go Ultimate just because I use my computer That Much to necessitate it, but whatever version floats your boat as long as it's 64 bit Windows 7. If you don't go 64 bit, you won't be able to access the rest of your RAM and you therefore won't have enough RAM to run all four instances.

Anyways, that's my two cents for stock speeds. If you're not opposed to overclocking, then that's another matter. I personally overclocked my RAM to 1333MHz (Intel Core iX seems to think that DDR3 @ 1066MHz is plenty fast enough, even though there's tons of RAM rated to as high as 1600MHz without a significant price it).

In all, we're looking at in the range of $3000 to $4000 depending on specifics (monitor and video card choice being the key factor in price IMO).

Cloora
APEX Unlimited
APEX Conglomerate
Posted - 2011.06.05 23:38:00 - [39]
 

I have a new rig for my main comp. It is an Intel i7 running 12GB DDR 3 RAM and a Radeon 6970 and it CAN run 6 screens.

But, I only run 2 client on one monitor and I alt-tab. I run another client on my Dell M1750 laptop and then another 2 clients stacked on top of another on my second computer that is a Core2Duo with 8GB of DDR2 RAM and a Radeon HD2900 XT. I use a nifty program called Synergy to seamlessly use the main comps keyboard and mouse on all 3 comps just like it was the same comp running multiple monitors. You could build 2 cheaper comps running 2 screens a piece and use Synergy which is a free program.

Raneru
Combat and Recon
Posted - 2011.06.06 00:05:00 - [40]
 

Edited by: Raneru on 06/06/2011 00:07:33
If you're going to spend a fortune on a new pc, don't go cheap on the PSU. If that fails you could end up with a long list of parts to replace. Check online reviews and pick the best your budget can allow.


Lenore Leelu
Posted - 2011.06.06 02:17:00 - [41]
 

Originally by: Ladrial
Edited by: Ladrial on 05/06/2011 17:06:42
Edited by: Ladrial on 05/06/2011 17:06:11
Edited by: Ladrial on 05/06/2011 17:05:19
I have an out of date PC. I am going to purchase a new one. I want the new pc to be able to run 4+ accounts at the same time, so I can see them all at once and click on any of them with the mouse.

I have been told so many things I should have and need, im now very, very confussed, people have told me i need four monitors, on HD tv, its not possible, I need four graphics cards, I need two crossed all sorts. i7 proccesors, so much im being told i dont understand.

I dont mind paying quite a bit of money for it IF it does what i want it to do!

So what sort of pc would i need proccesor, card, ram etc. And what is the best way to do it four monitors or one?

My local gaming shop have recommended the following:

Power Cool Terminator Case: 40
CIT 850 Watt PSU 40
4GB Corsair 133 Mhz Gaming Ram x4 36 124
Graphics Card GTX 480 180
Mother Board to suit 60
CPU 6 Core 3.2Ghz 150
500GB HD 33.99
DVDRW 15.99
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 80
723.98 (plus large hd tv 300/400)

They said get a HD TV large screen and run the game four times windowed on it.



I do two 1920*1200 on a 27" iMac (bootcamped with windows 7). Reduce your window sizes, and perhaps your graphics settings a little, and I cant see why you cant have 4 windows up.

Grom Starscream
Gallente
Whistle While You Warp
Posted - 2011.06.06 02:19:00 - [42]
 

Poor Ladrial ... so much contradictory information just in this thread.

I re-iterate the recommendation to go with a core i7-2600k instead of the i5-2500k. You're looking at a small price difference so get they i7 and hyperthreading. Some may think you don't need it, but it won't hurt and it's a small jump in price for something you could make use of going forward.

I still stick by what I said about video cards. There are some cards (apparently) with gobs of hookups, but I'm fairly certain if you are trying to run EVE to four separate monitors (so you can reasonably see all 4 accounts at once clearly), you're going to want the power of two video cards anyway. At this point, it's rather up to personal choice. I recommended the two GTX 580's in SLI because I run one of them and it's hands down the best video card I've ever owned. It runs quite cool too (high 50's under heavy load).

I think that this thread has devolved into too much opinion and too little fact for you. So, I'm going to give you a link : http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=138127

That's a forum post at the penny-arcade website, and it's current a 92 page long affair ... if you re-post your original post there, and ask for a guy named "Alecthar" to help you, he will come along and give you links to every part along with an explanation of what it will do for your purposes. He plays no favorites when it comes to manufacturers and he never tells you to get more than you need. Just tell him what you want to do with it, and your budget, and he will give you something that is guaranteed to do the job and to work great.

Mortania
Minmatar
No Compromise
Gentlemen's Agreement
Posted - 2011.06.06 02:29:00 - [43]
 

I find this card just fine to run more than two monitors:
http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/ati-radeon-hd-5000/hd-5870-eyefinity-6-edition/Pages/overview.aspx

I've only personally run 3 monitors with it, but it is supposed to run 6 just fine and given that it has 6 identical inputs on the back, I believe it will.

You're getting a lot of answers all over the place because your initial requirements are a little vague. 4 clients at what rez, each on a sep monitor, doing what sort of activity in EVE, etc. Depending upon how snappy and how beautiful each client needs to be, the amount of power you need changes a lot.

If you just need 4 clients that you can monitor simultaneously, rez and speed be damned, then you don't need much of a computer at all. RAM, as has been mentioned, is the key here; 4gb+, and likely 6gb is really your only real requirement here. Every other thing mentioned in this thread is optional depending upon how well you want each of those clients to run and how much res you want each client to run at.

Min spec:
A computer w/ a monitor and 4+gb RAM.

Salt to taste.

Xindi Kraid
The Night Wardens
Posted - 2011.06.06 03:25:00 - [44]
 

Originally by: Grom Starscream

I re-iterate the recommendation to go with a core i7-2600k instead of the i5-2500k. You're looking at a small price difference so get they i7 and hyperthreading. Some may think you don't need it, but it won't hurt and it's a small jump in price for something you could make use of going forward.
A little more cash for a little better performance is OK, I guess, but with Ivy Bridge coming soon, I'd still recommend something moderately cheap that can be replaced in a few months if you need that extra processing power.

Quote:
I still stick by what I said about video cards. There are some cards (apparently) with gobs of hookups, but I'm fairly certain if you are trying to run EVE to four separate monitors (so you can reasonably see all 4 accounts at once clearly), you're going to want the power of two video cards anyway. At this point, it's rather up to personal choice. I recommended the two GTX 580's in SLI because I run one of them and it's hands down the best video card I've ever owned. It runs quite cool too (high 50's under heavy load).

Once again. GTX 580's in SLI mode will only run 3 monitors using Nvidia Surround. If you want 4 ports you have to run the cards unlinked. Also for multiple monitors, memory capacity is the real bottleneck ahead of raw processing power. On a more subjective note, "I have it, so you should too' is something of a weak argument. If you are looking for the absolute best performance and aren't using more than 2 or 3 monitors, Nvidia's offerings are excellent, especially in SLI mode, but if you are wanting to run many monitors, Ati wins, since you can run up to 6 screens off one card and you still have the option to go with multiple cards.

Mars Theran
Caldari
EVE Rogues
EVE Rogues Alliance
Posted - 2011.06.06 03:34:00 - [45]
 



Take this with a grain of salt of course, but here's an Eyefinity option you might like. All monitors have Display Port Connectability. Setup would be 3x1 Portrait Set-up, with the option of stacking 1024 wide on each display. Only the one GPU is needed, and it has multiple Native Display port outs, compatible with Eyefinity 6.

CPU, Cooler, Memory and Motherboard are of course optional, but keep in mind that this is the only available memory from ocUK that I have confirmed to be compatible with this motherboard. Any Bundle will do, for the most part, provided it has the PCIe 2.0 x16 capability on the motherboard. This one was chosen for the greater bandwidth and stability it offers.

I didn't find a decent offering for 1156 there, so I bypassed the obviously faulty P67 bChipset, and went straight to the Z68, which unfortunately has less support being new. The chassis is nice, and a Gold Certified Modular PSU is awesome. Should be more than enough to handle the load of the PC, and optimal efficiency is almost always found around 50% load on a PSU.

Some is just suggestions. The key is the GPU and the Monitors. Good Luck with your build, whatever you decide.

ASUS ATI Radeon HD 6950 DirectCU II 173.99 inc VAT
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-255-AS&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1752

3 ASUS VE276Q 27" Widescreen LCD (Display Port Input) 259.99 inc VAT. Total: 779.97 inc VAT
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-030-AS&groupid=17&catid=1120&subcat=

Corsair Graphite 600T 129.98 inc VAT
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-043-CS&groupid=701&catid=7&subcat=1489

Corsair AX850 80Plus Gold Certified Modular PSU 157.99 inc VAT
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-028-CS&groupid=701&catid=123&subcat=1084

Corsair Hydro H60 High Performance CPU Cooler 59.99 inc VAT
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-006-CS

Intel Core i7-2600 221.99 inc VAT
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-359-IN&groupid=701&catid=6&subcat=1859

Gigabyte Z68X-UD7 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard 289.99 inc VAT
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-338-GI&groupid=701&catid=5&subcat=1990

OCZ Platinum 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C7 1333MHz Dual Channel Kit 39.98 in VAT
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-177-OC&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=1516

2 Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM 59.99 inc VAT Total: 119.98 inc VAT RAID 1
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-372-WD&groupid=1657&catid=1660&subcat=1952

LG BH10LS30 10x BluRay-RW / 16x DVD+RW Drive 88.99 inc VAT
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD-106-LG

Razer DeathAdder Respawn 3500dpi Xtreme Precision Gaming Mouse 44.99 inc VAT
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=KB-043-RA

Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard 62.99 inc VAT
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=KB-033-RA&groupid=702&catid=23&subcat=1258

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit OEM 149.99 inc VAT
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=SW-131-MS

Creative T6160 5.1 Speaker System 53.99 inc VAT
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=SP-121-CL&groupid=702&catid=22&subcat=165

Total: 2374.81 inc VAT


Mars Theran
Caldari
EVE Rogues
EVE Rogues Alliance
Posted - 2011.06.06 04:31:00 - [46]
 

Forgot to leave you with a link, so you can do a bit of research of your own.

http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/

MotherMoon
Huang Yinglong
Posted - 2011.06.06 04:47:00 - [47]
 

Edited by: MotherMoon on 06/06/2011 04:47:36
Get a BOXX

Once you go 30 cores, and over 100Gb of ram, you never go back

San Severina
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.06.06 06:34:00 - [48]
 

Edited by: San Severina on 06/06/2011 07:08:10
Originally by: Ladrial
Edited by: Ladrial on 05/06/2011 22:49:50
Edited by: Ladrial on 05/06/2011 22:37:27
Ok thanks for the info so far I would be willing to spend 2500 inc tv/monitors but that's if I need to, I have never seen the game with a great PC and still enjoy it so....


you crazy assed pommy, keep that figure under your hat, you shouldn't need to spend anything like that even with 3 24"Monitors.
Good luck & remember buying a PC that is overpowered is just a waste of $$, get a good mid ranged setup & make it sing.

Here's my setup :D (I wish)

5x1 Eyefinity Awesome

Adrie Atticus
Mining and Industrial Services
The Irukandji
Posted - 2011.06.06 07:36:00 - [49]
 

Edited by: Adrie Atticus on 06/06/2011 07:37:34
I'll re-iterate this thread:

WAA WAA MY COMPUTER IS FASTER AND MANUFACTURER X IS BETTER THAN Y!

Now, when you build the rig, start from the parts which you will be interacting with, e.g. the displays, mouse and keyboard. Display real-estate is your first concerd, running 4 clients on 2x24" means that you run 1 client at a 12" screen with 960x540 resolution. Is this enough? If not, upgrade the monitos to 2560x1600 or buy 4 in total. Going for 4 monitors either requires SLI from nVidia or eieinfinity from ATi. If you go for 2 displays, you can just place them on your desk quite easily, but 4 monitors require a stand of some sort, these go from 60 upwards depending on the weight limits. Also your displays need to support the VESA mounting standard.

Keyboard and mouse should be the most comfortable ones you've ever met because you still will be using them to input data, a 5 SUPERLASERMOUSE isn't going to cut it, consider upgrading.

After you've done all the ergonomic thinking and designing, come back to us with the question about what rig you should be buying.

Also, one EvE client eats with HDD caching a total of 800-900 megs of ram, caching on it's about 1,5-1,8 gigs, so you need 8 gigs at least.

Originally by: San Severina
Edited by: San Severina on 06/06/2011 07:08:10
Originally by: Ladrial
Edited by: Ladrial on 05/06/2011 22:49:50
Edited by: Ladrial on 05/06/2011 22:37:27
Ok thanks for the info so far I would be willing to spend 2500 inc tv/monitors but that's if I need to, I have never seen the game with a great PC and still enjoy it so....


you crazy assed pommy, keep that figure under your hat, you shouldn't need to spend anything like that even with 3 24"Monitors.
Good luck & remember buying a PC that is overpowered is just a waste of $$, get a good mid ranged setup & make it sing.

Here's my setup :D (I wish)

5x1 Eyefinity Awesome


*Good monitors eat 1500 from that budget.

Aineko Macx
Posted - 2011.06.06 07:43:00 - [50]
 

If you want to fit all 4 accounts on one screen, here's a hint:
Minimum client height is 768 pix, not 720, so a 27" monitor with 2560x1440 will not be enough, you'll have to get a 30" with 2560x1600.

Needless to say, a normal HD TV doesn't have near the resolution you'll need.

Sub System
Caldari
Is It Worth It
Posted - 2011.06.06 07:52:00 - [51]
 

Right now, I can run 4 clients all on medium settings on my computer which is an AMD Phenom X2 3.2ghz with 4gb RAM and a HD 5770 card. The card has 2 DVI, 1 HDMI and 1 other display port I can't recall. Although I am not sure it can run 4 simultaneous displays, but it can run 3.

Of course buying all those sandy and ivy bridges will give you higher performance, but as someone said before the CPU is not the bottleneck here. Buy a Quad core CPU which comes for a decent price and spend your money on RAM, put your game on an SSD and get a good graphics card.

I dont know about others but I have faced a lot of trouble with SLI/Crossfire while playing games. A lot of games dont support them properly. Hell a lot of games dont support 6-core processors properly and most people end up disable multiple core support. I would recommend either a HD 6990 or a GTX 580.

Alternatively, also look at http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/ - They have quite a few fantastic products for multi-monitor fun.

Wa'roun
Quantum Cats Syndicate
Posted - 2011.06.06 07:54:00 - [52]
 

Edited by: Wa''roun on 06/06/2011 07:55:33
This ISBoxer program has been around a long time. I never got around to messing with it as I never had the money to spend on so many accounts across multiple games. You can watch the video and read/view photos. It allows you to have multiple windows on one screen at a time, dependent on your system.

I used to use the EQ Play Nice program with EQ 1 when I played it using two accounts.

http://isboxer.com/

MotherMoon
Huang Yinglong
Posted - 2011.06.06 08:11:00 - [53]
 

No one repled so I'll assume no one knew what the hell I was talking about.
http://www.boxxtech.com/products/3DBOXX/7600_Overview.asp

MaiLina KaTar
Posted - 2011.06.06 08:23:00 - [54]
 

I run two clients full detail (with AA off) on an old Athlon X2 5200+; GTX260; 4GB RAM. Average FPS on both clients is > 40 at all times. I also tested three clients on that machine and it was also fine.

The PC doesn't have to be top notch. What you need is enough memory and 4 display outputs.


King Pleasure
Posted - 2011.06.06 08:31:00 - [55]
 

As has already been mentioned you don't need a super computer to run 4 eve clients at one time. In terms of ease of use and control though, you shouldn't overlook Innerspace + ISBoxer. The quick swapping window layout makes a world of difference when you're multi-boxing. Yeah, there is a subscription fee but it's fairly small.

ivar R'dhak
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.06.06 09:59:00 - [56]
 

Obviously this thread has become more of a d!ck measuring contest than anything.

All the peeps telling you how they can run 4 clients with a Pentium NO-PROBLEMO are talking about the current client!

There simply is no telling what juice the EVE client will end up needing.
I recently made the same mistake and stupidly upgraded to only a dual processor 3.2GHz Phenom and a single SISI client runs both cores at almost full power.

Wait till we see if CCP permanently makes this damn Captains Quarters optional, then listen to the NEW whines about nothing works how it once did.

And then decide if you even want to bother with this game anymore.
Yeas I mad. ugh

Mixed Signals
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2011.06.06 10:25:00 - [57]
 

Originally by: ivar R'dhak

I recently made the same mistake and stupidly upgraded to only a dual processor 3.2GHz Phenom and a single SISI client runs both cores at almost full power.



You're kidding right? Do you even have a graphics card?

Mograph
Caldari
SwEaTy ArMpIT RaIDeRs
Posted - 2011.06.06 10:35:00 - [58]
 

Originally by: Ladrial
Edited by: Ladrial on 05/06/2011 17:06:42]
I want the new pc to be able to run 4+ accounts at the same time, so I can see them all at once and click on any of them with the mouse.



So you can run 4 macros at the same time?

ivar R'dhak
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.06.06 10:37:00 - [59]
 

Edited by: ivar R''dhak on 06/06/2011 10:43:45
Originally by: Mixed Signals
Originally by: ivar R'dhak

dual processor 3.2GHz Phenom II and a single SISI client runs both cores at almost full power.



You're kidding right? Do you even have a graphics card?

Rolling Eyes
ATI 4670 1gig, nothing special. But not that crap either. Got it a while ago mainly to get a quieter card and not blow up my PSU&wallet while still having decent performance.

I suggest you make a copy of your normal client, get the SISI launcher and point it to the copy. Itll patch up quicker and you can see for yourself how your sys handles the current CQ.

Originally by: Mograph
Originally by: Ladrial
so I can see them all at once and click on any of them with the mouse.

So you can run 4 macros at the same time?
Surprised
Crap, I think your right. Im so naive.
Done posting here now. Mad

Ladrial
Posted - 2011.06.06 15:34:00 - [60]
 



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