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Emperial Theory
Posted - 2011.09.06 20:01:00 - [1]
 

Had my laptop melt recently trying to run 3x clients...

I'm interested in spending around 1-2k USD on a new machine.

In the recommended system requirements, they recommend a dual core processor. Would there be no benefit to getting a quad core?


Emperial Theory
Posted - 2011.09.06 20:08:00 - [2]
 

I'm looking to get a desktop i should specify, anyone have any recommendations for running multiple clients at high settings?

James Razor
Amarr
Fallen Angel's
White Noise.
Posted - 2011.09.06 20:31:00 - [3]
 

I would look at what Dell can offer you. They might not be the cheapest but maybee they have so kind of discount offer.

General Tipps: Take as many Cores u can get, take as much RAM u can get and especially make sure u get a *real* graphics card, not some kind of On-Board Stuff.

But tbh. your budget is a bit low for a real high end laptop. You could build a perfect gaming rig if u buy a tower and build the computer by your own.

Johnson Johnson
NerdHerd
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2011.09.06 20:38:00 - [4]
 

in terms of value for money, check out these parts on Newegg or something similar

Intel Core i5 2500
6gb of 1600mhz DDR3 RAM
I would normally recommend an ATI card, but knowing CCPs tendancy for shenanigans, look at getting an Nvidia GTX560
A decent (read:not overly cheap) 800w PSU

and that should do it

Emperial Theory
Posted - 2011.09.06 20:51:00 - [5]
 

Building a few different alienware machines at their website atm =)

Johnson Johnson
NerdHerd
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2011.09.06 20:57:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Emperial Theory
Building a few different alienware machines at their website atm =)


i dont think they fall within your budget anyway, but dont buy one. buy the parts individually, take your time, and put it together yourself

James Razor
Amarr
Fallen Angel's
White Noise.
Posted - 2011.09.06 20:59:00 - [7]
 

Erm... he looks for a Laptop...

So buy and built wont work there;)

Riley Madison
Posted - 2011.09.06 21:33:00 - [8]
 

Yes there would be a benefit to getting a quad core. Its four times better.

Ed Sullivan
Posted - 2011.09.06 22:03:00 - [9]
 

Judging by Incarna, I'd suggest something like this. It may be a little above your price range, but it should run the CQ.

panterus29
Gallente
Blame The Bunny
The Dark Nation
Posted - 2011.09.06 22:08:00 - [10]
 

HP has some very nice option around the 1800 dollar range

Shenra Twrin
Posted - 2011.09.07 02:57:00 - [11]
 

Hey :) if you looking for a high-end Laptop with good quality Search for XMG from schenker notebooks !!!
http://www.mysn.de <- german site dont find a english one maybe you find one but. they make the best gaming notebooks you can buy :)

Jenshae Chiroptera
Posted - 2011.09.07 03:47:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: Jenshae Chiroptera on 07/09/2011 03:48:05
When you get your PC, make sure to assign your clients the correct screens in drivers and setting, then have a version of EVE on a different partition and drive. Thus for you, I recommend 3x small drives than 1x large drive

Oh and some mother boards have on board cards that are good enough to run EVE so with the right settings and such you can run EVE from your card and your motherboard, supporting three screens

Taran Summers
PwnCo
Posted - 2011.09.07 04:45:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: Taran Summers on 07/09/2011 04:52:42
I use the nvidia 545's for each additional monitor past my main. Assign one client to each one, even runs the stupid CQ at high settings (card runs at 96% though).

Intel I7-770 ($559) <- Hex Core, Yum
24 GB Ram - Corsair Vengeance ($160)
MSI Big Bang XPower Motherboard ($290)
Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1k Power Supply ($188)
Corsair H80 Cooling System ($90)
Generic Case ($100)
Caviar Black HDD ($130)
Nvidia 570 ($320) <- Runs two clients in the CQ at full rez and settings.

That's 1837.

Ghoest
Posted - 2011.09.07 04:47:00 - [14]
 

Will the new machine be a lap top?

RaTTuS
BIG
Gentlemen's Agreement
Posted - 2011.09.07 10:12:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: RaTTuS on 07/09/2011 10:12:14
win7 64Bit
as much RAM as you can put on your motherboard
NVidia GPU as they play with ccp [ATI will work fine but Nvidia work really good for games for money values]
dual flat screens


edit....
Dang - was not wanting to post again on these forums ....Rolling Eyes

Tahm Cruise
Posted - 2011.09.07 10:32:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Ghoest
Will the new machine be a laptop?


Exactly.. he did say that he was going to spend 1-2k on a new machine..

Laptop or stationary?

Nirnias Stirrum
Posted - 2011.09.07 11:23:00 - [17]
 

Edited by: Nirnias Stirrum on 07/09/2011 11:27:59
Want something cheap and cheerful and still run games no problem? Build it yourself it will be way cheaper. Here is a nice setup:

Storage:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-097-SA

Memory:
4GB of RAM (crucial or Kinston)

Graphics Card:
Sapphire HD4650 1GB DDR2 PCI-E Graphics Card
Power Supply:

Motherboard:
MSI 890GXM-G65 Socket-AM3

Processor:
AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 840 "95W Edition" 3.20GHz

Power Supply Unit (PSU)
between 700-1000W PSU, any will do and this will enable future upgrading!

Optional:
Chasis:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-046-OP
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-023-NX

Perramas
Caldari
Pan Caldarian Ventures
Posted - 2011.09.07 11:52:00 - [18]
 

Edited by: Perramas on 07/09/2011 11:51:53
Originally by: Emperial Theory
I'm looking to get a desktop i should specify,


Looks like they are wanting a desktop PC and not a laptop.

Ghoest
Posted - 2011.09.07 15:48:00 - [19]
 

If you want a desk top either build it yourself or just buy a Dell with a lot of RAM that you can upgrade the vid card in.

Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2011.09.07 15:51:00 - [20]
 


Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.09.07 15:57:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Slade Trillgon
I will leave this here

/endorsing my own thread Razz

Rico Minali
Gallente
Sons Of 0din
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2011.09.07 21:53:00 - [22]
 

I just bought a new PC of ebay, trusted seller who builds PCs.

ASrock mobo, AMD phenom 2 X2 840 quad core cpu, 16gig ram (1333mhz ddr3), 1 tb HD, crappy on board gfx but ive thrown my old GeForce 430 in it (plus usual stuff like dvdr, snazzy box with lights blah blah blah)no OS, but windows 7 home premium will set you back maybe 70 at the moment.

The whole rig cost me 325 UK , no idea what that equates to in $US but surely not much difference these days. Obviously the GFX and OS isnt included in that but you can pick that card up for 40 and teh OS for 70

I will update to a higher spec GFX after Xmas most likely. This rig runs everything on max flawelessly, anyone who says you need a top price monster to run eve is lying.

Olbermann
Gallente
Center for Advanced Studies
Posted - 2011.09.07 22:31:00 - [23]
 

I run 3x clients st 60 fps in 1600 x 900 max shadow and detail. 1300 _ 1800 depending on config and I have yef to feel a warm palmrest

Asus republic of gamers G73SW. You areport fine with the model at bestbuy but yiu can go nuts with 3d

Blacksquirrel
Posted - 2011.09.08 02:14:00 - [24]
 

If you're multi clienting might wanna spring for another monitor and VGA that can run dual monitors smoothly. Double check power needs of card. (No you dont need to 2 cards) and you wont need 1000w PSU unless you got 2 cards.

Karann
Minmatar
Locus Evolved
Posted - 2011.09.08 06:19:00 - [25]
 

re: the PSU if you are possibly considering using one graphics card now and two at a later date make sure it has enough power connectors to run them.

Rene Sauntier
Gallente
Descendants of Hermes
Posted - 2011.09.08 10:39:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: Taran Summers

24 GB Ram - Corsair Vengeance ($160)



Sorry, somebody may have mentioned this but I feel like I just need to remind people here, that for most shop and home builds greater than 16GB of RAM is wasted, unless you get the Windows 7 Professional edition, home premium, and basic are RAM capped at 16 and 8 respectively.

Memory Limits for Windows 7

Taran Summers
PwnCo
Posted - 2011.09.08 22:33:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Rene Sauntier
Originally by: Taran Summers

24 GB Ram - Corsair Vengeance ($160)



Sorry, somebody may have mentioned this but I feel like I just need to remind people here, that for most shop and home builds greater than 16GB of RAM is wasted, unless you get the Windows 7 Professional edition, home premium, and basic are RAM capped at 16 and 8 respectively.

Memory Limits for Windows 7


You're absolutely right, I've been running Ultimate for so long I didn't even think about that.


 

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