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Best cost efficient gaming setup for Planetside2?

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August 13, 2013 3:57:22 PM

My current FPS in this game is about 1-10 FPS when in massive battles. Around 50 when there seems to be absolutely no strain at all(i.e. in an open field, not in the warpgate. It's worse in the warpgate). My current setup is AMD Athlon 5600+, Radeon 7750, 6 gigs of 800 mhz DDR2 RAM. My budget is $400-$550. I'm planning to buy these components to build my new rig:

Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1155
RAM: 8 GB DDR3-1600 mhz
CPU: i5-3570k 3.4 ghz
Case: Rosewell REDBONE ATX Mid Tower
PSU: Corsair 500W
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling ACFZ11-LP

To obtain any missing parts(harddrive, graphics card, ect...) I plan to salvage them from my old PC. I've thought about recording the game and putting some videos on Youtube, but it's not high priority. My main priority is to be able to run the game no lower then 30 FPS in any situation. If this setup is capable of recording then it's an added bonus, but I'm not building this PC for the specific purpose of recording.

I've read that the i5-3570k can run this game no problem, but I still have some questions:

1.) Should I invest in faster, more expensive RAM?(if so, how much of a performance boost will it yield)

2.) Will the i5-3570k be able to handle ANY situation no lower then 30 FPS?(if not then what processor would be able to do this)

3.) Is my current video card good for running the game on low-medium?

4.) Will this setup be able to overclock well, and does it actually NEED overclocking(i.e. can I spend a little less on cooler and PSU)
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August 13, 2013 4:13:30 PM

Your GPU won't be enough for it, and your CPU would be totally overkill. I'm going to edit this in a second to propose you an alternative build.

Edit : Actually nevermind, your choice would be good, and open up to a lot of possibilities for eventual upgrades. My bad on this one. But I stay on my point that your CPU will be overkill. But if you want to eventually play more demanding games, you'll have it.
August 13, 2013 5:06:40 PM

Seladon said:
Your GPU won't be enough for it, and your CPU would be totally overkill. I'm going to edit this in a second to propose you an alternative build.

Edit : Actually nevermind, your choice would be good, and open up to a lot of possibilities for eventual upgrades. My bad on this one. But I stay on my point that your CPU will be overkill. But if you want to eventually play more demanding games, you'll have it.


Excellent! I'm not as concerned about high graphics and super smoothness as I am playability(minimum of 25 FPS). I'm pleased with the frame rates and quality that I can get from my current GPU so upgrading it won't be a big priority. Though if I'm really going to spend this much money then I would like to be able to get FPS no lower then 40 in massive battles(300+ total users). Would this CPU be able to handle that?
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August 13, 2013 5:08:06 PM

This CPU is in the top tier of CPUs for gaming. That's the kind of CPU that you pick to play Crysis 3. Does it answer your question ?

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August 13, 2013 7:17:10 PM
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No overclocking with the Mobo. Only officially with a Z77 Mobo.

This is all I can find for comparisons at the moment. There is a really good page somewhere on the internet that does explain it all, but at the moment I don't have the time to find it.

The rest looks good. Also if you do decide you do not want to overclock you can buy a non-K cpu and save a bit of mula.
August 14, 2013 7:58:34 AM

anti-painkilla said:
No overclocking with the Mobo. Only officially with a Z77 Mobo.

This is all I can find for comparisons at the moment. There is a really good page somewhere on the internet that does explain it all, but at the moment I don't have the time to find it.

The rest looks good. Also if you do decide you do not want to overclock you can buy a non-K cpu and save a bit of mula.


Very helpful. Thanks
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