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    I need help building a (simple) PC for PC2

    I am switching, PC2 is so much better on pc, specially thanks to custom ffb files. Even on my 2,5 year old game laptop with a 960m video card the game is so much more fun the on the OG Xbox one. I have most settings on low or off to keep the game running smooth (ish, have some mayor stutters sometimes, tryd all solutions offered on the board for thatk but no sigar..)

    So, I need a pc with the specs to run the game in any circomstance on 60fps 1080P (I have no 4k monitor or tv, so for the coming years that will be ok) and I do not have the funds for VR so thats out too.
    I like the game to run on high, or better ultra, settings. I am on a budget so as cheap as possible.

    I think the biggest investment has to go to the GPU, would a 1050TI work or do I need more?
    How much RAM do I need? 16GB or will 8GB be enough?
    CPU, i3, i5 or need a i7?
    What motherboard would you recommend?

    Is there something else I have to look at? Any tips, recommendations?

    Every help is welcome as I havent had a desktop pc in a long time. I will use the PC 90% for PC2 and other race-sims, I will use my laptop for all mundane computer tasks!

    Oh, and I am in the EU, Netherlands to be precise.

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    If you can, go for i5 8600k (six cores), nvidia 1070 and SSD m.2. 16Gb best than 8Gb, but I'd prefer 8Gb with SSD than 16Gb with HDD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asturbo View Post
    If you can go for i5 8600k (six cores), nvidia 1070 and SSD m.2. 16Gb best than 8Gb, but I'd prefer 8Gb with SSD than 16Gb with clasic disk.
    Thanks, 1070 much better then 1050TI? And how about a 1060? (so much choise, I am confused,lol)

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    Yes. With same detail aprox double FPS. Or same FPS with more quality graphics. The 1060 is midway:

    https://us.hardware.info/reviews/7614/4/project-cars-2-review-benchmarks-with-23-graphics-cards-testresults-full-hd-1920x1080n+-frame-times
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    I am using a GTX960 which I think is similar or just a little little lower to the 1050ti and it is not good, for FullHD I have to put everything on Low in order to keep a steady > 60 fps. I'd suggest going to 1070 or more if you can.

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    1050Ti will work, but the 1060 is a considerable step up and will work nicely with a mix of medium and high settings at 1080p (or everything on Ultra at 4K as long as you don't mind 30FPS for screenshot sessions )
    Currently memory is expensive, so you might want to stay with 8G initially. Any current (8th) gen i5 should do nicely.

    If you go with the 1060, get the more expensive 6G version.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Al View Post
    1050Ti will work, but the 1060 is a considerable step up and will work nicely with a mix of medium and high settings at 1080p (or everything on Ultra at 4K as long as you don't mind 30FPS for screenshot sessions )
    Currently memory is expensive, so you might want to stay with 8G initially. Any current (8th) gen i5 should do nicely.

    If you go with the 1060, get the more expensive 6G version.


    Are you building or buying prebuilt ?

    Probably prebuild. Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asturbo View Post
    Yes. With same detail aprox double FPS. Or same FPS with more quality graphics. The 1060 is midway:

    https://us.hardware.info/reviews/7614/4/project-cars-2-review-benchmarks-with-23-graphics-cards-testresults-full-hd-1920x1080n+-frame-times
    I am getting confused, happens a lot, lol, specially when looking at GPU cards. So a 980 TI is faster then a 1070, 980 is faster then a 1060 6gb, a 970 is faster then a 1050ti...So why is this? Another way to confuse us, Nvidia? lol

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    No. You're comparing diferent gen of cards. It's normal see that in the performance analisis because they usually lives together during long time, and it's usefull for user to know the performance gain upgrading to a next gen GPU. The first number is the gen of the chip. Now we're in gen 10 (soon 11). So 10xx is newer than 9xx. The second number is the power. So it's usual that a top end of a gen is faster that a mid range of next gen. The diference is the cost. You can reach the performance of the top card of previous gen with a lower series of actual gen (less budget and power consumption).

    Actual nvidia cards for gaming are: 1050 < 1050TI < 1060 < 1070 < 1080 < 1080TI

    The 980ti was the top of previous gen, so is more powerfull that the 1070 (the 3th of actual gen). When the next 1170 arrives probably will have similar performance to actual 1080 and 1180 will be faster than actual top 1080Ti.

    780=970 / 970=1060 / 980=1070... (not exactly)
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    Ok, next set of questions

    -Can you better get a I5 6800 6-core or a I7 7700 4 core?
    -Should I spend 70 euro more on a 1070TI instead of a 1070
    -Is gigabye a solid brand?

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