Project CARS - Hardware recommendation on PC

Discussion in 'Project CARS 1' started by rocafella1978, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. rocafella1978

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    hi all, wanted to kindly ask and fins out what the hardware recommendation is for proper, smooth, powerful and stable running game on PC platform for this game? thank u all for your help.
     
  2. JohnScoonsBeard

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    The thread's title below might not be the most obvious but you should find plenty of advice there.

    https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/threads/conundrum-lead-to-cost-analysis.315696/
     
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  3. DG_Silva

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    It's entirely dependant on your budget. Give us a figure, and we can build you a system, but you could be looking at a minimum of £700-800 ($1100-1300) plus the monitor, keyboard and mouse, to play the game with all bells and whistles at 60fps stable.
     
  4. Willfred_1

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    Yes I would probably know recommend you spend slightly more I'd you want run higher settings for a year or two.
     
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    IMO, every gaming system, if possible, should be built with a GTX970 or GTX980 series NVidia card. It is just so much bang for the buck in terms of price/performance and the difference between it and an average card is only $100-150, for basically double the performance, with all else the same. Same CPU, same motherboard etc. There is nothing else you can spend $100-150 on that will give you anything even close to that performance boost. It should run any game on ultra settings with good framerates, and triple screens with good framerates and high settings on most games as well. I'd build my system around that card, regardless of my budget.
     
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    The only trouble is preventing bottle necking.
     
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    Of course you don't want to match an i3 with a 970, but a decent i5 4690k is more than enough and it's $209.99 on Amazon and should match welll with a 970 series card. If you can't afford it that's an obvious issue, but if it's at all affordable, the leap in performance from the i5+GTX760 type of setup to the i5+GTX970 setup is insane, especially if you're looking down the road at the next version of PCars and other games which are only going to get more and more demanding on hardware.
     
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    Even the slowest (Haswell-refresh) i5 will not be a bottleneck for the GTX970, unless you're running a synthetic benchmark that focuses heavily on the CPU. Or going SLI, but I wouldn't recommend that anyway.
     
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    I have a i5 CPU as well. I'd been eyeing MSI GTX 970 4G and when it was first available on Amazon, it was below $400. Now it's not affordable at least for my budget and the chance for the price to come down for Black Friday sales seems highly unlikely for such a new product.
     
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    I'd be interested in your reasons for not recommending SLI.

    So would you say this system would run PCars/PC sims in full detail?
     
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    For a basic system to run pCARS there is no need to go SLI. But if you were to go multi-monitor or 4k...

    1080p: yes.
     
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  12. rocafella1978

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    hi everyone, I appreciate all the feedback and information, my last PC was I think about 10-15 years ago to be honest, so any suggestions for $1500-2000USD would be appreciated! since I have no clue, and don't want to spend the money on some crazy brand (just throwing at them), would rather build it myself/ configure and setup with your help.
    also should it be 32-bit or 64-bit? which Windows OS?
    thank you all.
     
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    At that price range, the world is your oyster...almost. It's not a question at that point of being able to run any games on high, it's more of a question on what features you want in your system and potentially some future proofing. A fancy case that lights up like a christmas tree, full SSD storage, water cooling, SLI/Crossfire set up from the get go with dual graphics cards for running triples or 4k etc. http://pcpartpicker.com/ is one go to resource for putting parts together and pricing things out.

    Here are a couple of sample builds:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/b/z7sJ7P
    http://pcpartpicker.com/b/d4Yrxr
     
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    I purchased all the components for my first gaming rig just yesterday. I built it out specifically for this game. GTX980, i5 4690k, water cooler for the cpu, 8 GB memory and 500 GB SSD, etc. I hope it preforms well, because it took a mega-ton of research to learn all about gaming PCs from scratch.
     
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    I know that feeling! Ever since johnny and I had our discussion on the Assetto forum, my older brother has been researching each component, my initial estimate of $1200 has swelled to about $1600 or so plus any applicable taxes. But that includes the gtx970, i7 4790k, 360m water cooler, ssd and hdd; all things I didn't originally plan, but now am.

    In the interest of space here is a link to my potential future build including Amazon pricing! my future pc
     
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  16. bolloman

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    i cant find any options for multimonitor setup, is this feature not implentet yet or pcars dont have multimonitor support?
     
  17. JohnScoonsBeard

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    People have most certainly got the game set up with multiple screens. There are many videos showing it. I don't have game yet but is it possibly set up through the Windows control panel desktop settings or a specialist option that is provided with the graphics card drivers?
     
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    I hope PCARS integrates Dx12 in the future, it would improve performance without having to upgrade anything, although it will only work with Windows 8 an 10
     
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    I'm also building a new PC specifically for pCARS, but I'm doing so with both eyes firmly on oculus rift. I don't think anyone has any idea what the final CV1 specs will be, but I think it's safe to assume it'll need a bit of a monster system to keep the game running as it should. I'm thinking that the optimum solution will be two powerful nvidia GPUs running in SLI to take advantage of their VR-sli driver stuff, plus a third wee nvidia GPU running as a dedicated PhysX card (seems to be a bit out of fashion these days, but more than a few people have commented that it does result in a generally smoother experience which will probably be very important with VR), but that's obviously all conjecture at the moment.

    Anyone in possession of a crystal ball?

    Edit: sorry for the slight hi-jack, by the way!
     
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    What if I want to use the Oculus rift?
    Will I still need a high end graphics card and such?
    I've decided to go this route to save $ instead of purchasing triples and I'm wondering if I can save more money in other areas of my build.
     
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    Sorry if I'm confused but I am also just deciding to go this route amd I have been using my phone for years now so I'm way out of touch but I do understand the basics.
    So I'm wondering at what limit does the graphics card have on the rift before it doesn't have an effect?
     
  22. baja_j

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    From what I understand sooner or later Iwill be able to put my note 4 in the headset and all games will become an app and I can go to town wherever I please.
     
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    Looks good to me:tup::tup: It's tough building a PC because there are literally endless options. I put together what I though were good specs and then I started looking down the road a bit, and had to allow for overclocking, just in case, more GPU power, just in case, more cooling, just in case, and mine also went from $1200-1600 pretty quickly. It didn't make sense to me to save a few dollars now and make upgrading in the future not only more expensive but a PITA as well. Hopefully I made the right choice and you did too. :cheers:
     
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  24. Jimmy_Pop

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    That was the idea, spend it now, do it right the first time.
     
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    nobody know it? are they plan to implement multimonitor support or not? i dont want to change everytime the nvidia settings. i want ingame options like in assetto corsa, LFS, rfactor2 and iracing.
     
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    I found this video on You Tube quite helpful.




    :tup:
     
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    I'm in the same boat. I think two latest nvidia GPUs should be enough. I can run pCars at max settings, except AA being only at ds2x, at pretty much 60 fps or more with a single 780ti. Oculus, by the sound of it, will need 90fps. Plus the resolution will be above my 1080p. Considering all this, plus pretty good Nvidia scaling on SLI, two cards should be enough. Hopefully I can just throw in another 780ti and be done with it. But may have to wait for the next-gen nvidia cards, if the resolution will be too much for the 3gb vram.
     
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  28. rocafella1978

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    Thanks for sharing all the details, what OS do you all recommend? Windows? 32 or 64 bit? Which version? And any other builds out there, any suggestions? For non fancy cases?
     
  29. Myles Prower

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    FreshTech are notorious for bad quality PC's,
     
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  30. rocafella1978

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    what are the monitors and sizes gamers use these days for high rate FPS and proper sizes?