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Online Guybrush Threepwood

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My New PC Build
« on: April 04, 2019, 10:13:19 PM »
Hey all.
Following on from another thread, I'm seeking some feedback on what I'm thinking so I can get back into sim racing.

So my strategy is this:

Short Term - buy a new 32 inch 1440p monitor and minor upgrade of PC to play.  Basically, fun on the cheap.

Long Term - buy cockpit plus 2 extra 32 inch 1440p monitors to run triples and do an overhaul of my PC - when a GPU is available that runs it and isn't rediculously priced.

My current build is:
7970 3gb
i5 3570k
8gb ddr3
Azrock Z77 Extreme 4 mobo
Fractal design define R4 case
850W PSU

Short Term I'm just looking at swapping in a GTX 1660 ti.  Will this run AC and ACC at 1440p around 60 fps?  And will I need to upgrade anything else? I don't need Max settings.

Monitor I'm considering is this:
https://www.dicksmith.com.au/da/buy/lg-32-qhd-ips-monitor-with-freesync-32qk500-w-lg/

Thanks for any input guys!

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Re: My New PC Build
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2019, 05:27:02 AM »
For ac that would be ok although if you run background software like many in-game apps, sim hub, race engineer etc the i5 and 8gb will be the weakest link possibly causing a bit of stuttering. For acc there might be a few cpu related settings that youd need to turn down to maintain a decent frame rate. Do you have a decent cpu cooler for overclocking the cpu? getting more clock speed from the cpu will help however an i7 and 16gb ram will be much better. Try it out first before sourcing upgrades it might be be good enough for you. The 1660ti looks to be a good gpu for a single monitor but will probably struggle triple 1440p (around 11mil pixels) without turning down graphics too much, 4k=8mill.
 Sounds good to me anyways and worth trying it out so to spend only what you need.

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Re: My New PC Build
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2019, 07:38:04 AM »
It would be good to see you back on track Guybrush. I hope you've lost 5 seconds of pace due to lack of practice.  :-X
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Re: My New PC Build
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2019, 08:21:45 AM »
Thanks Wally.  I'll need every bit of practice I can get!
I've been trying to calculate how long it's been since I've properly turned a wheel, and I think it's been at least 3 years???

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Re: My New PC Build
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2019, 09:25:50 AM »
and I think it's been at least 3 years???

I was just about to say it's been nowhere near that long, then I looked back and found my Racer Introduction post and it was over 4 years ago! Didn't think it had been that long, so yeah probably about 3 years since you've raced with us.