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Getting an edge in HOS with a better PC build?

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  • Getting an edge in HOS with a better PC build?

    I started out with wanting to improve my PC some and I have managed to improve my ROII scores - some. This was mainly due to aiming being less glitchy and perhaps things are rendering on my PC before the other guy's a little more often.

    The discussions about adding memory or upgrading cards now has me thinking it is time for a new PC.

    With ROII performance during multiplayer in mind, at higher graphics settings, I would welcome comments on this possible build:

    Motherboard - Asus P8Z77-Pro

  • #2
    Add a solid state drive for the OS and RO2 to run on and you are all set.


    • #3

      Do you mean get solid state rather than the velociraptor? I am unfamiliar with solid state drives.


      • #4
        You can have my 560ti as I am upgrading to a 7950
        Runs great though for RO2!
        Edgar Lindner


        • #5
          That's not cheap.
          Most Honourable, Krobar
          Yea, I'd be that guy, with an obrez and an ice cream cart.


          • #6
            Originally posted by ROII4Me View Post

            Do you mean get solid state rather than the velociraptor? I am unfamiliar with solid state drives.
            I haven't done it myself. Basically you install the OS and a few important (in this case RO2) games on it. However, since solid-states are expensive and don't come very big you wouldn't have it as your only drive.

            It's kind of nice if you have an ordinary, regular-performance HDD as your main storage because it gives you wicked fast startups for your computer and any programs on it, but I don't know how that compares Velociraptor HDD since (quick google here) it's high-end from what I hear.

            Bear in mind that the last time I had to get a computer was in '06 and I don't really keep with the trends.


            • #7
              Originally posted by Clowndoe View Post
              Bear in mind that the last time I had to get a computer was in '06 and I don't really keep with the trends.
              That particular trend hasn't changed. Personally, I only keep the OS on the SSD.

              FWIW, I have a 5 year old rig and my scores are just fine


              • #8
                We run RO2 in ultra on two systems - both use the Nvidia 560Ti, 8 gigs, Windows7, and a large hard drive with 32 megs cache. One cost 980. and one cost 870. last year.

                One cpu is the excellent i5-2500k and one cpu is the 6 core AMD 1090T.

                This year we can now get pretty much the same performance with a regular system built from the i5-2400, 560Ti, 8 gigs, Windows7 for around 760.

                By doing this,3159.html with the i5-2400 instead of the i3 in the article and the 560ti instead of the 6950 in the article. RO2 likes NVidia better.

                That is one way to get a value system in the sweet spot for ultra settings at ~ 60 fps or better.


                • #9
                  Your computer is fine. In fact its bottlenecked by the GPU.

                  Get a 560 ti, I got one a few months ago and max this game like butter


                  • #10
                    Well, when I was looking inside to see how many RAM slot I had, I saw all the caked dust and took a can o air to it. I blew five years of dust out of the fan and heat sink of the cpu cooler and now the computer sounds like a jet aircraft - this being a "quiet PC" build.

                    So I will need to replace that at least. And it will cost another $200 to upgrade my RAM, with memory that won't work in the new PCs. So I figured I would bite the bullet and go for a new, maxed out PC now.

                    Otherwise, I have Core 2 Duo, 2.66 with a 2.66 FSB, with 4GB ram, upgradable to 8GB only.

                    Do you really think just buying a $200 video card is all I need to play the game maxed out without dying before the guy who killed me enters the room?

                    I compromised the last time, needing a silent recording studio PC but adding the 8800GTX for gaming.

                    Usually I buy the best I can afford, so it will last as long as possible.

                    I realize a 7500 rpm drive and i7 is overkill for ROII, but I want to be able to keep this thing for a long time.

                    And I can get a new cooler for the old pc and still use that in the home studio.


                    • #11
                      I played ro2 on high with no problems on a windows 7 64 bit, Core2duo 2.33ghz overclocked to 3.0ghz, with 6 gigs of ddr2 ram on a HD 5770. It ran with no problems at all.

                      I wasn't too surprised about how well it ran. It is a great CPU. From what I've been led to believe, the game is processor heavy. I would get anywhere from 40 fps to 60 on a map like Pavlovs house. Is it possible to overclock your cpu? I bought another HD 5770 for $70 bucks on ebay to use in my new computer.

                      Now I have an i7 2600k 3.4 Ghz with 8 gigs ram on windows on 7 64 bit and it runs at a steady 62 fps everywhere. It is also on a standard 7200rpm HD. Whats the point of SSD right now? I can spare myself some of the milliseconds.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ROII4Me View Post

                        Do you mean get solid state rather than the velociraptor? I am unfamiliar with solid state drives.

                        Originally posted by omniconsumer View Post
                        It is also on a standard 7200rpm HD. Whats the point of SSD right now? I can spare myself some of the milliseconds.
                        The point of the SSD is to gain the speed advantage with HD access time. Arriving at the class selection screen FIRST after a map change guarantees you will no longer be worrying about class availability. SSD read access is around 0.2ms compared to 17ms of a 10K RPM velociraptor HDD.
                        Last edited by Fishsticks; 04-19-2012, 02:54 AM.


                        • #13
                          A nice new gfx card and a fast SSD are your best options at the moment My SSD made me smile so much more than a new gfx card or cpu, and the prices are falling daily.

                          Having your OS load in 10 seconds and a map load in less is very nice indeed
                          Last edited by Das Bose; 04-19-2012, 04:26 AM.
                          If being a competitive gamer means doing this then I've never been more proud to proclaim that I am not a "competitive" gamer


                          • #14
                            You don't say anything about your monitor size. I'd recommend getting at least a 24" 16:10 and running at 1920x1200 or a 27" and some other insane rez. Of course, get a rig that is capable of running at the higher rez.

                            Not having to squint when aiming for those long range shots is priceless

                            Graviteam - for the true Grognard.


                            • #15
                              That would help see things farther away as larger. I have a 22" LG that tops out at 1680x1050 and refreshes at 60.