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#1 Hispinkness Prior

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 10:23 AM

Hey there

I am looking to get into iRacing and was wondering how much RAM and which graphics cards would run a triple monitor setup for a reasonable price, i am not an expert at graphics cards and computer bits and thought someone on here could steer me in the right direction

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#2 J.A.R.V.I.S.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:02 AM

nVidia GTX 660's and 660 Ti's will be really good. And you'll only NEED about 8 gigs of ram but it's better to have more though 8 will be OK.
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Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:41 AM

I have a GTX660TI in an older quad core AMD system with 8 gigs of ram and my performance with triples is about 80 FPS. It was super easy to use to set up the triples too, I'd recommend it.


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:44 AM

Oh, it should run you under $300US easily. NewEgg has it for $280. 


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:02 AM

Its not just the ram, it is also the vram.  I have 3 24" asus monitors.  When you are at a higher res which you will be either in landscape or portrait, you want more than 2 gigs of vram for each card.  I would get the 4 gig cards min.  They handle the extra res boost and anything else you want to turn on in the settings.  iracing runs fine on 2 gigs, but I would just get the 4 gigs cards and be safe.



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 09:45 AM

The 4 gigs ones are pretty expensive though... Some 680 FTW's and 670 FTW's cost quite a bit though... Still my 2 gig one does iRacing pretty amazingly!


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 05:24 PM

I recommend a single 3gb 7970.

The 7970 is able to drive 3 1080p displays easily in iRacing.

I'd suggest 8gb of system ram, but 4gb would suffice.

A 3gb 7950 would suffice if cost is a consideration, you just might have to settle for a bit less anti-aliasing or some other moderation.

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 01:13 AM

S1mRacer got a pretty good setup. Go with the 8 gigs of ram instead of 4 since you will later on be happy with your purchase the 7970 is a great card since it's not a 2 gig card but not a hyper expensive 4 gig card.


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 01:34 PM

Wow thanks all of you this has been really helpful :) i have two intel 2140 CPU's both at 1.6GHz, will that suffice for what you are suggesting :) again thanks ;) 



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 01:46 PM

I don't know those... 1.6 isn't a lot so I hope that someone here knows more about those cards.
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Posted 08 June 2013 - 02:09 PM

I don't know those... 1.6 isn't a lot so I hope that someone here knows more about those cards.

there are two if that makes a difference :)



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 02:10 AM

Well yeah... I believe that since you have 2 you will probably be able to run triples with about 30-60 FPS. I'm not sure since I haven't heard of those video cards before.


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 07:35 AM

Well yeah... I believe that since you have 2 you will probably be able to run triples with about 30-60 FPS. I'm not sure since I haven't heard of those video cards before.


They aren't video cards they're his CPUs.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 11:10 AM

So he's got 2 CPUs? I've seen that. My i5 runs at 3.4 GHz although without overclocking I can make them run 'bout 3.8. My guess is that those CPUs will do the job pretty well since there's two of them. I've heard that some professionals use double CPUs and people who need to edit films. Those should work great at racing sims!


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 05:13 PM

I run iracing on high graphic with no problems and three monitors, my setup it. Amd six core 2.5ghz, 8gig ramm, 1tb hard drive, Geforce 650gt 2gb graphic card that supports three monitors, and two sound cards for sim vibe,



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 11:03 AM

i thinks i may have confused matters somewhat, i dont have two separate CPU's i have this (click link for jpeg image of my system and look at bit that says 'processor') haha and again thanks all of you this was really helpful 

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 03:37 PM

That's not really a very powerful system by today's standards. I don't know how we'll it will run iracing, you'll need advice from others on that. That processor was a step below the Core 2 Duo series and doesn't have a terribly high clock speed at 1.6 Ghz.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 03:40 PM

I bought my computer from cyberpower pc they have really good gaming computers.



#19 Hispinkness Prior

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:26 AM

That's not really a very powerful system by today's standards. I don't know how we'll it will run iracing, you'll need advice from others on that. That processor was a step below the Core 2 Duo series and doesn't have a terribly high clock speed at 1.6 Ghz.

yea i know its bad now haha but i am in the process of buying upgrades haha ;) i was just asking if i will need a new CPU ;)

 

and thanks superspeeder i will give them a try :) 



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 10:15 AM

Hi,

yes you will want to upgrade your hole system, not just your CPU because that platform is not used anyone, and would be a waste off your money.

Depending on what's your budget we could advise you better, just let us know how much you can/want to spend.

 

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