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#1 User is offline   Topher Bear 

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 08:25 AM

I've already upgraded:
I went from Athlon x64 2.8ghz dual core to am FX4300 quad core 3.8ghz. (not spec but was half the price of the 6350 and wasn't convinced it would be double the performance. money better spent on graphics card.)
from radeon hd5450 1Gb to GTX960 4Gb
(was already on 8 Gb ram)
and for the piece da resistance, a 240gb ssd for my windows 7 (leaving 2.5Tb standard hdd's for storage)
Installing that lot a piece at a time was a nightmare. everything gave me problems. I also bought another cooler for the cpu, which turned out to have a bent bracket and snapped the plastic mobo bracket trying to install it (the stock cooler is so loud). I got a different one in the post yesterday.
Apart from new cooler I am all set.
I have a download for the Beta of Quern which will be my machines first test.
total outlay? £330 including the fast ship new cpu bracket. plus countless hours!!

Obduction better be worth it!
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Posted 20 August 2016 - 10:47 AM

I have:

-Intel i5-4590 4-core CPU with 3.30GHz
-16GB RAM
-a 120GB SSD for the system disk and a 2TB spinning disk for most storage
-GTX 970 with 4GB VRAM
-Two Dell U2414H UltraSharp monitors (one in landscape for games, one in portrait for text)
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Posted 21 August 2016 - 03:23 PM

On order. It will take a week or two for delivery and two hours to build. Just in time for the Obduction boxed set to arrive.

Case - Corsair Graphite Series 230T Grey with Window Compact Mid-Tower Computer Case (CC-9011040-WW) - $90.97
Power supply - EVGA SuperNOVA 750 B1, 80+ BRONZE 750W, Semi Modular, 5 Year Warranty, Includes FREE Power On Self Tester, Power Supply 110-B1-0750-VR - $73.76
Motherboard - ASUS Dual DDR4 3400 Intel LGA1151 SATA (6Gb/s) Motherboard (Z170 PRO Gaming) - $176.95
Processor - Intel Boxed Core I7-6700K 4.00 GHz 8M Processor Cache 4 LGA 1151 BX80662I76700K - $319.99
Processor cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2) - $29.99
RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3200MHz (PC4-25600) C16 Memory Kit - Black - $81.99
Graphics card - EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW DT GAMING ACX 3.0, w/ Adjustable RGB LED Graphics Card 08G-P4-6284-KR - $707.95
Hard Drive - Samsung 850 EVO - 500GB - 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E500B/AM) - 149.99
Optical drive - LG Internal 24x Super Multi with M-DISC Support DVD Burner (GH24NSC0B) Bundle with Nero 12 Essentials Burning Software + Cable Kit - $21.99
Monitor - AOC G2460PG 24" 1ms (GTG) 144 Hz Gaming Monitor, NVIDIA G-SYNC, NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready, Ultra Low Motion Blur (ULMB) - $379.99
Operating System - Microsoft Windows 10 Pro | USB Flash Drive - Microsoft Software; Software - $144.35

Total $2177.92

Sound like a lot of money? It is!. But, in perspective, it will last 8-10 years and my first computer also cost around $2000 in 1989!
heh And, yes, I'm old. :p
16MHz processor
2MB RAM
20MB hard drive
Both 5-1/4 and 3-1/2 floppy drives (1.2 MB and 1.44MB)
Windows 3.0

YES. Those capacities are in MegaBytes not GigaBytes.

Ah, hahaha.
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#4 User is offline   Capella 

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 05:41 PM

Ooh, you went EVGA for power supply? I'm so glad I did because when mine broke on the 31st day after ordering (aka right after the no-questions-asked return) when I put in for a return they a.) apologized, b.) sent me a box to send the old one back in, c.) sent me a better model. It was amazing service. Would never buy from anyone else, now.
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Posted 21 August 2016 - 05:55 PM

I usually (read always) go with an Antec power supply but I read good things about the EVGA I chose. We'll see.
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Posted 24 August 2016 - 08:57 AM

Here's the system I'll probably be using:

  • Intel Core i5-4660 @ 3.20GHz
  • Asus H97I-Plus motherboard
  • 8 GB RAM (might throw some more in)
  • Samsumg 840 Pro 512GB SATA SSD (Windows 7)
  • Samsung 850 EVO 250GB M.2 SSD (Linux)
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
  • 22" ASUS monitor
  • γ2 DAC, Millet Hybrid headphone amp, Sennheiser HD650 headphones
  • Thermaltake Core V1 mini-ITX cube case
  • Corsair 430W power supply


I'm mostly a Linux guy these days; my main desktop is an i7-2600 that I built back in 2011. It handles running so much stuff in the background that it's not convenient to shut it down or reboot it, so the above machine is one I put together as a more casual-use computer, with separate SSDs for Linux and Windows. I run the Linux side most of the time, but I wanted the ability to reboot natively into Windows now and then for more demanding games that don't like running in a VM; that's what I'm planning to do with Obduction.

I haven't decided if I'm going to drag it into the other room and plug it into my 30" monitor. Not sure my GTX750 could drive 2560x1600 in acceptable quality. Everyone seems to be going for GTX 1080s but those things are expensive :blink:
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#7 User is offline   Capella 

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 09:01 AM

I can let you know how my 970 runs things, that won't give you an exact benchmark on your 750 but it might provide some info?
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Posted 25 August 2016 - 03:57 AM

The 70 in any series doesn't seem that far behind the 80s. I have a 970 as well and bought it cause it was half the price and minimally worse than the 980. If you can spring for it though, the 1070 will net you a lot of extra wiggle room. Not much seems to put it under 60fps.

Benchmarks
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Posted 25 August 2016 - 06:57 PM

Erm...I have an HP laptop.

My old desktop rig died, and since I'm short on cash right now I haven't gotten around to replacing it, so I have just an inkling that I won't be able to play Obduction for a while.

Especially given Steam just gives up every time I try to download it.

I mean, I can BSOD the thing by making YouTube full screen. Fun times.

Guess I'll be spending the next few months judiciously avoiding Obduction spoilers.
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Posted 29 August 2016 - 09:48 PM

I haven't been able to run Obduction on my Acer laptop! I believe it's specs are sufficient but I'm not sure! I had the same problem with downloads from Steam and from GOG. At first, a couple of dll files were missing, but when I added them it STILL wouldn't work! What do I do?!

Oh, and hi guys. Long time no see.
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#11 User is offline   Topher Bear 

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 02:14 AM

Long time indeed! Welcome back :). (I don't have any tomatoes tw hand) I believe there is a place where you can report bugs and technical problems (like IT in a big corporation, you get a ticket). Report it there and hopefully they should help. (sorry don't know the address, try to Facebook page and the obduction page. maybe someone else has a link)
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Posted 15 October 2016 - 04:22 PM

Well, finally got myself upgraded - bought a MSI NVidia 1060 card with 3GB Ram (and it is using all of it this time), man that is one monster of a card, two fans, thick and almost the length of the case, so much so I had to go and buy a new case and power supply as this thing has power sockets on the end of it and they were obscured by the internal partitions on my old case, got a new Soundblaster Z Series card, 16Gb 1660MHz ram (compared to 8Gb 667Mhz) and an i5 3.2GHz Quad core processor, Obduction runs as sweet as a nut now and with all of the 'beauty' turned on, just met Robyn behind a closed door so now off to explore some more...
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Posted 24 October 2016 - 10:18 PM

Running on a Hackintosh that I picked up cheep.. Asus Gryphon z97 mobo, Intel i7 quad core 4.0 GHz, EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB DDR5 RAM, 32GB PC3-10666 system memory, Kingston 512 GB SSD (which is where El Cap sits..) so of course I pick up Windoze 10 Pro and a 1TB WD Black hard drive and install Win10 and the game to that. At least with the nVidia drivers for the GeForce, it is fully optimized and I am loading the screen grabs to a photo host and getting ready to start the Obduction journal I created last month.

FWIW, even if you set the game graphics to 4k at the start, it defaults each world to 1080p when you transport.. I didn't notice that at first, but when I started checking out the game snaps, lo, they weren't in the full resolution! Boo! So I've started a new game and finally worked out what's happening with that. I don't know if it is the game itself or some function of the X-Box gaming app that is causing the resolution to not stick, or the budget Wal-Mart 4K teevee that is the culprit.

Eh, it's always something.
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Posted 27 May 2017 - 06:20 PM

I just upgraded my PC to be able to run Obduction!

I kept the same case and peripherals that I've had for up to the past 10 years or so, and gutted the insides. I'm now running Windows 10 (an upgrade from XP that will take some getting used to) on the following hardware:
Intel i5-6500 CPU on an Asus motherboard
8GB RAM
MSI Geforce GTX 1050Ti graphics card
I've installed the OS and Obduction onto my M.2 Samsung SSD.

I've not actually had chance to play Obduction yet. I will let you know how it runs once I have done!
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