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Not Sure What To Upgrade


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#1 Goomba

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 06:39 PM

Hello there.

So I have little to no knowledge when it comes to computer hardware, so please bear with me as I ask what may seem to be obvious questions.

 

So I have a pretty decent rig, and I hardly ever PC game on it. Only recently did I really want to play a high performance game, Toxikk. It's an indie arena shooter with direct inspiration from Unreal Tournament 2004, my favorite PC game, so with this I feel like I need to finally upgrade whatever is necessary to run it.

 

Now usually, I'd use "Can You Run It", but the game is in early access so there isn't a Toxikk entry on there yet, so I just decided to pay the $18 for early access knowing good and well I probably wouldn't be able to run it, and I was correct.

With all the settings to the lowest, the game not only runs at a less-than-stellar framerate, but it also will keep freezing for long periods of time (around 5 seconds sometimes), making it unplayable.

 

Now, I'm going to post my system specs, followed by Toxikk's system requirements.

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So, what exactly am I lacking; a sufficient processor, a sufficient video card, or both? Please keep in mind that I don't want to spend too much, just the bare minimum to get this game running decently on low settings.

Thanks.



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#2 DJBPace07

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 06:19 AM

You're lacking on both the GPU and CPU.  What motherboard do you have?  This will determine what CPU you can use.  What power supply (PSU) do you have and what is its wattage?  This will determine what GPU you can use.  How much are you willing to spend for upgrades?


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 07:08 PM

I just wanted to chime in are you sure your issue with screen freezing is no due to latency on the internet connection?  You said this is an indie game that is still in beta so they may not have a fat pipe yet to feed you your game properly.

 

I mean don't get me wrong your minimum and recommended requirements could use some help but honestly you described video latency due to poor connect to the server IMO.

 

Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.






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