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Wayne147Wayne147 Posts: 5Registered Users
Hello I'm new to pc gaming and I'm a big fan of the total war series and I want to get a pc rig what specs and price would a gaming be if I want to play this at ultra high setting
Thanks x

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  • Vanilla_GorillaVanilla_Gorilla Posts: 14,629Registered Users
    Well, that right there will cost you a good 60 charlemagnes.
    Game 3 must have variety in its core races. Ogres, Chaos Dwarfs, Kislev, and Demons of Chaos in its full iconic, glorious, undivided glory.
  • IchonIchon Senior Member Posts: 4,730Registered Users
    edited September 2017
    Price depends on where you are at but for ultra settings for brand new PC spending less than $1000 USD or €900 will be difficult- more than $1500 is probably unnecessary unless you want to max all the Ultra settings or play on 4k.

    https://techbuyersguru.com/1500-high-end-gaming-pc-build
    YouTube, it takes over your mind and guides you to strange places like tutorials on how to talk to a giraffe.
  • Wayne147Wayne147 Posts: 5Registered Users
    Well I want a budget PC just want to play on 1080p not to weird about 4k at the minute
  • Vanilla_GorillaVanilla_Gorilla Posts: 14,629Registered Users
    So you want a budget PC, but you want to play on Ultra? You need to decide what you want my friend.
    Game 3 must have variety in its core races. Ogres, Chaos Dwarfs, Kislev, and Demons of Chaos in its full iconic, glorious, undivided glory.
  • ArsenicArsenic Posts: 4,187Registered Users
    Mine plays everything on Ultra/High and cost £900, that was the cheapest one I could find able to play the game to a reasonable degree. This was also before the £ slumped, so it would be over £1000 certainly by now.

    Could probably shave a few hundred off that if you know anyone able to put one together for you.

    "Ours is a world of fleeting glory. But it is glory, nonetheless."
  • BrakierBrakier Posts: 1,520Registered Users
    edited September 2017
    a budget pc that can play warhammer on 1080p on ultra i would say i5 6600k or 7600k , gtx 1060 gigabyte as its cheaper to get into your budget, 2x 8gb ram, a must 1800 mhz or something will do, hardrive pick a simple one 500gb to save even more money, that means no ssd, also if you got your old drives just plug them in, motherboard asus or msi, make sure you pick a model whit correct atx. powersupply 550 - 600 watt, not lower. maybe some cheaps fans cost about 8 dollars a piece, cheap fans are better at giving cold then cheap water cooling, good water cooling is very good but expensive. so go whit fans, typicly you want smaller fans as the higher rpm generates more cold air. while bigger fans can give a bigger flow of air for less rpm, they dont generate as much cold. lets see. mmm ye your chassi, just pick whatever chassi wich has a fitting place for your mothercard and psu, you may note that took some of the newer i5 cpus, thats couse warhammer need alot of cpu power, also you dont wanna bottleneck your gpu, these are the best i5 cards you can get whit a tiny budget if you cant get an i7, btw you dont want to buy an old i7 just couse its an i7, the core speed of the cores is important, that is why i listed 6600 and 7600, as 7600k can get up to 4.3 per core.

  • RenegadeKnightRenegadeKnight Posts: 161Registered Users
    edited September 2017
    Probably not the best time to build a pc honestly, gpu prices are still high from mining. It's mostly effecting AMD cards so if I were you I'd buy nvidia (nvidia has better offerings anyway so not too big a deal). Going from prices in the U.S. I'm saying about 800 to 900 USD and that's if your skimping on storage.
  • Wayne147Wayne147 Posts: 5Registered Users
    Hello want a Pc build within £500-£600 range that will play total war on high to ultra settings if possible.
    thank you very much!
  • Coldone666Coldone666 Posts: 610Registered Users
    Not for that price, not a chance.
  • BrakierBrakier Posts: 1,520Registered Users
    edited September 2017
    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/desktop-pcs/desktop-pcs/pc-specialist-vortex-core-lite-gaming-pc-10164365-pdt.html


    that should work , i did write you yesterday if you wanted to build it yourself, but i can understand that not everybody wants to do that, im not a avid user of amd cpus, but it shows a 4 core at 3.8 wich isent bad. also gtx 1050 will do the job . only issue i see whit that computer is the ram 8gb, thats kind of the minimum of many games. but well if you dont want to build it yourself i can understand.

  • BrakierBrakier Posts: 1,520Registered Users
    edited September 2017
    btw i took a guess that you are from uk, thats why i pickt a uk store. if you are from sweden i can build you a computer on webbhallen site and send its information to you, might be able to get you better stuff for the same price.

  • AnnoyedOneEyedGuyAnnoyedOneEyedGuy Posts: 1,003Registered Users
    Wayne147 said:

    Hello want a Pc build within £500-£600 range that will play total war on high to ultra settings if possible.
    thank you very much!

    literally just spent 424$ to upgrade my comps motherboard and CPU and i already have a 1080 gcard. But check ibuypower they build good comps
  • English04English04 Posts: 7Registered Users
    I'd recommend this site: logicalincrements.com

    I used it specifically because of Total War. I spent about 1200 (probably could have cut 100-200 off) and still meet the high end requirements for Total War 2 (though I assume it's very similar anyway).

    Here they discuss total warhammer a bit in the comments: http://blog.logicalincrements.com/2016/03/new-guide-building-the-best-pc-for-gta-v/

    Either way it should help you a bit. They're also very receptive and responsive to email contact.

  • Lord_XelosLord_Xelos Posts: 1,806Registered Users
    edited September 2017
    Wayne147 said:

    Hello want a Pc build within £500-£600 range that will play total war on high to ultra settings if possible.
    thank you very much!

    If You're willing to buy pieces separately and assemble on Your own than You build gaming PC in Your price range pretty easily.
    BUT
    This highly depends on one important thing - Your monitor resolution. If You own regular FullHD screen than You shouldn't spend more than 500£, but if You have 4k monitor and want to play Your "ultra" on that, prepare to spent far over 1000£.

    You should aim at mid-range i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB fast HDD (SSD isn't required, loading times aren't part of Your "ultra settings" requirement and SSD's are still far too expensive for what they offer) and GeForce 1050/Ti chipset or Radeon equivalent will do just fine.

    Of course You won't be able to fit cool looking casing in that price, only the basic, sturdy one, but in the end - do You want to play on ultra or watch pretty casing?
  • sophonttekssophontteks Posts: 37Registered Users
    edited September 2017
    You can cannibalize your old PC to save money. The case, the harddrives, and possibly the PSU can all be ripped out to save money. Unless you're getting the SSD harddrives, there's no real sense buying one new. Any old laptop, desktop, or external drive can be used as a harddrive for your computer.

    I'm running a 1050ti and I don't think the graphics card is being taxxed much. Its not a particularly expensive graphics card. You could get away with 16 gigs of ram, I only have 8 gigs, but I'm not running on ultra for everything (just the parts that matter: Textures and unit models).

    You could get an AMD Ryzen 1600 for $220, motherboard for $80, PSU for $60, ram for $60, and the 1050ti for $150. Then cannabalize an old PC for the case and harddrives and you got yourself a pretty beastly PC comfortably within your price range.

    Most the money is going to the processor, and for good reason. You can swap out everything else later, but changing to a better processor typically means replacing the motherboard too. AMD's Ryzen chips are nice because they are directly competitive with i7, but they are cheaper.
  • Wayne147Wayne147 Posts: 5Registered Users
    got a gtx 1060 with a i5 processor for the time being i'll be getting a 1080 soon with i 7 after Christmas.
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