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IS this a good ESO PC build


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Intel Xeon W3520 Quadcore CPU (8T with Hyperthreading) @3.2GHz
EVGA X58 SLI Motherboard
EVGA GTX 480 1.5GB High-End Graphics Card
6GB (3x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 RAM Triple channel
750W Corsair TX 750 Power Supply
InWin BUC Case with hot-swap Hard drive bays (remove small locked door in side panel)
1TB HDD
DVD drive

IS this any good and how much do you all think it would be worth ?
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If that was my PC, I'd upgrade... It'll run ESO but not on max settings. GPU is below recommended among other things.

What do you mean by worth?
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You should be able to run the game fairly well. Not quite max settings, but I think your GPU is plenty good for running the game on medium-high settings. You might consider upgrading your CPU, GPU and RAM in a year or two, but you can probably still get by with modern games for a while longer.

This video gives an idea of some recommended specs for ESO on a few different settings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz8Ddtzzkj0
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(April 3rd 2014 01:39 AM)Bbiddlecom Wrote:  Intel Xeon W3520 Quadcore CPU (8T with Hyperthreading) @3.2GHz
EVGA X58 SLI Motherboard
EVGA GTX 480 1.5GB High-End Graphics Card
6GB (3x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 RAM Triple channel
750W Corsair TX 750 Power Supply
InWin BUC Case with hot-swap Hard drive bays (remove small locked door in side panel)
1TB HDD
DVD drive

IS this any good and how much do you all think it would be worth ?

Assuming you only have a 1080p monitor, do not expect to play the game on High settings, with 100 view range. Play on Medium, maybe some odd setting on High.
The GTX480 is 4 years old card now, and with not enough VRAM this game needs on High+ settings.


Even my GTX780 @ 1293 with 3Gb VRAM complains with it on VeryHigh to Ultra settings (75m view range). And I am tempted to replace my card with a 780Ti 6Gb for that matter.

While the rest of my system is an i7 4820K @4.9Ghz with 16GB Quad Channel DDR3-2400.
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(April 3rd 2014 11:09 AM)Apoll Wrote:  Assuming you only have a 1080p monitor, do not expect to play the game on High settings, with 100 view range. Play on Medium, maybe some odd setting on High.
The GTX480 is 4 years old card now, and with not enough VRAM this game needs on High+ settings.


Even my GTX780 @ 1293 with 3Gb VRAM complains with it on VeryHigh to Ultra settings (75m view range). And I am tempted to replace my card with a 780Ti 6Gb for that matter.

While the rest of my system is an i7 4820K @4.9Ghz with 16GB Quad Channel DDR3-2400.

Agreed. The 480 is likely to be near the lowest end of what's recommended for ESO play. And, more importantly:

1. EVGA X58 has issues: a. USB failures. b. Can't use S3 sleep (won't ever wake), and the alternative leaves the fans running constantly. I used to have one (I'm HalloweenWeed on the EVGA forums too), and binned it for an Asus. c. EVGA screwed up on many of their BIOS updates, be sure you read the particular update thread before updating to any BIOS ver. Yes, I know EVGA has better tech support/CS, but if you go EVGA mobo you are going to need it too!

2. Why are you going W/Xeon? Core i7 CPUs are made for gamers. Xeon is made for servers. Xeon might be better for you if you intend to use VT-d virtualization (if you don't know what this is, you won't use it), otherwise you should get a 930 or 960. I have to assume you are either getting a great deal on the CPU, or you know of one cheap on e-bay? Yeah it will work fine for ESO, but in the long run you will do better W/i7 and DON'T get the 970: It requires a mobo hardware mod to run that CPU! And, if you combine it W/EVGA, keep in mind they put most of their effort into compatibility W/i7 CPUs, not Xeon. But if you get a great deal on the Xeon, go for that.
This post was last modified: April 3rd 2014 12:30 PM by HalloweenWeed


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Crappy satellite Internet very laggy pings 700-1000 not god for gaming, can't play most online games but ESO works good enough.
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(April 3rd 2014 11:50 AM)HalloweenWeed Wrote:  Agreed. The 480 is likely to be near the lowest end of what's recommended for ESO play. And, more importantly:

1. EVGA X58 has issues: a. USB failures. b. Can't use S3 sleep (won't ever wake), and the alternative leaves the fans running constantly. I used to have one (I'm HalloweenWeed on the EVGA forums too), and binned it for an Asus. c. EVGA screwed up on many of their BIOS updates, be sure you read the particular update thread before updating to any BIOS ver. Yes, I know EVGA has better tech support/CS, but if you go EVGA mobo you are going to need it too!

2. Why are you going W/Xeon? Core i7 CPUs are made for gamers. Xeon is made for servers. Xeon might be better for you if you intend to use VT-d virtualization (if you don't know what this is, you won't use it), otherwise you should get a 930 or 960. I have to assume you are either getting a great deal on the CPU, or you know of one cheap on e-bay? Yeah it will work fine for ESO, but in the long run you will do better W/i7 and DON'T get the 970: It requires a mobo hardware mod to run that CPU! And, if you combine it W/EVGA, keep in mind they put most of their effort into compatibility W/i7 CPUs, not Xeon. But if you get a great deal on the Xeon, go for that.

Err probably you replied to the wrong post :)
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(April 3rd 2014 01:43 PM)Apoll Wrote:  Err probably you replied to the wrong post :)

No, only my first line was answering your post. The rest was about the OP. Didn't see a reason to quote it again. ;)
This post was last modified: April 3rd 2014 01:51 PM by HalloweenWeed


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