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PC build for playing 1 EVE client on max settings.

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Sev3rance
#1 - 2017-05-14 05:07:29 UTC
The title pretty much says it all. I'm a relatively new player who's been playing on a MacBook Air and getting a little tired of it. Between the low-res and graphic settings, the loud ass noise and the heat, I'd really like to get a computer thats capable of playing EVE on max or close to it. I started buying components for a computer build 2 years ago, and got sidetracked with life issues, so I never finished it. I'd like to use what I already have to finish it. I have a motherboard, (Gigabyte z97x-SLI) which has a LGA1150 socket. I need a CPU that can handle EVE that won't break the bank. I'm thinking around 200-250 or less if possible. I also need a Video Card. Other than that, i'm all set. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! o7
#2 - 2017-05-14 06:05:09 UTC
https://support.eveonline.com/hc/en-us/articles/202748741-System-Requirements

Minimum System Requirements:

OS: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
CPU: Intel Dual Core @ 2.0 GHz, AMD Dual Core @ 2.0 GHz
RAM: 2 GB
Video: AMD Radeon 2600 XT or NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS



Recommended System Configuration:

OS: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
CPU: Intel i7 Series or AMD X4 @ 2.0 GHz or greater
RAM: 4 GB or higher
Video: AMD Radeon 6790 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or better with at least 1 GB VRAM

I would expect the recommened requirements to be able to run at least 1 client on max settings, probably will do 2.

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#3 - 2017-05-14 06:14:45 UTC  |  Edited by: Blade Darth
There used to be a techno-offtopic forum section somewhere..

Anyway... Prepare to dunk at least 250$ on an i7. Also RAM is quite expensive and you need at least 8gb, even used (I made profit selling old ram recently lol). As for gpu, factory overclocked gtx 770 should do the trick if you want max price/performance although to make better use of your cpu I'd recommend something like 780 Ti or 970 if you find good deal.

Another option is to go nerd style and buy used server gear. You would have to hunt a bit and read your motherboard compatibility list but I'm 97,7% sure most Xeons and ECC ram should work. It could easily shave 100-200$ off your bill.


I assume that's for 1080p and not 3 monitors in 4k +streaming. Also no matter the hardware, it won't help in a big blob fight. Smaller blobs, up to few hundred should be fine.


@Recommended settings are outdated. 1gb vram was a thing in 2007 and 4gb ram barely satisfies some of today's browsers. It's good to have the option to launch a few tabs and open another app while playing eve and not worry about stability.
Amarr Empire
#4 - 2017-05-14 07:02:08 UTC
i use this but not only for eve

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX65126
Minmatar Republic
#5 - 2017-05-14 07:36:40 UTC
Advair Newark wrote:
The title pretty much says it all. I'm a relatively new player who's been playing on a MacBook Air and getting a little tired of it. Between the low-res and graphic settings, the loud ass noise and the heat, I'd really like to get a computer thats capable of playing EVE on max or close to it. I started buying components for a computer build 2 years ago, and got sidetracked with life issues, so I never finished it. I'd like to use what I already have to finish it. I have a motherboard, (Gigabyte z97x-SLI) which has a LGA1150 socket. I need a CPU that can handle EVE that won't break the bank. I'm thinking around 200-250 or less if possible. I also need a Video Card. Other than that, i'm all set. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! o7



Im playing without a gpu thanks to the power of a i7 6700k.

NOT MAX SETTINGS THO
Minmatar Republic
#6 - 2017-05-14 07:37:27 UTC
Blade Darth wrote:
There used to be a techno-offtopic forum section somewhere..

Anyway... Prepare to dunk at least 250$ on an i7. Also RAM is quite expensive and you need at least 8gb, even used (I made profit selling old ram recently lol). As for gpu, factory overclocked gtx 770 should do the trick if you want max price/performance although to make better use of your cpu I'd recommend something like 780 Ti or 970 if you find good deal.

Another option is to go nerd style and buy used server gear. You would have to hunt a bit and read your motherboard compatibility list but I'm 97,7% sure most Xeons and ECC ram should work. It could easily shave 100-200$ off your bill.


I assume that's for 1080p and not 3 monitors in 4k +streaming. Also no matter the hardware, it won't help in a big blob fight. Smaller blobs, up to few hundred should be fine.


@Recommended settings are outdated. 1gb vram was a thing in 2007 and 4gb ram barely satisfies some of today's browsers. It's good to have the option to launch a few tabs and open another app while playing eve and not worry about stability.



the **** are you on
#7 - 2017-05-14 07:40:30 UTC
EVE on max graphics on 3 monitors,
CPU wont be your bottleneck, I used to use an i5-3470 and it ran no problem, just sold it on ebay for about $100 to upgrade it to the i5-3570K for overclocking adventures :P

Graphics will be your main bottleneck, i use a 2GB ASUS GTX960 card and its a little overkill for some things, by now a comparable card is prolly around $200.

RAM would be nice to be around 16GB, but I ran on 8 for awhile and it was no problem.

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#8 - 2017-05-14 07:44:43 UTC
The Rifter Drifter wrote:
Blade Darth wrote:
There used to be a techno-offtopic forum section somewhere..

Anyway... Prepare to dunk at least 250$ on an i7. Also RAM is quite expensive and you need at least 8gb, even used (I made profit selling old ram recently lol). As for gpu, factory overclocked gtx 770 should do the trick if you want max price/performance although to make better use of your cpu I'd recommend something like 780 Ti or 970 if you find good deal.

Another option is to go nerd style and buy used server gear. You would have to hunt a bit and read your motherboard compatibility list but I'm 97,7% sure most Xeons and ECC ram should work. It could easily shave 100-200$ off your bill.


I assume that's for 1080p and not 3 monitors in 4k +streaming. Also no matter the hardware, it won't help in a big blob fight. Smaller blobs, up to few hundred should be fine.


@Recommended settings are outdated. 1gb vram was a thing in 2007 and 4gb ram barely satisfies some of today's browsers. It's good to have the option to launch a few tabs and open another app while playing eve and not worry about stability.



the **** are you on


I will agree, the **** ARE you on?

1: i7? Maybe a trash model, CPU is not your main issue
2: RAM? Expensive? O.o
3: You do realize that GPU overclocking is usually by a factor of like 4% right? In comparison it is pretty easy to get a 25% OC on a CPU.
4: Did you seriously just suggest a Xeon processor for gaming, I mean come on, theyre good for multitasking, compiling, server work, etc, but the low clock speed kills single or even dual thread applications (Basically 90% of gaming).
5: ECC RAM........
/End rant/

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#9 - 2017-05-14 08:00:18 UTC
The Rifter Drifter wrote:
the **** are you on
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Evictus.
#10 - 2017-05-14 08:01:06 UTC
Eve does not require a massive amount of computing power. Any mainstream Intel or AMD chip will do the job. Your main bottleneck is your Internet connection back to the server.

If you are running multiple clients on multiple monitors at 2K or higher resolution I would recommend a midrange GPU - Nvidia 70 series is fine. My 770GTX drives 3 monitors at 2K resolution without breaking a sweat.

If you're on a tight budget an AMD A10 should work fine.

Any new build should use an M.2 SSD. Don't even think about a hard drive.
#11 - 2017-05-14 08:02:07 UTC  |  Edited by: Netan MalDoran
Do Little wrote:
Eve does not require a massive amount of computing power. Any mainstream Intel or AMD chip will do the job. Your main bottleneck is your Internet connection back to the server.

If you are running multiple clients on multiple monitors at 2K or higher resolution I would recommend a midrange GPU - Nvidia 70 series is fine. My 770GTX drives 3 monitors at 2K resolution without breaking a sweat.

If you're on a tight budget an AMD A10 should work fine.

Any new build should use an M.2 SSD. Don't even think about a hard drive.


Havent really noticed the difference between a HDD and an SSD for EvE, but hell, theyre so cheap now why not?

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#12 - 2017-05-14 12:28:50 UTC
Something like this or similar:

CPU: Intel - Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($172.88 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper T2 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($16.89 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (Purchased For $0.00)
Memory: Kingston - HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($87.40 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sandisk - SSD PLUS 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($132.06 @ Amazon)
Case: DIYPC - Solo-T1-R ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.97 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair - Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $496.19
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-14 08:24 EDT-0400

Would think anything from an AMD 460 4GB (Around $100) to a GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (Around $210) would suffice for near max to max settings.
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#13 - 2017-05-14 13:02:52 UTC
Blade Darth wrote:
Also RAM is quite expensive and you need at least 8gb, even used.

while I agree that if you build a new PC it never hurts to invest into RAM, the OP asked about specs to run 1 EVE client. EVE is a 32bit Application and can therefore only address up to 4GB of RAM anyway so for this usecase, more RAM will do absolutely nothing.
#14 - 2017-05-14 15:19:50 UTC
Ima Wreckyou wrote:
Blade Darth wrote:
Also RAM is quite expensive and you need at least 8gb, even used.

while I agree that if you build a new PC it never hurts to invest into RAM, the OP asked about specs to run 1 EVE client. EVE is a 32bit Application and can therefore only address up to 4GB of RAM anyway so for this usecase, more RAM will do absolutely nothing.

but the 20 spreadsheets and browser tabs eat a lot of ram, not to mention the asset management tools. always need more ram.

I have an i3 from 2010, a gtx 580, and 8gb of ram, runs one client on max no problem as long as you don't warp into a giant fleet battle. I used to run 2-3 clients on high, but turned settings down recently, the last few graphical updates seem to have screwed with performance.

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#15 - 2017-05-14 15:48:24 UTC
Because Eve is single threaded a higher CPU speed is preferable if only running one client. So in this case a super fast even dual core processor will be better than a slower quad core. For other games and applications the quad core is better but for purely Eve the faster processor is best.

Tbh I think i7s are overkill for Eve and have run i5s and less for years quite effectively. Now depending on the new code base additions there might be changes coming where a different spec is required or should say more optimal. And yeah more RAM is always good. I would also suggest some of the better older GFX cards as you can get the same or similar performance for much less cost. I purchased an older used card and saved almost $200 off an 8GB card.

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#16 - 2017-05-14 18:30:38 UTC  |  Edited by: Mr Epeen
Mine

X99, 6800k, 1080 ROG Strix, EVO 850s, and 16GB Corsair Vengeance. All in a tiny little Node 804.

It seems to run one client okay.

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#17 - 2017-05-14 18:44:00 UTC
Do Little wrote:
Eve does not require a massive amount of computing power. Any mainstream Intel or AMD chip will do the job. Your main bottleneck is your Internet connection back to the server.

What? Internet connection a bottleneck? Its not 1997 anymore lol
I can run 4 clients via the internet of my mobile phone. In a rural area.
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#18 - 2017-05-14 18:52:33 UTC  |  Edited by: Alice Saki
Never had any problems running EVE with 3+ clients full graphics

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Original Machine (The White One)

Asus P8P67 Pro R3 P67
i5 2500K 3.3GHz
Corsair Vengeance 8GBx4 DDR3
GTX 760 2GB
GTX 460
SLI Bridged

Used this Machine from 2011 to early 2017 Cost just under £1000 (Included SSD, Moniters PCU etc)

My New Machine (Black one)

Intel Z270 DDR4
i5-7600K 3.80GHz
GTX 1060 Dual 3gb
TeamGroup Dark Pro 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4

Cost around £600 - £700

Built by Myself. Messy :D
As for the New PC, I've only run One client at Full Settings cause I'm only subbed on One account :P

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#19 - 2017-05-14 19:14:37 UTC
Alice Saki wrote:
Never had any problems running EVE with 3+ clients full graphics

Mine ^_^ My Phone Cam Sucks ^_^

Original Machine (The White One)

Asus P8P67 Pro R3 P67
i5 2500K 3.3GHz
Corsair Vengeance 8GBx4 DDR3
GTX 760 2GB
GTX 460
SLI Bridged

Used this Machine from 2011 to 2016 Cost just under £1000 (Included SSD, Moniters PCU etc)

My New Machine (Black one)

Intel Z270 DDR4
i5-7600K 3.80GHz
GTX 1060 Dual 3gb
TeamGroup Dark Pro 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4

Cost around £600 - £700

Built by Myself. Messy :D
As for the New PC, I've only run One client at Full Settings cause I'm only subbed on One account :P

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#20 - 2017-05-14 19:22:27 UTC
Never seen that before XD

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