Need help to see if this computer will operate SoTA GOOD.

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  1. Ragnarr Lodbrok

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    Hello everyone, looking at getting this Dell need everyone's input before buying it about running it for SoTA. I am no expert at all. Just need some solid answers if its ok or not. Thank you very much for your help :)

    Here are the specs: DELL INSPIRON 5680

    9th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 9400 (6-Core, 9MB Cache, up to 4.1GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5
    • 16GB DDR4 at 2666MHz; up to 64GB
    • Windows 10 Home 64bit
    • 1TB 7200RPM
     
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    Yes. I run a 1.5 year old i5 with that graphic card 1050ti, 16fb of ram and a ssd. Get a ssd if you can instead of the hard drive you have listed.
     
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    Add an NVMe M.2 SSD drive to it and it will be fine.
     
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    It should but I'd upgrade that HDD to a solid state.
     
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    Thank you all for your help. I will do as you guys have recommended.
     
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    How about this build everyone? Dell G5 Series
    9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 9700 (8-Core, 12MB Cache, up to 4.7GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology)
    512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s Duel Drives (Storage)
    Windows 10 Home 64bit English
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6
    16GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2666MHz; up to 64GB
     
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    That should run the game well but make sure to install Windows AND the game on the SSD.
     
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    I am not building it myself. Ordering from Dell. Thoughts?
     
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    What is the difference between a 256 and a 512 NVMe SSD

    Keeping in mind I only play SoTA. And I do not download music or movies and such. Just play SoTA and look up stuff on the internet.
     
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    Anyones thoughts on making the Graphics card a GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6
     
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    The 1660 TI is completely fine for running SotA.
     
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    GeForce RTX 2060 is what I have. I like it. 0 problems. However, I agree with @Jaesun
     
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    Do you run 4k?
     
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    It's not a big deal whether it is a 256 or 512 NVMe Toshiba/WD SSD drive from Dell.
    You would be good with downloading your music and movies to HDD instead of SSD.
     
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    Thank you Lady Morgana. I went with the 256, what if it was a 128? Still make no difference?
     
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    128 is a no-no.
     
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    aye keep the 256 to run the main game or games you play and your operating system then store all your other things, major programs, games, movies, music etc on the hdd
     
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    I'm not sure about running the game in 4k, but all of your builds will run Sota very well.

    I run a laptop with i7 processor (quad core), 965m processor 4gb, 16gb DDR4, and 128gb SSD.

    My system doesn't bottleneck, but my fps is limited to 40-50 in adventure scenes on Very Good graphics settings. Only my video RAM maxes out on occasion. If I set the graphics lower, my video RAM doesn't max out, nor does any other component in either capacity or heat, but I only gain about 5 fps. I only hold 60fps in low density scenes and well populated POTs are awful.

    Tis the nature of the beast. If you can afford it, the 2060 is the best but the 1660ti isn't far behind. Its unlikely you'll need Ray Tracing or other 20xx Nvidia technology.

    All of them will be great. Bigger SSD will require less management.
     
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