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Hi looking at getting a new pc so I can play rust, can’t upgrade as I have another post where I’m came to conclude my laptop is just too old. Ps I don’t have a fortune to spend, this pc is from amazon and is £330.

Please can ppl let me know if this is any good in repect of playing rust.

Windows 10 64 bit

Case Built In - Galaxy 3 Gaming Case With Side Window and Blue LED Fans

Motherboard - Gigabyte F2A68HM-HD2
Motherboard Expansion - 1x PCI Express x16, 1x PCI Express x1, 1x PCI
Motherboard Features - Support for @BIOS, Support for Q-Flash, Support for Xpress Install, Support for EasyTune, Support for Smart Recovery 2, Support for ON/OFF Charge

CPU Type - AMD FM2 Dual Core
CPU Model - AMD FM2 A6 6400K 3.9ghz Dual Core
CPU Socket - AMD FM2
CPU Speed - 3.9 Ghz
CPU Max Turbo Clock Speed - 4.1 Ghz
CPU Cooler - Standard AMD Cooler

Memory - 8GB DDR3 1600mhz Performance Ram
Hard Drive Size - 1tb Seagate Barracuda Sata 6Gb/s 64mb Cache 7200rpm
Optical Drive -Samsung 24x Sata DVD Writer
Graphics Card - Onboard AMD Radeon HD 8470D
PSU Size - 500 Watt Power Supply With 12cm Fan

Bad idea, if you want to play rust at all, get a dedicated graphics card. If you are really shallow on money you can get some more expensive APUs that have better built in gpus. Basically, either way, you need to invest more money.

Any sort of onboard graphics will absolutely not work with rust. (Unless you call 10fps on lowest settings working.)
Plus your cpu has two major problems. 1: it’s amd. 2: it’s only got two cores.

You really need a powerful computer.
There is soo much landscape being drawn by the gpu.

$850 without monitor is a close AMD/mobo/ram/psu/gpu.

$1150 without monitor Intel i5/mobo/ram/psu/gpu

However I truly recommend spending almost $350 as a minimum on a GPU. This isn’t a small world like COD. It’s massive you may have to change distributors, and also add a fan, but this woukd be a great low budget gaming oc

[editline]24th January 2016[/editline]


No it would not, I would keep saving up. This pc by the op is not going to last long at all. I would just keep saving up and get like a 550$ tower from New egg or Dell then upgrade the insides when you can. The key to this is the motherboard. You want a very good one. Then everything just falls into place for upgradeable shit

[editline]24th January 2016[/editline]

Some ok low cost pcs bones

Think I get the picture, looks like I need to save up, thanks for the help as i don’t know alot about computers. Will try you all again when iv saved up for it.
Cheers stu
West mids uk

[editline]25th January 2016[/editline]

Ok how about this, this £499 from pc world

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Type Gaming PC
Operating system Windows 10 (64-bit)
Processor - AMD FX 4300 Processor

  • Quad-core
  • 3.8 GHz
  • 4 MB cache
    Memory (RAM) 8 GB (16 GB maximum installable RAM)
    Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 (2 GB)
    Storage 1 TB HDD, 7200 rpm
    Motherboard AMD 760G
    Wireless No
    Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
    USB USB 2.0 x 8
    Video interface - HDMI x 1
  • DisplayPort x 3
  • DVI x 1
    Audio interface 3.5 mm jack
    Optical disc drive DVD/RW

I would avoid amd altogether, amd CPUs have terrible single threaded performance, and they’re multi-threaded performance is pretty bad compared to Intel. And they’re gpus are cheap and nasty until you get to the higher end gpus. Even their higher end gpus don’t perform anywhere near as good as nvidia. There’s a reason nvidia and Intel are currently destroying amd. Plus amd have a record for not updating drivers as much as they should be. I would never buy anything amd.

Right soo what am I looking for, Intel i5 upwards in processors and nvidia graphics with a min of 8gb ram? Like I said I really don’t no alot, I’m just been doing abit of reading and asking you guys, as everywhere you look tells you its a great pc when it comes under gaming pc lol

[editline]25th January 2016[/editline]

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Technical specifications for MSI Nightblade MI2-007UK Gaming PC

Type Gaming PC
Operating system Windows 10 (64-bit)
Processor - Intel® Core™ i5-6400 Processor

  • Quad-core
  • 2.7 GHz / 3.3 GHz with Turbo Boost
  • 6 MB cache
    Memory (RAM) 8 GB DDR4 (16 GB maximum installable RAM)
    Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 (2 GB DDR4)
    Storage 1 TB HDD, 7200 rpm
    Motherboard Intel B150 chipset
    Wireless 802.11 ac
    Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
    USB - USB-C x 1
  • USB 3.1 x 4
  • USB 2.0 x 3
    Video interface - HDMI x 1
  • DisplayPort x 1
    Audio interface - 3.5 mm jack
  • Optical x 1
    Other ports PS/2
    Optical disc drive DVD/RW
    Sound Nahimic Audio Enhancer

This is £699

I have an i5 6500 in my new rig paired with a r9 380 4gb v ram and 8gb ram it runs rust On beautiful at a steady 40-75 fps, it wasn’t supper expensive either at £720

Processor Intel® Core™ i7-860 Processor (8M Cache, 2.80 GHz)

Memory 8GB DDR3

Hard drive 500GB SATA

Graphics Nvidia GTX 750 Ti 2GB Graphics Card 2x DVI

Optical Drive DVD-ReWriter drive
Sound Integrated High-Definition Audio
Networking Gigabit Network Ethernet - Broadband ready
Operating System Windows 7 Professional 64bit

What about this with upgraded to 16gb ram?? I just want to know where about this would put me as in low mid high rust graphics?? Cheers really appreciate the help chaps

You would better off with the 960 and 6400 computer you posted earlier, even with that setup you most likely won’t be able to play on max settings but medium settings should be fine.

pcpartpicker is a great site if you want to build it yourself, their forums are very helpful too. You will probably be able to find other people asking for builds in the same budget range as you in the “create a parts list for me” section.

It’s also hard to balance things around Rust now, since even for people with PCs that can play other games great, they might struggle at times with Rust until things get optimized. You’ll need to settle for lower settings in the near future I’d think.

All that said, I built a computer about a year ago for around $800 US that plays on medium settings great. And that’s with a pentium CPU (old architecture), but I have it overclocked. So I plan on replacing that soon with an i5 and that will help my performance a lot.

I also bought my GPU off of ebay and saved over $100 on it. That’s always a risk, but I tried to do my research on the seller and found someone who seemed reliable. Bitcoin miners are always selling off their old GPUs when new ones come out every couple of months.

I started with 8gb ram, and just recently bought another identical kit for $35 and now have 16. That’s something you could save on for now and easily upgrade later.

Person above was right that you should get a good motherboard so you can buy the minimum now and upgrade later. Or if you don’t want to be constantly spending money, save up and buy parts in the mid range that will last you for a few years.

I agree, he should definitely build his own pc, you can save hundreds of dollars on building exactly the same computer rather then buying it pre-built. Thus allowing you to get a much better build all round for the same price. Most pre-built pc’s are complete rip-offs but they’re aimed at the people that aren’t tech savvy and don’t know how to build a computer themselves.

pooart, you would probably have a much better time if you asked this question in the right section of the forum, the Hardware & Software subforum, where there is an entire thread dedicated to help people pick parts and build computers.

Note: You will not be among a lot of Rust players in there, so be mature. Facepunch is so much more than just the Rust subforum and you’ll be around grownups in other sections.

This is right, i built a pc for my friend only i used r7 370 gpu whitch works awesome. he can play with “fantasticŽ” settings preset on 40fps and above, (with some frame drops that is usual thing in rust)

2nd hand i5 >4500 = 100 euro
2nd hand AAA motherboard = 90 euro
2nd hand fast 16 Gb DDR3 mem = 60 euro
2nd hand sufficient GPU (660)= 90 euro
2nd hand casing = carton box
other stuff u have… total costs:
340 euro.
with that hardware you will most probably be able to play with all quality sliders full, and gpu quality 3
want to enhance that chance, substitute the gpu with a
970, 2nd hand = 250 euro,
total costs = 500 euro, now you can play all on max,
better yet, within a few months Nvidia will introduce a new GPU line, Pascal, it will be 10 x faster then this Gen, and 50 times faster then Moores law predicts.

Cheers gents, iv got a mate that can put it all together for me, I just really needed to know what I was after for game spec, il do some hunting on ebay now and look forward to joining you lot soon. Cheers stu

If you go the ebay route, look for sellers with all positive feedback. There are some chinese dealers that sell so many they look high rated, but there are still lots of negative reviews, they just are a small percentage so they don’t show up unless you look close. I didn’t want to chance it with them personally.

Also, I forget which ones now, but there are GPU manufacturers that will honor warranties even if you aren’t the original buyer/don’t have a receipt. Some research into that might be worth it just in case.

[editline]26th January 2016[/editline]

960 is a waste of money.
Get a 970 or 390 Nitro for $60 more