Kiril1512 Sep 11, 2013 @ 8:52am
minimum requirements for extreme settings?
Hi guys, I´m looking for new pc but i need to now wich pc i need to buy to play Rome II on extreme... Thx ;)
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Tiberius Sep 11, 2013 @ 8:57am 
i got a i5 2500k and a hd7950 3gb and can play the game on extreme 1 vs 1. If i play 2 vs 2 i get like 25 - 30 fps
Lafferty Sep 11, 2013 @ 8:58am 
i7 3rd gen i would suggest 3770k and above
16GB Ram+ at least @ 1600Mhz (future proof)
GTX 780 or GTX Titan (if you want to go nvdia) or 2 GTX 780 in sli
1150 socket motherboard (latest)
Water cooled you can.

Theere are many bugs and even my setup has them as the game needs optimized as you are aware im sure.
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Kiril1512 Sep 11, 2013 @ 9:00am 
Originally posted by ColinLafferty:
i7 3rd gen i would suggest 3770k and above
16GB Ram+ at least @ 1600Mhz (future proof)
GTX 780 or GTX Titan (if you want to go nvdia) or 2 GTX 780 in sli
1150 socket motherboard (latest)
Water cooled you can.

Not soo OP :S
Lafferty Sep 11, 2013 @ 9:00am 
Ok well your budget needs to be around £1500 to stand a change at reliable frame rates. Heres my rig and it struggles at times. But im sure the issues will be fixed in the next few months or heres hoping. Those who have a more up to date processor such as the haswells have a slightly better performance at stock speed of course. I cant say when overclocked by u personally always overlock to avoid bottlenecks when possible.

I7 3770k 4.7ghz
Asus GTX titan x2
32gb ripkjaw 2100mhz
Samsung 240GB SSD (win8)
Corsair 120GB SSD (Arma3 + Rome )
2 x 1TB Black Caviar
Water Cooled
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Swesal Sep 11, 2013 @ 9:03am 


Originally posted by Praetorian1995:
Originally posted by ColinLafferty:
i7 3rd gen i would suggest 3770k and above
16GB Ram+ at least @ 1600Mhz (future proof)
GTX 780 or GTX Titan (if you want to go nvdia) or 2 GTX 780 in sli
1150 socket motherboard (latest)
Water cooled you can.

Not soo OP :S

Pretty much, you don't need half that sruff, and he suggested a 3770k, and then later suggested 1150 MOBO, which a not compatible.
Lafferty Sep 11, 2013 @ 9:04am 
I was refering to later 4th gen obviously im aware of this i built my own damn gaming pc did you see the word above. If that caused confusion then that wasnt my intention i just assumed it would be common sense the OP isnt stupid.

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SKYN3T Sep 11, 2013 @ 9:13am 
Originally posted by Praetorian1995:
Hi guys, I´m looking for new pc but i need to now wich pc i need to buy to play Rome II on extreme... Thx ;)

I will say this, you will want a GPU that has AT LEAST 3-4 GB's of memory.
A lot of people think the graphics in the game look terrible on extreme but they tend to have only 2 gb cards and that's not enough for this game, so it automatically down grades the visuals leading to people thinking that the game looks like poop.

My current set up is as follows and I can play on Ultra all around on 1080p around 35-40 FPS (which is fine for this game, though some may argue otherwise)

Motherboard: MSI Z87 G45
CPU: Haswell Intel i5 4670k OC'd @ 4.1ghz
RAM: Corsair Dominator Platnium 8 Gigs @ 1666 mhz
GPU: Nvidia Reference GTX 660ti 2GB (soon to be a GTX 770 4 GIG edition)
HDD: WD BLACK 1 TB HDD's x3 (raid 0)
PSU: Kingwin 750 Watt Single Rail (Gold)
OS: Windows 8 64 Bit
-Everything is fully updated to latest drivers/software-

When I pick up a new GPU, i'm going to snag an SSD finally for my OS and install a few games that I'll be using the most on it and putting my HDD's back to normal settings instead of Raid 0 to expand their life, I intend on updating if I get increased load times, etc when I do this in a few weeks too as I've yet to see any real diagnostic testing on this and if it helps with things like "CPU turn time on campaign map", etc.


That set up above isn't too expensive and when I bought my 660ti I paid almost $350, you can get one for easily $250 now, but you can get a GTX 760 for about $250 now also, the GTX 760 is indeed a little better than the 660ti mainly due to the bit bandwith being lesser on the 660ti than the 760.

I would reccomend a good GTX 770 (MSI makes a 4gig edition, this will be all you need for a while and will handle anything on max at 1080p) if you plan on playing at higher resoultions though I would recommend getting an AMD equal to the 770 or 780 for sure.
But for 1080p gameplay, the Nvidia cards will shred the compeition to pieces for sure.
Gengis Dhen Sep 11, 2013 @ 9:20am 
I agree with above but keep saving your money and buy The Next Big Game - Not this one as is.
Swesal Sep 11, 2013 @ 9:24am 
Realistically you shouldn't need to spend more then $1000 on a PC to run this game on the highest settings, but because the game is poorly optimized, you could spend over $2000, and it will still run like a pile of crap (with large armies enables, well zoomed in).

I'd say if you are looking at buying a new PC build around the 1150 MOBO like Colin, and SKYN3T suggested, just for upgradeability in mind. 3770k is bad advice IMHO as it is a deadend, don't buy into that unless you don't ever intend on upgrading it. It's by no means a bad chip, it's just pretty much the best of the best you can get on that MOBO, so you are screwed come time to upgrade a year or two down the road.
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Lafferty Sep 11, 2013 @ 9:28am 
I absolutely agree but the potential to overclock is what makes is stand out and i cant see anything beating it anytime soon the upgrade to haswells so far is not worth it and i would wait a year to upgrade when the performance ratio is well above a fraction aka 10%. I am of course stating this from a performance per price ration in other words what you pay for wont justify the meager performance gain.
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Swesal Sep 11, 2013 @ 9:37am 
Originally posted by ColinLafferty:
I absolutely agree but the potential to overclock is what makes is stand out and i cant see anything beating it anytime soon the upgrade to haswells so far is not worth it and i would wait a year to upgrade when the performance ratio is well above a fraction aka 10%. I am of course stating this from a performance per price ration in other words what you pay for wont justify the meager performance gain.

The price of a 1150 MOBO, and haswel isn't that much more then 1155, and a ivy. What you are suggesting would cost far more in reality once he did upgrade a year, or two down the road. Buying a new PC with a 3770k at this very moment is stupid. Also, you don't need a k series to OC, it just pretty irrelevent in all honesty, you are not going to see a huge diffrence ether way, just saying.
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[Wahr] Eogard Sep 11, 2013 @ 9:43am 
some people claim to run the game on extreme with a gtx560 ti 1920x1080 with 60 fps. I think they are lying but who knows with this random game ?
Kiril1512 Sep 11, 2013 @ 9:47am 
Guys, i lf 1200$-1400$... And sure 4º generation processor
Lafferty Sep 11, 2013 @ 9:49am 
Originally posted by Swesal:
The price of a 1150 MOBO, and haswel isn't that much more then 1155, and a ivy. What you are suggesting would cost far more in reality once he did upgrade a year, or two down the road. Buying a new PC with a 3770k at this very moment is stupid. Also, you don't need a k series to OC, it just pretty irrelevent in all honesty, you are not going to see a huge diffrence ether way, just saying.

I can argue with this logic you are correct in the long run i see no benefit but overclocking is a must for some games without having to go out by a new processor and run at stock speeds which is just marginally a improvement. I play arma 3 alot on very high / ultra and without overclocking alone i lose a stable 20fps now that is crazy never mind the bottleneck between my cpu and gpu. But that game is extremely demanding. I challenge anyone with a good pc to play this game on very high on multiplayer and getr a stable 60fps its just not gona happen at stock speeds.

But i would at this very moment purchase a gaming pc which will be an investment a 4th gen mobo setup with as many bells and whilst you an affford especially with adequare cooling preferably water cooling (cpu cooling at least is reccomended).
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Devils Never Cry Sep 11, 2013 @ 9:52am 
Originally posted by Wahr Eogard Ahzek Ahriman:
some people claim to run the game on extreme with a gtx560 ti 1920x1080 with 60 fps. I think they are lying but who knows with this random game ?

i am using a 560 i could probably get 60 but fluctuating all the time if i set it to extreme and lowerd unit detail to high. maybe they looked into the sky i play on Ultra myeslf with this card and by the sound of it works better then most cards feel bad for the 7 series guys all that power and its just not working.
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