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PC for Zwift

Corfate

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Hi all,

Long time no speak.

I'm looking for a gaming pc that will be able to run a game called Zwift smoothly.

Key requirements are that it's under £1000, and able to run perfectly on a 4k UHD 120hz TV

I don't need any wifi card as i'll be using homeplugs.

Please could somebody help? I'm well out of touch with PC's these days.

The specs of the game can be found here - Ideally extreme specs of course :)

Thanks!
 
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Oussebon

Multiverse Poster
Given the system requirements my nan's piano could probably run it at 1080p

The Zwift site also has recommended hardware for 4k:

BUILD B: ZWIFT-READY PC (4K)
CPU: Intel i3 8100
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB)
RAM: 8GB DDR4


This is all you need for the best graphics Zwift has to offer on a luxurious 4k television.
http://zwiftpc.com/guide/

I don't think you need a new PC, just a new graphics card for your system and maybe treat yourself to an SSD like a 250gb Samsung 860 Evo as a general system upgrade. Your overclocked i5 will not be far off the i3 8100 for performance.

If you're looking to push as high FPS as possible, you may want to get a GTX 1070 or GTX 1080, since they're down in price at the moment (I think there are 1070s knocking around for £350 or so and some 1080s sub-£450).

I'd suggest getting a new GPU for your current system, and only buying a new system in the extremely unlikely event Zwift isn't happy with your existing i5.
 
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Oussebon

Multiverse Poster
Aha, I see.

Something like this + your own GTX 1070 as PCS's price for it is relatively high and will take you over budget.

And if you were going to go over budget, you should get your own GTX 1070 and add an M.2 SX600 SSD in the configurator :)


Case
FRACTAL FOCUS G BLACK GAMING CASE (Window)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i5 Six Core Processor i5-8400 (2.8GHz) 9MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® PRIME B360M-A: Micro-ATX, LGA1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs - RGB Ready
Memory (RAM)
8GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2400MHz (2 x 4GB)
Graphics Card
NONE, I ALREADY HAVE A GRAPHICS CARD
1[SUP]st[/SUP] Hard Disk
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 32MB CACHE
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W VS SERIES™ VS-550 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
PCS FrostFlow 100 Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 11 to 13 working days
Quantity
1

Price £624.00 including VAT and delivery

Unique URL to re-configure : https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/intel-home-office-pc-ii/jyDnduv5hr/

I don't play Zwift, nor do I have a 4k 120hz TV, but to the best of my google-fu and with a limited budget this seems like a sensible option.
 
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Corfate

Author Level
Aha, I see.

Something like this + your own GTX 1070 as PCS's price for it is relatively high and will take you over budget.

And if you were going to go over budget, you should get your own GTX 1070 and add an M.2 SX600 SSD in the configurator :)


Case
FRACTAL FOCUS G BLACK GAMING CASE (Window)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i5 Six Core Processor i5-8400 (2.8GHz) 9MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® PRIME B360M-A: Micro-ATX, LGA1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs - RGB Ready
Memory (RAM)
8GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2400MHz (2 x 4GB)
Graphics Card
NONE, I ALREADY HAVE A GRAPHICS CARD
1[SUP]st[/SUP] Hard Disk
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 32MB CACHE
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W VS SERIES™ VS-550 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
PCS FrostFlow 100 Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 11 to 13 working days
Quantity
1

Price £624.00 including VAT and delivery

Unique URL to re-configure : https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/intel-home-office-pc-ii/jyDnduv5hr/

I don't play Zwift, nor do I have a 4k 120hz TV, but to the best of my google-fu and with a limited budget this seems like a sensible option.

You're a star, thanks muchly :)
 
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