I get these notifications in the email - lots of great deals to be found for RAM, SSDs, etc
Newegg and Microcenter, sometimes PNY, mostly Newegg, though,
really! get moar stuff, NO REALLY!!
buy buy buy!! good deals on SSDs, DDR4 RAM, next gen Intel CPUs
And if you want help kitting out a computer, use pcpartpicker
If you want help building a computer, there are loads of videos on newegg and youtube (for instance
just go to Youtube and search for "build a gaming computer" and you'll get lots of options to view.)
I came across this SC performance and tweaking guide by YouTuber 'BoredGamer' and the results are astounding.
Guide No.1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8K9Xfn6YlQ
Guide no 2: https://www.redacted.tv/how-to-set-up-star-citizen-performance-guide/
Previously, my son could only run SC in 1080p at the lowest graphic setting, now he's running it at 1080p with the highest graphic settings and its smoother than before.
It took about 40 minutes to complete the process, but the results are clearly worth the effort. If this has been posted before then apologies in advance.
Hey fellow star citizens , just starting this thread for all of who are interested in how the game plays in 4K .
I have set up a YouTube channel in which I ll post regular updates in Star Citizen 4K Gameplay , in maxed out settings with frame performance etc.
Not just Star Citizen content though , right now there are dedicated playlists on Benchmarks in 4K ( https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfuS158oXuea8zF97Ks02jIyezZlwzoj- ) and a Batman Arkham Night 4K list too ( https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfuS158oXuebnxqpGueVNTUIHMz7OvRz7 ). In the next days , most probably during Xmas period , I plan to upload Grand Theft Auto 4k maxed out videos , and some The Witcher 3 benchmarks and gameplay .
Feel free to subscribe , I would be really grateful!
Don't hesitate to comment and tell me your opinion
My Rig is a custom build water cooling PC named "Project Replicant" , the full build guide can be found here :
http://www.overclock.net/t/1569287/build-log-parvum-systems-s-2-project-replicant-finished-project Specs are : *CPU : Intel CPU Core i7-5820K / OC at 4.2GHZ ( via a custom water-cooling loop )
*Mobo : ASROCK X99M EXTREME4 RETAIL
*RAM : KINGSTON HYPERX PREDATOR 16GB (4X4GB) DDR4 2666MHZ
*GPU : EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked
*PSU : Corsair AX860 80+ Platinum
*CASE : PARVUM SYSTEMS S2
*HD1 : SSD SAMSUNG 840 EVO 500GB ( OS, apps , games ONLY )
*HD2 : HDD WD GREEN 2 TB ( for docs/photos/videos/music ONLY )
*OPTICAL DRIVE : External Blu-Ray Reader/Writer
*KEYBOARD : Corsair K70 Gaming RGB - CHERRY MX RED Switches -
*MONITOR : Αsus PB287Q 4K 1MS 28''
*OS : Windows 10 Home.
The video card is manually overclocked with MSI Afterburner to a max : +125mhZ Core & +425mhZ Memory. *Current Display Driver Version : 359.06*
The system is stable.
Crushes and glitches free. So , this is my playlist of Star Citizen 4K videos , hope you ll find it useful!
So , what do you think ?
Noticed something interesting in the Hangar. I had it loaded with several different type of ships and when I was wandering around it would stutter at times. I assumed it was just the massive poly count (inherent in these ships) trying to update.
BUT, I never saw any stutter or delay in Arena Commander, so I decided to play around with the load out in the Hangar.
What I found is if you have any ships in the Hangar that are NOT Flight Ready – you will see the graphics stutter occasionally as you move around. If you only load in the ships that ARE Flight Ready, then you can zip around in the Hangar as much as you want to.
Apparently the Flight Ready ships are getting a better optimization pass that the non-flight ready ones lack. (d'uh).
On the plus side, any ships that you are capable of using in Arena Commander are still available even if you just have a base Aurora in the Hangar.
TL:DR Conclusion: If you are seeing any graphics stutter when walking around in the Hangar, remove any ships that are not Flight Ready. - DRUM out
So I have a bit of an interesting issue. Let me just preface this with a disclaimer:
I know that the hangar module is in a pre-alpha stage, which means that I know the performance is sub par and that it is not optimized for any particular card.
Ok, now that the disclaimer is out of the way, I'd like to give you guys my system specs just so that you know:
i7 3770k @ 4.5 ghz
Antec Kuhler 920 CPU cooling
Asus Sabertooth z77
2x MSI 7970 3gb/OC @ 1100 Mhz clock/1600 Mhz memory (aftermarket cooling)
2x 128 gb Samsung SSDs in Raid 0 (<<--I run the hangar module on these raided SSDs)
500 gb WD Blue HD
Windows 8.1 Pro
Catalyst 14.2 drivers (Beta) (I am running eyefinity)
Alright, so I've been playing around in the business hangar module with my freelancer and 315p. I use MSI afterburner to monitor my card usage, memory/core clocks, core temp, and VRM temps. What I have noticed is that whatever I do, the hangar module WILL NOT use crossfire and that I'm getting horrible performance (15 to 17 fps MAX) with 2 7970 (AMD's last gen flagship card). My top card is always at full clocks while my second card is always on idle clocks (as though I am NOT in a 3D application). Thus, my first thought is that crossfire is not on. So I checked the Catalyst control center and Xfire is on and then I proceeded to try to force AFR friendly crossfire in the control center. When I booted up Star Citizen, both my cards will boot up to max clock speeds but then my second card will clock back down to idle clocks. Next, I used some of the CryEngine 3 console commands to try to force crossfire on. I used this command: r_MultGPU 1 to set the game to to search for another card to use in crossfire. However, this did not work either! I tried restarting the module as well as making a user.cfg file with that command and neither worked. So I took to the internet to try to find an answer, thinking that other people might have had my problem. Unfortunately, I could not find anyone who had the same problem and on top of that, I found people who were using crossfire in the hangar module when I clearly could not. Here is an example that really angered me because this guy is running his 7970s in crossfire and eyefinity just like me and he is getting significantly better performance than me. JUST to make it clear I disabled my eyefinity while running the hangar module because of performance issues (all the above issues were seen at 1920 x 1080 resolution). Here is the link of the guy who was using crossfire effectively: http://www.tweaktown.com/tweakipedia/28/star-citizen-benchmarked-at-7860x1440-with-radeon-hd-7970s-in-cf/index.html
Thus, I am frustrated because that guy ran his 7970 CF at a higher res than me in the deluxe hangar (which i can only assume is more demanding than the business hangar) while I am running at a lower res with the same chip and having issue with fps and I can't even get CF to work. Clearly, this does not seem like simply the module not being optimized. I also know it is not a cooling issue because my main card never peaks over 53 degree celsius in this module and my VRM temps are all below 70 degree celsius while in the module as well.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I was thinking of rolling back to 13.12 drivers to see if that would help but I am not sure.