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EverQuest PC Building & Laptop Guide

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EverQuest PC Building & Laptop Guide

Everquest is a legacy game. Most builds you see online are tailored for modern games where they cut costs on the CPU and RAM, just so they can blow the budget on a nice video card. EQ requires the exact opposite: it barely notices your video card and instead puts load on your CPU and RAM. As games grow more video card dependent, the need for Everquest-specific PC builds (especially for multiboxers) increases.

If you've never built a PC, it's much easier than anyone would lead you to believe. If you're smart enough to run KissAssist or put together LEGO's, you have the intelligence required to slap together computer parts.

You should follow a general step-by-step guide when building your PC. If you prefer text (with videos when helpful) I highly recommend TechReport's guide here. If you prefer pure video, we like this one:



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Please add your EQ box! Level 2 users can edit the posts in this thread like a wiki, so get to the correct section, hit edit, and show us your machine.

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Reply to this thread with your build and any notes on it. A mod will add it to the wiki. If you're level 2, feel free to add it yourself (just the build, no notes) and link your post so people can get more info & give thanks.

Desktop build template. Click "select all" and copy.
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Date of build:
Purpose of PC: 
Instances of EQ:
EQ graphics settings:

Processor: 
CPU cooler: 
Motherboard:
Memory: 
Graphics: 
Audio:
Storage: 
Storage2: 
Case: 
PSU: 
Total cost at time of post:

Link to post about build:
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Date laptop was released:
Purpose of laptop:
Instances of EQ:
EQ graphics settings:

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[b]Memory[/b]: 
[b]Graphics[/b]: 
[b]Storage[/b]: 
[b]Cost at time of post[/b]:

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EverQuest Desktop Builds Under $100 :eek:



Not going to be able to hand build one for sub 100 but this one from newegg with a promo code will run eq. :) Also Comes with Windows 7 Pro.
Lenovo ThinkCentre M58p Desktop
Username:pugs
Date of build:4/27/2016
Purpose of PC: Everquest Trader Box
Instances of EQ: 1
EQ graphics settings: Low

CPU:Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 r:
Cooler: Stock:
Motherboard: Lenovo Secret Form factor:
Memory: 2gb DDR3:
Graphics: Built in intel:
Audio: It can make sounds :
Storage: Spinning 250 GB of Rust:
Storage2: You are Funny:
Case: Small Tool less form factor:
PSU: A UGE 125W:
Total cost at time of build: $109.13:

Link to post about build:

 
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EverQuest Desktop Builds Under $500 :toot:





Used just like EQ is
Username: Razkle
Date of build: August 2014
Purpose of PC: Easy to build. Play any game on low settings.
Instances of EQ: 12-48

Processor: Intel Core i7 any series as long as quad core or better
CPU cooler: Stock
Motherboard:Stock
Memory: 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) $80
Graphics: Gtx 550 TI $50
Audio: none
Storage: Samsung 128gb 850 EVO SSD $105
Storage2: WD 1tb HDD $50
Case:Stock
PSU: Stock
Total cost at time of build: under $500 everytime!

Link to post: http://www.redguides.com/community/...p-Laptop-Guide?p=272001&viewfull=1#post272001

 
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Great build for not too much $$
Username: rhb
Date of build: March 2016
Purpose of PC: Easy to build. Play any game.
Instances of EQ: 12-15
EQ graphics settings: High, no spell effects (but can run if I want, I just don't like the new ones)

Processor: Intel Core i7-4790K Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LGA 1150 BX80646I74790K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600
CPU cooler: 1 x Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
Motherboard:MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Memory: 2x 16GB Gskillz
Graphics: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 DirectX 12 GV-N1070G1 GAMING-8GD 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 ATX Video Card
Audio: none
Storage: SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 500GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-75E500B/AM
Storage2: WD 1tb HDD
Case:Crappy one, neatly organized is all that matters!
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 850 T2 220-T2-0850-X1 80+ TITANIUM 850W Fully Modular EVGA ECO Mode
Total cost at time of build: $1,000 - probably cheaper now

Link to post about build:
http://www.redguides.com/community/...p-Laptop-Guide?p=271519&viewfull=1#post271519







Gaming on a budget
Username: runordie
Date of build: August 2014
Purpose of PC: Easy to build. Play any game on low settings.
Instances of EQ: 12-15
EQ graphics settings: medium to low. Using free wineq2's processor and gfx reducing setting. Also turned down spell effects opacity and distance in game.

Processor: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz LGA 1150
CPU cooler: none
Motherboard:ASRock Z97 PRO4 LGA 1150 ATX
Memory: Kingston HyperX Blue 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800)
Graphics: MSI Radeon R9 280X Overclocked 3Gb
Audio: none
Storage: Samsung 250gb 850 EVO SSD
Storage2: WD 1tb HDD
Case:Corsair Carbide Series Spec-02 Mid-Tower ATX
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 750 750W Watt Bronze ATX 12V
Total cost at time of build: $1,000 - probably cheaper now

Link to post about build:
http://www.redguides.com/community/...p-Laptop-Guide?p=271519&viewfull=1#post271519





Dell Frankenstein Special!
Username:Razkle
Date of build:15MAY16
Purpose of PC: replacement main PC/ ANYTHING
Instances of EQ: 48+
EQ graphics settings: Middle of the road settings

Processor: i7-960 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU cooler: stock
Motherboard: Dell XPS 435MT Stock
Memory: Generic 8gb 1600 ram x 3 and 4gb 1600 ram x 3 for 36gb ram (came with 12) added 3x 8gb at $50 each for $150 total
Graphics: 7770 OC version with 1gb ddr5 NOT overclocked! $45
Audio: onboard
Storage: SAMSUNG EVO 850 512gb Solid State Drive (SSD) $125
Storage2: 2TB WD $75 (bought as an external and removed it from the case)
Case: stock
PSU: 650w Rosewill from Microcenter $25
Total cost at time of post: Just under $700 for a KILLER machine

Link to post about build: http://www.redguides.com/community/...p-Laptop-Guide?p=273877&viewfull=1#post273877

 
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Dual CPU/Gaming PC and just about anything else
Username: Ubereater
Date of build: 7/20/2016
Purpose of PC: EQ, and just whatever. Was sick of my old laptop, and figured, let's do this.
Instances of EQ: 18+
EQ graphics settings: High, new models etc, still messing around with all the effects to see what I actually want on, but no problems so far

Benchmark: 3dMark benchmark score

The motherboard CPU and Ram was a combo deal, which is why they're all the same on the list.

Processor/Motherboard/Memory: Intel S2600CP Motherboard w/ Dual E5-2670 SR0KX , 128GB Ram $488
CPU FANS: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO $30x2
Graphics: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 XTREME Gaming GV-N1070XTREME-8GD Video Card $460
Storage: Kingston Digital 480GB UV400 SSD C2C 2.5" SUV400S37/480G $115
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro series PH-ES614PC_BK Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case $99
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 850 B2 80+ BRONZE, 850W $80
randoms: TP-LINK TL-WN881ND Wireless N300 PCI Express Adapter, 2.4GHz 300Mbps $17
randoms: Arctic Silver 5 AS5-3.5G Thermal Paste $8
randoms: Intel AXX2IOS I/O Shield $18
Total cost at time of build: $1,350

it's coming up as 32 cores, i thought it was only going to be 16, 8 per processor, so still looking into it, but EQ loves all the cores!!!!



VR Multiboxer
Username: Redbot
Date of build: 4/27/2016
Purpose of PC: EQ, VR games
Instances of EQ: At least 12 (not tested)
EQ graphics settings: High, new models

Processor: Intel Core i5-6500
Motherboard: MSI's Z170A SLI Plus
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-2133
Graphics: MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4G
Storage: Crucial MX200 500GB
Storage2: WD Blue 1TB
Case: Fractal Design Define S
PSU: Seasonic SSR-550RM 550W
Total cost at time of build: $1,073
Link to post: http://www.redguides.com/community/...p-Laptop-Guide?p=271414&viewfull=1#post271414





High End Gaming Rig
Username: RedQueen - Links to products will be added soon.
Date of build: 4/15/2016(ish)
Purpose of PC: Gaming, boxing, botting, 3D Model Rendering.
Instances of EQ: 40+ (not tested...)
EQ graphics settings: Medium ish. New models, particles on for self.

Processor: i7 6700k
CPU cooler: Corsair Water Cooling
Motherboard: Z170-AR
Memory: 24 GB Vengance DDR4 2400mhz
Graphics: 2x GTX 960's SLI (Works for EQ surprisingly well!)
Audio: Onboard creative audio.
Storage: 480 Samsung Evo
Storage2: 6x 240 GB SSD in HW RAID0
Case: Escapes me - Will find out case.
PSU: 1250W Gold Corsair
Total cost at time of build:1,600$ or so.

Link to post about build: TBA





10 Year Rig
Username: EQStreamz
Date of build: 03MAY16
Purpose of PC: EVERYTHING / ANYTHING
Instances of EQ: 12+
EQ graphics settings: Max

Processor: Intel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E 8-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 2011-v3
CPU cooler: Corsair Hydro Series? H115i Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: MSI X99A GodLike Gaming Carbon LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99
Memory: G.SKILL TridentZ Series 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3400 (PC4 27200) Intel Z170 Platform Desktop Memory
Graphics: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 980Ti 6GB XTREME GAMING WATERFORCE
Audio: Onboard Realtek ALC1150 7.1 Channels (see motherboard)
Storage: SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Storage2: NONE
Case: Cooler Master HAF X
PSU: EVGA 220-P2-1200-X1 PLUS Platinum 1200W
Total cost at time of post: $3,697.47

Link to post about build: EQStreamz Post for the build.

 
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VR Multiboxer
Username: Redbot
Date of build: 4/27/2016
Purpose of PC: EQ, VR games
Instances of EQ: At least 12
EQ graphics settings: High, new models

Processor: Intel Core i5-6500
Motherboard: MSI's Z170A SLI Plus
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-2133
Graphics: MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4G
Storage: Crucial MX200 500GB
Storage2: WD Blue 1TB
Case: Fractal Design Define S
PSU: Seasonic SSR-550RM 550W
Total cost at time of build: $1,073



A VR ready build I'm considering. I went with Intel over AMD to save a bit of power, and of course quad-core for multiboxing. Stock cooler is fine. I prefer MSI's Z170A SLI Plus motherboard over the MSI Z170-A Pro, it's $15 more but has better audio and a USB-C port. DDR4 RAM is insanely cheap right now, $57 for 16GB. SSD for Windows and games, and the reliable WD Blue for media. Gold rated PSU that's ranked highly at johnnyguru, plus it's SLI ready incase you ever want to take full advantage of the motherboard. The fractal design case isn't needed, but it's pretty and has great reviews. And in case I ever get an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, the GTX 970 Gaming 4G is VR Ready.
 

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Gaming on a budget
Username: runordie
Date of build: August 2014
Purpose of PC: Easy to build. Play any game on low settings.
Instances of EQ: 12-15
EQ graphics settings: medium to low. Using free wineq2's processor and gfx reducing setting. Also turned down spell effects opacity and distance in game.

Processor: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz LGA 1150
CPU cooler: none
Motherboard:ASRock Z97 PRO4 LGA 1150 ATX
Memory: Kingston HyperX Blue 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800)
Graphics: MSI Radeon R9 280X Overclocked 3Gb
Audio: none
Storage: Samsung 250gb 850 EVO SSD
Storage2: WD 1tb HDD
Case:Corsair Carbide Series Spec-02 Mid-Tower ATX
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 750 750W Watt Bronze ATX 12V
Total cost at time of build: $1,000 - probably cheaper now


I started off this build with only 8gb ram and no ssd. i knew i would upgrade over time and this rig is scaling nicely.
 
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Re: Any interest in an EQ Box building guide?

I have 1 unit that runs dual Zeon Quads(Dell 690) and 32gb ram with a 7770 card driving the video and I can run 48 clients on it.

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I turn off anything and everything to max the fps and lower the ping. Also I do not ever E V E R have a browser running on any machine with more then 4 clients on it. If you see new lag and scratch your head as to why, REBOOT!

I should break down and screenshot the shit outta my setup in game and post it...
 

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Why no browsers? I like to have a browser up to look at quest/task guides on alla's while I'm going through them. I understand it takes up some bandwidth, but I'm only running 5 clients (6 max), so I don't see it as THAT terrible.
 

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Re: Any interest in an EQ Box building guide?

I have 4 of the z200 same workstation all i7s as my main boxes now, they are nice but power supply concerns, same as yours there. All the Z series so have to be careful on video card upgrade. (I swapped 550TI's into mine with zero problems)

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Why no browsers? I like to have a browser up to look at quest/task guides on alla's while I'm going through them. I understand it takes up some bandwidth, but I'm only running 5 clients (6 max), so I don't see it as THAT terrible.
open a browser and look at the cpu and mem usage spiking for no reason, all the shit going on in the background fucks with the system constantly, means less cycles to go around for your boxes.
 

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That one comes with a 3 yr warranty. Not too bad for an extra box on a refurbished machine.
 

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Used just like EQ is
Username: Razkle
Date of build: August 2014
Purpose of PC: Easy to build. Play any game on low settings.
Instances of EQ: 12-48

Processor: Intel Core i7 any series as long as quad core or better
CPU cooler: Stock
Motherboard:Stock
Memory: 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) $80
Graphics: Gtx 550 TI $50
Audio: none
Storage: Samsung 128gb 850 EVO SSD $105
Storage2: WD 1tb HDD $50
Case:Stock
PSU: Stock
Total cost at time of build: under $500 everytime!

what I do is buy anyone's i7 and I try to get no ram or hdd as I will be swapping them out. Call it more of an upgrade then a build. Pop in an SSD, Video card and Ram and Box your ass off! Most times I pay $100-150 for a base i7 box.

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microcenter.com you can get 1tb hard drives for $49 AND they come with a 6 month warranty, so you pay $4 more for 2 years warranty! woot!
 

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How do you get 48 instances of EQ on a box with 16gb ram?
That would be a wonderful post /guide by itself. Listing settings and tweaks done to best maximize the number of running instances.
 
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How do you get 48 instances of EQ on a box with 16gb ram?
He is running SSDs. What he doesn't have in RAM should be effectively made up for in fast paging, as long as the page file is allocated to the SSD.

From what I remember I could get tuned down boxes to ~600MB of RAM per instance, without fully turning off absolutely everything. Which means ~29gigs of RAM, with the extra 13gigs easily paged off to SSD I imagine. I bet the performance would actually be pretty tolerable, too.

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I was looking at something like this to run my emu server on for testing and boxing stuff as a stand alone separate box. I would slap in a high end video card i have laying around.

http://www.amazon.com/Z600-Workstat...80011,p_n_feature_five_browse-bin:13580790011
That's not too bad at 400 bucks. I tend to think of Xeons getting more price effective on the high end, with that being a rather low one, but it's not bad.

If you don't need the copy of Win7 it comes with, I do think you could beat it pretty handily with assembly new, though.
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128565 - $55
CPU: http://www.amazon.com/FD9590FHHKWOF-Fx-9590-8-core-Black-Edition/dp/B00DGGW3MI%3Fpsc%3D1%26SubscriptionId%3DAKIAJM4UVF4RQCUWVBQA%26tag%3Dcpubenchmark-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB00DGGW3MI - ~$225
Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226757 - $50 for 16Gigs
SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211983 - $38
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438038 - $17
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811208059 - $20

If my maths are right, that's $405.
So, generally speaking a ~35% faster multithread CPU (40% single threaded), double the RAM (and faster, the Z600 maxes at 1333mhz), on SSD instead of HDD, for the same price.

Depends how much you want to work at it. I think it's a reasonably upgrade to build it new over buying the refurb, but it's close enough the headache avoidance is awfully tempting.
 

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How do you get 48 instances of EQ on a box with 16gb ram?
Redbot is right, 48 on 16 is tight, I had 32gb installed on the i7s that had 48. sorry. But I can get eq down to 300mb per as well so conceivably you can do 48, very laggy but 48

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now after much testing for rock solid, I do 12 or 18 clients per pc with 16 or 24 gb ram on a quad core i7... I can and do run for weeks at a time!
 

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Is there an appreciable difference between the i5 and the i7? I run an i5 now and it's decent for 14 but not great with 16gb of ram. My ram usage is about 700-800mb per so I'm at 50% ish percent ram usage. Ideally I want to run 2 groups doing crap and then my raiding toon with his porting bot in raids.
 

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10 Year Rig
Username: EQStreamz
Date of build: 03MAY16
Purpose of PC: EVERYTHING / ANYTHING
Instances of EQ: 12+
EQ graphics settings: Max

Processor: Intel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E 8-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 2011-v3
CPU cooler: Corsair Hydro Series™ H115i Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: MSI X99A GodLike Gaming Carbon LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99
Memory: G.SKILL TridentZ Series 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3400 (PC4 27200) Intel Z170 Platform Desktop Memory
Graphics: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 980Ti 6GB XTREME GAMING WATERFORCE
Audio: Onboard Realtek ALC1150 7.1 Channels (see motherboard)
Storage: SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Storage2: NONE
Case: Cooler Master HAF X
PSU: EVGA 220-P2-1200-X1 PLUS Platinum 1200W
Total cost at time of post: $3,697.47

Link to post about build: NONE



I am sure with this build I could run 40+ EQ instances with medium+ settings as fast as the CPU and GPU will be OCd and the direct channel access of the M2 SSD. Let me know if you see anything wrong with my build, I just threw it together and will be purchasing it in a week or two.
 
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Used just like EQ is
Username: Razkle
Date of build: August 2014
Purpose of PC: Easy to build. Play any game on low settings.
Instances of EQ: 12-48

Processor: Intel Core i7 any series as long as quad core or better
CPU cooler: Stock
Motherboard:Stock
Memory: 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) $80
Graphics: Gtx 550 TI $50
Audio: none
Storage: Samsung 128gb 850 EVO SSD $105
Storage2: WD 1tb HDD $50
Case:Stock
PSU: Stock
Total cost at time of build: under $500 everytime!

what I do is buy anyone's i7 and I try to get no ram or hdd as I will be swapping them out. Call it more of an upgrade then a build. Pop in an SSD, Video card and Ram and Box your ass off! Most times I pay $100-150 for a base i7 box.

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microcenter.com you can get 1tb hard drives for $49 AND they come with a 6 month warranty, so you pay $4 more for 2 years warranty! woot!
Razkle, do you have a particular retailer or manufacturer where you can find a barebones I7 quad core for 100-150?
 
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Username: EQStreamz
Date of build: 03MAY16
Purpose of PC: EVERYTHING / ANYTHING
Instances of EQ: 12+
EQ graphics settings: Max

Processor: Intel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E 8-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 2011-v3
CPU cooler: Corsair Hydro Series™ H115i Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: MSI X99A GodLike Gaming Carbon LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99
Memory: G.SKILL TridentZ Series 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3400 (PC4 27200) Intel Z170 Platform Desktop Memory
Graphics: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 980Ti 6GB XTREME GAMING WATERFORCE
Audio: Onboard Realtek ALC1150 7.1 Channels (see motherboard)
Storage: SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Storage2: NONE
Case: Cooler Master HAF X
PSU: EVGA 220-P2-1200-X1 PLUS Platinum 1200W
Total cost at time of post: $3,697.47

Link to post about build: NONE



I am sure with this build I could run 40+ EQ instances with medium+ settings as fast as the CPU and GPU will be OCd and the direct channel access of the M2 SSD. Let me know if you see anything wrong with my build, I just threw it together and will be purchasing it in a week or two.
Looks like a very nice rig that'll do almost anything. I wonder if Raz spent that much on all of his rigs.:raise:
 

Maskoi

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Re: EverQuest PC Building & Laptop Guide

Used just like EQ is

what I do is buy anyone's i7 and I try to get no ram or hdd as I will be swapping them out. Call it more of an upgrade then a build. Pop in an SSD, Video card and Ram and Box your ass off! Most times I pay $100-150 for a base i7 box.

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I usually buy Dell, but I ended up with with 4 Hp 200Zs too. Brand is not as important as form factor! Yeah SFF or Slim cases are cool in theory, but horrible in practice! Get a mid or full tower so you get a bigger stock PSU and regular video cards will fit it!
 

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Re: EverQuest PC Building & Laptop Guide

NOT that I needed another box but the price was just too good!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DELL-STUDIO...G%2BgcKflNrVunGPysPpk%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

snagged this today just cause it was too cheap to pass on! And I sold one of my quad i5 rigs to a friend so I am upgrading that one to this one...

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oh and if you like, the seller has a few of them closing in the next couple days! SO it could be i7 time for you too!
 

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Jesus, already ended! Will check his other listings... guess Ima gonna have to snipe.
 

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THAT one ended, and I paid and it is already shipped, en-route TO MY HOUSE! but he has more!
 

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Damn Raz, you got that one cheaper than his other listings that still have 23+ hours on them!
 

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I have a whole set of eBay rules that serve me well.... I usually get the good deals...
 
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