Gaming PC just good enough for rFactor 2 racing sim (but future proof)


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Hi everyone,

I might build or buy a new PC simply for rFactor 2 to run at 60fps on max settings.

I do however want to, where possible, have room for upgrades a year or two later.

So basically what I'm asking is, what spec would get me great results for rFactor 2 but not break the bank and allow me to do so on the machine at a later date?

Any spec suggestions welcome, I have been told though that nVidia is a must over ATI with rFactor 2.

Game Recommended Spec (probs needs to be higher than this still to get 60fps on max)

RECOMMENDED (over above minimums):
CPU: 3.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or 3.0 GHz AMD Athlon II x2 or better
Memory: 4 GB+
Video Card: nVidia 250 GTS or ATI/AMD 4870 or better
Video Memory: 512MB+
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista 64bit, Windows 7 64bit
Storage: 4 GB+Notes:
1 – 2008 C++ Runtimes SP1 required (included with installer).
2 – rFactor 2 executable is 32bit. 64bit OS recommended above to allow more than 4GB RAM.

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You are probably not going to have to spend too much to beat those specs as most of the parts are obsolete. If you got something using intel socket 1155 then that would leave you plenty of room to upgrade to a much better CPU later, even a £30 - £45 Celeron or Pentium is a bit better than those CPU's.
I think the graphics card you choose may have a lot more impact on performance after watching some youtube videos of the game
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rFactor 2 isn't even out yet so the only people who have any information of what the more demanding options will be are those in the beta so I'd recommend going to the official forums and looking through there for information on what you'll need.

The recommended spec bears no relation to how demanding it'll be when turning all the options on.

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