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    Default 10 * 3440x1440 - hardware suggestions

    As the title suggests I'm pondering a 10 box upgrade to run recently-tiered raids on my own. I currently run a 5 man dungeon crew at 3440x1440. Slaves at 1, master at 7.

    Here are my hardware specs:

    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz, 4001 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 32.0 GB

    OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
    GPU: 1080 GTX Founders Edition: 8GB dedicated video memory.

    What hardware recommendations would you make?

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    Personally I would overclock to 4.6 and see if that gets you there. Dont see anything glaring that would hold back trying 10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Tire View Post
    Personally I would overclock to 4.6 and see if that gets you there. Dont see anything glaring that would hold back trying 10

    I can give it a go on some trials to see how it does. I'm afraid of firing up 5 more accounts and then finding I'm hardware bottlenecked. I guess the best test would be to fire up 5 trials on a new account and head to Dalaran.

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    I am running 10 no problems with an old computer. i7-4790K@4.0GHz with 32GB and 4GB GTX 980.

    Only thing you want to run different is your resolution. Is that the UltraHD or something? I imagine that depends only on your graphic card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGabriel View Post
    I am running 10 no problems with an old computer. i7-4790K@4.0GHz with 32GB and 4GB GTX 980.

    Only thing you want to run different is your resolution. Is that the UltraHD or something? I imagine that depends only on your graphic card?
    That's kinda it. I cherish my 3440x1440. I would really hate to drop the res for 5 more. Though I haven't put any effort into seeing how it scales down a couple notches. Gonna check that now.

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    Getting back to this now I've pushed for lower res and it seems to be fine on 5 in town. I think I saw a 10-20FPS increase going with the lower ultra wide res. Gonna check out 10 here in a bit. Just some starter characters.

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    Got up to 8 accounts in Dalaran. FPS dropped to 10-12 FPS at a peak hour. So I think my 10 boxing is put off. I wasn't even in 3440x1440. More like 2752x1152.

    Seemed fine around 50FPS in open world though. This is with all slaves at 1 and main at 7 (gfx slider).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMilitia View Post
    Got up to 8 accounts in Dalaran. FPS dropped to 10-12 FPS at a peak hour. So I think my 10 boxing is put off. I wasn't even in 3440x1440. More like 2752x1152.

    Seemed fine around 50FPS in open world though. This is with all slaves at 1 and main at 7 (gfx slider).
    New Dalaran slows down even solo players. I cant bring 5 there without constantly losing follow, stuttering, etc. Everyplace else is fine though, open world, dungeons, raids, lfr even.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGabriel View Post
    New Dalaran slows down even solo players. I cant bring 5 there without constantly losing follow, stuttering, etc. Everyplace else is fine though, open world, dungeons, raids, lfr even.

    No concern about BFA? I know the Zandalari capital is supposed to be expansive. so maybe not as rough on GPUs as Dalaran is.

    For my 5 box team I get about 32FPS in Dalaran. It's manageable. Yeah even at ultra wide.

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    Yes you're definitely going to need more than my old beast to do what you want. I guess its more of an example on no need to go overboard just to run 10.

    Some tricks I use in Dalaran, click all portals one at a time, same with flight paths. Dismiss pets, and use dual-person mounts. But yes those are just bandaides and I may very well be needing a new computer in 4 months to do this in BfA.

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