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Hey everyone!

So I was board, combing through some ideas on youtube, and thought that Linus Tech Tips had a good and valid point..running mulitple users on one pc. Now, we can do it on budget priced hardware with the new AMD chips, like the R5 series, or kick it up a notch and go with the lowest end R7. Linus likes to rub it in that his hardware costs $30k or more..but his equipment also "DIES" a lot. Or he just click baits for views/monetization and acts dramatic for camera...I digress.

I got the rest of the details on lock down, but had a question for GPU ideas.

My family that would use this setup doesnt really play too demanding games. I tried to get them off of WoW into something newer, like ESO. I know both of these games dont require mega hardware to play at 1080p.

What video cards would you suggest to be used for playing games at 1080p? I was leaning towards the RX 460...but for not much more, the 470 could be had. Then not a little more the 480 is there. I would consider that a little over kill and power eater....I know custom bios can bring the heat and power consumption down, but then again, budget mindedness is key here.

I think an RX 460 with 4gb is good enough. Nvidia 1050 should be fine, or a Ti model.

Thoughts? Suggestions?
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Hey everyone!

So I was board, combing through some ideas on youtube, and thought that Linus Tech Tips had a good and valid point..running mulitple users on one pc. Now, we can do it on budget priced hardware with the new AMD chips, like the R5 series, or kick it up a notch and go with the lowest end R7. Linus likes to rub it in that his hardware costs $30k or more..but his equipment also "DIES" a lot. Or he just click baits for views/monetization and acts dramatic for camera...I digress.

I got the rest of the details on lock down, but had a question for GPU ideas.

My family that would use this setup doesnt really play too demanding games. I tried to get them off of WoW into something newer, like ESO. I know both of these games dont require mega hardware to play at 1080p.

What video cards would you suggest to be used for playing games at 1080p? I was leaning towards the RX 460...but for not much more, the 470 could be had. Then not a little more the 480 is there. I would consider that a little over kill and power eater....I know custom bios can bring the heat and power consumption down, but then again, budget mindedness is key here.

I think an RX 460 with 4gb is good enough. Nvidia 1050 should be fine, or a Ti model.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

Nvidia cards are a pain in the butt to get working on unraid. Stick to AMD unless you want to deal with dumping the bios per card and having issues with the pc booting on update due to the xml needing edited to change the pcie id. Also Audio Desync issues are a pain on Nvidia cards in unraid, you have to manually registry edit some settings on or it sounds demonic and slows down the audio. A 460 would probably be fine for most games on low-med, at 60fps I would recommend it.

Edit: I highly recommend that the OS is installed on a ssd, (2 win7 installs on 1 128gb SSD) and then give each os its individual HDD for storage so you don't run into issues with storage speed and get stutters from that.
Edited by UpgradeSolution - 4/14/17 at 9:54pm
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Thanks for the reply!

Yeah, a pair of 460's look like it would be the best bang for the buck for high settings in WoW...I need to get them on another game...

The SSD setup? for sure! I thought of using two SSDs, like 80 or 120gb and run two, one for each 'rig' and probably a terabyte 7200rpm mechanical, for each.
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Thanks for the reply!

Yeah, a pair of 460's look like it would be the best bang for the buck for high settings in WoW...I need to get them on another game...

The SSD setup? for sure! I thought of using two SSDs, like 80 or 120gb and run two, one for each 'rig' and probably a terabyte 7200rpm mechanical, for each.

Sounds like a plan, if you need anything hit me up, I have a lot of experience with passthrough on unraid and esxi.
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will do!
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