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Building for Kerbal Space Program

JamieJohnTurrell

13 months ago

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/JamieJohnTurrell/saved/tqVvnQ

I just need any help or advice on making sure everything will work well together and is the best choice. From reading on the net it says Kerbal needs a high single thread rating. I want to be able to mod heavily and that will include graphics mods. If its possible I want to save money where possible.

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

The 9600k will have good single threaded performance. If your interested, with a better cpu cooler, you can get some pretty good overcloking results from that chip as well to further increase the single threaded performance. The 1060 while a good card, may struggle with lots of graphic enhancement mods especially anything above 1080p.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

What graphics card would you recommend?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

KSS only requires 1gb graphics as standard.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

It’s not necessarily a matter of vram on the card. The 1060 will do fine with KSS vanilla. If you start adding a whole bunch of mods that effect graphics, it’s hard to say what will be enough.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks. I may stick with the GPU for now, im at the higher end of my budget. Can you recommend a CPU cooler?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don't plan on doing a lot of overclocking, the current cpu cooler will do just fine. If you do want to do a decent amount of overclocking, either a beefier air cooler or aio would be recommended.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor £252.99 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 49 CFM CPU Cooler £38.90 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI - Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £114.86 @ More Computers
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £114.97 @ CCL Computers
Storage Crucial - BX500 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £30.73 @ Aria PC
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £36.22 @ PC World Business
Video Card *PowerColor - Radeon RX 580 8 GB Video Card £179.95 @ AWD-IT
Case Fractal Design - Focus G (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For £51.30
Power Supply BitFenix - Formula Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply £66.53 @ CCL Computers
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte - GC-WB1733D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter £31.36 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan ARCTIC - F12 Silent 37 CFM 120mm Fan £4.99 @ AWD-IT
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £922.80
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-17 04:19 GMT+0000
  • Slightly better GPU
  • Bigger SSD
  • Added one more 120mm fan, to help with heat extraction
  • CPU cooler is dated replaced it with a newer unit
  • /ac rated wireless adapter (much faster than the one you had in your list)
  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. Thanks man. How easy is overclocking with the selected motherboard?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I picked that cheap wifi card as the only time i will be on the net is when downloading a game or mod, and updating said games and updates

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

May not get wifi as i will be able to use a cable also.

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