Since the log-in issues were 'solved' a few days ago, the lag and CTDs* have returned in full force for me. So even though I can manage to play, it's not ... uhm ideal. Therefore it's time to finally figure out which new PC to buy. Regardless of the recommendations of MA, there seem to be some parts that just don't like EU. Graphic cards and sound cards are the main ones I remember EU can be picky about. As I hear even people with new PC's having problems. So: - What should be the minimum realistic specs atm to run EU smoothly? - Which components should I avoid, or which ones would you recommend? - Which Windows version is best compatible with EU? - Is there a system and/or online shop that you would recommend? I want to buy a PC that can run EU on high settings without any problems. This doesn't need to be the latest or fastest model, but just something solid that will run without headaches. And preferably can be upgraded by myself later on. Something like having a double screen would be handy too, so browsing can be done simultaneously. Any advise/recommendations are very welcome. * Spoiler: Description of latest technical issues. While lately I was able to play with only a few CTDs a day, now it's like four an hour. At random times, but mainly when doing things like TP'ing, using the storage terminal or AH. (Often after one of the various lags: loot / chat / TP / terminal & inventory -lag, avatar frozen while still being able to chat, etc.) When crashing, the re-logging has reverted to taking a lot of time. Often, when finally getting past the log-in screen, it gets stuck indefinitely on the loading screen. While before I could log in and play on 'low' settings, now I'm not able to log in unless I'm resetting to default (= 'high') in the CL. That will let me log in, but my computer can't handle gameplay on 'high', so I get a CTD. Viscous circle... Results after trial & error: I can log in when resetting to default, and then play by moving most settings down to 'low', while keeping three of them on 'high'. These issues have only returned since the 'log-in problem fix' from a few days ago. Are they just because of low memory/crappy laptop, or do I also need to change something about my connection?