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Guild Wars 2 System

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Jul 29, 2011
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Roswell, GA
#1
Hey guys!
So long-story short, I've got a $1,000 budget towards a computer, and I'm trying to trick it out so that I can play on high-ultra settings for Guild Wars 2 with a tolerable framerate (preferably 40+). Could I get some feedback on my build? I think I did a decent job, but I've never built a computer and could really use the help. Thanks! :D

System Specs:


Total: $979.78

CPU Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core $169.99
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $29.90
Motherboard ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 $129.86
Memory G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 $39.99
Hard Drive Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $114.12
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB $399.99
Power Supply XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V $69.99
Optical Drive LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer $25.94
 
Joined
Nov 17, 2011
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336
Location
In your mothers pants
#2
Hey guys!
So long-story short, I've got a $1,000 budget towards a computer, and I'm trying to trick it out so that I can play on high-ultra settings for Guild Wars 2 with a tolerable framerate (preferably 40+). Could I get some feedback on my build? I think I did a decent job, but I've never built a computer and could really use the help. Thanks! :D

System Specs:


Total: $979.78

CPU Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core $169.99
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $29.90
Motherboard ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 $129.86
Memory G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 $39.99
Hard Drive Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $114.12
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB $399.99
Power Supply XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V $69.99
Optical Drive LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer $25.94
You are bottle-necking imo with the slower procesor compared to BA GPU
 
Joined
Mar 21, 2011
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#4
I'm not sure if you've bought this already or not, but I highly recommend buying an SSD to put your Windows installation as well as Guild Wars 2 itself on. It'll speed up your loading times in the two programs a LOT, since I've noticed in the Beta Weekend that it takes quite a while to switch from zone to zone.
 

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Jan 17, 2011
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#5
GW2 isn't optimized yet for obvious reasons. Currently the client is CPU heavy. The power of your GPU won't make too much of a difference. Granted that will change on release.
 
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Mar 21, 2011
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#6
GW2 isn't optimized yet for obvious reasons. Currently the client is CPU heavy. The power of your GPU won't make too much of a difference. Granted that will change on release.
At least, we hope it will change on release.
 
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