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#1 Zimmco37

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:46 AM

I have been playing guild wars 2 on my laptop with just about the lowest setting impossible, also I don't have much money but i think just about anything is a step up. Currently this is what I have come up with.

‚ÄčIt all comes out to around $420 I would like to stay in the 400-450 price range, but I wanted to know everyones thoughts on it, if it's garbage or not, and if I should switch out parts for something else. I'll appreciate any help.

#2 Zerk2012

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:06 AM

View PostZimmco37, on 30 November 2012 - 12:46 AM, said:


Well your going to need a mouse, keyboard, speakers, operating system, and TV or monitor also unless you have all of that.

#3 Zimmco37

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:11 AM

Yep I already got the rest taken care of all I need to do now is buy and build the computer.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:16 AM

That cpu wont give you a constant 60fps, you will dip in the 12 to 15 fps during heavy wvwvw fight and in big pve events.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:20 AM

Do you have any suggestions for an alternate cpu that would be better around that price? if not i still have an extra $30 i can tack on.

#6 Zerk2012

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:47 AM

View PostZimmco37, on 30 November 2012 - 01:20 AM, said:

Do you have any suggestions for an alternate cpu that would be better around that price? if not i still have an extra $30 i can tack on.
Here ya go alot better performance all the way around. This i3 3220 will just stomp on that old AMD processor and the 6770 is a big upgrade. Bigger HDD and the powersupply comes with a power cord.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qd70

Edited by Zerk2012, 30 November 2012 - 02:54 AM.


#7 Zimmco37

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:16 AM

Wow all around that does look a lot better, I knew it was the right decision to ask around before i committed myself. Also with that motherboard I can upgrade to the i5 or i7 sometime in the future correct?

#8 Zerk2012

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:25 AM

View PostZimmco37, on 30 November 2012 - 03:16 AM, said:

Wow all around that does look a lot better, I knew it was the right decision to ask around before i committed myself. Also with that motherboard I can upgrade to the i5 or i7 sometime in the future correct?
You can upgrade to anything you wish but it is not made to overclock so putting a say i5 3570k chip in and overclocking it is out of the question but everything else would work. you could actually put that chip in and it will work just no overclocking.
The i3 3220 CPU is ALOT better than the old AMD you picked and will be playable in WVW. After the IVY Intel CPU their changing sockets so no future upgrades unless its just more cores.
EDIT i'm still looking at the video card I listed might be a better option.

Edited by Zerk2012, 30 November 2012 - 03:33 AM.


#9 Zimmco37

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:47 AM

Still what you have given me is leagues ahead of my laptop, and better than what I had picked previously so I have to thank you again for giving me a better bang for my buck.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:28 PM

If you could squeeze out the extra cash for an i5-3350P, that would be even better. (The 3350P is basically a 3450 without the graphics part.)




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