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In Topic: Gw2 stuck on 0kb s

25 January 2016 - 03:47 PM

It could be that your firewall or anti-virus software is blocking GW2. The simplest way to check would be to turn off the firewall and/or AV and see if it then works. After it's downloaded you can determine which app blocked GW2 and what you need to do to get GW2 to work with it.
There's also a possibility that your ISP flags the GW2 downloader as a "torrent" and tries to block it or cap it. You'd have to check with the ISP.

In Topic: First time build

11 January 2016 - 03:37 PM

There's not much to say, really. The i5-4590 will get you about the best fps you can get. (A Skylake i5-6500 would only be 10% or so better - and more expensive.)
You will need to keep the graphics settings down a bit with the GTX-750 Ti - but mostly just "fancy" settings like shadows, etc, and you can always upgrade it later.

A 120Gig SSD is enough for the OS plus GW2, but it will be tight unless you move Libraries to the HDD. You might be better off to get a larger SSD - 250-500 Gig - and either drop the HDD altogether or get a smaller, or used, HDD. Check your current hard drive usage to get an idea of how much storage you need. (My personal system, at this time, has only a 120 Gig and a 500 Gig SSD*.)

Power supply prices fluctuate quite a bit, so you may not be able to save much on the power supply, but you could go with a 500watt supply if that will save you enough to get a larger SSD. (You could even go as low as a 400 watt power supply with the GTX-750 Ti, but that would leave no room for a better graphics card.)

Anyway - happy gaming!

* I had a 120Gig SSD (Kingston) and a 500Gig hard drive, but I wanted to get a larger SSD. I got a real good deal on a 500Gig Samsung 850 EVO, so it was easiest just to replace the 500 Gig hard drive.

In Topic: Best Hardware for Guild Wars 2?

05 January 2016 - 04:49 PM

I'd have to agree with Typo as far as peripherals for GW2 is concerned. There are several "styles" of play for MMOs - some use mostly the keyboard, some use mostly the mouse and some are in between. In all cases it helps to have either a mouse with lots of extra buttons or a keyboard with extra bind-able keys.
I'm not familiar with what gear is considered best for CS these days, but, along with peripherals you should look into getting a monitor with a high refresh rate - 120-144Hz - for fast reactions. (Assuming you have a good enough CPU and GPU to run CS fast.)

P.S. The CPU isn't as important for CS as it is for GW2. For GW2 you ideally want an Intel Haswell or Skylake i5.

In Topic: Game forces my computer to restart

01 January 2016 - 03:40 PM

That's good to hear since your specs are right up there with the best. :)

In Topic: Game forces my computer to restart

31 December 2015 - 04:04 PM

1. You say nothing is overheating, but have you opened up the system and cleaned the dust out, and made sure all fans are working properly?

2. You gave no specs for your computer. Is the power supply good enough to drive your components?

3. Try a "-repair" or "-image" command.

4. Make sure all your drivers are up to date - chipset, audio, LAN - not just the graphics driver.