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In Topic: Need some help with my build ^-^

Yesterday, 11:44 PM

View PostSam, on 04 October 2015 - 04:05 PM, said:

For example would the Corsair CX500M 500W modular do much better then a Corsair CX500 500W?

Modular means that the cables can be removed, so you can use only the cables you need and not have to cram the rest into your case. It's mostly to make building easier, and possibly to end up with a cleaner-looking build, but in some situations it can improve airflow to have fewer cables in the case. It's up to you if you want that feature. The CX500 and CX500M are probably identical otherwise.

Looks like the Seasonic S12II is actually a fantastic unit. I wasn't sure, because I hadn't seen coverage of it before. Seasonic is generally one of the best, but it's a bit uncertain to judge quality based on brand name alone these days. It's not modular though, which is kind of a bummer.

In Topic: Need some help with my build ^-^

Yesterday, 04:03 AM

They're a bit more expensive and I'm not sure if that's okay, but that site offers the Cooler Master V550 and Seasonic G-series 550 W, either of which I'd recommend over a Corsair CX/CS/VS unit.

Some reviews of the Seasonic G-series:

Cooler Master V550:

In Topic: Need some help with my build ^-^

03 October 2015 - 08:03 PM

View PostSam, on 03 October 2015 - 06:17 PM, said:

Also some say the CX600 isn't that great?

The Corsair CX, CS and VS series are strictly mediocre, and are often a bit overpriced for their quality. In particular the CX and VS series are only rated for peak operation at 30°C, which is cutting it a bit close for the inside of a PC.

I'm not sure what's available to you from the retailer you're using, but if you can find an EVGA SuperNOVA G2 or a Seasonic X-series, those are considered top-tier performers and are reasonably priced in most markets. Anything between 500 and 650 Watts is reasonable for this build.

Alternatively, you could link your retailer's website and we can see for ourselves what alternatives you've got.


If your last PC is only four years old, there's probably several things you could take from it. Hard disks, for example, have changed little in four years. It likely also used compatible memory.

In Topic: External Hard drive and the client

01 October 2015 - 03:00 PM

Gw2.exe downloads it's files to the same directory it is in, so if you place it where you want it on the external drive it should install there.

Guild Wars 2 doesn't run a traditional "installer" like most programs and so it doesn't save an install path to your registry. What that means is that once it's downloaded and playable you can just copy the game's folder to another location without breaking it, provided all the files are kept in place within that folder.

In Topic: Repairing Armor

29 September 2015 - 09:03 PM

View PostJemFayCrystal, on 29 September 2015 - 05:51 PM, said:

I get tired of hitting the anvil at the doggie packman in SW.  I've started blowing it off and just letting my armor/weaps degrade.  Hope that doesn't break it permanent.

Gear never breaks permanently in GW2. If the piece is "broken," it disappears from the character and stops providing it's stats until repaired.

Basically, repair has been watered down to the point where it's a non-mechanic in this game. There is no cost associated with it, and repair NPCs are located generously enough that the damage/repair mechanic adds absolutely no risk or consequence to death. Damaged gear provides it's full stats until it's completely broken, so there is no incentive to keep it repaired in the short-term. It's not even an inconvenience—it's just an extra click you have to make when you visit the merchant. If they aren't going to give repairs any reason to be in GW2, the game would be more streamlined without it.