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In Topic: Buying/Building a PC? Check here First! (The Suggested builds thread)

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View PostKrakilin24, on 22 October 2014 - 09:01 AM, said:

Just curious as I am rather computer retarded I am wondering if http://www.dell.com/...lienware-x51-r2 would run GW2 well for wvw. the funds are not truly an issue (as people seem to hate alienware) and quaker I would love your input as well as you seem super knowledgeable.

The usual concern with Alienware is that you're often getting less for your money than other options. But at least in this case you're getting a small form factor which is somewhat unique and a bit more complicated to do yourself. If this is what you want, and you're happy with the price, I won't try to convince you otherwise.

As far as the system specs go, this should be a very solid system for most modern games at 1080p. GW2 in particular will run very well (or at least as well as it does for anyone).

Cooling is theoretically more of a concern in a small form factor due to less airflow, but I'd hope that a $1600 Alienware PC has taken that into account in its design. You can't overclock an i7-4790, and the GTX 760 Ti isn't going to get very hot either. Pay attention to your hardware temperatures from time to time, as any PC gamer should, but I think it will be fine.

In Topic: Been away for awhile

04 October 2014 - 11:00 PM

As far as I know, Frostgorge is still being farmed in the way you remember. Many of the champions in Queensdale have been made into veterans, and little farming still occurs there. Zerging in Edge of the Mists (a new WvW map, I think it came after the Tower of Nightmares if I remember correctly) is probably better champion/karma farming than either, though.

I'm not active with the Thief class, but I know that daggers were recently given the ability to cleave two enemies. I know the class has had tweaks to various skills as well as a few new traits (as all classes have), but I can't think of any others that were major game-changers.

In Topic: Buying/Building a PC? Check here First! (The Suggested builds thread)

03 October 2014 - 11:39 PM

View Postnamasher, on 03 October 2014 - 08:46 PM, said:

bad link i didnt spent the price that shows there idk why the ♥♥♥♥ they have that price lol i spent $130 :P and ok gonna grab a 120mm fan for top case and a better monitor cause mine sucks badly lol. gonna leave the cpu cooler for later when i begin the OC plan when i change the mobo :P thank guys u helped me alot gonna give u some pictures of the final result when i get the GPU its sad that 970 its out of stock

Its in high demand right now. Its worth waiting for if necessary, though.

In Topic: Buying/Building a PC? Check here First! (The Suggested builds thread)

03 October 2014 - 04:31 PM

View Postnamasher, on 03 October 2014 - 03:43 AM, said:

damn i read lots of good reviews of that 212 and what about a cheap good premade water cooling kit which one would u recommend? btw  that 970  how runs gw2? everything ultra?

The TX3 is good too, and it gets a lot of recommendations around here as a quiet, effective cooler for a non-overclocked CPU. There's really no such thing as a cheap all-in-one liquid cooler, they're always more expensive than competing air coolers. And as Quaker suggested, there's no way you need such serious cooling as that for a locked Core i5. Like I said, even the 212 Plus was more than was necessary.

The GTX 970 is way more powerful than GW2 actually demands at 1080p/60 Hz. Ultra details, even Supersampling, should be no problem whatsoever. I suspect a single GTX 970 may even do okay in GW2 up to 4K resolution (3840x2160), though perhaps not at absolute max details.

Note that you'll still get CPU-bound framerate drops in GW2 when there's a lot of players around. That's not the GPU, that's the game's optimization.

In Topic: Buying/Building a PC? Check here First! (The Suggested builds thread)

03 October 2014 - 02:41 AM

The case points out support for coolers up to 150 mm tall. If they mean it, then the Hyper 212 Plus is 8 mm too tall.

You could go with the Hyper TX3, which is only 136 mm tall. Its not as powerful as the 212 Plus, but you probably don't need the 212 Plus if you aren't overclocking anyway.

I wouldn't worry about the GTX 970's heat at all. Its only a 145-watt GPU (the card it replaced ate up 230 watts), which translates to very gentle heat generation for a high-end card. There should be no problem keeping the temperatures and noise low in a mid-tower case, especially if you get one with a good aftermarket cooler.