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MrMastodonFarm

Member Since 07 Nov 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 07 2012 03:58 PM

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In Topic: Building a Desktop PC

15 November 2012 - 12:23 PM

View Postsqwertty278448, on 14 November 2012 - 11:46 PM, said:

if your using 1366x768, then it should be pretty easy to get ultra on it with a graphics card. which gpu are you getting??

I am thinking about getting one of the higher end nvidia GTX series. How do they compare to the Radeon ones? I have never played with a Radeon GPU. I feel pretty good about Nvidia's products.

In Topic: Building a Desktop PC

14 November 2012 - 11:40 PM

View Postsqwertty278448, on 14 November 2012 - 07:57 PM, said:

basically if you have some money left over after deciding all the other componenets, get the i7 but if you cant spend more get i5

More important than sinking that money into an upgraded graphics card?

In Topic: Nvidia GeForce GT 620M upgrade?

14 November 2012 - 11:37 PM

View Postdhatcher1, on 13 November 2012 - 09:06 PM, said:

It will probably play GW2 at least at very low settings, though your performance will depend heavily on the CPU also.

I am going to be using an i5-3210M ivy-bridge CPU.

I am also going to be using a 128GB cahcing SSD and 12Gb of 1600MHz of Ram.

Can I squeeze medium/high settings out of this?

In Topic: i5 - i7

14 November 2012 - 11:33 PM

GW2 does not utilize hyperthreading, so you would be better off running with an i7 although I currently am running an i5 in my Asus.


View PostPerm Shadow Form, on 14 November 2012 - 11:26 PM, said:

So, what exactly means 2 cores and 2 virtual cores? I have i5.
Basically dual core + added 2 virtual cores to make it sound better as if it was quad core?

Check out this, it will tell you about hyperthreading and virtual cores --

http://en.wikipedia....Hyper-threading

http://www.3dgameman...l-logical-cores

In Topic: Building a Desktop PC

14 November 2012 - 11:47 AM

View PostQuaker, on 13 November 2012 - 04:18 PM, said:

The main difference between an i5 and an i7 is the HyperThreading. HT is only useful for apps that can make use of the extra threads, such as some video editing apps, etc. Games don`t generally benefit from HT, but I`m not sure if HT may help GW2. You could plan on building with an i5-3570K and if the end result leaves room in the budget, simply change up to an i7-3770K (the rest of the system would stay the same).

Ah, I see. I read on here that GW2 can't utilize hyperthreading.

View Postsqwertty278448, on 13 November 2012 - 08:22 PM, said:

Well, according to toms hardware, http://www.tomshardw...ark,3268-7.html , intel core i7 gets about 5 more average fps and 2 more minimum fps than i5. Not a big difference, but i7 does have slightly better performance

That doesn't seem like a huge difference. Worth the money?