I have been playing GW2 on a 2-year-old gaming laptop. It has served me well, but I am looking to upgrade to a desktop in order to crank up the settings to the max.
I have never built a computer, and I am kind of a tech noob, but I have been doing some research and this is what I came up with on ibuypower.com:
Processor - Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache)
Processor Cooling - Corsair Hydro Series H60 Liquid CPU Cooling System - ARC Dual Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow)
Memory - 16 GB [8 GB x2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand
Video Card - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB EVGA Superclocked - Single Card
Motherboard - ASUS P8Z77-V LX
Power Supply - 750 Watt - Corsair CX750
Primary Hard Drive - 120 GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD - Single Drive
Data Hard Drive - 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive
Optical Drive - 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black )
Case - CoolerMaster Storm Enforcer Gaming Case - Black
Operating System - Windows 8 - 64-bit
Cost: $1352 (+ $75 shipping)
I compared the price to buying parts and building on my own, and I did not see much of a difference. I would rather pay a few extra dollars and have it come assembled.
I am wondering if this would be enough to run GW2 on max settings with consistent FPS of 40+. Or on the flip side, is it a bit overkill?
GW2 is currently the only game I play, but I am planning on dabbling in the re-release of FFXIV as well.
Critiques, suggestions, personal experiences welcomed!
TaruvoyantMember Since 19 Nov 2012
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