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How much would it cost me to build a gaming computer specifically for Guild Wars 2 ?

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May 5, 2013 4:47:17 AM

At the moment all im using is a laptop , which , to be honest is quite crappy , i want be able to play one game in particular which will be the one i play 99% of the time , and that is Guild Wars 2 , right now on my laptop i have to run everything on minimum settings and i get the bones of 10-20 fps at most , it drops to around 4-6 when im in a crowded area or a big animation takes place , and its really starting it irritate me now , realistically what i want is a computer that can run all maximum settings and get me around 25-40 fps , i would be quite content with that P.S im not talking about a gaming laptop , ill have around 1200-1800 euro to spend on the system itself , excluding the monitor , mouse , keyboard etc.. , and i was wondering what would be the best parts and how much would they cost to be running that specific game
May 5, 2013 4:55:38 AM
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May 5, 2013 5:41:52 AM

Where you live ?

500€ pc can max out guild wars 2
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May 5, 2013 5:41:59 AM

When you say thats bare minimum dose that mean that set up wil be able to run Guild Wars 2 on maximum , and get me around 25-40 fps? . cose i would have thought it would cost me alot more then 800 euro
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May 5, 2013 5:52:59 AM

Raducan Ryan said:
When you say thats bare minimum dose that mean that set up wil be able to run Guild Wars 2 on maximum , and get me around 25-40 fps? . cose i would have thought it would cost me alot more then 800 euro


That setup can easily run 1080p at 60 fps, max settings.
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May 5, 2013 6:07:58 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($139.50 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $632.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-05 09:07 EDT-0400)

Maxing out almost every game no problem,
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May 5, 2013 6:15:15 AM
May 5, 2013 7:44:02 AM

werewolfyman said:
Raducan Ryan said:
When you say thats bare minimum dose that mean that set up wil be able to run Guild Wars 2 on maximum , and get me around 25-40 fps? . cose i would have thought it would cost me alot more then 800 euro


That setup can easily run 1080p at 60 fps, max settings.


Ok thanks m8 , im not questioning you knowlege of computers now here or anything ,but how are you so certain that the set up you have given me will work that well for guild wars 2 , i would have thought to get 60fps on max settings would end up costing me around 3000-5000 euro
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May 5, 2013 10:05:11 AM

Yeah, if preference isn't an issue, a 7870 LE actually is a good bit faster, but my experience with AMD GPUs has not been a pleasant one.
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May 5, 2013 10:14:52 AM

I didn't say that it was a bad GPU, it's just that I haven't had much luck with AMD drivers, perhaps they've improved over the years.
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May 5, 2013 10:16:37 AM

I have no issues with my hd 7870 :) 
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May 5, 2013 10:18:05 AM

Then its fine, I suppose.
It is quite a bit more powerful then the 660, and even more powerful then my 560.
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May 6, 2013 11:36:37 AM

LOL:)  Dude you can max out gw2 with a 7770:)  (incase you dont believe me: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/guild-wars-2-perfor... ) Here save yourself some money:p CPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VrCN
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VrCN/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VrCN/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($50.40 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $613.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-06 14:33 EDT-0400)

There...complete overkill but whatever. That is 469 euros... around a quarter of what you were willeing to spend. lol 3000-5000 pounds:)  thats like 4-6k:) 
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May 6, 2013 9:30:46 PM

None of those sites ship to EU areas, nor do they convert to euros.
If they did, then why would I bother using a site that sells to European areas and actually uses euros?


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May 8, 2013 7:33:17 AM

Rawbunnie said:
LOL:)  Dude you can max out gw2 with a 7770:)  (incase you dont believe me: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/guild-wars-2-perfor... ) Here save yourself some money:p CPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VrCN
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VrCN/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VrCN/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($50.40 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $613.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-06 14:33 EDT-0400)

There...complete overkill but whatever. That is 469 euros... around a quarter of what you were willeing to spend. lol 3000-5000 pounds:)  thats like 4-6k:) 

Thank you so much for such an in-depth view on what i need , ive taken down everything you have here and ill take it to my local Pc Nerd to see what he can do about it , the only thing i was thinking of changing from the build youve given me is possibly ,Instead of a GTX660Ti , that i go for a GTX670 instead ,and a 2TB hard drive rather then 1 , This might sound abit stupid but is the 1280x1024 the size of the monitor your running the game on or something , because i see when the numbers change so do the fps E.g ,1680x1050 with a GeForce GTX670 [The 1 im thinking of getting] runs guild wars at 53-74 fps on max settings [ i think] but it runs around 2 fps higher on the original 1280x1024 , thsi is the only thing that confuses me and ide be very appreciative if you could give me an answer on the subject,P.s im planning on using a 20-23inch monitor , [havent decided yet]
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May 8, 2013 7:38:58 AM

The higher the resolution the better the detail and therefore the better the graphics card you need.

If you are getting a GTX 670, then you can get a 1920x1080 screen no problem :) 
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May 8, 2013 7:44:44 AM

RobCrezz said:
The higher the resolution the better the detail and therefore the better the graphics card you need.

If you are getting a GTX 670, then you can get a 1920x1080 screen no problem :) 


Ive just gone full retard o.e... , how big , what is a 1920x1080 screen if u wouldnt mind me asking [sorry for lack of intellect on the subject]
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May 8, 2013 7:50:37 AM

Raducan Ryan said:
RobCrezz said:
The higher the resolution the better the detail and therefore the better the graphics card you need.

If you are getting a GTX 670, then you can get a 1920x1080 screen no problem :) 


Ive just gone full retard o.e... , how big , what is a 1920x1080 screen if u wouldnt mind me asking [sorry for lack of intellect on the subject]


1920x1080 (also known as 1080p or Full HD) is the amount of pixels on the screen (more pixels = better quality). However, the more pixels, the more graphics power you need.

You can get 1080p screens in sizes from 21" all the way to 50" tvs.
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May 8, 2013 7:52:21 AM

RobCrezz said:
Raducan Ryan said:
RobCrezz said:
The higher the resolution the better the detail and therefore the better the graphics card you need.

If you are getting a GTX 670, then you can get a 1920x1080 screen no problem :) 


Ive just gone full retard o.e... , how big , what is a 1920x1080 screen if u wouldnt mind me asking [sorry for lack of intellect on the subject]


1920x1080 (also known as 1080p or Full HD) is the amount of pixels on the screen (more pixels = better quality). However, the more pixels, the more graphics power you need.

You can get 1080p screens in sizes from 21" all the way to 50" tvs.


Thanks for the quick reply :D 
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May 8, 2013 8:34:13 PM

GW2 relies heavy on your CPU. most of GW2 is single thread. So it is only going to use one core most of the time. They used alot of the stuff from gw1, so till they rewrite the code expect problems with FPS. I would go cheap on the GPU like the 7790 or something and would get at least a i5. Only if that is the only game you are going to play.
I run GW2 on a 3770k (wit no OC) and eyefinity with a 7970 and still only get 30-50 FPS in LA. i do hit over 100 in other areas though. When i had my fx-8320 OC@ 4100 mhz with the same video card. i could never get above 50 fps and averaged 30-40 FPS. If i were to switch to 1 monitor instead of 3 the FPS would be better on both.
Once my second 7970 come back from RMA i dont expcet much of a FPS boost due to the poor code.
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