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May 27, 2013 6:27:30 AM

I intend to buy a computer with these exact SPECS and was curious as to how well it will run GW2 on High Graphic Settings, and How well and smoothly it will run GW2 and Diablo 3 in general.

Q9550 2.83 Ghz (3.9 Ghz) processor, Gigabyte EP45-UD3P motherboard, 4 gb OCZ X.M.S. pc2-6400 memory (Gamer Friendly), 128 gb Kingston SSD (operating system) , 500 gb 7200RPM HDD (storage) , Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 ti Graphics card, 300 mps Wireless PCI-E card, DVD/CD-R, DVD/CD-R/W, Windows Professional W/Service pack 1 packed into a new Cooler Master Storm Scout PC Case with a 600w Cooler Master Power Supply.

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May 27, 2013 6:37:08 AM

How much are you paying for this PC, i am assuming its used?

It will run those games just fine even though its not that modern a system. Just do not expect to play World vs World GW2 with that CPU as that is taxing even on the newest and greatest CPUs.
May 27, 2013 6:41:40 AM

Novuake said:
How much are you paying for this PC, i am assuming its used?

It will run those games just fine even though its not that modern a system. Just do not expect to play World vs World GW2 with that CPU as that is taxing even on the newest and greatest CPUs.


About 700, and what about WvW on lower Graphic Settings, Like balanced?
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May 27, 2013 6:51:06 AM

700$ is overpriced for that build. You can do better building a new unused PC that will do better in modern games.

WvW is not graphically intense, it taxes the CPU, so lowered graphics settings do not help much. Lower it enough and it may become playable.

My opinion : Build your own 700$ build. You are being overpriced in that one.

EDIT : Another thing that you need to be VERY careful of is whether the Windows with that PC is a legal copy or not. I doubt it is.
May 27, 2013 6:53:09 AM

I'd say for at least with your question to D3 you could probably run most settings on high or max but for shaders I would say regular medium shadows (not soft shadows) just enough that gameplay for the most part would be smooth enough. I have a i5 2500 clocked at 3.4ghz and a nvidia 670 and can run every maxed and shaders to medium soft shadows. When I run it on high soft shadows, takes a bit of a FPS drop and would expect high activity to lag a bit.
May 27, 2013 6:54:31 AM

I agree, thats the seller trying to get more out of an older machine. Unless they are brand new, current generation parts, you cant re-sell for much.
May 27, 2013 6:59:19 AM

rex4235 said:
I agree, thats the seller trying to get more out of an older machine. Unless they are brand new, current generation parts, you cant re-sell for much.


Its DDR2 RAM, so yeah, definitely used. :ange: 
May 27, 2013 7:02:02 AM

Novuake said:
rex4235 said:
I agree, thats the seller trying to get more out of an older machine. Unless they are brand new, current generation parts, you cant re-sell for much.


Its DDR2 RAM, so yeah, definitely used. :ange: 


Well I don't have the knowledge myself to "build" one, is their a site that "builds" them for you, and will ship you the finished product? If so could someone link me there and possibly give me a good idea of what all I can get for what I intend to do with only $700
May 27, 2013 7:02:53 AM

Novuake said:
rex4235 said:
I agree, thats the seller trying to get more out of an older machine. Unless they are brand new, current generation parts, you cant re-sell for much.


Its DDR2 RAM, so yeah, definitely used. :ange: 


Yea, I saw that too. You really shouldnt go down that path. You're wasting a good $700 on mostly obsolete tech (minus the GPU) with not much of an upgrade path.
May 27, 2013 7:06:35 AM

OpTic Stealthy said:
Novuake said:
rex4235 said:
I agree, thats the seller trying to get more out of an older machine. Unless they are brand new, current generation parts, you cant re-sell for much.


Its DDR2 RAM, so yeah, definitely used. :ange: 


Well I don't have the knowledge myself to "build" one, is their a site that "builds" them for you, and will ship you the finished product? If so could someone link me there and possibly give me a good idea of what all I can get for what I intend to do with only $700


A site that builds for you. http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/

BUT its easy to vuild PCs. Nothing difficult about it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=...
There is a very comprihensive guide on how to do it.

Let me see what I can assemble for you.
Gimme a few minutes.
May 27, 2013 7:08:08 AM

Novuake said:
OpTic Stealthy said:
Novuake said:
rex4235 said:
I agree, thats the seller trying to get more out of an older machine. Unless they are brand new, current generation parts, you cant re-sell for much.


Its DDR2 RAM, so yeah, definitely used. :ange: 


Well I don't have the knowledge myself to "build" one, is their a site that "builds" them for you, and will ship you the finished product? If so could someone link me there and possibly give me a good idea of what all I can get for what I intend to do with only $700


A site that builds for you. http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/

BUT its easy to vuild PCs. Nothing difficult about it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=...
There is a very comprihensive guide on how to do it.

Let me see what I can assemble for you.
Gimme a few minutes.


Alright, thanks a lot.
May 27, 2013 7:08:32 AM

OpTic Stealthy said:
Novuake said:
rex4235 said:
I agree, thats the seller trying to get more out of an older machine. Unless they are brand new, current generation parts, you cant re-sell for much.


Its DDR2 RAM, so yeah, definitely used. :ange: 


Well I don't have the knowledge myself to "build" one, is their a site that "builds" them for you, and will ship you the finished product? If so could someone link me there and possibly give me a good idea of what all I can get for what I intend to do with only $700


ibuypower.com is a company which sells pre-built PCs. Keep in mind though, those companies usually charge 20% premium for the service. A guy was on the forums asking for a review of a $700 machine from there and the specs (while within the realm of what you're looking for) pretty low for the price

http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Memorial_Day_i5_Special
May 27, 2013 7:14:54 AM

If you compare it to this new $600 PC (with Windows around $700) the new one has a much better CPU, a slightly better GPU, faster RAM but no SSD. So you are paying new money for a used PC that has a very dated processor (though amazing for its time which was 2008).

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May 27, 2013 7:17:46 AM
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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/10pvx
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/10pvx/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/10pvx/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($60.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.74 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.24 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $707.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-27 10:17 EDT-0400)

Here. A little over budget. BUT has a better CPU, SSD, RAM, GPU and pretty much better in every respect.

EDIT : I am sure someone can refine this a little, I am not that familiar with modern AMD board.
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