My build is a couple years old and I'm looking to upgrade it for Swtor. During beta graphics and FPS held up fairly well, however I noticed my loading times for cutscenes were much slower than my roommate's newer build.
mobo: ABIT IP35 Pro LGA (no SLI)
Intel 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core
EVGA GTX 260
G.SKILL 4GB (4 x 1GB)
Corsair 620W PSU
500GB 7200 RPM HDD
running 64-bit Windows 7
My main questions are:
- what would I benefit most from upgrading?
- if loading times are my main concern, how much would I benefit from adding an SSD?
They have an SSD benchmark from playing Rift with a SSD vs HDD and it does show a good increase in load times and start up time. I'd imagine SWTOR would do the same. I was in your shoes about 6months ago when I went to my build in my sig. MMORPGs require a lot of cpu support and it looks like you cpu is the e8400 which is what I had Even overclocked it still made online gaming difficult.
I initially got my SSD for christmas thinking it would help and it did make things feel faster but as far as gameplay it does nothing. So, I ended up just building a new pc when sandy bridge came out when they fixed the SATA issue.
TL;DR: You'd benefit the most by upgrading the system but if you can't afford it the SSD will at least help you on the load times but you'll still suffer in gameplay.