I'm currently running an older 775 board. I'm building a different one, but I want to upgrade this a little bit for better performance as I'm going to just be letting my household use it. I'm on a budget, and I'm quite aware the Core 2 Quads are outdated. However, I'm currently rocking a Pentium D Dual Core @ 3.0ghz, paired with 2gb of ram and a GTX 550 Ti.
This computer is mostly for Guild Wars 2 gameplay, and other everyday things. I'm wanting to say my cpu is bottlenecking and want to upgrade it. I'm looking aroudn and found a core 2 Quad Q6600 I'm interested in. I was wondering, if I replace the old Pentium D with a Core 2 Quad, if it will be able to max out Guild Wars 2? The Pentium D & 550Ti are able to play on medium with around 15-20FPs.
Thanks All, after this, I'll be saving my paycheck to finish my other build.
I would like to be able to play Guild Wars 2 smoothly, and figure this processor I can get for around 70 bucks and it should will last for awhile. Only problem I would see is that my board doesn't support overclocking, that I'm aware of.
Yes, a GTX550Ti should run GW on "balanced" settings fairly well. I have a somewhat more powerful HD7770 in my Intel rig (see .sig) and even with an i5-3570K I'm on "balanced" with one or two things turned up another notch.