Currently I am running an Intel P4 dual core 3.0 Ghz ( prescott chip ) , ya its old, but I was able to run games fine up until Guild wars 2. Even Diablo 3 on maximum settings ran fine
Now I can run guild wars in regular PVE mode in high graphics with usually good frame rates, it just PVP that runs my CPU into the ground.
i use an Nvidia 550 GTX Ti card which I plan to keep, its a good card and I might buy another to run in sli.
I would like some advice on a good Mobo/CPU combo that is battle tested with games like Guild Wars 2 or games that usually are more CPU intensive.
I have no preference on chipset honestly, I just want to stay within $700.00 if possible.
So with that said I need a MOBO/CPU, new RAM of course and then possibly advice on Cooling for the Mobo. I will be buying a new case as well, but I want to focus on the above first.
Any advice is appreciated. now I have been reading through forums, and checking out some of the Mobo's from newegg, but I would rather get advice from people who have good rigs that run high performance games. Thanks
$700 is a lot for just a CPU+mobo+RAM, so I could fit a 7870+PSU as well. This will be a lot faster than your P4, and destroy the 550Ti. You can also get a $30 cooler and OC it; if you don't plan to then get a 3470 instead, and maybe a cheaper mobo. The PSU in here will support a second 7870 in CF too. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks