Representing the non-epeen swingin', old computer crowd, I'm excited about running GW2 on a 4-year old Core2 Duo E8400, 2 HD4870s (I think?), and 4GB of RAM. Most things run well still. It seems like though computer tech is still advancing, the impact it's having on my gaming is less and less, and I can get more life out of old hardware than I once could.
I built a PC way back when Warhammer came out, its not anywhere near top of the line right now but I am confident I'll easily be running GW2 on high.
Intel Quad 2.4GHz OC'd to 2.8
8GB DDR2 Ram
ATI Radeon HD 4850 with 1GB
I also have a laptop with
Intel i7 2.4
I can OC the cpu but the onboard graphics card is shit for gaming.
Still have a Core2Duo E6750, 4GiB RAM, GeForce 8800GTS 512MiB. Depending on how GW2 and D3 perform I may buy a new computer.
My laptop, it's close to 3 years old now but it manages to play WoW on high settings, even in 25-men, unless things started to get really flashy with spell effects.
Acer Aspire 7730G-644G100M
Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 (2.0 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 cache)
1TB hard drive
nVidia GeForce 9600M GT 1GB
Not sure how high I'll be to go in GW2, but I think medium settings should work.
After seeing some setups, I wont share mine cos you'll probably laugh at it
Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
Radeon HD 4670
Of course, there is a possibility that I get a new computer before the game is released. But I can play SWTOR with this system just fine, so GW2 should be smooth.
I agree ^
But not everyone is a computer guy to actually do so. Building is cheaper most of the time, but for people who don't know how to build a computer (or know someone who can build it for them) are most likely to just buy one.
Blimey, so many of you guys are running PSU with WAY more output than you need :P Seein' folks with 800w PSU who's system most likely draws around 500 at peak. But hey, some say it is 'good' to have breathing room for upgrades.
Case: Antec 300. Awesome budget case with plenty of space and still made to good enough standards to compete with top range cases.
i5 2500k @3300mhz (+arctic cooling freezer 13) mounted in Asus P8P67 M-pro mobo.
MSI GTX 580 (1.5gb)
8gb corsair DDR3 1333mhz
120gb corsair Sata 3 SSD
64gb PQI SSD
360gb E-sata HDD (4200 rpm? forgot)
Corsair TX750M power supply
Plus some other cool stuff like a fan speed controller
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Last edited by Will; 2012-01-09 at 08:18 PM. Reason: mistake
Hi, I'm new here.
My current set-up:
ASUS M4A77TD Mobo
AMD Rana Athlon II X3 460 (at 3.8GHz)
8GB of PNY XLR8 Ram (at 1600)
Gigabyte GTS 450 (at 930/1860)
WD Black 750GB HDD (at 7.2k RPM)
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (Push/Pull)
I'm actually building a new computer for D3/GW2. So far, I have:
MSI 870S-G46 Mobo
16GB G Skill Ripjaws X (at 1600)
Diamond ATI 4890 CF
WD Velociraptor 64GB HDD (at 10k RPM)
I know it's only DX 10.1 compatible and I'm ok with that. I haven't been that impressed with DX 11 and I got both 4890's for $140 shipped.
I'm torn on the CPU, however. It's got to be AM3. I can't decide if I'll actually use an X6 or if an X4 will be enough. Only settling on Phenom II Black's at this point.
I've had a busy week...1 baby arrived on Friday (a real one)
The second, my PC, will now be ordered The flesh one is a little girl...the metal one will also be a princess:
Alienware - cooling n all that.
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Six Core (16MB Cache) Overclocked to 4.2GHz
16GB Quad Channel 1600Mhz DDR3 mem
3GB GDDR5 NVIDIA®GeForce® GTX 590
500g solid state
1tb backup drive
Sexy 26" hd monitor
Now just need GW2
Cheers m8y Much excitement
She is a bit pricey I'm not building, coz well...I'm a bit of a noob. Also, I've been told by good mates who do build pcs that u really need to know how to maintain em, as over time they develop a few glitchese here n there. Both are in IT so...
Thankfully we've negotiated a bit down. And actually alienware PCs here (China) are the cheapest we've found anywhere. US, UK, Hong Kong, Oz, Singapore...everywhere.
All together she's about £2.5k She's got quite a few nice extras thrown in there too
edit: I know GW2 won't need a PC this good, no way near because of the engine. But why the hell not get a nice PC
Intel pentium III 975 mhz
1GB DDR ram
voodoo 512 mb