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    Right. I'm looknig to buy a new PC that runs GW2 with mid-high graphics. Would this setup do? I know next to nothing about PCs.

    3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5-3450 Processor (3.10GHz, 6MB)
    8GB2 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7570 1GB DDR5 Graphics Card

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    Expecting my new baby next wednesday/thursday :

    Clevo P170EM Laptop
    17.3" Full HD LED (1920x1080)
    Intel® 3rd Generation Core™ i7-3720QM 8MB L3; 2.60GHz/3.60GHz Ivy Bridge
    16GB DDR3 1600MHhz
    ATI HD 7970M GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 Memory
    SSD 128GB Sata3

    Edit: 16 gb instead of 8.
    Last edited by Shalla; 2012-07-14 at 03:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalla View Post
    Expecting my new baby next wednesday/thursday :

    Clevo P170EM Laptop
    17.3" Full HD LED (1920x1080)
    Intel® 3rd Generation Core™ i7-3720QM 8MB L3; 2.60GHz/3.60GHz Ivy Bridge
    8GB DDR3 1600MHhz
    ATI HD 7970M GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 Memory
    SSD 128GB Sata3
    Just the one 128GB SSD? I would NOT live very long on that. Haha.
    Then again, I'd personally never buy a laptop in general unless I suddenly randomly started travelling like crazy.
    Gratz on the new PC! =P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delias View Post
    Just the one 128GB SSD? I would NOT live very long on that. Haha.
    Then again, I'd personally never buy a laptop in general unless I suddenly randomly started travelling like crazy.
    Gratz on the new PC! =P
    My stuff usually doesn't take much space so it's good enough for now I'll still play with it plugged to my big screen and keyboard when at home, but I go back and fourth between my hometown and my uni room every weekend, and since my old desktop just exploded...
    It was really hard not being able to play anything during the week for a whole semester :P

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    Is there an updated chart for computer performance? I am using a laptop with:

    2.4 GHz Quad-Core Intel i7
    4GB DDR3 RAM
    AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 1GB VRAM
    1680 x 1050 15in Display
    150GB Windows Partition (out of a 750GB 7200 RPM HD)

    What kind of performance can I expect at native res? Has the game been optimized? I'm am trying to decide if I should pre-purchase for the July beta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Searsha View Post
    Is there an updated chart for computer performance? I am using a laptop with:

    2.4 GHz Quad-Core Intel i7
    4GB DDR3 RAM
    AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 1GB VRAM
    1680 x 1050 15in Display
    150GB Windows Partition (out of a 750GB 7200 RPM HD)

    What kind of performance can I expect at native res? Has the game been optimized? I'm am trying to decide if I should pre-purchase for the July beta.
    You should be ok for med/high, but it's hard to tell because the game hasn't been optimised. You'll definitely run it though.

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    I think I'll update my drivers and such and go ahead and pre-purchase! Will I be able to download prior to the beta? I have been avoiding GW2 news for a while now to make the time go by faster. But we are so close now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Searsha View Post
    I think I'll update my drivers and such and go ahead and pre-purchase! Will I be able to download prior to the beta? I have been avoiding GW2 news for a while now to make the time go by faster. But we are so close now!
    You can start downloading as soon as you register your copy and make an account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandpab View Post
    You can start downloading as soon as you register your copy and make an account.
    You can download without an account, ArenaNet allows people to openly share the client.

    ---------- Post added 2012-07-03 at 04:00 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike O'Brien
    the GW2 client is free to download from our web site and has no copy protection.
    http://cloudfront.guildwars2.com/client/Gw2Setup.exe

  10. #410
    Well if I don't get 60+ fps 1080p in WvW with my baby I'm gonna start crying
    GPU: Asus DCII 780 @ 1228 / 6700 CPU: i2500k @ 4,7 Ghz Motherboard: P8Z68-VPRO PSU: Corsair TX 850W
    CPU-Cooler: Hyper 212 EVO Ram: Corsair 2x 4gb = 8gb CL9 1600mhz

    Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27inch 2560x1440 Mouse: QPAD 5K Keyboard: QPAD MK-85 Headset: QPAD QH-90 SSD: Intel 520, 240gb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agile Emily View Post
    Right. I'm looknig to buy a new PC that runs GW2 with mid-high graphics. Would this setup do? I know next to nothing about PCs.

    3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5-3450 Processor (3.10GHz, 6MB)
    8GB2 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7570 1GB DDR5 Graphics Card
    Well... i'd try and get a slightly faster CPU than the 3450, and the GPU in there just won't cut it, the RAM are fine tho.

    Aim for something like this to ensure good performance for now and the forseeable future

    CPU: Core i5 3570 or 3550

    GPU: Nvidia 670 or AMD 7950 (The bigger brothers of these are pricy still)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quanille View Post
    Well... i'd try and get a slightly faster CPU than the 3450, and the GPU in there just won't cut it, the RAM are fine tho.

    Aim for something like this to ensure good performance for now and the forseeable future

    CPU: Core i5 3570 or 3550

    GPU: Nvidia 670 or AMD 7950 (The bigger brothers of these are pricy still)
    Thanks =) I've been looking a little more (and my budget has gone up a little, woo!), and I've had my eye on the Alienware X51. As I'd like it to last, I've been thinking about going with -

    Intel® Core™ i7-3770 (3.40GHz, 8MB L3 Cache, 4C)
    1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 555.
    8192MB (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Memory

    I'm not intending this to be a colossal beast of a PC - I can't afford that. But as far as I can tell, I ought to be able to play pretty well with those specs. Hopefully ordering it within the next week or so, possibly trying to get into the last beta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mif View Post
    Not sure if srs...



    EDIT:
    Oh, my bad. Accidentally left d3d9.dll from SMAA injector in the GW2 folder
    That’s amazing Mif

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agile Emily View Post
    Thanks =) I've been looking a little more (and my budget has gone up a little, woo!), and I've had my eye on the Alienware X51. As I'd like it to last, I've been thinking about going with -

    Intel® Core™ i7-3770 (3.40GHz, 8MB L3 Cache, 4C)
    1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 555.
    8192MB (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Memory
    Steer away from Alienware tbh, you end up paying alot of money for a brand rather than better hardware.

    If your PC is mainly meant for gaming you don't really gain much by buying an i7 processor for it, so go for an i5 3570 and put the saved money into a better GPU.

    I really wouldn't go under a GTX 670 or AMD 7950 on the GPU side.


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    Alienware has a bad habit of pairing a 1,000$ CPU with a 150$ GPU and pricing it accordingly. Which is silly, they're selling gaming computers ffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delias View Post
    Alienware has a bad habit of pairing a 1,000$ CPU with a 150$ GPU and pricing it accordingly. Which is silly, they're selling gaming computers ffs.
    Indeed, well basicly what you said, + they usually use low end Mobos and PSUs too.

    They just use the high end CPU as a selling point.
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    I've mostly seen positive reviews for the X51 - the one thing they all tend to bring up is the lack of an SSD. The results from the tests they run seem reasonable.

    My problem is, I just want something that's simple, small (one of the reasons I looked at the X51 in the first place), and upgradeable if I choose at a later date. I'm too incompetent to build my own, and I'd rather be able to call people like Dell if something goes wrong.

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    That's because people who buy the X51 either buy it knowing that the 555 isn't a high end card or not knowing any better. You do NOT want a 1000$ CPU for gaming, no games currently out properly utilize a 220$ 2500k yet.
    Do you have a place nearby that you could buy the parts from and pay a little extra to have them put it together for you? It would still be significantly cheaper than Alienware for significantly better performance, and you can always go back there if you have problems with it.

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    Just use http://www.computerplanet.co.uk/ or something simelar to choose the hardware you want / need.

    Check the build i linked a few posts up, put that together on the site in a matter of 5 mins, that'll blow anything alienware has to pieces at that price point.

    As for failures you just send any faulty hardware in and if it's still under warrenty (2 years) you'll get a replacement, no fuss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agile Emily View Post
    I'm too incompetent to build my own
    Just learn how to do it

    As the saying goes:
    Light a man a fire and you'll keep him warm for a night. Set a man on fire and you'll keep him warm the rest of his life.

    Wait that's not right... o.0
    Last edited by Mif; 2012-07-06 at 05:02 PM.

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