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    i5 3570 vs i5 3450

    Wondering which i should get my current comp is like 6 years old can still run gw2 just not that good, also upgrading for future games. Will be upgrading the graphics card.

    Acer AM3985-UR21P (DT.SJQAA.002) Desktop PC Intel Core i5 3450(3.10GHz) $549.99
    8GB DDR3
    HDD Capacity Intel HD Graphics
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

    iBUYPOWER Gamer Extreme NE904i Desktop PC Intel Core i5 3570(3.40GHz) $649.99
    8GB DDR3
    HDD Capacity NVIDIA
    GeForce GT 610
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
    Last edited by Hellravager; 2012-08-28 at 12:14 AM.

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    The Insane DeltrusDisc's Avatar
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    Ugh. Don't buy from ibuypower, their name goes completely against what the rig is you want to buy.

    See that GT 610 there? Yeah. That thing will hold you back so damn much. Same thing with the first and its "Intel HD Graphics." Honestly they should be called iBUYWEAKHARDWARE, not iBUYPOWER.

    I'd say go for an i5-3570K-based build, with at least a GTX 660 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 7850/6870, or the like.

    I take it your budget is somewhere around $600?

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    Yea pretty much DeltrusDisc, just read a post about ibuypower and people were saying not to order from them.
    Last edited by Hellravager; 2012-08-27 at 12:15 AM.

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    Only turning 17 >.> and could probably youtube ftw

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    Most sites have a "PC Builder" option that allow you to pick your components and then they assemble them for a small fee.

    I can't comment on ibuypower.com but regarding i5-3450 vs. i5-3570k basically what you pay for is what you get. The 3570k performs slightly better and is overclockable but also costs about 40 bucks more. The 3450 has very limited OC abilities and offer slightly less performance but is significantly cheaper.

    Both are very good though and you won't go wrong with either.

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    I cannot recommend any of the two PCs you have listed. The Acer setup has NO discrete graphics card - it only has the Intel integrated graphics which do NOT perform well in games at all. Chances are actually somewhat good that your current graphics card will perform better, despite being much, much older. And in any case, the graphics in the Acer setup will not run Guild Wars 2 at reasonable framerates.

    If people have bad experiences with that Ibuypower-brand, I would try to find something else. If you can manage to assemble the PC by yourself (or perhaps you have a more tech-savvy friend?), you can save a lot of money.

    The bottom line of the two builds you listed is this: None of them will run GW2 very well. You can check this article on Toms Hardware to see how some different graphics cards perform in GW2: tomshardware.com/reviews/guild-wars-2-performance-benchmark,3268.html
    Last edited by DarkwingDuck; 2012-08-27 at 08:56 PM. Reason: Clear up point

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