really looking forward to this

#1EspLtdAx50Posted 9/5/2009 4:32:37 PM
BUT, im getting a new desktop. 1what is a good site to build a pc? 2 does this need an amd graphics card? 3 what specs should i build the pc with? (i know system requirements havent been released, but if any one has any idea please let me know) Thanks
#2I Like ToastPosted 9/5/2009 4:44:03 PM
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/gentopic.php?board=2000403

why on earth would you think of asking a gw2 board about pc specs? especially if you are aware that the specs are unknown.

i reconmend you buy a pentium 2 gateway, it will be one the smarter decisions you'll make!
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#3Glitch_The3rdPosted 9/5/2009 8:05:53 PM
Build your own computer, you can make a beastly rig for half the price of a Dell XPS.
This site will be very helpful:

newegg.com

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#4cryora1Posted 9/6/2009 1:52:09 AM

AMD doesn't make graphics cards. NVidia and ATI do. Well, actually, they make the GPU part of the card.

Anyway, if you're going to build a computer yourself, then you really ought to study up, else you might end up getting an Intel Processor with an AMD motherboard or an ATX motherboard with a micro-ATX case.

Anyway, some pointers:

CPU (Central Processing Unit aka Processor) - Get either a dual-core or quad-core. Dual-cores are going to be cheaper, but with quad-core, you are future proof and you get better performance (esp. when it comes to multitasking).

Graphics Card - Get one of the latest generation. The latest generation of the NVidia cards are the GeForce 200 series, while ATI has the HD 4000 series.

Memory - Get at least 2GB RAM.

Motherboard - Make sure your motherboard is compatible with your other components. CPUs will have socket numbers, make sure the motherboard's socket number matches. Graphics cards, you don't have to worry about since most will be PCI-E 16x or PCI-E 16x 2.0. Preferrably you would want to get the 2.0. And as for memory, if you're getting a new motherboard, it's most likely going to have the PC2 240-Pin socket, so make sure that's the same type of memory you are buying.

Power Supply Unit - Get one that has at least 500 Watts and you should be good.

Hard Drive - Get one with a SATA connection, not IDE or SCSI.

Don't forget the CD drive.

#5EspLtdAx50(Topic Creator)Posted 9/6/2009 4:43:18 AM
thanks for all the pc info but now im pretty confused i should get nvidia 200 series card, min 2gigs RAM, dual core or quad core, um is there any chance someone can outline everything so it will be compatible?
#6cryora1Posted 9/6/2009 3:26:59 PM

thanks for all the pc info but now im pretty confused i should get nvidia 200 series card, min 2gigs RAM, dual core or quad core, um is there any chance someone can outline everything so it will be compatible?

If you're willing and have the money to buy the best, then get the GeForce 295gtx, and that's around $500 on newegg.com. Otherwise, maybe you would want a cheaper GeForce 260 or 275 for $150-200. If you want to go this route though, also consider the Radeon HD 4870 and HD 4890, becaues they are like equivalents to the 260 and 275 and are around the same price.

Say you want an Intel I7 Quad Core that uses the LGA 1366 socket:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010340343%201051744913&name=LGA%201366

You'll need a motherboard that also has the LGA 1366 socket:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010200280%201070545356&name=LGA%201366

Or if you want an older Intel Core 2 processor (Comes in duo core and quad core) that uses the LGA 775 socket, then the motherboard that you'll need will be one with the LGA 775 socket.

As for AMD processors, I heard that their newest Phenom II processors, that are listed as socket AM3, will also work on AM2+ socket motherboards but with reduced features.

Here's an example setup where everything should be compatible:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135228

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150359

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231149

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341010

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

It has pretty much everything you'll need except for the CD Drive, monitor, speakers, mouse and keyboard.

This setup should be able to run Crysis at high settings, so I don't see why it wouldn't run Guild Wars 2.

#7EspLtdAx50(Topic Creator)Posted 9/6/2009 4:38:04 PM
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#8EspLtdAx50(Topic Creator)Posted 9/6/2009 5:11:55 PM
i found a pretty nice pc on ibuypower.com, for approx $710. im going to find out final cost after monitor, cd-rw drive, dvd(plus)rw drive. btw dont i also need operating system such as windows vista 64-bit?