Thinking of getting a cheap pc.

#1holllowasteriskPosted 5/1/2012 2:53:11 PM
Hello, i currently have no computer, and i'm on a really tight budget, i would like to be able to run Guild wars 2 with medium settings with this:

AMD Athlon II X4 645 3.1 GHz
6 GB DDR3 1066 MHz
Nvidia GeForce GT530 2 GB

I have little to no knowledge of pc specs but it looks like that the quad processor and dram are good enough, what about the video card? I've heard that it's not good, is it good enough for a stable framerate in gw2?

I'm sincerely sorry about this, i know that threads like this are beyond annoying.
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#2stabitoPosted 5/1/2012 3:05:35 PM
whats the max youre willing to spend
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#3SzymaaPosted 5/1/2012 3:24:21 PM(edited)
If you can start squirreling money away now, you should have enough to build a decent system by the time the game actually launches.

Edit: That being said, I would look at Intel processors over AMD. You might spend a little bit more, but you'll get a better performing piece of hardware.
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#4pies12Posted 5/1/2012 4:47:00 PM
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120-10.html

With the sub-$100 Pentiums performing so well, Intel's $125 Core i3-2100 easily beats more expensive Phenom II and FX models. And the $190 Core i5-2400 dominates the sub-$200 landscape without challenge, really. As such, we're almost-shockingly left without an AMD CPU to recommend at any price point.
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#5serge59Posted 5/1/2012 7:40:23 PM
^^ This.

Your best bet is to go to the PC board.
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc

Post your budget and let them spec out a PC from newegg. Otherwise, if you want a pre-built get an Intel cause you'll get more for your money. Once they optimize the game further, you'll probably be surprised how high you can crank the settings. This is an MMO afterall and they want to have their game playable by people with 3-4 year old hardware.
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#6aMonsoonePosted 5/1/2012 8:43:48 PM
need a better processor for this game
#7holllowasterisk(Topic Creator)Posted 5/2/2012 12:17:59 AM
I'm not planning to use more than 500-700€ and the problem is that i'm currently jobless, and all of my money, and savings goes to paying rent and other stuff, and my family was kind enough to offer buying a pc for me.

Well if the processor isn't good enough, how's this:

3,3 GHz:n Intel® Core™ i3-2120, at least it's a double core processor?
However this one would come with Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 2000 card,
and from what i was able to make out spending some time in google, that one definitely isn't a good card.

I'm a bit off with that integrated word, i would be able to switch it to a better card right?
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#8Xeeh_BitzPosted 5/2/2012 12:19:09 AM
Need a better engine with this game, my system chugged at it, with a 2700K overclocked to to what it is..
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#9holllowasterisk(Topic Creator)Posted 5/2/2012 12:28:51 AM
serge59 posted...
^^ This.

Your best bet is to go to the PC board.
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc

Post your budget and let them spec out a PC from newegg. Otherwise, if you want a pre-built get an Intel cause you'll get more for your money. Once they optimize the game further, you'll probably be surprised how high you can crank the settings. This is an MMO afterall and they want to have their game playable by people with 3-4 year old hardware.



Thanks, i will head there after this thread has died.
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#10CruxisInhibitorPosted 5/2/2012 12:33:18 AM
You could add a discrete video card in addition if the motherboard supports it, basically you'd just run with the discrete card and if it died, you'd have the onboard graphics so you wouldn't be S.O.L for using the computer.
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