Joined: Jun 23 2006
eekzie, I generally like what you have to say, but you are outmatched here...
The game isn't using multithreading. Period. In fact, it's using the same engine as guildwars 1, just with enhanced graphics and physics, among other things, but that's it. No multithreading, no company in their right mind would intentionally rule out customers based on hardware haha.
i7 is also not needed. You only need to upgrade the cpu if it's a bottleneck to the gpu, which the i5 most definitely is NOT.
Also of note, the orignal engine was written with directx 9, which is what the majority of this game uses. It includes directx 10, but doesn't require it.
16 gigs of ram...eeeeh not needed. Even with 3 monitors it's enough. Shit, my gfx card (ATI 7850) can support 6 monitors itself.
SSD does nothing for gaming. At all.
To say he needs a $500 card to run ultra is also just silly. My card was $250, and it's overkill. I can run unigine heaven at 52fps stable oc'ed
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