Reason being for the upgrade is that GW2 has just come out and a friend of mine that wasn't really into PC gaming was thinking of picking a copy up because i won't shut up about it hehe, so i was told him that i had an old pc that i could fix up and sell to him that will run GW2 on at least low settings, i installed GW2 on the PC with its current CPU and GPU and it runs fine on a mix between low&medium.
The current CPU is an AMD Athlon 64 x2 5200+.
The current GPU is an NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 520 1GB DDR3 Overclocked.
I was thinking of replacing the CPU with either the AMD Fx4100 3.6ghz or if possible the AMD Fx4170.
And for the GPU i was thinking maybe a GTX550ti 1gig.
The current PSU is 500watt, 230volt, 10amp, 50-60hz.
The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-M61PME-S2P AM2+.
Basically what i want to know is if i buy these parts and put them into the computer will the computer will they actually work and will GW2 run better.
Thank you for the replies i really appreciate them all and i will be checking back on and off throughout the day!
EDIT: Forgot to ask, will i need additional cooling or will the fans that come with the CPU and GPU be enough?
Edited by Kiririn, 30 August 2012 - 09:47 AM.