I was still searching on building a custom rig to play GW2 better. But im not a PC gamer and im a Mac guys so its kind of overkill to spend 1k just for GW2.
But I started thinking. My current imac is showing its age. Mayve Its time to buy a new one. But first I want to check with you guys about GW2.
I have a 2008/2009 imac 21 inch with a Intel Core 2 duo at 3.2ghz (I think) and in not sure of the graphics card. On it I can run GW2 (mac client) on just a notch over low settings at about 25 to 30fpc. Have not tried fighting a boss like the Fire Elemental. On this same mac I have installed Windows 8 using Bootcamp. On that side the game runs at 35fps with fairly medium settings but becomes unplayable when in a boss fight. (Like 15 fps or less)
So I jumped over to apples website and right now the top of the line imac can be ordered with a quad core i7 at 3.4ghz and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX with 2GB of GDDR5 memorry.
So im wondering if the jump from Core 2 Duo to Quad core I7 is sooooooo drastic that the i7 mac will play GW2 at COMPKETELY MAX settings. Please help. Thank you guys.