I'm currently looking at buying a new computer primarily to play GW2 (i don't have time for other games). what are your thoughts about the 3500x CPU? I've seen a couple of deals from techfast that aren't too bad but such as this black Friday one - R5-3500X / GTX 1660 $607 + $29 Delivery
The 3500x has pretty decent single thread performance (currently No 7 on https://www.cpubenchmark.net/singleThread.html) but I'm unsure if it has any issues. It seems this processor is a bit hard to get also, looking on http://staticice.com.au/ - if you can recommend some PC suppliers (I'm based in Australia) that would be great.
If i went down this route, what sort of motherboard would be suitable? I'll probably overclock it so might get a water cooler. I'll probably get 16GB RAM,
but I'm unsure if clock speed more than 2400 is going to give that much better performance in GW2 though.
I have a 4gb GTX 970 in my current rig i was going to use. looking at my system resources when playing on my current rig, the bottleneck is my G3258, it's at 100%.
budget $1000AUD. I have a few spare 128GB m.2 drives i can use. I have no issues installing Windows myself.