Can my computer run Guild Wars 2?


Nov 22, 2012
I just want to begin saying that i am not very good with computers, any questions i will try my best to answer them haha. Looking for comments from IT specialists or experts or people who have purchased GW2, thank you.

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i5 processor 2300
RAM: 4GB DDR3 Memory
HDD: 1TB Hard Drive
Video: NVIDIA Geforce GT520 1024MB (Approx total memory 2776 MB)

Below is the minimum settings as listed on website:

Windows® Minimum System Requirements

Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or better
Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, Core i3 OR AMD Athlon 64 X2, or better
NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800, ATI X1800, Intel HD 3000, or better (256 MB of video RAM and shader model 3.0 or better)
25 GB available HDD space

I understand that my video card is a office card and not very suitable for games, so i wont be able to play on maximum settings and resolutions, but im fine with that, medium setting is okay for me.
But a question for those who have played the game, would not being able to play on maximum settings seriously affect the gaming experience, or is there only a slight noticeable difference?

Guild War 2 retails for $90AUD at EB games (btw i live in Australia Syd), so would it be better to purchase off website for $80US?
AUD> US atm, thoughts thanks?

Thanks for all help,