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April 28, 2013 8:01:19 PM

Hey guy first time building a computer and first time on these forums.

Im looking to build a computer to play WoW and Possibly Swtor too, on at atleast medium to high with good fps. I've got about a 700-800$ budget (willing to go over a little bit if it makes a big difference). I already have the keyboard, mouse, monitor 1600x900, speakers and a copy of windows 7.
im really a novice at all this pc building and what not so if you guys could give me a list of all the parts i need and what not it would be greatly appreciated

also one more thing, i just figured out i might have to buy a new copy of windows 7.i have windows 7 home premium, just the cd it doesent have the key code or anything it also says for distribution Only with a New ZT PC. so would i have to buy a new copy when i bought everything for my new computer?

also please tell me if there compatable or not as i have no idea of how to go about this whole pc building thing.
a b 4 Gaming
April 28, 2013 8:41:53 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.61 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($174.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $684.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-28 23:14 EDT-0400)

a good start for your monitor resolution, though note that i'm fully disregarding any plans you may have on upgrading in the near future. i.e; monitor, SLI/CF support, cpu overclocking, etc. edit as you wish; you should be able to add in an SSD for faster boot up/load times or a better graphics card for better graphics performance, while still within your budget. maybe a slightly better case of your preference. i recommend an SSD if you got zero plans to get a 1080p monitor any time soon.

an idea on how it'll perform on WoW;
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GTX_650_Ti_Boos...

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a b 4 Gaming
April 28, 2013 8:49:02 PM
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.56 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.15 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($265.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $786.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-28 23:46 EDT-0400)

The GPU will play WoW at 60fps on highest settings. Or you could drop down in video card to this and still rock WoW.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.56 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.15 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($224.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $746.19
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-28 23:48 EDT-0400)
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April 28, 2013 8:53:35 PM

For the video card that you listed. The 7870
Defffinetly go with the 7870 XT it will make a big differance. It's really apart of the 79xx series as a unofficial 7930
I would get that.
April 28, 2013 8:53:53 PM

Thanks for the help man really appreciated.

if anyone has other builds too it would be appreciated if you would post them also
a b 4 Gaming
April 28, 2013 9:04:20 PM

Hazle posted a good example of a benchmark that is close to your resolution monitor.
Since you are playing on a 1600x900 you should buy a 2GB 650ti boost or 2GB 7850.
Your overall build, without a SSD, can easily be done for $750.
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