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First time builder needs help!

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May 26, 2013 2:40:26 PM

Hey guys, so I am looking at building a computer that could run WoW on high or ultra and do some possible video editing down the road. Here are the parts I am looking at buying. I would like to hear your guys's advice and if someone could help me see if everything is compatible would be great. Thanks ahead of time!

Motherboard: 3.0 PCe, ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard,
Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9R,
Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 7850,
Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, $75
Power supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply,
Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock,
Operating system: Windows 8 or 7 is
Optical drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS – OEM,
SSD: Seagate 600 Series ST120HM000 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD),
Processor: AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX,

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May 26, 2013 5:11:44 PM

okay cool! thanks for the site. How does everything else look though?
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May 26, 2013 8:27:28 PM

It's not too shabby but here's an alternate to consider
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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower Case ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $944.59
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-26 23:23 EDT-0400)

This gets you set up to overclock if you desire - 8GB of ram comes with the motherboard in this build
May 26, 2013 9:26:12 PM

Wow.... thanks a lot man, this build looks way better haha. How is this build's performance in comparison to the one I put together? Also could it run WoW on ultra/high settings?
May 27, 2013 5:02:03 AM

With overclocking, I would expect it to max out WOW easily. Except for the CPU choice, it's very similar to your build, the free ram comes with the motherboard you had chosen, I bumped up the wattage of the PSU (for possible X-Fire in the future, WOW currently does not support X-Fire configurations) for a few $$ more and pretty much left most everything else alone (or just looked for a little better value)
May 27, 2013 9:26:14 AM

Thank you so much. You have been extremely helpful!