New Home Build PC

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week

Budget Range: 1500$ give or take, no biggie here if a few hundred off for key components.
System Usage: World of Warcraft with 2 monitors running 2 accounts

Are you buying a monitor: No


Parts to Upgrade: all

Do you need to buy OS: Yes/win 7 ultimate

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Location: MI, USA
Parts Preferences: intel, nvidia
Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: unknown, 1600x900 i think
Additional Comments: be able to run 2 instances of wow on 2 monitors at 50fps.... hopefully

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: i play 2 accounts of wow simultaneously and need a rig which can handle it. Would like to know if 1 3gig vid card can handle it or should i use 2.
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  1. Pat Callahan said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week

    Budget Range: 1500$ give or take, no biggie here if a few hundred off for key components.
    System Usage: World of Warcraft with 2 monitors running 2 accounts

    Are you buying a monitor: No


    Parts to Upgrade: all

    Do you need to buy OS: Yes

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

    Location: MI, USA
    Parts Preferences: intel, nvidia
    Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe

    SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

    Your Monitor Resolution: unknown, 1600x900 i think
    Additional Comments: be able to run 2 instances of wow on 2 monitors at 50fps.... hopefully

    And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: i play 2 accounts of wow simultaneously and need a rig which can handle it



    While I don't have the requirements for WoW memorized, I doubt that it would require investing 1.5 kilobucks to run two instances of the game simultaneously. You can get some pretty heavy-duty hardware for that much. Is that the only intensive thing you plan to do with the machine?
  2. jinayhvora said:


    We can definitely do better than that, at this price range (though I still do not feel that it is needed):

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver Arctic Alumina Premium Ceramic Polysynthetic 14g Thermal Paste ($4.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($167.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black/Orange) ATX Mid Tower Case ($85.00 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1580.68
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-03 07:49 EDT-0400)

    Or, if $80 over is too much:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver Arctic Alumina Premium Ceramic Polysynthetic 14g Thermal Paste ($4.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($167.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black/Orange) ATX Mid Tower Case ($85.00 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1320.68
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-03 07:52 EDT-0400)

    Edit: If you can get to the Microcenter in Detroit, you could use this deal to fit the $1,580 build in under budget: http://www.microcenter.com/site/brands/intel-processor-bundles.aspx
    Sorry for the link to the full CPU+Mobo combos page, I can't figure out how to link the individual deals.
  3. Jack Revenant said:
    Pat Callahan said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week

    Budget Range: 1500$ give or take, no biggie here if a few hundred off for key components.
    System Usage: World of Warcraft with 2 monitors running 2 accounts

    Are you buying a monitor: No


    Parts to Upgrade: all

    Do you need to buy OS: Yes

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

    Location: MI, USA
    Parts Preferences: intel, nvidia
    Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe

    SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

    Your Monitor Resolution: unknown, 1600x900 i think
    Additional Comments: be able to run 2 instances of wow on 2 monitors at 50fps.... hopefully

    And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: i play 2 accounts of wow simultaneously and need a rig which can handle it



    While I don't have the requirements for WoW memorized, I doubt that it would require investing 1.5 kilobucks to run two instances of the game simultaneously. You can get some pretty heavy-duty hardware for that much. Is that the only intensive thing you plan to do with the machine?


    afirm, that is the only use i plan for it
  4. Pat Callahan said:
    Jack Revenant said:
    Pat Callahan said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week

    Budget Range: 1500$ give or take, no biggie here if a few hundred off for key components.
    System Usage: World of Warcraft with 2 monitors running 2 accounts

    Are you buying a monitor: No


    Parts to Upgrade: all

    Do you need to buy OS: Yes

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

    Location: MI, USA
    Parts Preferences: intel, nvidia
    Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe

    SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

    Your Monitor Resolution: unknown, 1600x900 i think
    Additional Comments: be able to run 2 instances of wow on 2 monitors at 50fps.... hopefully

    And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: i play 2 accounts of wow simultaneously and need a rig which can handle it



    While I don't have the requirements for WoW memorized, I doubt that it would require investing 1.5 kilobucks to run two instances of the game simultaneously. You can get some pretty heavy-duty hardware for that much. Is that the only intensive thing you plan to do with the machine?


    afirm, that is the only use i plan for it


    Well, there are two good builds for that budget presently in chat, but I believe that they will be overkill. I can't do this presently (bed beckons), but if you can wait a while I can spec out a build for the lowest cost while also being able to running two instances of WoW at once.

    Edit: Having reread the original post, I have a question: Was there a specific reason you wanted Win7 Ultimate?
  5. Jack Revenant said:
    Pat Callahan said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week

    Budget Range: 1500$ give or take, no biggie here if a few hundred off for key components.
    System Usage: World of Warcraft with 2 monitors running 2 accounts

    Are you buying a monitor: No


    Parts to Upgrade: all

    Do you need to buy OS: Yes

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

    Location: MI, USA
    Parts Preferences: intel, nvidia
    Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe

    SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

    Your Monitor Resolution: unknown, 1600x900 i think
    Additional Comments: be able to run 2 instances of wow on 2 monitors at 50fps.... hopefully

    And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: i play 2 accounts of wow simultaneously and need a rig which can handle it



    While I don't have the requirements for WoW memorized, I doubt that it would require investing 1.5 kilobucks to run two instances of the game simultaneously. You can get some pretty heavy-duty hardware for that much. Is that the only intensive thing you plan to do with the machine?


    Jack Revenant said:
    Pat Callahan said:
    Jack Revenant said:
    Pat Callahan said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week

    Budget Range: 1500$ give or take, no biggie here if a few hundred off for key components.
    System Usage: World of Warcraft with 2 monitors running 2 accounts

    Are you buying a monitor: No


    Parts to Upgrade: all

    Do you need to buy OS: Yes

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

    Location: MI, USA
    Parts Preferences: intel, nvidia
    Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe

    SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

    Your Monitor Resolution: unknown, 1600x900 i think
    Additional Comments: be able to run 2 instances of wow on 2 monitors at 50fps.... hopefully

    And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: i play 2 accounts of wow simultaneously and need a rig which can handle it



    While I don't have the requirements for WoW memorized, I doubt that it would require investing 1.5 kilobucks to run two instances of the game simultaneously. You can get some pretty heavy-duty hardware for that much. Is that the only intensive thing you plan to do with the machine?


    afirm, that is the only use i plan for it


    Well, there are two good builds for that budget presently in chat, but I believe that they will be overkill. I can't do this presently (bed beckons), but if you can wait a while I can spec out a build for the lowest cost while also being able to running two instances of WoW at once.

    Edit: Having reread the original post, I have a question: Was there a specific reason you wanted Win7 Ultimate?


    2 reasons, I am a little skittish new OS like win8 and I was hoping to take advantage of utilizing 16+MB of ram for the simultaneous instances of WoW.
    Min specs are
    Operating System Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7/Windows® 8 (Updated with the latest Service Packs) Windows® 7/ Windows® 8 64-bit with latest service pack
    Processor Intel® Pentium® D or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz,
    AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 2.6GHz or better
    Video NVIDIA® GeForce® 6800 or
    ATI™ Radeon™ X1600 Pro (256 MB) NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT,
    ATI™ Radeon HD 4830 (512 MB) or better
    Memory 2 GB RAM (1 GB Windows® XP) 4 GB RAM
    Storage
    25 GB available hard drive space
    Internet
    Broadband internet connection
    Media
    None for the recommended digital installation
    Input Keyboard and mouse required. Other input devices are not supported. Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel
    Resolution
    1024 x 768 minimum display resolution
    Updated: May 8, 2013
    Article ID: 300493

    :note: I was using ATI radeon hd 5700 x 2 cards and they started to crash after the last expansion... A lot
  6. Pat Callahan said:
    Jack Revenant said:
    Pat Callahan said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week

    Budget Range: 1500$ give or take, no biggie here if a few hundred off for key components.
    System Usage: World of Warcraft with 2 monitors running 2 accounts

    Are you buying a monitor: No


    Parts to Upgrade: all

    Do you need to buy OS: Yes

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

    Location: MI, USA
    Parts Preferences: intel, nvidia
    Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe

    SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

    Your Monitor Resolution: unknown, 1600x900 i think
    Additional Comments: be able to run 2 instances of wow on 2 monitors at 50fps.... hopefully

    And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: i play 2 accounts of wow simultaneously and need a rig which can handle it



    While I don't have the requirements for WoW memorized, I doubt that it would require investing 1.5 kilobucks to run two instances of the game simultaneously. You can get some pretty heavy-duty hardware for that much. Is that the only intensive thing you plan to do with the machine?


    Jack Revenant said:
    Pat Callahan said:
    Jack Revenant said:
    Pat Callahan said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week

    Budget Range: 1500$ give or take, no biggie here if a few hundred off for key components.
    System Usage: World of Warcraft with 2 monitors running 2 accounts

    Are you buying a monitor: No


    Parts to Upgrade: all

    Do you need to buy OS: Yes

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

    Location: MI, USA
    Parts Preferences: intel, nvidia
    Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe

    SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

    Your Monitor Resolution: unknown, 1600x900 i think
    Additional Comments: be able to run 2 instances of wow on 2 monitors at 50fps.... hopefully

    And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: i play 2 accounts of wow simultaneously and need a rig which can handle it



    While I don't have the requirements for WoW memorized, I doubt that it would require investing 1.5 kilobucks to run two instances of the game simultaneously. You can get some pretty heavy-duty hardware for that much. Is that the only intensive thing you plan to do with the machine?


    afirm, that is the only use i plan for it


    Well, there are two good builds for that budget presently in chat, but I believe that they will be overkill. I can't do this presently (bed beckons), but if you can wait a while I can spec out a build for the lowest cost while also being able to running two instances of WoW at once.

    Edit: Having reread the original post, I have a question: Was there a specific reason you wanted Win7 Ultimate?


    2 reasons, I am a little skittish new OS like win8 and I was hoping to take advantage of utilizing 16+MB of ram for the simultaneous instances of WoW.
    Min specs are
    Operating System Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7/Windows® 8 (Updated with the latest Service Packs) Windows® 7/ Windows® 8 64-bit with latest service pack
    Processor Intel® Pentium® D or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz,
    AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 2.6GHz or better
    Video NVIDIA® GeForce® 6800 or
    ATI™ Radeon™ X1600 Pro (256 MB) NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT,
    ATI™ Radeon HD 4830 (512 MB) or better
    Memory 2 GB RAM (1 GB Windows® XP) 4 GB RAM
    Storage
    25 GB available hard drive space
    Internet
    Broadband internet connection
    Media
    None for the recommended digital installation
    Input Keyboard and mouse required. Other input devices are not supported. Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel
    Resolution
    1024 x 768 minimum display resolution
    Updated: May 8, 2013
    Article ID: 300493

    :note: I was using ATI radeon hd 5700 x 2 cards and they started to crash after the last expansion... A lot


    No need to use Win8 if you don't want to, but you don't need Ultimate for 16GB of ram. 64-bit Home Premium (which I recommended) will support 16GB of RAM.

    Benchmarks are more what I'd need to figure out the minimums, but I can run those down myself. I should have a suggestion for a minimum-price build ready in the next day or two.
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