Hi there, I asked a question yesterday on a certain build I had but have since then scrapped it and started over. Would this build play WoW on max? And is this a good build for the price? (You are more than welcome to suggest replacements/alternatives)
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($107.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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This is a much better option and it will give a lot more gaming options/upgrade options in future if you plan to do other things.
Hey Mystical. Is the cooler needed if there's no overclock involved?
No, but if he wants to later then he should buy a cpu cooler. The stock ones aren't so good with overclocking.
Agreed - it's LBoyle's choice really on that one. Looks like we came up identical on a few items! I didn't change the the optical drive 'cos that's not my strongest area. I'm always tempted to suggest running a smaller HDD and getting an SSD for games, for sheer speed. What do you think about this?
Hmmmmm, both of those look really nice! I need a GPU as well which is why I was trying for the APU. Man, building for less than $600 is going to be a lot more difficult than I thought
Not really, but I'm just trying to give you a 1080p gaming experience; if that is what your looking for. If not then you can get a cheaper graphics card. Plus MMO's take a lot of processing power to be able to play efficiently. The A10 isn't really going to give you a lot of leverage in that department, since your planning on playing GW2 and Elders Scrolls Online.