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Cheapest World of Warcraft Ultra build

Was wondering what is the cheapest i could build a system to run WoW:MoP on ultra at 60 fps. i'd be ok with dropping to around 40fps for 25 main raids.

I don't need a monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, etc. - just the main components.

Was hoping to do this for under $550. thoughts?
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  1. I do not believe that < 550 dollars for this type of build is realistic. If you're really pushing to be able to play on Ultra settings @ 60 fps, I think you're looking at 900 dollars for the machines build at best.

    EDIT: And that's with some real bargain shopping.
  2. Maybe not ultra, but close. Just turning off shadows and anti-aliasing can make a huge difference.
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2KdDy
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2KdDy/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2KdDy/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A75M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $550.55
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-30 11:32 EST-0500)
  3. Best answer
    Athlon 4 wont get close to ultra on Wow(at least not in raids/major cities). Wow is pretty cpu dependant. I would try something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1430436&cm_sp=DIY_PC_Combos-_-1430436-_-Combo , just a hair over your budget, and should be able to run wow very well.
  4. jeremyp79 said:
    Athlon 4 wont get close to ultra on Wow(at least not in raids/major cities). Wow is pretty cpu dependant. I would try something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1430436&cm_sp=DIY_PC_Combos-_-1430436-_-Combo , just a hair over your budget, and should be able to run wow very well.



    I like this build a lot. It's simple and a one shot killer. seems like a great deal. Also noticed it has the haswell cpu. Thanks!!
  5. p5ych0metrix said:
    jeremyp79 said:
    Athlon 4 wont get close to ultra on Wow(at least not in raids/major cities). Wow is pretty cpu dependant. I would try something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1430436&cm_sp=DIY_PC_Combos-_-1430436-_-Combo , just a hair over your budget, and should be able to run wow very well.



    I like this build a lot. It's simple and a one shot killer. seems like a great deal. Also noticed it has the haswell cpu. Thanks!!


    If you need the operating system as well, that will add to your cost, but that would be a pretty solid system.
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