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July 27, 2014 3:57:01 PM

I am looking to build a new gaming rig for Wow would these specs be good enough to play on high settings in raids?

CPU: Intel i5 4690K 3.5Ghz
GPU: GTX 770 2GB
RAM: 8GB
MB: Gigabyte GA-Z97P-D3
PSU: Corsair 650W PSU

I am looking to be able to raid in high settings with at least 60 fps during boss fight.
Would this be enough or would I need some upgrades?

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a b 4 Gaming
July 27, 2014 4:00:16 PM

That would be overkill for WoW. WoW isn't exactly hard to run.
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July 27, 2014 4:01:27 PM

matchezz said:
I am looking to build a new gaming rig for Wow would these specs be good enough to play on high settings in raids?

CPU: Intel i5 4690K 3.5Ghz
GPU: GTX 770 2GB
RAM: 8GB
MB: Gigabyte GA-Z97P-D3
PSU: Corsair 650W PSU

I am looking to be able to raid in high settings with at least 60 fps during boss fight.
Would this be enough or would I need some upgrades?


BustaRhymes said:
That would be overkill for WoW. WoW isn't exactly hard to run.

Take a look:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($93.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($125.38 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $447.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 19:00 EDT-0400
It's less expensive, but you don't need a 4690K.
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July 27, 2014 4:11:54 PM

matchezz said:

I am looking to be able to raid in high settings with at least 60 fps during boss fight.
Would this be enough or would I need some upgrades?

No rig would guarentee you a solid 60fps on wow. Its more down to the networking and server sync. On 25 man fights your going to take a big fps hit no matter what.

WoW its self doesnt require high end hardware. The spec you quoted is way over whats needed to max the game out.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 27, 2014 4:22:06 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-G55 SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($88.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $445.85
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 19:21 EDT-0400
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July 27, 2014 6:51:57 PM

Lee-m said:
matchezz said:

I am looking to be able to raid in high settings with at least 60 fps during boss fight.
Would this be enough or would I need some upgrades?

No rig would guarentee you a solid 60fps on wow. Its more down to the networking and server sync. On 25 man fights your going to take a big fps hit no matter what.

WoW its self doesnt require high end hardware. The spec you quoted is way over whats needed to max the game out.



Exactly, while it is nice to not bottleneck yourself with hardware; your real concern is your isp bandwidth. Make sure you are rocking top notch interwebs and you will see the least amount of problems.
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July 27, 2014 10:59:13 PM

That would be a good rig, and keep you happy for awhile yet. While it may be a bit of overkill for WoW, never know what other games you might get into, so having plenty of power is always a good thing ;) 
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