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Building a new computer for blizzard gaming at ultra settings... Need some expertise!

I would like to build a computer that can handle ultra or even possibly extreme graphics (like WoW provides a setting of). I Play ALL Blizzard games. I am looking to build a new computer to handle raids in wow and heroes of the storm with a screen full of minions and starcraft with a screen full of ships and minions with a fluent and no lag response to an immersion of screen activity (I know blizzards servers are sometimes a possible issue). Running at 1080p 60fps...

I will have a dual monitor setup with one screen running music and/or a document in the background and the other for gaming (23"-27" monitor). With NO ISSUES IN PERFORMANACE BEING THE GOAL... I would like to keep my budget at $2000 U.S. tops, but optimally would like to be closer to $1000 U.S. for saving money sake... if a higher budget is needed please let me know...

I have come to realize the lack of power needed to run 'cartoon graphics' as blizzard games are. Already created an insane 4k build that I just can't afford unfortunately and is probably unnecessary for the games I currently play... I would like to make a build that will LAST THE NEXT FEW YEARS at an ultra or extreme graphics setting with no computer problems...

After much research I have created an awesome build for just under $4K for 4K gaming if anybody wants to see my dream comp... Includes everything... http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Wahuwammedo/saved/bc6Ycf ... This build was intensive and very thought out, but due to the cost I need to go a new direction for less money and my patience for the research and best BUDGET build is wearing thin... But to stay on topic...

The monitor I have chosen is Asus MX239H 23.0" Monitor and samsung syncmaster 943swx 18.5" (already owned), which I THINK should be good enough for my needs. Any comments or suggestions would be very helpful. Thanks!

My needs also include a possibility in the future to use photoshop moreso as a hobby, but only lightly and maybe a video editor... again... lightly and few and far between.
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  1. Your dream PC, could be better. A 2x8gb kit would make more sense for the ram, and those hybrid 980ti's are overpriced, especially with GTX 1080 not far off. If you have a card, that can hold you over, until then, I would do so. For 1080p WoW, this will be plenty, but I would definitely wait, on the GPU purchase, with Pascal release being about a month out.

    I took your dream build and trimmed it way down, but kept the CPU and case.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($343.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG A80 128.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($124.45 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z170 S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($179.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($74.99 @ Adorama)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($88.65 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card ($589.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($45.89 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($134.89 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1978.80
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-10 11:49 EDT-0400
  2. logainofhades said:
    Your dream PC, could be better. A 2x8gb kit would make more sense for the ram, and those hybrid 980ti's are overpriced, especially with GTX 1080 not far off. If you have a card, that can hold you over, until then, I would do so. For 1080p WoW, this will be plenty, but I would definitely wait, on the GPU purchase, with Pascal release being about a month out.

    I took your dream build and trimmed it way down, but kept the CPU and case.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($343.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG A80 128.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($124.45 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z170 S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($179.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($74.99 @ Adorama)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($88.65 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card ($589.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($45.89 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($134.89 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1978.80
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-10 11:49 EDT-0400


    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/h4wd8d is my new build. Just saw your reply. I actually changed a lot around because, yes the 1080 coming out and I want a future compatible comp with high performance. Here is my new predicament...

    https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/158048-building-a-new-computer-for-blizzard-gaming-at-ultra-settings-do-i-go-for-4k-monitor-60hz-or-1440p-144hz

    i'm looking for help on a monitor choice... if you could lend an opinion that would be awesome. I only ask because your reply to this question was very informed. I have a new parts list and a new setup, but after much research i'm stuck between choosing 4k or 1440p @ 144Hz (165Hz oc)
  3. Best answer
    I would probably stick with 1440p. The 1080 still isn't quite the 4k ultra, 60fps, graphics card we hoped for.
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