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November 20, 2010 12:33:43 AM

Hey guys, I'm looking at building my own pc for wow and was going to order on black Friday for discounts. I know wow is a CPU intensive game and was looking at the i5 750 and overclocking it, but I don't know what to do for ram, mobo and gpu wise. I'm not looking to play on ultra but medium with max spell effects and 30+ fps in 25 man raids. I'm looking at spending 800-900 bucks too, thanks for your input :) 

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November 21, 2010 1:32:15 AM

Cmon guys I'm not looking for a detailed part list just some easy summed up stuff like 4gb of ram and a graphics card...nothing fancy
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November 23, 2010 7:22:34 PM

Howdy.

I'm going to build a PC for WoW as well, so I can enjoy Cataclysm at max settings. Scroll through these forums and look for posts specific to your price range. You will find lots of helpful information, I know I did.

Hope this helps!
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November 25, 2010 12:17:03 AM

what you have now hardware wise?
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November 25, 2010 2:59:14 AM

if you want to stick with i5, and want a good one, get the i5-760,i got this CPU and its OC to 3.82ghz right now; its max range is around 4.xxghz range, MB, depends on what you want to run, SLI? Crossfire? do you want 3.0usb ports, 6.0 SATA ports? or will 2.0usb and 3.0SATA work for you?

the i5-760 is around 180(on sale for black friday)


GPU, you can get away with gtx460, but want a little better, get a gtx470 (can over clock to 480 status)

Ram, if you OC, and worried about the heat, stick to 4gb x 2stick,( anything with Lat. of 8 or 7 would be good) look into PC3-12800(1600) IF heat is not a issue max out your ram card slot....


it really depends on what you want.... pick a MB out and go from there.... if you want the i5, look at its socket type.....

just start on 1 part and go from there.... if you need help, pm me, or just let me know... and i can help you look for parts also....



**** i would consider parts that are made for speed..... example: cpu, look for a L3 Cach: 8, just to prevent bottle neck in DRAM and HDD.....



question, are you using a HDD or a SSD? ***(if you don't mind, check for me how big is your Temp folder for WoW)***





Also, if you are DieHARD wOw player..... and want a really good setup.... consider what is good for your system.... so you can push it farther... example: cooling system.
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November 25, 2010 3:36:22 AM

here's a set up based on just MB,CPU,RAM,GPU(SLI)


MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$199/each($199 x 2 = $398) + $25Mail In Rebait PER GPU (2x$25=50 mail in rebate)
come with 2 free Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X 2 Game Coupon - Gift PC Game (can sale for$)

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$129.99

ASRock P55 EXTREME4 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$174.99 (sale ends: 11/30)

GRAND TOTAL: $849.95


OPTion:

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
55.99

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November 28, 2010 2:33:00 AM

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November 28, 2010 9:55:41 AM

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