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November 30, 2008 12:57:45 PM

hi i've been reviewing this topic all over and i'm going to be building a new system in feb maybe jan

i'm trying the best pc i can that will hand between 5 and 10 wow accounts running on same pc.

i have a system quote on a nice i7 pc custom build, but want to make sure it's not gonna be over kill.

my current system is perfect for running up to 3/4 accounts now but in 800/600 res and everything on low.
amd x2 5000+, 2.5gb ram, x1650 pro video card(the 256gddr3 one) 250gb hdd

i want a full listing of parts to use, and will raid setup on hdds work better for running all of them accounts or should i get a full tower case and run wow off of like 40gb/80gb hdds for each account.

i need some help :) 
November 30, 2008 2:13:15 PM

btw here is 2 of the systems i'm looking at:

system 1;retal price for in canada(nova scotia) $2900 with taxes

AMD PHENOM X4 9950 QUAD-CORE 2.6GHz 4MB Black Edition, 140W, Retail
ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe
OCZ PC2-8500 Reaper Heatpipe Edition 4GB (2x2GB) 1066MHz 5-5-5-18 (2.2V) x2 (8gb total)
BFG 9800 GT 512MB PCIe DVI & TV-OUT x2
Antec TWELVE HUNDRED Ultimate Gaming Case
LG GH22NS30 SATA BLACK DVD±RW (22X+/-) DUAL LAYER w/ SW
Coolermaster REAL POWER PRO 1000W SLI/CF 20/24+6+8p
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit English
WD Caviar SE-16 / SATA-II 5000AAKS 500GB 7200RPM, 16MB, SATA-II x4
MARUSON POWER PRO 2000VA/1080W UPS W/AVR(USB)


system 2; retail 3400ish(don't have the quote in front of me)
low end i7 cpu, the asus x58 main board, 6gb ram, 2x 500gb hdd, 2x ati 4850 cards everything else the same cept for a 1250w ps
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November 30, 2008 2:35:17 PM

why do you need that many accounts? Why are you still playing wow? Why has WoW not been banned in the united states :na: 
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November 30, 2008 2:55:24 PM

i havn't found any other game that is online i liked i tryed war, it was fun but died for me after 2 weeks, i have a collecters account if anyone wants to buy it and pay shipping for the box items lol, i've just been having fun with my new deathknight in wow, as for why i want that many accounts no idea i guess i'm looking for a harder challange then playing one account gives.
November 30, 2008 2:55:32 PM

My i7 Cost me $1700 USD.

i7 920 overclocked to 3.8GHz
Asus P6T Deluxe SLI or XFire
6g ram 1520 overclocked.
2x WD 640 HDD in raid 0 (Storage)
4x 32G Ocz core series SSD raid 0 (OS and Apps)
Coolermaster Cosmos 1000 case
Antec 650 PSU
ATI 4670.

Drop my card for 2 4850s and up the psu your lloking at $2100 Parts for a system that is gonna be faster then what you listed big time in the HDD department.

Do you really want to pay that guy $1300 for labor?

Id build you one for Parts+ 200 labor + shipping. I live in the US but shipping to Canada is not a problem.

Heres a look at mine and some benches if you care to look.


http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/page-258117_31_50.htm...

I know things cost little more in Canada but those prices are whacked.


November 30, 2008 3:01:26 PM

Approx $2650 canadian +shipping.

How you got the money to buy such a nice system if you play 5 wow accounts? LoL, I played that game before and it swallowed my life.

My buddy been trying to get me to come back but, I have a life now.
November 30, 2008 3:06:10 PM

ehh i don't play wow that much now but i spend about 3 hours a night playing, there is no labour i know the guy he's building for free i could build myself as well which might happen and my price i'll pay when i get it will be cheaper cause i get wholesale prices, but he quoted me retail so i see max it would be, but also the i7 system has a 3 yr warr on it as well
November 30, 2008 3:13:08 PM

It better have a 3yr warranty for that price. All my builds have www.squaretrade.com warrantys offered for them on top of the free tech support, and standard part warrantys everything has.

The AMD rig would struggle with 10 accounts.
The i7 will breeze through.
Its gonna be hard to see 10 accounts on 1 monitor.
I would save some money on the build and get 2 monitors maybe 3.
November 30, 2008 4:05:42 PM

i have keyclone that i use and it does all the work for the seeing the accounts and that stuff:)  gotta love maxiumixer or however it's spelled
December 1, 2008 8:21:24 PM

so i have changed the specs around alot for this tower i'm building so i would like any feed back on on it: justing to know if it would be good for what i wanna do

now i'm listing prices as well(take in mind i'm in nova scotia, canada, so prices are little higher, these are retail but i'll be geting them at wholesale in feb, and the building of the tower is free)
i7 920 =$428.00
asus p6t-dx =$398.00
coolermaster v8 passive heatsink =$75.00
ocz pc12800 gold tri chann kit (6x2gb) 12gb =$830.00
sapphire ati radeon HD4870 1gb ram gddr3 =$388.00
seagate 500gb barracuda sata =$79.00 each total of 3 drives for 237.00
antec 1200 case =$198.00
cooler master 850w realpower pro =$218.00
windows vista home premium 64bit =$138.00
saitek 3200 gaming mouse =$68.00
maruson power pro 2000va/1080w ups (power protection) =$287.00
3yr warr =$299.00

total with local and fed taxs, $4,073.65

if anyone knows any place that is cheaper that does shipping to canada i would be greatfull as well.
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