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December 26, 2009 3:50:39 PM

Was thinking of purchasing another pc to run World of Warcraft on...I am running it on a laptop (and have for 2 years) but would like have a computer that i can run it at max settings and have it displayed on my 37" LCD...any help?

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December 26, 2009 3:54:33 PM

dfudgeman said:
Was thinking of purchasing another pc to run World of Warcraft on...I am running it on a laptop (and have for 2 years) but would like have a computer that i can run it at max settings and have it displayed on my 37" LCD...any help?


Budget?
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December 26, 2009 3:56:25 PM

I would say look at the suggest builds sticky. WoW isnt very graphic intensive.
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December 26, 2009 3:57:44 PM

raybob95 said:
Budget?


Somewhere in the $700 to $1000 range
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December 26, 2009 4:24:59 PM


World of Warcraft uses older tech, so its kinda cpu dependent and is optimized for dual cores. The 5770 can play modern games at high settings at a 1900-2500 res so it should be fine for your 37" LCD.


AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$99 -Free shipping


SAPPHIRE 100283-2L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$155 -Free Shipping


GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$80 -$70 After rebate


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$92 -Free Shipping


Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$55 -Free Shipping

Antec Two Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$80 with combo discount


LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD Burner - Bulk LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$28 -Free Shipping

Total = $589
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December 26, 2009 10:01:06 PM

Wow...ty Moth...now if i were gonna upgrade a couple of those items...which one would you suggest in order to increase the performance...motherboard, processor or video card?
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December 26, 2009 10:05:22 PM

With that system you should receive maximum performance for WoW. If you wanted to up performance for other games down the road, I would look to upping the GPU first, as games are still geared towards dual cores so far as I am aware. ATI Radeon 5850 is the best card on the market for its price and is a hell of a piece of hardware! If you want to upgrade the CPU, which is not imperative right now, go for the Phenom II X4 955 BE, best AMD processor for the money. The motherboard can be upgraded, but unless you are an avid overclocker, it will suit your needs just fine.
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December 26, 2009 10:12:05 PM

dfudgeman said:
Wow...ty Moth...now if i were gonna upgrade a couple of those items...which one would you suggest in order to increase the performance...motherboard, processor or video card?


Well this build can play WoW at max with 60+ fps easily. If you go with a stronger gpu then it will only give you more fps. Remember anything below 25 and your eye sees stuttering. Anything above 30+ fps your eye sees a smooth game.

WoW can use multiple cores if you tweak it a bit, but just like the gpu it only give more fps, nothing that will make a noticeable difference in performance.

The mobo is fine.




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December 26, 2009 10:20:34 PM

Yup, as the 1st duke said :D , that is all you really need to play WoW. An x3 720 is also a good alternative cpu, kinda like the "mid-ground" between an x2 550 and a 955. Not as expensive and powerful as the 955, but has an extra (guaranteed) core over the x2 550. Nothing groundbreaking for WoW, but if you use other applications that utilize multiple-core, then it's something to consider.

Antec 300 illusion is a good alternative. Better airflow thanks to the 2 front intakes for $15 more.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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