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January 11, 2010 1:24:11 PM

Hi guys, ive read alot of threads here but never posted.

Im looking to buy a PC for World of warcraft and world of warcraft only. I want to run at max settings or high settings with an average of about 50-60 fps and atleast 40-45+ in raids. My budget is 1000 dollars or less, i will be running on a 22inch hp monitor with a 1680x1050 resolution. Can any of you guys help me build a computer with these specs in mind?

Thanks in advance :) .

P.S(Im really not good with computer hardware at all)

Edit for proper format: APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: sometime this week BUDGET RANGE: 500-1000 dollars, preferably 800 or less.
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming and gaming only with the occasional internet surfing.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard and mouse can be bought seperatly
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Definetly newegg.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: Honestly, whatever works best, i am familiar with Nvidia and ATi.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes / No / Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes / No / Maybe , Honestly i have no clue what this means.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Would like a very nice pc that can be quiet

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January 11, 2010 1:29:39 PM

Might want to refer to the thread in my signature for the proper format...

That's a huge budget for WoW. Here's a build to your budget that'd play any game well.

CPU: i5-750 $195

Mobo: Asus P7P55D-E Pro $190

GPU: Radeon HD 5850 $300

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1333 mhz CAS Latency 7 $100

Case/PSU: Combo on Newegg.com: HAF 922 and OCZ StealthXStream 700W $100 after rebates

Optical: Cheapest SATA DVD burner $30

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500 GB $55

Total of $970.

Something that's more to WoW's specs:

CPU: Phenom II X4 955 BE $165

Mobo: Asus M4A79XTD EVO $110 (after rebate)

GPU: HD 5770 $155 (after rebate)

Rest is the same.

Total of $715.
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January 11, 2010 1:36:39 PM

Oh i am very sorry i did not see that thread and i will edit my post right now.

As for the 2nd specs for 715 they seem to tickle my fancy especially the ATi HD 5770 (i think). My question for you sir is, i know i already asked it but would it fufull the needs that i posted? aka 40+ in 25 man raids and 50+ everywhere else on max settings?
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a b Ý World of Warcraft
January 11, 2010 1:39:08 PM

By far.
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January 11, 2010 1:41:48 PM

Alright i just edited my post. My dad is a total computer nerd so hes going to help me build it so that should be no problem.

Edit: I was looking for the HD 5770 on newegg and found many different cards. Was there one specifically you were talking about?

Didnt see your above post above the wow specs by accident >.<. I couldnt find the ram card on newegg. i copy pasted it exactly and nothing came up , any clue? (sorry for the naginess)

Also the 2 combos on new egg for the psu/cases were

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

and

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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January 11, 2010 3:39:37 PM

Here's a trial build, MadAdmiral has good advice, i just tried to provide a budget system that would meet your goals in WoW. About $720 including the Windows home premium 64 operating system.

CPU/GPU combo - $280 PhenomIIx4 925 2.8 Ghz and 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Motherboard and Windows7 OS combo - $175 Asus AM3 770 and Windows 7 64
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Ram - $100 G.Skill 2x2 GB DDR3 1333 - 7-7-7-24
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case/PSU combo - $70 Antec VSK-2000 and Antec Basiq 500w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Hard Drive - $55 Samsung spinpoint F3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD burner - $27 Liteon SATA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Some CPU Benchmarks
http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,693737/WoW-Wrath-of-...

GPU Benchmarks
http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,689378/WoW-Wrath-of-...

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3650&p=7

power supply review
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/792

CPU tool for comparing different CPUs
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?b=2
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January 11, 2010 4:15:14 PM

I don't have advice as to specific parts (as MadAdmiral and dirtmountain, et al, have given good advice there already), but wanted to add in a few thoughts as an ex-WoW junkie.

Even though they keep cranking out new expansions, the guts of that game are still hovering around where they were when the game was released in 2004 - obviously the graphics have improved over time, and every iteration keeps requiring a little bit more to stay at the top (i.e., with WotLK, they added that "Ultra" video settings mode), but even with that, the game has never been redesigned to take advantage of advances is technology.

Specifically, the game is not optimized for tri- or quad-core processing - I believe it can utilize two cores, but I might even be wrong about that - and it does not reap huge benefits from SLI or Crossfire GPU configurations. Ultimately, if all you are concerned with is playing WoW, I would advise that you spend some time reading the worldofwarcraft.com tech forums, so that you can get an idea of the game's physical limitations. If memory serves me well (I still advise that you do some searching on your own), you should be able to crush anything WoW throws at you if you focus on a good processor paired with a powerful single GPU and good RAM - both of which have been recommended by others.

Anyway, good luck with your build! I have my fingers crossed that I don't get dragged back into that game when Cataclysm drops.
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January 11, 2010 4:50:16 PM

Ive read some where a while back that WoW is cpu based so intel would be the best option...atleast from what i recall. Now MadAdmiral what if i were to take:

CPU: i5-750 $195

Mobo: Asus P7P55D-E Pro $190

But instead of the HD 5850 for 300 that you listed take the HD 5770 to stay in the 750-800 range? Would that work out better?
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a b Ý World of Warcraft
January 11, 2010 4:57:15 PM

That'd be just fine. It's essentially a combo of the two builds.
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January 11, 2010 5:05:15 PM

Alright i think il take the 2nd build as i think wow will get better use out of intel.

This is the intel you linked right? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Because there were many when i copy and pasted it and that was the only 190.

Il probably order all the parts tommorow and start building it wednsday or so. Once again thank you all for the help.
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a b Ý World of Warcraft
January 11, 2010 5:08:37 PM

That's the motherboard.

You should definitely check out the "Step-By-Step Guide to Building a PC" sticky in the forum. It's a very good guide for what to do and what to expect once you start putting it all together.

Have fun building.
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