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
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?
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.
Sorry for the bump, but im finalizing the purchase today. I found this combo (graphics card not included) and the second link is the graphics card, it comes to about 750 total. Just wanted to know what you guys thought (sorry for the bump once again).