I have decided to rebuild as my 3 yr PC has become out of date to play games. I have an older MoBo 775 and it will not support the new cpu's plus I have a mid tower. Here is my build, but I was torn between this and the X58 with i7. Ultimately I only want this for playing WOW and other games like Dragon Origins etc.
Where: usually newegg
cost:trying to stay around 2,000
Crossfire:If I had more $ ubetcha
Who: Just me a granny who raids nightly and misses it
PLZ: let me know if I am missing anything or non compatible – any suggestions welcomed
OK that was another route I had in mind
ASUS x58 Rampage III Extreme
G skill Ripjaws or Dominators
OCZ Gold 1000
so I shall look into that just thought it would cost me even more because I seem to pick out the most expensive shoes like a woman. I do like the case -thought I saw it in red and didn't like it LOL
TY that was a lot of good info. and I appreciate the links
I do have a Hanns G 28"/logitech G15 keyboard/MX518 logitech mouse btw forgot to mention it.
IMO super high end boards like the Rampage are not worth it as the money is better invested in a better processor or graphics card. That being said don't buy the dirt cheap boards either. Find the happy medium between price and performance which for x58 boards is around $200. The case Haf you saw was the amd edition which is red, but there are two others which are black. You could probably fit another 5870 into your build for about $100 over budget.
OK I would like to go crossfire and are u all saying go with an X58/i 7/5870 x 2 which I thought was more than I needed and cost more as well but maybe I just picked out too expensive P55/i5 combo and could get the other combo for a better value? I thought I read the P55/ i5 in crossfire 5870 was the way to go and if I went x58/i7 I might as well go with single 5970 which I just felt was too much. If I could stay around 1,800 that would be good so I will go back to the drawing boards again - UGGGG
Well my build was a P55/i5-750/single 5870 and i got the Asus Maximus III cause it was a package deal with the Asus video card, otherwise I would have gone with XFX for the warranty. Good to know WOW doesn’t support Crossfire though TYVM!
Now the ? is do I go for a dif. P55 build or X58 and is it better to go for a better i5 build then a lower i7 ? IMO if ur goin i7 might as well go 920 and since I do not do a lot of video work Y go there???
Plz keep in mind I am a 60 yr old woman and built once before so no PC genius on board. I just can't do 25 man end game raids with my present build and part of my problem was I could only use 3 of the 4G of RAM so I updated my bios from the Asus Launcher and the latest updated bio file, but it froze wiping them. Asus is taking back the MoBo and reinstalling bios or sending a new board.(Unfortunately no upgrade available) but I have a Mid Tower anyway. Here is what I have now.
Asus P5N-E SLI (LGA 775)
Core 2 duo Conroe E6400
Evga 8800 GTS
Seagate Barracuda 320GB
Lite On DVD/CD
Patriot 4x1GB but can only use 3
Since I could use a 2nd PC and have a 22” monitor on this I bought a Hanns G 28” 1920x1200 and figured I would build a 2nd time but I wanted to stay around 1500-2000 including OS/taxes/SH
Now I am confused maybe I should just upgrade what got and wait til Q1 to consider a 2nd build. when prices drop and new stuff comes out.
That system you currently have should be able to hold down WOW at medium settings on 25-man raids no problem, but i do believe the next expansion will want more resources muck like WotLK. What server you play on?
My settings in game are all set low like shadow, environment etc. and I am on Tanaris = suckville and I am good in 10 man but 25 I lag so badly I can count to 3 after throwing out my totems I play enhanced shaman and I can barely move or see wht the heck is goin on. I play ICC 10/25 man content. Like I said not being able to do 4G ram as opposed to 3 is a prob and there is a possibility my internet connection sucks as well DSL. I can't say I am entirely happy I built as I have no support and at my age it is an issue.
I bought the Hanns g 28 just before the bios update killed it all and I figured I would buy a replacement like the new ASUS Essertio CG5290 or Alienware but I hate spending so much on not exactly wht I want and low PSU always!!!
So now I was goin with the x58/i7 which was suggested but I swear I read for gaming P55/i5 as the other is mainly for video work. I do not intend to go Xfire or SLI as it seems by the time I want to to that I also need to build again.
ASUS or Gigabyte x58, don't go for the Rampage or super high-end models, the $200.00 boards are fine.
G skill Ripjaws or Dominators
Dont worry about the Power Supply you have, it'll work fine with the components, no need to buy a new one right now...
WD Caviar Black 1TB Hard Drive
This should handle WOW great and also will handle the new expansion just as good.
For what you want, a good mainstream P55 board with an i5 750 would do great, and in fact a bit better than the i7 920 for your intended purpose.
If you are going with the Antec 1200 case, and also upgrade your PSU (of which there really is no reason, the one you have will be perfectly capable of powering your new system) please go with the Antec CP-850, you will not get a better PSU for the money, thing is, it only fits in the Antec 1200/183/193 cases.
Also, be sure to make sure that the case you select will fit the 5870 as it is a big card.
If the case you want does not fit it, then go with a 5850, it'll be fine.
If you want the 5870 definately, then look for another case.
Usually you can just check the customer reviews in newegg for the specific case you want and it will probably let you know if the 5870 will fit...
Here is an example of the case i have... one of the customer reviews:
Pros: I was a little worried when i first pulled 5870 out of the box. Do to the pci-e power being on the side of the card fitment was a little snug but did disturb the airflow in my case.
Cons: ?glowing 120mm fans at night?( If that counts.)
Other Thoughts: I was pleased with this cases design when i inicially setup my Amd 940 p2 build. I decided to step finally ditch my 9600gt for an dx11 card to go with win 7. I was a little worried when i first pulled 5870 out of the box. Do to the pci-e power being on the side of the card fitment was a little snug but did disturb the airflow in my case.