Hi, i haven't built a desktop computer since Pentium III was released.
Basically, my laptop isn't cutting it for playing WoW (which is currently the only game i play). I want to build a desktop that'll improve the game's performance in Dalaran. I also plan on getting Starcraft II, Diablo III, etc.
Can someone tell me if this is a decent build and any suggestions on how much memory/brand of memory i would need?
Just curious, but isn't a 5970 overkill for Wow and the games he intends to play? Wouldn't he be better off going i5 - 750 or even i7 930 and 5770 or single 5850, then upgrading the video card if Diablo III dictates the need for more graphical power?
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You could also go with one 5870. From my perspective, especially since WoW doesn't recognize dual graphics cards, there is no benefit to going with 2x 5850. You cut off an upgrade path for later, and you get worse performance in WoW. It's possible that for other games a 5850 CrossFire setup would be better than a single 5870, but I susbscribe to the "1 big card" graphics card school.
If you go with a single card with the intention of CrossFire-ing later, it's possible/likely that there will be better tech out there, or that another copy of your original card will be rather cheap. If you start out with two cards, you basically have to throw away the whole investment if you want to upgrade.