APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Most Likely in the next 2 weeks
BUDGET RANGE: Less than $700
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Wow Max settings
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I have only used newegg in the past but open for suggestions.
PARTS PREFERENCES: No real preference except AMD because it is cheap, but if you can find an Intel that is better for the price than that works great.
OVERCLOCKING: Probably a little bit
SLI OR CROSSFIRE:No
MONITOR RESOLUTION:1920x1080 preferred (1600x1200 or 1440x900 if necessary for max Wow settings)
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: What I really want is a computer that can run WoW on all Max settings at 1920x1080 resolution for about $700 or less. I have picked out the components and would like to know if this system:
a) is all compatible
b) is the best value for my buck
c) will run WoW at those settings
d) if there is anything I am missing or is a better value
ASUS CuCore Series EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5 Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ...
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Also which case would you suggest? I don't have plans on moving it much and I would like a good amount of space to work around inside it. If you know of a better/cheaper one for me I am free to suggestions.
At any rate, imo, keep the Antec 900. Sure it's a over kill for the 5770, but if you do decide to get a better card down the road, you can and will have enough space with the Antec 900. I'v bought my Antec 900 a few months after release and it's still rock solid and working well. I'll probably use this case for at least another 2-3 years.
Seriously it's an awesome proc and I'm not saying that just because I own one.
Infact I'm waiting for my new case fans to get here (UPS delivery) so that I can bump it back up to 3.8 ghz. Which is done very easily with AMD overdrive.
You are soooo Close to having a much much better machine with the ability to upgrade in the future, that is if you have a MicroCenter near by.
i7 860 is only 199 instore.
5770 is more than enough to run wow on max res, dont worry about that.
You prob get huge spikes when u raid in dense areas and areas with a lot of NPCs, everything you had in your build will be fine.
You may want to look into getting a better NIC card, depending on your connection or router/switch, you could find a NIC card helping more than the better processor.