My name is Evan. This is my first build that I have been researching for just about 4 months now. I am capable of waiting longer to see if prices go down or combos go up, but would greatly appreciate comments or advice that get me building this little monster ASAP.
If I got this combo I would be switching the 5850 for a 5830 which would make the total $1,490.86. Should I?
Does that power strip protect the computer?
Do you think I could OC like barely 10% or so with that 550W PSU?
Is that a bluray player? If not, could I get a recommendation for one, please?
Benchmarks show that the i5-750 is one of the top CPUs for WoW, so I was looking at this combo.
I would like to lean more towards Intel and nVidia because they appear to be better for WoW because of fps benchmarks and possibly less cases that caused screen tearing, but as for technical problems such as glitching nVidia might be a little worse. I believe the remarks I read regarding glitching were for older cards, though.
On another note, to take the short term and long term price down I think I would rather go with a 5770 card and the 945 Deneb CPU.
Are you sure you want to play WoW? If not you can just download the free trial online and play it for a week or two to see if you like it.
I wouldnt go 5830, its not enough faster than a 5770 to justify the price increase. Either go 5770 or 5850.
If you are getting a 5770 then you could really drop down even to an Athlon IIx3 440 ($75) and get almost the same peformance. If WoW is the target game, then this would get you most of the performance for far less price. WoW is not a heavily graphics intensive game.
Yea, I like the game. I have a lvl 70 character thats why I'm getting the expansion to move up to 80. I didn't play it my entire school semester, so I'm hoping I can manage my time and just play it for an hour or two every other night or so from now on.
Anyway, are you sure about that CPU. The game is really CPU intensive, I believe. I think the 5770 will be just fine for me.
About the mouse: I just wanted to be lazy and point and click stuff, because with an addon I use I can set commands on the keyboard so that one click can do an infinite amount of things depending on what key or keys I hold down on the keyboard. Maybe the air mouse technology hasn't been refined well enough yet, but I thought it was a cool idea, so I wanted to give it a try. Otherwise, I had been thinking about the Logitech Silver Cordless TrackMan Wheel Mouse.
I really like that last combo you posted, though, somebody_007. I'll definitely think about that.
I will put the list in a new post, since I already selected one of the many best answers here. This took the total down about $250, so I want to make sure my decisions aren't catastrophic to playing Cataclysm. This seems like it will be about just right. I am also looking for help finding a bluray player.