APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within next month. BUDGET RANGE: Under 1000 CAD after taxes.[
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, surfing internet, word processing work.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, monitor, speakers.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Tigerdirect, Newegg.ca, anything trustworthy that ships to Canada.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
PARTS PREFERENCES: No Junk, would like something I can use in the future, only be playing WoW.
OVERCLOCKING: Most Likely. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No SLI, not sure what crossfire is, don't think I want it.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768, possibly a little bigger in future.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: First time to try building a computer, would like 60+ FPS in World of Warcraft at max settings, possibly with shadowing on.
Any kits would also be nice. Barebone kits, whatever they are.
Yeah you'll get 60 fps with that setup assuming that your connection speed and latency are ok. In a 25-man raid situation, it's hard to predict, but you should get at least 30 fps which is great. I've heard of people with mid-end comps get the same fps as people with high-end comps, so i think there's a certain point where faster/better components won't help increase performance.
If money is an issue, you could probably save $100 by getting a different mobo and video card. The 5770 is overkill for WoW. I could be wrong though!
See my spec below. I get the same fps that i described above.
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE 3.2GHz | ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO | G.SKILL 4GB DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK | XFX GeForce 9800 GT 512MB | Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W | WD Caviar Blue 500GB | Scythe Katana 3 HSF | GELID FN-FW12-15-B 120mm WING 12 | Windows 7 64-bit
Like foggydj says WoW has a lot to do with server latency and density. You'll get 60fps in every non demanding area, such as general questing and farming. In high demand areas such as Dalaran, 25 man raids or PvP areas you'll drop fps. Say Wintergrasp with 80 player chars on screen you'll drop in fps. Tune your settings until you're happy with the results, keep shadow effects to a minimum. Personally i'd stick with the 5770, it's good performance for the cost right now. If crossfire isn't in your future (i don't use it, i upgrade my GPU when the old one gets too slow) you could go with a 770 or an 870 motherboard and drop to a 500w power supply.
Like foggydj says, 5770 is overkill for WoW. I managed around 130 fps with everything on max on 1024 x 768 resolution with my 5670 while general questing, and it drops a little when you are in raids, etc. Running it on my new monitor which is 1080p I'm still able to get around 90 fps so this should have no problems staying above 60 fps.
Is all of these compatible, are the cables/wires with it, or must I order them alone, if yes how do I know what they are. Basically the build MadAdmiral said. Also, any changes that could be made to benifet me? This is already over my budget, 1005$.
Unless you plan on getting an extraordinarily expensive monitor saying you want to get more than 60 fps is unnecessary. Most monitors, especially budget build monitors are only 60 hz which means they refresh 60 times a second. So if your rig is over that, you would never tell. So make sure your rig isnt so powerful you missing out because of your monitor. With that in mind, you probably can make some budget cuts.
Vista Home Premium
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83 GHz(2 CPU)
Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family (358 MB memory) --video card
Current Display mode -- 1280x800 32 bit (60Hz)
One Hard drive = 111g, other = 108g.
Worst part about my laptop is I was told that you can't change you video card in this laptop. Fail. Could you gear me up with a decent 600-700$ build? (: Probably in the end will just spend the money though.