WoW Comp

Hey guys, I have a huge question for all of you here.

I'm into World of Warcraft, my last comp just died, it was 3 years old- pretty nice Gateway but I want to try to build my own from Cyberpower...

Since I only stick with WoW, SC, and Command and Conquer type games what do I need.

I don't want to over do it, but I want a computer that can last me 5 years before I need to start upgrading parts.

I want the smoothest WoW playing with great graphics. I use my laptop for school so basically I want the comp to be dedicated to a few games.

So basically, I want a smooth reliable, non flashy computer thats amazing for my wow addiction. Something that will last me a while before I need to upgrade.

My budget idealy is 600-1100, I have a 22" monitor, should I pickup an additional monitor? I use the MX518 mouse, with just my regular keyboard that has the W,S,A,D keys almost worn down.. lol-

So if you guys have idea's for proccessors, mother boards.. video cards, RAM- I would love to hear them.
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  1. How does this look for a wow PC? Is there any advatage for getting some parts off over Cyberpower and just plugging them in myself?

    •*BASE_PRICE: [+689]

    •BUNDLE: None

    •BLUETOOTH: None

    •CARE1: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]

    •CARE2: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]

    •CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

    •CD2: None

    •CAS: * Apevia X-Cruiser 2 Mid-Tower Case w/ Side-Panel Window & MultiMeter Display [+10] (Black Color)


    •CS_FAN: Maximum Enermax 120MM Case Cooling Fans for selected case (Maximum Silent Operation) [+29] (1,000 RPM Black Color with No LED Enlobal Magnetic Barometric Bearing 17 dBA)

    •CPU: AMD Phenom™II X6 1055T Six-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology

    •FAN: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)

    •FREEBIE_MB: None

    •FREEGAME_VC02: None

    •FREEBIE_VC: None

    •FA_HDD: None

    •FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)

    •FLOPPY: None

    •GLASSES: None

    •HDD: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+18] (Single Hard Drive)

    •HDD2: None

    •IEEE_CARD: None

    •KEYBOARD: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard

    •MOUSE: None [-3]

    •MODEM: None

    •MONITOR: None

    •MONITOR2: None

    •MONITOR3: None

    •MULTIVIEW: Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors

    •MB_ADDON: None

    •MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1333MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Dominator)

    •MOTHERBOARD: GigaByte GA-770T-USB3 AMD 770 Chipset Support DDR3 Ultra Durable™3 Socket AM3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-II, RAID, 1 Gen2 PCIe, 4 PCIe X1, & 2 PCI

    •NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network

    •OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition)

    •PRINTER: None


    •POWERSUPPLY: 600 Watts - XtremeGear Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready [+26]




    •SPEAKERS: 600Watts PMPO Subwoofer Stereo Speakers

    •TEMP: None

    •TVRC: None

    •USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

    •UPS1: OPTI-UPS VS575C 575VA/345W Uninterrupt Power Supply [+46]

    •USBHD: None

    •USBFLASH: None

    •USBX: None

    •VIDEO2: None

    •VIDEO3: None

    •VC_PHYSX: None

    •VIDEO: ATI Radeon HD 5570 1GB DDR3 16X PCIe Video Card [+22] (Major Brand Powered by ATI)

    •WNC: None

    •_PRICE: (+979)

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  2. Are you averse to building the system yourself or are there other reasons for using C.p?
    I only ask because you could cut a lot out of that build and save some money for upgrades like Ram.
    My opinion,feel free to ignore,criticise etc as you see fit :)
    Go for an 890 Mobo instead of the 770
    lose the 'liquid cooling' option
    lose the 'professional wiring'
    are the soundcard and speakers absolutely necessary?
    The chips a bit overkill for a WoW-only Rig, boiled egg/dynamite style :P
    an AMD 435/440 will run WoW fine at much less outlay
    Re-use old cd drive and case if possible,
    go for a 550/600w psu, corsair or similar
    lose the 3 year warranty (unless you really really feel better/more secure by having it) :)
    look at upping the ram speed (Dependant on Mobo and chip ofc)
    thats just my opinion though, others will differ :)
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