How well will this system fare $1k buyers guide Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: September 22, 2010 5:20 PM in Systems Share kdmaris September 22, 2010 2:41:26 PM Hello, I was wondering how well one of the builds i found under the buyers guides works for playing games like WoW, Dragon Age, or Fallout 3. Gamer: $1,022.89 Updated HDD * CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGMBOX - Retail * MOBO: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard * RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM * HSF: COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU ... - Retail * HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive * PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail * GPU: XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity * DVD: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support - Retail * Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail * Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM This build will allow you to play games at mid. to max. settings at a monitor resolution of 1920x1200 Will I be able to run the upcoming expansion at maximum settings at that resolution? I know it says mid to max but for a game like Wow - Cataclysm will it fare well? More about : system fare buyers guide mortonww September 22, 2010 3:03:00 PM Yeah, that's a solid build. It should serve you pretty well. Are you planning on adding a second card later? If not, you could trade up in performance (for a very small amount more) to a gtx 470. banthracis September 22, 2010 3:27:58 PM I'd change RAM to a 4gb G SKill Eco kit, dd3 1600 cas 7 at 1.35v. $96 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... You can also go with a GA 790 ud4 mobo instead. It's cheaper and basically the same thing. I'd also seriously consider taking the saving from mobo and get a XFX 750 BE PSU instead. The corsair's are good, but their age is showing and the BE PSU's are much better. Related resources Low/Mid/High End ***Gaming System Buyers Guide *** 08/26/2006 - Forum THGC Graphics Card Buyers ' Guide (05/Dec/2005) - Forum Holiday Buyers ' Guide 2006, Part 2: Components - Forum Holiday Buyers ' Guide 2006, Part 1: PC Components - Forum Buyers Guide , Part III: All Graphics Cards! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer obsidian86 September 22, 2010 5:05:17 PM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... also a good deal kdmaris September 22, 2010 5:15:40 PM the mobo i listed has an onboard video chipset (HD 4920). what does that do? also with the mobo i listed can i put nvidia card into it? kdmaris September 22, 2010 5:18:46 PM also will this mobo work? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... kdmaris September 22, 2010 5:20:59 PM video card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... i'll save 100 dollars by getting cheaper mobo and memory i read that the nvidia cards run very hot, so will my case keep the system cool? and how cool is cool enough? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumHow to Ask For Build Advice ForumREAD THIS before posting about boot/no video problems! ForumRemove all GF-FX cards from the buyers ' guide ? ForumHoliday Buyers ' Guide 2006, Part 7: More Mobile Stuff ForumTHGC CPU Buyers ' Guide (Beta) is posted!!! ForumTom's Hardware Video Card guide getting worse and worse.. ForumCPU Buyer 's Guide 2.0 ForumWhere to invest in my current system Forum$ 1k System - Need Input ForumRe: THGC CPU Buyers ' Guide (1/Nov/2004) ForumHoliday Buyer 's Guide 2007: Part 1 ForumHDTV Buyer 's Guide ForumBuyer 's Guide 2006, Part 1: 7 Graphics Cards in the THG Lab ForumHTPC Mobo+CPU ~$150 ForumFeedback on gaming/music producing system More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !