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Im looking to build a computer to play world of warcraft cataclysm and other games at max setttings. i also want to watch movies too. My price range is around $1100.

case COOLER MASTER HAF 922 $90

graphics card- EVGA 01G-P3-1370-TR GeForce GTX 460(i will buy another later when i get more money) $230

gpu- Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz( combo w/motherboard)

Motherboard ASUS P7P55D EVO $352

memory G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB(combo w/ psu)
wish i could find a deal with 2x4g ram instead of 2x2g ram

psu XFX Black Edition XPS-850W $202

dvd ASUS DRW-24B1ST $20

monitor- dont know what to get

total $895
these prices come from but i dont have a preferences.
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  1. You are fine with 2 x2 gig of RAM . Gaming doesnt need more .
    You need to look for the lowest timings and lowest voltage . Some of the Gskill ripjaws RAM is budget , but since you havent mentioned which its hard to comment

    The 850 watt psu is massive over kill . If you used a 650 watt you would still be in overkill territory for that build and have head room to add a second gfx card .

    No hard disk listed . The fastest conventional drives are Samsung F3 500 gig and 1 terabyte
    or the seagate 7200.12 500 gig , or the WD black series
    Newegg have HDD/psu combos $115
  2. There is also the Velicoraptor to consider for a fast convential drive.
  3. Looks like a pretty solid build. You probably don't need an 850W PSU, but the XFX 750W would end up costing you $10-$15 more since it doesn't have the combo deal. I can't give you that much help on monitors, but as far as I can tell, the a couple of the top brands right now are Samsung and Viewsonic. Asus and Acer sell a lot of monitors, but they tend to have more complaints about defects like stuck pixels and DOA monitors. The $200 left in your budget should be enough to get at least a Viewsonic.

    Edit: there is a combo with the same RAM and the XFX 650W PSU that'll save you $30 -
  4. wrathofg2003 said:

    The timing on that RAM is quite high 9-9-9-24-2N
    Ideally you go for the lowest timings and lowest voltage + the highest MHz
    If you search for 1600 MHz RAM with a CAS 7 there are plenty of options

    This one
    Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 $96
    looks like a good deal because its extremely low voltage .
    G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM $95
    I havent used either myself but maybe someone else who knows them can comment .

    Velociraptors cost a lot , and cant compete for speed with Solid Stare Drives .
    In your budget stick to a conventional hard drive IMO
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