WoW gaming rig - $750 budget

I might need a little help finding better combo deals but basicly looking to build a PC that requires low - no maitenance and very quiet with fps 60+ in WoW @ max settings.

Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236050 $169.99

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131398 $99.99

Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227496 $100.99

PSU/HD combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.514463 $101.98

GPU/CPU combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.516415 $277.98

TOTAL: $750.93

Note: I already have a ATX Antec 300 Mid-Tower case.
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  1. You don't need the onboard graphics on the mobo; save $10 and get a newer chipset: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198

    It has USB3 and SATA III for a bit of futureproofing as well as a second x8 PCI-e lane so you can crossfire that 5770 in a year or so.

    Also, lose the OCZ RAM. It's had issues lately. I'd go for a good GSkill kit (ECO or Ripjaws) or Mushkin.
  2. ^ Good suggestions there...

    But IMO for WoW, Crossfire is not suitable, so going with a single powerful graphic card would be better...Also why do you need a Phenom ? For gaming, the X3 445 would suffice and saves good money without any significant performance hit in gaming...

    Here is a setup...
    CPU + RAM
    X3 445 + Mushkin 4GB DDR3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.514578

    Mobo + Graphics card -
    If USB3.0/ SATA 6GB/s matters
    Gigabyte 870 + HD 5850
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.533395
    Else
    Gigabyte 770 + HD 5850
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.533396

    HDD + PSU -
    OCZ 500W + WD Black 640GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.514454

    Monitor - Same

    Total - ~$731 with the 870 | ~$711 with 770 board...
  3. gkay09 said:
    ^ Good suggestions there...

    But IMO for WoW, Crossfire is not suitable, so going with a single powerful graphic card would be better...Also why do you need a Phenom ? For gaming, the X3 445 would suffice and saves good money without any significant performance hit in gaming...

    Here is a setup...
    CPU + RAM
    X3 445 + Mushkin 4GB DDR3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.514578

    Mobo + Graphics card -
    If USB3.0/ SATA 6GB/s matters
    Gigabyte 870 + HD 5850
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.533395
    Else
    Gigabyte 770 + HD 5850
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.533396

    HDD + PSU -
    OCZ 500W + WD Black 640GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.514454

    Monitor - Same

    Total - ~$731 with the 870 | ~$711 with 770 board...


    I think the x3 445 is a great option, I forgot that WoW only uses up to 3 cores of a CPU. However, the Graphics card seems a little overboard for WoW... I thought WoW was more CPU intensive than GPU?
  4. well, the 5850 would let you play more than just WOW....scary, I know :)
  5. If you want to play WoW @1080p max settings and dont want the FPS to go below 60, then the HD 5850 would be a good option to stick with...
    But if you feel its an overkill, then maybe the HD 5770 would suffice...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.533383
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.533384

    Or this card?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.530020
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