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WoW gaming rig - $750 budget

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October 12, 2010 5:09:05 PM

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=N82E168... $169.99

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99

Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $100.99

PSU/HD combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $101.98

GPU/CPU combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $277.98

TOTAL: $750.93

Note: I already have a ATX Antec 300 Mid-Tower case.

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October 12, 2010 11:29:46 PM

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=N82E168...

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.
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October 13, 2010 6:11:04 AM

^ 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?Ite...

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

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

Monitor - Same

Total - ~$731 with the 870 | ~$711 with 770 board...
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October 13, 2010 4:37:48 PM

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?Ite...

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

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

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?
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October 13, 2010 6:33:30 PM

well, the 5850 would let you play more than just WOW....scary, I know :) 
October 14, 2010 9:32:25 AM

Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo Gpu combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

PSU HDD combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

722.57 W/o teh 50 $ in potential MIR

Swapping out the WD 500 combo and getting the superior WD 640
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
along with teh same PSU seperate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

comes out to 752.57 not counting the still 50 $ MIR totals.
bringing ~ 6 % or so better HDD performance, 140 gigs of space as well.


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