I am trying to build a budget rig for World of Warcraft(Cataclysm expansion)...Ideally, i'd like to run on decent settings and get atleast 30+fps in 25m raids...Would this be suitable and would there be any conflicts? i am on kind of a tight budget being so close to the holidays and all. I would like to keep the price around $800(cheaper if possible, actually cheaper would be a blessing but i also understand not to compromise price for quality) Any help/suggestions/critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Here is what i have came up with so far...
not sure about those Vid cards, i think id rather have Directx 11 but the price is right
*sidenote....Might not need a monitor if i can fix my 24" westinghouse L2410NM. It recently went haywire on me, started makin a "buzzing chirpy sound" for a few weeks and now it will not stay on, if i unplug it for a min or two it turns on for a split second, screen flashes then shuts off then i cant get it to turn on at all until i unplug it again for a few minutes and repeating process (been looking into fixing it but getting no clear answers on what the problem/solution is) so any help to that problem will be a huge help and greatly appreciated as well. Thanks in advance.
Major differences are:
1. HD 5870 GPU. $220 for a 5870 is just too good to pass up right now.
2. Xfire capable Mobo
3. A 80+ rated PSU than can handle Xfire 5870.
4. Athlon II x3 CPU. For gaming though, this CPU is perfectly fine with only a small difference vs the x4 and x6's. It's actually identical performance to a x6 1055 in WOW. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/CPU/62
Thanks guys for all the tips/and help. I'm really grateful that you all replied and gave good, honest, and thoughtful answers. I'm gonna do a bit more research myself and see what kind of tweaks and twists i can do with my budget constraints (gettin laid off right before chrismas blows...ironically it gives me more time to play wow on a subpar machine @10fps avg.) I apologize and wish i would have found your "How to ask for build advice" thread sooner banthracis....i almost certainly would have gotten more replies and saved everyone the headache of waiting on pages to load. I might revise this thread or post another with a possible new build(with sadly less room for budget as it looks right now. prolly around $500...if not it's gonna be "WTS account" lol), and i will be sure to use your template for asking build advice. Thanks everyone once again, all your help was greatly appreciated.
*edit for afterthought... I dont necessarily HAVE to build my own rig. If anyone can point me in the direction of a cheap pc that could handle WoW at medium graphics in a 25m raid @30fps for a decent price(new or used as long as it's reliable), it would be a GOD-SEND!!! Thanks again.
Please review and critique this combination. Thanks in advance.
*edit for afterthought i dont think the cpu/mobo combo i selected comes with a cooling fan,...and i'm drained after hours of "Newegging"...so if anyone has any suggestions on a good cooling unit i'd love to hear it and see a link. thanks again.