I want to get a sandybridge, but is it overkill?

Hi,

Quick question, Im building a new rig for one specific game, World of Warcraft. (What can I say this game to me is like cocain to an addict.) In any case, I havent built a system since the nvidia 4200Ti days. I more or less know the specific steps to take to build it. I just want to know if I can get these pieces to push a 40" Sony LED TV. Also, should I go for crossfire with two HD6870s or SLI wth Nvidia 460s? Also will the PSU rating of 650 be sufficient to run this kind of build? Last but not least is this overkill? I dont play anything else besides World of Warcraft on this computer, but I do run other applications like ventrilo, and sometimes I like to youtube/hulu or an occasional bluray while playing wow in windowed mode. (Right now im playing on a Qosmio G45-AV690 Laptop with integrated graphics) Will this get me wow on my 40" with ultra high settings?

Sandybridge 2600k or 2600 (I dont know how to overclock, and would be afraid to unless someone knows of an idiot proof guide.)
Socket 1155 Motherboard (Once they are made available for sale again.)
4GB Ripjaw DDR3 1600
Radeon HD6870( Crossfire) or Nvidia 460s (Sli)
OCZ 120GB SSD
WD Black Caviar 1TB 7200 RPM
Coolmaster 650 PSU

I want eye candy as well like the NZXT Sentry for fan control.

I appreciate any input, Thanks so much in advance.
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  1. I bought this one from best buy two weeks ago.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sony+-+Google+TV+40%22+Class+/+1080p+/+60Hz+/+LED-LCD+HDTV/1282387.p?id=1218246664209&skuId=1282387&st=SOny 40" LED&cp=1&lp=1

    Looks like its max resolution is 1920X1080
  2. Quote:
    what's those 40 inchers native resolution. Get the 2500k and the Gtx 580


    So the 2500k is worth the extra 30 bucks. I'll get that one for sure, but I thought 460s in sli would out perform a single 580?
  3. 1. 40" has no meaning to the PC ..... PC only sees resolution

    2. The 4xx and 68xx are last generation

    3. Idiot proof guide to OC
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-sabertooth-p67-tuf-review/10

    4. Hold off on the OCZ 120 Giggers ... 90 giggers not affected
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ocz-vertex-2-25nm-ssd,2867.html

    $1255 build

    Case - $100 - Antec DF-35 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129088
    PSU - $120 - XFX Black Edition 850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207001
    MoBo - $390 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.575884
    CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K
    RAM - $100 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145324
    GFX - $315 - EVGA GTX 570 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130613
    GFX - Later - Same
    HD - $65 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    SSD - $143 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227604
    DVD Writer - $22 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135221

    If ya gonna OC past 4.5 Ghz

    Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142
    TIM - $6 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080


    If ya need KB and Mouse

    Keyboard - $65 - Logitech G110 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126087
    Mouse - $53 - Logitech G500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104318
  4. JackNaylorPE said:
    1. 40" has no meaning to the PC ..... PC only sees resolution

    2. The 4xx and 68xx are last generation

    3. Idiot proof guide to OC
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-sabertooth-p67-tuf-review/10

    4. Hold off on the OCZ 120 Giggers ... 90 giggers not affected
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ocz-vertex-2-25nm-ssd,2867.html

    $1255 build

    Case - $100 - Antec DF-35 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129088
    PSU - $120 - XFX Black Edition 850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207001
    MoBo - $390 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.575884
    CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K
    RAM - $100 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145324
    GFX - $315 - EVGA GTX 570 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130613
    GFX - Later - Same
    HD - $65 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    SSD - $143 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227604
    DVD Writer - $22 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135221

    If ya gonna OC past 4.5 Ghz

    Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142
    TIM - $6 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080


    If ya need KB and Mouse

    Keyboard - $65 - Logitech G110 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126087
    Mouse - $53 - Logitech G500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104318



    Thnks, I will check this stuff out =)
  5. Quote:
    what's those 40 inchers native resolution. Get the 2500k and the Gtx 580

    +1 the setup works great for me
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