Budget build for WoW

Looking to get a new computer mainly for playing Cataclysm and would like to see what you guys thought about the build. Mainly using Intel and Nvidia from all of the advantages it has been said for World of Warcraft over AMD


ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152244


Acer G215HAbd-1 Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009275


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277


MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.569038
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V


Intel Core i3-550 Clarkdale 3.2GHz LGA 1156 73W
ASUS P7H55-M PRO LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.564761


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.546483.11-147-153


Thanks for any help.
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  1. no clue what your budget is, but here you go.

    and intel has nothing to do with how wow plays. it's more less balanced. not to GPU intensive not too CPU intensive.
    just have a good GPU and you'll be fine.
    GTX 460 1gb hits 100fps+ at a res of 1920 x 1080 no matter what the cpu is
    but if you go with an athlon ii x3 you'll have 3 cores instead of 2 whcih should also help.
  2. HeyImGodly said:
    no clue what your budget is, but here you go.
    http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/2912/wowwmonitor.jpg
    and intel has nothing to do with how wow plays. it's more less balanced. not to GPU intensive not too CPU intensive.
    just have a good GPU and you'll be fine.
    GTX 460 1gb hits 100fps+ at a res of 1920 x 1080 no matter what the cpu is
    but if you go with an athlon ii x3 you'll have 3 cores instead of 2 whcih should also help.


    Trying to have a budget under $1000 if lower it would be awesome.

    I was sayng the i3 because of the whole review i read on Cpu/Gpu combination for Cataclysm.

    Heres the Link. On the conclusion

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/world-of-warcraft-cataclysm-directx-11-performance,2793-22.html

    "That's not to say you can't get playable frame rates from a processor from AMD. But wow--they turn in significantly lower average frame rates in Cataclysm. Like, even the fastest unreleased six-core CPU gets pegged at 60 FPS with a GeForce GTX 480 under the hood. Thinking the problem could have been with our graphics card, we even swapped in a Radeon HD 5870 and saw the same ceiling at 59 frames per second. You can get more performance for about $150 less from a dual-core Core i3-530. Sad."
  3. the resolution there using shows a lot.
    Intel CPU's scale better at anything below 1920x 1080
    its usually not as drastic as cataclysm but they do,
    AMD Cpu tend to scale better once you get to resolutions likw 1920 x 1080 and above.
    just to be safe though heres an i3 build.



    GTX 460
  4. You can squeeze an i5 760 into this budget

    Monitor: Acer 21.5" $120
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009275&cm_re=acer_21.5-_-24-009-275-_-Product

    CPU/MoBo: i5 760 + Asus P7P55D-E Pro $368
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.564714

    GPU: Zotac GTX 460 1GB $180 ($150 after rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500169

    Mem/PSU: Corsair 650TX + OCZ Reaper 1600 2x2GB $140 ($120 after rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.567277

    Case: Rosewill Blackbone $40
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147023

    HD: Samsung F3 1TB $55
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    Optical: Asus DVDRW $17
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204&cm_re=asus_dvd-_-27-135-204-_-Product

    Windows: Windows 7 $100

    Total: $1020 ($970 after rebates)

    The motherboard gives you the option of using sli with another 460 later on but if you want to give up that ability you can save money on a motherboard that doesn't have that capability
  5. HeyImGodly said:
    the resolution there using shows a lot.
    Intel CPU's scale better at anything below 1920x 1080
    its usually not as drastic as cataclysm but they do,
    AMD Cpu tend to scale better once you get to resolutions likw 1920 x 1080 and above.
    just to be safe though heres an i3 build.

    http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/6466/16395106.jpg

    GTX 460


    I wouldn't go with that 460. It is the SE version so it only has 288 Processing cores whereas the normal gtx460 has 336
  6. Would an i5 760 vs an i3 550 affect the fps that much? If so then i might go with that,

    I dont want to do sli so a motherboard without it would be fine.

    What would be the best Cpu/Mobo combo then
  7. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.566445
    ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161348
    HIS H685F1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005
    CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145236
    CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8 G

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.546483.11-147-153&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009275
    Acer G215HAbd-1 Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ACM 50,000:1

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    Total:1139 After Promo Code And Rebates
    To Lower Purchase The Cpu And Mobo from Microcenter Helps you save about 125-150$
  8. I would stick with the i5 and you can get this combo for the cpu/mobo and save some money that you can either keep or put into a better gpu

    This combo is only 285 vs the 368 the last one was

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.570310

    New total: $937 ($887 after rebates)

    You can bump the GPU to a gtx 470 or 6870 and keep the total around $1000
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