i'd like to build a pc to play wow on ultra settings(minus shadows) with high fps. other than wow, i'd only be watching movies, web surfing, listening to music for now. at some point i'd like to get a tv tuner and record hd tv, but i feel this is not important in my initial build due to my current budget.
currently have a budget of $800
the only parts i will not be buying: mouse, keyboard, os, speakers
i have a 20" widescreen lcd monitor with 1680x1050 max resolution and a 320gb 7200rpm WD hdd. would these be worth keeping? i'd like to include a 60gb ssd as a boot/wow drive. also how much different would a 1080p monitor compare to my current?
i5-750 and gtx 460 seem to be popular choices for cheaper intel builds. most wow:cataclysm benches show this combo at 60+ fps with ultra settings. if im wrong, please, by all means correct me. im very new to computer enthusiasm but very open to learn.
ive never oc'd before but ive been researching as much as possible, i'd definitely like to go more towards an oc route...
anyways, any combo gurus wanna help me with a build? i know SB is only a few days away, but from what ive read the price drops in current intel chips are still far away, and i dont think i can afford a 2500k build with 800.
What you gotta do is check newegg.com for daily deals, and combos. You seem to do a lot of research, so you can do this yourself, which would be best. It's like buying a car. You're always going to find a better deal the next day.
Your combo i5-750/GTX460 will play WOW satisfactorily, but there's always wiggle room for good deals.
wow, so excited to build.. thanks for the suggestions guys, i'll be checking out what combos/deals i can find in the next few days and post a final build when i have a better purchase date. thanks again for all the help.