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Anonymous
January 5, 2011 11:51:11 PM

Hello all,
Looking for help with this build :

Motherboard
EVGA P55 FTW 200 Motherboard
CPU
Intel Core i5 750
RAM
Corsair XMS3 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 RAM
Video Card
OTAC GeForce GTX 480 Graphics adapter - 1.5 GB - GDDR5 SDRAM
Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black 500 GB
DVD Burner
Asus DRW-24B1ST DVD Burner
Case
Cooler Master HAF 932M
Power Supply
Cooler Master GX Series 650W

I intend to use this computer for strictly WOW, will this be able to run WOW on ultra settings ?
my budget is £1000, can anyone offer any better options, like possibly an SSD or is it worth going for Intel core i7 ? ect

Thankyou

January 6, 2011 12:31:55 AM

A year ago this would be a top notch system, but all major components are "last year's models" and have been replaced with "new stuff" on the market.

Case - The 932 has been "put to pasture", replaced by the HAF-X. Meanwhile the 932's main competition (Antec 1200) has been replaced by the DF-85. Having now built w/ all 4 of them, I'd rank them in order ..... DF-85 / HAF-X / 1200 / 932. However, since you don't appear to be overclocking, and I see no mention of a 2nd GFX card in the future nor a PSU big enough to handle that 2nd card, I see no need for a full tower case. Get a HAF-922 istead.

With the one GFX card, I'd get a EA-650 in that 922. With twin cards, I'd get the DF-85 w/ CP-850 PSU or, 2nd choice, HAF-X w/ XFX Black Edition 850

MoBo - 1156 Systems now also 'going to pasture" with new 1155 systems hitting the shelves any day now. Would recommend avoiding obsolesence and getting an Asus Sabertooth P67 w/ a Core i5-2500K

GFX - again, old stuff.....the 570 is cheaper and just as fast as the 480 w/ lower power consumption.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

Quote:
Beginning with frame rate performance, the GeForce GTX 570 video card demonstrates how well NVIDIA has tuned the GF110 by matching performance with the more-expensive GeForce GTX 480. While these two products share 480 CUDA cores apiece, they don't share the same formula. In comparison to the Fermi GF100-powered GeForce GTX 480 with 1536MB of 384-bit GDDR5 memory, the GF110 proved how a refined balance of tessellation, shaders, and texture units can compensate for 1280MB of 320-Bit GDDR5. In the end, most of our performance benchmarks illustrated a back-and-forth struggle between the GTX 480 and GTX 570. It could be argued that they offer extremely similar graphics processing power, dependant on the application.


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

RAM - I'd get 2 x 4GB rather than 4 x 2Gb
Anonymous
January 6, 2011 12:39:00 AM

wait for sandy bridge rest of the build without cpu and mobo is quite ok
shift the gtx 480 to gtx570 or 6970.They scale better
Cooler Master psu's are junk
instead of cooler master get antec seasonic xfx or corsair psu
instead of wd 500GB go for samsung spinpoint f3 1TB
To reduce costs shift the cooler master HAF 932 to NZXT Apollo.Both are equally good cases
Anonymous
January 6, 2011 1:59:03 AM

helo thankyou for the replies...

i do plan to overclock, but not massively.

And y plan was to get a graphics card now and in the future put a second one in, sorry for nto including that in original post.

Is there another reason for changing the hardrive, as i really dont need a TB :S

cheers
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