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April 17, 2011 7:54:33 AM

As much WoW programs possible whilst also being able to do other stuff like play a game while I'm doing it? I'm looking at i7 960, and the i5 and i7 sandy bridge CPU's. I will be running around 10 WoW bots at the lowest graphics obviously and minimized on my screen and I also want to be able to run a game at the same time. currently im running a amd phenom II x4 955 with 6 gigs of ram and a 9800 gtx+ and I'm at 100% cpu usage at 8 wow clients. I will be upgrading to 12 gigs of ram and a gpu around $300. Just wondering though what CPU would be best for what im trying to accomplish

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April 17, 2011 9:13:06 AM

Get the I5 2500K. As for the GPU get an HD 6950 2GB.
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April 17, 2011 9:25:59 AM

Or save cash stick with AMD buy a 1090t and OC it to 4ghz.
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April 17, 2011 9:31:09 AM

I7 2600K!
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April 17, 2011 2:34:03 PM

The best would be the 2600k.....the best bang for the buck would be the 2500k

WoW doesn't like ATI GPU's tho

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/world-of-warcraft-c...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/world-of-warcraft-c...

For $300, I'd grab a 900 MHz 560 Ti and overclock it to 1000 MHz. Until last week, the 900MHz from Gigglebyte was $215 after MIR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/nvidia_asus_gtx...
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April 17, 2011 9:07:51 PM

But you guys arent answering whats best for running the most amount of WoW at a time and at the same
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April 17, 2011 9:14:56 PM

They are answering and the 2600K is definitely the best if you can afford it.
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April 17, 2011 9:28:27 PM

How about if I put in an i7-970 hex core into the equation
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April 18, 2011 5:51:04 AM

The hex core will probably beat the 2600K with the amount of bots you will be running although it would not be much since the 2600K can handle 8 threads at a time.
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April 18, 2011 8:16:35 AM

Should I buy a setup that consists of:
Case: Antec 1200 full tower
Power Supply: BFG ex1200 - 1200 watts
CPU: Intel i7-970 hex core.
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage III Extreme
RAM: 12 GB G.Skill 1600mhz DDR3 - It's (3) 4 GB dimm units.
GPU/Video: PNY nVidia GTX 480
CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-D14
Hard Drives: Boot drive is (2) 175gb WD Raptors in Raid0 1 terabyte Samsung Spinpoint F3.
Keyboard: Saitek Eclipse II
DVD: LG DVD/RW 48x
Monitor: Acer H233H


For $1400?
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April 18, 2011 8:30:48 AM

It is a good setup but I would go with SSD instead of the raptors.
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April 18, 2011 8:37:11 AM

^ Agreed.

Newegg had a 120GB Vertex 2 for $160 yesterday (after MIR and coupon code).

What the OP should do is sell the Phenom II X4 and buy an X6, then get a better graphics card. That way, it'd be cheaper for him to upgrade. Now back to my cup of English breakfast.
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April 18, 2011 8:48:45 AM

evilwookie said:
Should I buy a setup that consists of:
Case: Antec 1200 full tower
Power Supply: BFG ex1200 - 1200 watts
CPU: Intel i7-970 hex core.
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage III Extreme
RAM: 12 GB G.Skill 1600mhz DDR3 - It's (3) 4 GB dimm units.
GPU/Video: PNY nVidia GTX 480
CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-D14
Hard Drives: Boot drive is (2) 175gb WD Raptors in Raid0 1 terabyte Samsung Spinpoint F3.
Keyboard: Saitek Eclipse II
DVD: LG DVD/RW 48x
Monitor: Acer H233H


For $1400?


Don't go with an GTX480!!! Get an GTX570, same performance but it's much more cooler and much less noisy.

Everything else is good, just get an GTX570 and an OCZ Vertex 3/Crucial C300 SSD instead of those raptors.
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April 18, 2011 9:04:31 AM

^+1
Unless there is large amount of money to be saved with getting the GTX480.
Another thing I just noticed is the BFG PSU, BFG vent bankrupt a few years ago and there is no support or warranty from them!
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April 18, 2011 9:29:53 AM

That setup with that very discounted price is already set. I just want to make sure it's good for what I'm paying and will last for what im trying to do :) 
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April 18, 2011 9:42:09 AM

what is the point, are you gonna do some extreme OCing or do you need 3-4way SLi/CFX support?

that sabertooth will handle your system as good as the ROG board, its just a waste of money if you ask me.

also the GPU should be changed to a GTX 570 and the PSU to a nice corsair HX or AX ;) 

also get a vertex 2 or 3 as the boot drive and a spinpoint F3 HDD for storage.
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April 18, 2011 9:43:51 AM

yes 2600k is best one i am also using it ..
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April 18, 2011 10:10:31 AM

The point is I'm planning to run 10-20 WoW bots at a time if you didn't read my main post
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April 18, 2011 10:20:26 AM

evilwookie said:
That setup with that very discounted price is already set. I just want to make sure it's good for what I'm paying and will last for what im trying to do :) 

In that case it is a good buy!
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April 18, 2011 10:59:22 AM

What I want to know though is does this CPU help me do it BETTER or is it just as good to go with a cheaper CPU and its all in the GPU to control how many wow bots I need?
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April 18, 2011 11:34:55 AM

Botting? Isn't that against the User Agreement?
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April 18, 2011 12:08:07 PM

Look at this http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/157?vs=287&i=2.3... the 2600K is 20% better in the wow benchmark, can overclock much better, is cheaper & is not on a board soon to be obsolete. Also you will be able to upgrade to a Sandy bridge hex core CPUs when they are on sale.
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April 19, 2011 4:41:45 AM

evilwookie said:
That setup with that very discounted price is already set. I just want to make sure it's good for what I'm paying and will last for what im trying to do :) 


Onus said:
Botting? Isn't that against the User Agreement?


Nope, I bet it's for some umm... noble purpose. As long as he's happy and we don't get sued, it'll be right.
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April 19, 2011 4:45:23 AM

'These aren't the bots you're looking for."
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April 20, 2011 3:11:52 AM

Awesome.
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April 20, 2011 4:40:51 AM

AMD athelone II X2, and i7-970 as mentioned above.
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April 20, 2011 6:12:18 AM

Well i bought the system for $1400, hope it serves me well.. I guess I'll use it up until ivybridge comes out and then i'll pass it down to my little brother like a good sibling
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April 20, 2011 7:23:40 AM

Daave12 said:
AMD athelone II X2, and i7-970 as mentioned above.


Eeehh....?? :lol: 
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April 20, 2011 8:43:05 AM

Is that some kind of sea creature?
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April 22, 2011 12:38:07 AM

Uther39 said:
Or save cash stick with AMD buy a 1090t and OC it to 4ghz.


I too would have said to at least try the x6. It does do well with heavily multithreaded apps. And the worst case scenario is: it doesn't work well enough so you sell it on ebay and pocket an extra $20. LOL.
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April 22, 2011 3:11:46 AM

i5 2500k and overclock it to 4 ghz + and add a hd 6950.it will last very long
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