New build for a buddy on a budget.

I am trying to put together a computer for a buddy who is on a budget. He is planning on playing mainly WoW on it, and maybe some CSS. I ran across this combo deal on newegg while I was trying to put some parts together to try and get a price going for him. Let me know what you guys think of this. He doesn't need a monitor so thats not an issue.

Do you think he'll be able to run WoW efficiently at 1920-1200 with reasonable settings?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150477 ---- Vid card I will use with this config.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136183 --- optic drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.584330 --- This is the combo I came across


Any help and suggestions is appreciated. Let me know what you guys think.
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  1. This card might suit his needs better since it will allow him to accelerate CS5 functions with the Mercury playback engine (NVIDIA-specific CUDA technology).

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130591&cm_re=gtx_460_1gb-_-14-130-591-_-Product

    That combo seems cool, though. The RAM is a little obnoxious and might limit what heatsinks you'll be able to use. Also, haven't heard much about cooler master psus, but that one is 80+ gold and has a lot of the right features.
  2. CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k ($230)
    MOBO: ASUS P8P67 PRO ($190)
    RAM: 8 GB G.SKILL Ripjaw X 1600 MHz ($110)
    GPU: GTX 460 1 GB ($150)
    Case: HAF 912 ($60)
    Optical: The one you have
    PSU: XFX 750 Watt Black Edition Modular ($100)

    TOTAL: ~$870

    Will be better.

    EDIT: Forgot HDD. The spinpoint listed below.
  3. its alright but there are some improvements to be had

    that graphics card is old but it still has grunt but i'd get something newer
    psu extreme overkill that could run 3 5850's
    you only need that ram is you gonna do least a bit of competitive overclocking 1600mhz in a low cas is more then enough
    that case is over priced in the current market
    hdd is not the best in its class and price




    top class psu enough for even 2 mid range cards
    6870 almost matches a 5870 while using less power
    there is a combo with the white phantom cass
  4. i meant the psu case combo that other combo is not as good as the 2500k build its a 1366 system

    this combo exchanged for the black phantom

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.585779

    there seems to be a promo code on the case
  5. This board down below runs two cards @ 8x & 8x.

    http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P67A-C45.html#/?div=BIOS <--- latest bios update for that board

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371026 $79.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.576623 Combo Price: $349.98 - $20.00 Mail-In Rebate Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $329.98
    MSI P67A-C45 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226092 $39.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996768

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 $54.99 FREE SHIPPING
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118039 $16.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - OEM

    Total: $541.94 *not including shipping, rebates, etc..
  6. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817371026 $79.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

    Above posted by Why_Me good PS

    obsidian86 posted a good PC Mobo combo (that's the one I got)

    I believe this GX460 superclocked killed the 6870 and costs less
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130596

    For RAM I purchased http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231427 but would like to know the advantage of http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231444 posted by obsidian86

    I would also look into an SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227685

    All the HAF cases are great! I bought the 942, but if they don't need a big case the 912 or 922 are good too.

    My friend got http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147144 and it was surprisingly built well for the price. Here are 2 others built by Rosewill
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147094
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147047
  7. jbegosh said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817371026 $79.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

    Above posted by Why_Me good PS

    obsidian86 posted a good PC Mobo combo (that's the one I got)

    I believe this GX460 superclocked killed the 6870 and costs less
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130596

    For RAM I purchased http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231427 but would like to know the advantage of http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231444 posted by obsidian86

    I would also look into an SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227685

    All the HAF cases are great! I bought the 942, but if they don't need a big case the 912 or 922 are good too.

    My friend got http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147144 and it was surprisingly built well for the price. Here are 2 others built by Rosewill
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147094
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147047


    Why settle for a 460 ??? Gaming is all about FPS. The 560 will eat it up. Makes no sense building a gaming rig and then blowing money on an SSD and then settling for a vid card that' considered mediocre at best. It's like buying a Corvette and then sticking a 4cyl. engine in it.

    http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/gigabyte_geforce_gtx_560_ti_soc.html <--- gtx 560 review/benchmarks
  8. Alright I think this is what I'm going to go with. Let me know if compatability is messed up or anything else you might see. All of your suggestions have been great. I appreciated the info guys. The only thing I'm concerned with is the PSU. Is it going to be able to run everything? Should I stray from that combo and pick up a better one?


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150517 --XFX HD-697A-CNFC Radeon HD 6970
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231444 --G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131682 --ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072 -- Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136183 -- LG Black 10X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Disc Combo Mod
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227685 --OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTX80G 2.5" 80GB SATA

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.585779 --- white phantom combo


    One more thing. I am going to go with that SSD, but its kinda small, and I know they can fill up fast especially with the sizes of games today. I was thinking about going with a slower 1TB drive just for back up or less used games anyone have a good suggestion for one?

    Maybe the suggested
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

    as a back up drive?
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