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February 3, 2011 6:21:40 PM

Im looking to build a pc I found a bundle was wondering if you all think these can handle World of Warcraft. I was running a DELL XPS 410 pc on Dual-core 2.8 processor. It ran it ok but it crashed, thought Id give a shot a building a new pc.

Prefer Newegg or tiger direct

not planning to Overclock whatever that is

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, Harddrive, case or Power supply

Country: US

Here the spacs on a bundle so far

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Biostar TP55 Motherboard - Intel P55, Socket LGA1156, ATX, HD 6CH Audio, Video, PCI Express 2.0, USB 2.0, eSATA, Dual GbE
Intel Core i7 870 Processor BX80605I7870 - 2.93GHz, LGA 1156, 8MB L3 Cache, Quad-Core, Lynnfield, Retail
Corsair CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 XMS3 4GB DDR3 RAM - PC10666, 1333MHz, 4096MB
Seagate ST31000520AS Barracuda LP Hard Drive - 1TB, 5900RPM, 32MB, SATA-3G
Samsung TS-H663B Internal DVD Writer - DVD+R 22X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD-RAM 12X, CD-R 48X, OEM
Ultra X-Blaster Black ATX Mid-Tower Case with Front USB, FireWire and Audio Ports
Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan, Lifetime Warranty w/ Registration


Is Biostar a good MOBO? I haven't built a pc before dont know much about brands. Im open to other bundles if you all any suggestions. I dont really need the case, HD or Powersupply in the bundle but Im not sure exactly what is wrong with my old pc so figured it was better to start fresh.




February 3, 2011 6:27:57 PM

Missing a few items like a video card.
February 3, 2011 6:31:37 PM

oh yeah forgot to mention that I already have a NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
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February 3, 2011 6:38:25 PM

What power supply do you have? That Ultra LSP750 is more like a weak 600W PSU.

Biostar TP55 is a decent MB, the Seagate LP HDD and Corsair RAM are OK.
February 3, 2011 7:17:54 PM

I would suggest the cheaper i3 or Phenom x4 instead, and simply reduce your CPU settings. You aren't going to be running at ultra settings with a 9800gt anyways, so I don't really see the point in getting the best possible CPU, especially considering an i7 is really not going to help you at all in most games because of your dated GPU.

If you insist on having the best, it seems to me that getting an i7 and a GTX460 so you can play on ultra as well makes more sense.

The x4/i3 averages 60fps in the krazzworks benchmark on ultra, and the i7 averages 80fps on ultra. The GTX460 averages 80fps on ultra. Raids should drop framerates considerably however. But just look at the price/performance differance, the i3/phenoms cost less then half for a modest performance drop.
February 3, 2011 8:47:46 PM

As far as the power supply what would u recommend? I have a few different watt ones layin around. A few Dynex 400 and I think a 600 somewhere. Oh and as far as downgrading the processor I figured I can up my Videocard at a later time but need to get a PC up and working.
February 3, 2011 8:51:12 PM

For the price of that i7-870 bundle you could get a i5-760 & similar bundle and pocket about $90 toward that video card upgrade.
February 3, 2011 8:52:17 PM

jademoon81 said:
As far as the power supply what would u recommend?
What video card do you expect to get for an upgrade? Size the PSU for that card.
February 3, 2011 9:05:19 PM

about ~$531
Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz $210
ASUS P7H55-M LX H55 Micro ATX Motherboard $90
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB DDR3 1333 $45
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB 7200 RPM $50
LITE-ON 24x DVD Burner $16
Rosewill CHALLENGER Gaming Mid Tower Case $55
Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W 80 PLUS PSU $65 plus $20 rebate.
February 4, 2011 3:19:42 PM

What is your total budget for everything including the monitor and OS
February 4, 2011 5:24:06 PM

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, Harddrive, case or Power supply I have a case and Powersupply that ran my dell but assumed if I updated motherboard and processor i would need to update them as well.

Would I be better off getting a better brand Mobo? Im tryin to build that has best processor or room for upgrades later. Or is what I was considering a decent build?
February 4, 2011 5:58:08 PM

Sorry, guess I missed the parts not required section. What you have isn't bad. I would probably go with a i5-760 and a different motherboard from ASUS Gigabyte, or ASRock.

Also, bundled PSU's from no name manufacturers usually aren't that good. Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, and the Rosewill Green series are all decent. You probably won't need much more than 500 Watts.
February 6, 2011 12:44:03 PM

Would this be better?
ASUS M4A88T-M Motherboard - AMD 880GX, Socket AM3, mATX, DDR3, RAID, SATA, VGA, DVI, HDMI

AMD HDT90ZFBGRBOX Phenom II 1090T Black Edition Six Core Processor - 3.20GHz, 6MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s) FSB, Retail, Socket AM3, Processor with Fan
February 6, 2011 12:50:42 PM

MB is OK. Just 1 PCI Express x16 for a graphics card. Maybe find a 870 2x PCI Express x16 MB from same MFGR?
I'd like the 2x PCI-e x16 MB with the X4 965 a lot better.
February 6, 2011 12:51:33 PM

or Asus M4A78T-E Motherboard
AMD Phenom II 1090T Black Edition Six Core CPU
February 6, 2011 1:06:51 PM

For gaming 4 faster cores rules 6 slower cores in all but a few games.
WoW likes fast, not many.
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