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March 7, 2011 7:35:02 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 week
Budget Range: 650-850$ (Might be able to go a little more)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: World of Warcraft, a little of Other games, HD Netflix, Internet

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor i will pick up somewhere in phx

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, or best Pricing

Country of Origin: USA, Arizona. (Sadly nearest Microcenter is in Cali Lol)

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Doubtful

SLI or Crossfire: Don't think i would need to for WoW

Monitor Resolution: Probably going to be Getting a 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Quiet, Fast PC that would allow me to play Wow and Ultra with great FPS
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March 7, 2011 10:12:46 PM

i5-2400: $185
MSI H61: $85
GTX 460 1GB: $170
500 GB HDD: $40
4 GB DDR3: $40
DVD: $18
Xigmatek 400W 80+ Bronze: $35
Xigmatek Asgard II case: $30
$603

Add 23" Acer 1920x1080 Monitor: $150
March 8, 2011 12:55:01 AM

I can't see any of the Links. Was there suppose to be? lol
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March 8, 2011 2:31:53 AM
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March 8, 2011 2:52:12 AM

So the GTX 460 1GB says it gets Loud when it gets hot, is there anything better or runs just as good but quieter?
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March 8, 2011 8:53:42 AM

The HD 6850 is a match for the 460
March 8, 2011 2:28:10 PM

Alright, when i get home from work tonight. I'll start to check out some Deals online. If you by chance see anything i can get that would be better for a couple bucks more, or save me somewhere . Please let me know! :) 
March 8, 2011 6:29:26 PM

I just didn't want a Card that gives a Loud Fan sound when it gets hot, from some of the reviews of the card if it gets too hot it can have a loud fan noise.
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March 8, 2011 6:38:26 PM

thats probly the refernce card only. other companies do a varuety of different cooling fans, so shoudl be better. go with EVGA, Gigabyte, Asus, or Zotac. All good 460s.
March 8, 2011 6:41:36 PM

Perfect, than i will stick with the 460. Thanks guys, any other cases that are good for Cooling besides just that one, i would look but this site is the only one thats not blocked from my Work. Newegg, amazon, and any others are all blocked :( >. Oh, the 400W is plenty for the 460, yes?
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March 8, 2011 6:43:39 PM

the 400W Xigmatech still has 40 amps, a 460 needs 24 amps. You're good.

top notch cooling can be had from the Rosewill Destroyer case. It comes with 3 120mm fans (1 front, 1 top, one back) and has space for 4 more (another top, 1 bottom, 2 side)
March 8, 2011 6:51:16 PM

Sweet, from Benchmarks i hope i can get at least 50fps on Wow(Cata). :)  Cause im pretty happy with that build !
March 10, 2011 4:40:53 PM

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March 17, 2011 10:28:33 PM

dirtmountain said:
nVidia graphic cards perform quite a bit better then AMD in WoW. Stick with the GTX460.

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


I question using purely FPS to base this conclusion. When I switched from nVidia to ATI (yes, before they were AMD), my FPS went down, but the game ran smoother. It was smoother at 30 with the ATI than 60 with the nVidia. When the FPS read in the low to mid 30s with the nVidia, the game was extremely choppy, whereas it was still fine with the ATI into the 20s and even upper teens. This was all with WoW's built-in FPS meter. I more or less suspect that WoW, with their teaming with nVidia, tweak the numbers to make nVidia look better. Regardless of why or how it was happening, I have since not trusted the numbers and am wary of nVidia (this is for other reasons as well). Maybe things have changed since then, both with the GPUs and Cataclysm, but that's my experience. Not to mention I wouldn't really make a decision between the two based on WoW performance, as pretty much any decent card today will easily handle it.
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