Howdy all! I've been playing WoW for about 4-5 years now. In the whole time I've played I've been actually playing on a laptop not meant for gaming purposes. As expansions came out I've noticed that my computer has had to work alot harder which is a given. What I'm looking to do is possibly either build my own PC or to buy a pre-assembled PC for gaming purposes mainly. Right now, the laptop I run wow on can barely even handle running around in the game let alone doing anything else. The specs are really terrible.
- 2ghz processor
- 1gb Ram
- Don't even think my graphics card itself has any onboard memory.
I'm looking to run Wow in high to ultra settings. Money is kind of tight at the moment as I just lost my job, but I do have alittle nest egg saved up to cover some bills while I collect unemployment to get a new job.
I'm mainly looking to get a whole combo as for the monitor, Win 7, tower, etc.
I'm working with 700 dollars, I don't know if I can build my own computer or find a pre-assembled one for that cheap or even cheaper if possible.
I've never actually built my own computer before I've only upgraded like some small parts in a old computer that I had. The thought of it scares me, because I hear all the horror stories of people's PC's blowing up because the components weren't compatible or got too hot. So that's why I came to you experts, hoping that you could lead me in the right direction of building a pretty solid PC. If you need any other info, let me know. Thanks for any input!
Sorry I didn't state what resolution that I was aiming for. To tell you the truth Idk lol, right now I'm running on 800x600 and to many it would seem really shitty, but to me it seems fine. I do have a DVD drive that I could scavaged out of a old computer of mine, so I prolly wouldn't need that. But I'll check out what you posted. Thanks again man!
However this leaves you $220 for a video card + monitor. You can get a LCD 20" for $110 but that leaves you with only $110 left on the GPU while you really want to grab a $150 6850 or 460 gtx. Eek! If you build it yourself I think you can make your own i3 or Phenom x4 system for maybe 400 and have more room for a better GPU.
I agree with Dyers, the Hp would be a Great prebuild. If you could somehow scrounge up a little more and get the 460 since WoW seems to be Nvidia friendly more so, or even the 6850 would be good as well, that should make you a happy gamer.