So, I have ~$600 budget in mind. This is basically going to be used for WoW and browsing the internet. I have never tried to build my own pc before, but I have a friend that knows how and said he would help me.
Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 week range
Budget Range: 600-650 after rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, browsing internet, watching videos
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: doesn't matter
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: doesn't matter
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1600x900 (With current monitor in build)
Additional Comments: Bang for my buck type deals
I've picked out some things, but I am not sure how compatible everything is and how WoW would run. I am not expecting it to run on ultra settings but hope for high settings. Thanks for any help given.
Going to 1920x1080 lets you watch movies in true HD and the extra screen space is really great. I haven't played WoW in a few years so I don't know how graphically intense it is but the 460 gtx/5850 give you room if you want to play the newer MMOs or if WoW keeps upgrading their graphics.
Not a bad build at all. I recently did a build with a phenom II X4 955 and basically the same parts as you had for a buddy and he ended up playing wow on ultra with 70-200 fps but would dip down to 40ish in intense parts. (think he was using a funky resolution maybe 1080i)
I used the 4850 because it was on sale for 80 with a 30 MIR. At the current price you are better off spending a few bucks more and getting a HD 5750/5770 or a GTS 450 IMO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|14-102-865^14-102-865-TS%2C14-102-873^14-102-873-TS%2C14-162-062^14-162-062-TS%2C14-187-120^14-187-120-TS