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May 9, 2011 7:29:46 AM

I'm really only concerned about how well this build will run world of warcraft.
I plan on playing from medium to high settings, what kind of FPS can I expect while doing things in large groups?

CPU- Intel Core i3-2100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MB- Biostar TH67+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gpu- XFX Radeon HD 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram- PNY XLR8 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm on a 600-700 dollar budget and I need everything, Including the OS.
How far will I go with this being my main pieces?
What would you do differently?

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May 9, 2011 7:37:19 AM

I am not to sure about the question however, the best thing for you to do is just hit up some benchmarks of look at some videos on YouTube of your Graphics Card.
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May 9, 2011 9:08:44 AM

Since when does WoW require any good hardware? I remember playing WOTLK almost maxed out (minus the shadows and a few lights) on 1.8 GHz Celeron M and Intel GMA 950 w/ 128 MB... :D  Guess they've improved the graphics since then.
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May 9, 2011 9:19:53 AM

Depends on your monitor's resolution as well. If you are using a 1900x1200 it won't perform as well as using a 1280x720. From what I do see, WoW is more cpu based and that cpu will handle WoW just fine so no problem there. The 5770 again depending on resolution and other eye candies you have will base the overall fps. I'd say you'd be fine setting it to high with AA/shadows/view distance kept fairly low.
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May 9, 2011 9:26:48 AM

My 5770 maxes out all settings on 1680x1050 (except shadows and sun, I cant stand them but the card will handle them)
fps is usually high 40's upward, although I limit foreground and background to 100 fps in settings
and thats with an unlocked Amd x3 435 oc'd to 3.3GHz
you should see similar results with an i3
Moto
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May 9, 2011 2:47:33 PM

Even though your budget is tight, don't risk your rig by skimping on the PSU. A quality modern PSU has full range active PFC (no little voltage switch) and (at least) 80+ certification for efficiency.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is $55 and would be a good choice to power a GTX460, which I would recommend over the HD5770 (Blizzard games seem to prefer nVidia).
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May 9, 2011 5:33:06 PM

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


CPU/Mobo combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
ASUS P8H67-M LX (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H67 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

EDIT: or you can go with the board you originally posted, allowing for SLI later


OS and Case combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


PSU: XFX Core Edition PRO450W (P1-450S-XXB9) 450W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply


RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBXL


Total: $659.89
Total with original mobo: $680.89

Do you need a mouse and keyboard too?
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May 9, 2011 5:40:35 PM

Onus said:
Even though your budget is tight, don't risk your rig by skimping on the PSU. A quality modern PSU has full range active PFC (no little voltage switch) and (at least) 80+ certification for efficiency.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is $55 and would be a good choice to power a GTX460, which I would recommend over the HD5770 (Blizzard games seem to prefer nVidia).


Absolutely essential information.

WoW is CPU based. The GPU is also important, but to a lesser degree. Most importantly, however, is your power supply. Never EVER skimp on you PSU! I like the prospect of the sandy i3 in here. Pending on res, you're 5770 should fair decently. Though I must tell you, WoW tends to favor Nvidia. I'd recommend the 460.
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May 9, 2011 8:47:21 PM

It's important to note that we aren't emphasizing the size or wattage of the PSU, but its QUALITY. A decent 450W PSU can run a GTX460 or HD5770 without problem; a "600W" Chokemax (e.g. Raidmax, Coolmax, Powmax, Diablotek, Logisys, Apevia...) will blow electronic chunks on that load, possibly taking other parts with it into the fiery abyss.
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May 9, 2011 11:21:53 PM

I decided to go ahead and swap my GPU selection out for the GeForce GTX 460, along with picking up picking up the PSU you guys recommended.

Total Build cost is $737.87
Thank you to everyone, for all your help :) 
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May 9, 2011 11:46:16 PM

Nice, have fun with your build.
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