Wow box for 500-1000

Greetings!!

I'd like to build a PC for the stated price range.

Primary Use: WoW

Parts Required: Tower + Insides

Parts Desired: Water cooling (if possible)

Sites to use: Newegg!!


Monitor is going to be a 20" tv, and she already has keyboard/mouse + a windows cd. (This is for my boss).

Please post some viable options, let me know if water cooling is even a realistic goal for this price range.

Oh and I know it doesn't take much to run WoW, but she'd like "good" parts in this thing, so it has the chance to last 2-4 years. You know the drill... "future proof" or as close as one can come.
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More about 1000
  1. i would recommend something like this:
    select item 1 quantity of item 1
    SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black EIDE / ATAPI Model SH-S222A - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827151175
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options27-151-175|hide options27-151-175)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info27-151-175.0.18)

    1 year: $5.99
    2 year: $9.99
    $20.99
    select item 2 quantity of item 2
    Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811129066
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy $69.99
    select item 3 quantity of item 3
    MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...
    Item #: N82E16814127565
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options14-127-565|hide options14-127-565)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info14-127-565.0.120)

    1 year: $22.99
    2 year: $39.99
    -$5.00 Instant

    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate14-127-565 $254.99
    $249.99
    select item 4 quantity of item 4
    Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-520 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16817371047
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options17-371-047|hide options17-371-047)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info17-371-047.0.120)

    1 year: $9.99
    2 year: $14.99
    -$19.00 Instant
    $78.99
    $59.99
    select item 5 quantity of item 5
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
    Item #: N82E16820231311
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy -$5.00 Instant
    $84.99
    $79.99
    select item 6 quantity of item 6
    ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813157236
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options13-157-236|hide options13-157-236)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info13-157-236.0.18)

    1 year: $9.99
    2 year: $14.99
    -$5.00 Instant
    $79.99
    $74.99
    select item 7 quantity of item 7
    Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52400
    Item #: N82E16819115074
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options19-115-07410|hide options19-115-07410)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info19-115-0741.0.120)

    1 year: $16.99
    2 year: $29.99
    Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822148697
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options22-148-69710|hide options22-148-69710)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info22-148-6971.0.120)

    1 year: $9.99
    2 year: $14.99
    -$5.00 Instant
    -$13.00 Combo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.656683
    $254.98
    $236.98

    Subtotal: $792.92
    Shipping: $0.00
    Grand Total: $792.92

    I think the watercooling would be pretty silly for a system in this price range.
    If you wanted to save some money, you could change the processor to an i3-2100, or the graphics card to a 6870.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150506&cm_re=6870-_-14-150-506-_-Product
  2. If shes getting someone else to build it for her, she isn't going to be techy enough to take care of a watercooled rig
    /flashforward to six month in the future 'You build that pc for me, it blew up and leaked blue goo all over my carpet!!'
    Equals hassle at work, having to fix it and your boss having a grudge to bear on you forever....
    tell her aircooled is fine :)
    Moto
  3. genghiskron said:
    i would recommend something like this:
    select item 1 quantity of item 1
    SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black EIDE / ATAPI Model SH-S222A - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827151175
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options27-151-175|hide options27-151-175)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info27-151-175.0.18)

    1 year: $5.99
    2 year: $9.99
    $20.99
    select item 2 quantity of item 2
    Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811129066
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy $69.99
    select item 3 quantity of item 3
    MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...
    Item #: N82E16814127565
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options14-127-565|hide options14-127-565)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info14-127-565.0.120)

    1 year: $22.99
    2 year: $39.99
    -$5.00 Instant

    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate14-127-565 $254.99
    $249.99
    select item 4 quantity of item 4
    Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-520 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16817371047
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options17-371-047|hide options17-371-047)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info17-371-047.0.120)

    1 year: $9.99
    2 year: $14.99
    -$19.00 Instant
    $78.99
    $59.99
    select item 5 quantity of item 5
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
    Item #: N82E16820231311
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy -$5.00 Instant
    $84.99
    $79.99
    select item 6 quantity of item 6
    ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813157236
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options13-157-236|hide options13-157-236)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info13-157-236.0.18)

    1 year: $9.99
    2 year: $14.99
    -$5.00 Instant
    $79.99
    $74.99
    select item 7 quantity of item 7
    Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52400
    Item #: N82E16819115074
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options19-115-07410|hide options19-115-07410)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info19-115-0741.0.120)

    1 year: $16.99
    2 year: $29.99
    Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822148697
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options22-148-69710|hide options22-148-69710)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info22-148-6971.0.120)

    1 year: $9.99
    2 year: $14.99
    -$5.00 Instant
    -$13.00 Combo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.656683
    $254.98
    $236.98

    Subtotal: $792.92
    Shipping: $0.00
    Grand Total: $792.92

    I think the watercooling would be pretty silly for a system in this price range.
    If you wanted to save some money, you could change the processor to an i3-2100, or the graphics card to a 6870.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150506&cm_re=6870-_-14-150-506-_-Product



    Thanks very much for the option. Saving money isn't really necessary on this build. Able to spend fully up to 1,000 on this. She'll like this option though, doesn't max out her ideal budget, but doesn't skimp on things either.

    Anyone else care to weigh in?
  4. if you want to max out the budget just throw in an ssd for OS and program files and your there:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167052&cm_re=intel_320-_-20-167-052-_-Product
  5. Motopsychojdn said:
    If shes getting someone else to build it for her, she isn't going to be techy enough to take care of a watercooled rig
    /flashforward to six month in the future 'You build that pc for me, it blew up and leaked blue goo all over my carpet!!'
    Equals hassle at work, having to fix it and your boss having a grudge to bear on you forever....
    tell her aircooled is fine :)
    Moto



    Well she's got a friend to build it for her, but they're close. He'd show her how to clean it. She's not a tech idiot or anything, gaming on the PC is just new to her. (We got her hooked... muhahaha).

    But I do see what you mean. And I kinda like the SSD idea... hmmm.
  6. you can show a woman how to check/maintain a water loop, oil level in a car, bank balance,
    it doesn't mean they will lol
    it was just a heads up to a potential problem man, if she has the friend building it, make sure you palm her off to him for tech support too :P
    Moto
  7. Motopsychojdn said:
    you can show a woman how to check/maintain a water loop, oil level in a car, bank balance,
    it doesn't mean they will lol


    Because that's all Man Work.

    :sol:
  8. Lol, Grr Arrgh, Hrugh, how bout them cougars this season huh? /swigs keg
    :P
    Moto
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