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Is this a good build for World of Warcraft?

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July 28, 2011 8:22:56 PM

Intel Core i7 Quad Core 2600 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Mode, 8MB Smart Cache, LGA 1155)
CF-8WA743 Universal Intel Core i3, i5, i7 Processor 3 heat-pipes with copper base
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full Version CD – 64 bit
CS-AZORION-RED Orion Gaming case
700 Watt - Power Supply SLI Ready
MB-BITP67B+ (P67 Chipset/16GB DDR3/2-PCI-E x16/USB 3.0/Crossfire/1155 Socket)
12 GB (4GBx3) DDR3-1600MHz Memory Module (OCZ or Major Brand
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1.0TB Hard Drive (SATA 2, 3GB, 7200 RPM, 32M Cache)
Hard Drive Cooler - SHFT1-UTRA
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24X Dual Layer Burner (DVD±RW + CD-R/RW + CD/DVD-ROM) drive
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NVIDIA GeForce HD N560 GTX 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 SLI Video Card - Requires 700w Power Supply or higher
8-channel (7.1) 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
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On-board 10/100/1000 Ethernet Connection
PCI Wireless Lan b/g/n card
19-inch Wide 5ms Response Time LED Monitor
Multimedia Keyboard-USB
Optical Mouse w/wheel-USB
Open Office.org 2.0 Suite includes word, spreadsheet, presentation
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APC 120V SurgeArrest W/6 Outlets & Phone Line Protection
3 Year Warranty, Return to Microtel (1 year parts; 3 years labor)

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July 28, 2011 8:50:33 PM

For WoW, it's overkilled. Believe it or not, WoW isn't as intensive as you think. Your computer will do fine for many games at 1080p. I'm guessing this is going to be build for a third party? See if you can opt for for i5-2500k. The i7-2600 doesn't offer any noticeable performance bump over the 2500. It is also possible to get the i3 2100 instead. It's a dual core but it's a beast in term of gaming performance compared to quad cores at higher price point. If they can let you change the motherboard, go for either H61/H67 if you have no plans to overclock. You may safely drop to a 500W power supply. 650W can run 560 ti sli just fine so you're overdoing that too.
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July 28, 2011 9:07:05 PM

wintermint said:
For WoW, it's overkilled.


Definitely. I used to run WoW on a PCI (not PCIe) GPU, 1.5GB of DDR RAM and some P4 CPU. Granted, it was around 10 FPS, but it still ran. That being said, you could take 1/10th of the performance that build offers and still be fine.
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July 28, 2011 9:23:12 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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