I have been watching the other thread develop, but although the prices give me some guide, its not quite the same.
I am on a reasonably tight budget and I am looking for a good gaming pc for WoW, I was wondering if anyone was able to recommend a WoW system from UK based site(s).
My budget is around £600 (could push this up).
I was looking at the Intel i5k due to the fact it is unlocked. I have a Keyboard and mouse and even DVDRW drive spare the budget is negotiable as I could get some money back from my current setup and I don't mind putting 2nd user parts in, if the system you suggest is overclocked please can you make sure you recommend the correct cooling to correspond with it?
I may also consider setting my current PC up as a server.
The next part for consideration is that I am using a HP2009v monitor, is it worth upgrading this (even 2nd hand or sticking with it, if I am changing it then the cost or at least some may have to come out the budget.
this system is fully upgradable, so you could add another gtx550Ti in the future if you require some more power, and the Z68 chipset may give you an upgrade path to future ivy bridge processors. The CX500 will power two 550Tis with ease, and the 4gb 1600Mhz ram will allow for good multitasking abilities.
Would I need a better fan or cooling system if I intend to over clock the i5K and would that mobo allow over clocking given the I5k is unlocked
you would just need an aftermarket CPU cooler for that, may i ask how far you would intend to OC, if you plan to OC to about 4.4Ghz this cooler is great with idle temps of about 26-30C and load temps of 55-60 according to a review: http://www.ebuyer.com/253477-arctic-cooling-freezer-13-...
if you do plan to OC more you could spend more on a better cooler.