Gaming Build for WoW and Skyrim

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP preferable within the next few weeks

Budget Range: $650-$850

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games(wow), internet, movies, general misc, schoolwork

Parts Not Required: Need everything except OS, and i'm pretty set on a mouse and keyboard so i already took that off the budget (razer naga/ razer anansi around 150 for both so total budget would be $800-$1k)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: intel as a preference but willing to go with what ever will work best for my wants

Overclocking: Nope

SLI or Crossfire: Nope

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: want it to run wow at ultra settings no problem, and run skyrim on anything better than xbox quality
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  1. Maybe consider skimping on your keyboard and mouse so that you can build a much better computer. In that range of 650 to 850, an additional $100 could get you much better supplies. You could go weak and spend $50 on keyboard and mouse just to have a doable set for a little while, and after getting your $100 cooler computer built, start planning over the next month or so to get the amazing keyboard and mouse setup you really desire. Then you can keep the old setup and after you spill coffee all over your beautiful keyboard and mouse, you will have your original set to back you up in the meantime.

    Seriously, with this type of build, from what I understand, an additional $100 bucks to spend an computer innards can go a really long way.
  2. you make a good point, could you offer a build for me with the extra $100 dollars then?
  3. ^Agree, though I wouldn't go all-out cheap. You can get very decent gaming products for much less.
  4. Quote:
    you make a good point, could you offer a build for me with the extra $100 dollars then?


    I don't got enough experience yet to offer you a build unfortunately.
  5. Both of those suggestions by cmadrid and kajabla are good ideas. But you definately can't go wrong w/ the Tom's build, right?!?

    However, the cmadrid build combo for $560 does offer you an i5-2500k and a larger 650W powersupply than the Tom's build which has an AMD processor and a 430W PSU... If you opt for cmadrid's combo you'll need to pick up a graphics card, which you could probably fit a decent one in there for the remaining $150 plus tax to = $850 budget.

    The Tom's build is probably a great starting point.
  6. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066 $69.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371047 $63.99 FREE SHIPPING 10% off with promo code PSUSV9, ends 9/30
    Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-520 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157236 $69.99 FREE SHIPPING
    ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.723031 $276.98 FREE SHIPPING
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
    Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52400

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211548 $40.99 FREE SHIPPING
    ADATA Premier Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model AD3U1333C4G9-DRH

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.696141 $67.48 $5 off w/ promo code EMCKAHH23, ends 9/28
    ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004JLNZXU/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER $224.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    MSI GeForce GTX560 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express Video Card N560GTX TI TWIN FROZR II OC

    http://www.amazon.com/ML228H-22-Inch-Ultra-Slim-Widescreen-Monitor/dp/B00413PHEQ $154.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Asus ML228H 21.5" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD LED BackLight LED Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 10,000,000 :1 (ASCR)

    or...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824113023 $139.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Gateway FHX2152Lbd Black 21.5" 1920x1080 2ms Full HD LED BackLight LCD Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 1000:1

    or...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824262011 $119.99 FREE SHIPPING
    HANNspree By Hanns-G HF225DPB Black 21.5" 5ms Full HD WideScreen LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 X-Contrast 30,000:1 (1000:1)
  7. Guys, of course you can make a better build for $850 (or $800 plus monitor, why) than you can for $600. $600 was the OP's question.
  8. Quote:
    Guys, of course you can make a better build for $850 (or $800 plus monitor, why) than you can for $600. $600 was the OP's question.

    That's fine, but...
    Quote:
    Budget Range: $650-$850


    Your right though, monitor should be considered in price per Original Poster.
  9. That 'super combo' I posted is a decent starting point, you can definitely fit in a cheap heatsink like hyper212+ a video card and monitor and stay on budget =)
  10. For Video card + Monitor use this combo:
    Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 + Acer Black 20" 5ms LCD Monitor - $252.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.733094

    And then go with cmadrid's newegg combo, and you have yourself a pretty good machine. The total price of those would be about $800, and then you could fit in an aftermarket heatsink, like the Cooler MAster Hyper 212 like said above ^ for $26.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    The price of all that added together would be about $840, so it would be just in budget and a great gaming machine.
  11. Not sure about shipping though since they are combos, they might cost a little more with the shipping.
  12. lol I think I confused this with a different $600 thread. Do carry on :P
  13. Thanks for all the suggestions so far, how does this look

    CPU: intel i5 2500k $220
    GPU: sapphire radeon 6870 $170
    MOBO: biostar TZ68A+ $100
    Power Supply: corsiar builders series 600w $70
    RAM: G skills ripjaw 8gb $52
    HD: Samsong spinpoint 1tb $60
    Case: Antec 300 illusion mid tower $70
    DVD: asus $19
    Monitor: Acer 21.5" full hd lcd 1920x1080 $129
    Mouse: Razer Naga $63
    Keyboard: ??
    WIFI: ??
    Speakers: ??
    Headset: ??
    Fans: ??
    What ever else im forgetting: ??
    Current total: $934

    will this all work together? will it run wow on ultra with 60fps everywhere(asuming a 1920x1080 resolution)? will it handle skyrim ok when it comes out? please recommend any changes or suggestions to optimize this build, only thing i'm set on is the mouse lol. would like to lower price but not at cost of running wow much lower quality, willing to increase price if needed
  14. You could go with the Rosewill Challenger instead of the Antec 300 Illusion and save $20.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

    It has great reviews, I'd go with this instead. 3 fans included too.

    If you need a good wifi connector, go with this wireless one, again, it has great reviews:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704053 (theres an $8 off promo code right now"
  15. UpFromTheDirt said:
    Thanks for all the suggestions so far, how does this look

    CPU: intel i5 2500k $220
    GPU: sapphire radeon 6870 $170
    MOBO: biostar TZ68A+ $100
    Power Supply: corsiar builders series 600w $70
    RAM: G skills ripjaw 8gb $52
    HD: Samsong spinpoint 1tb $60
    Case: Antec 300 illusion mid tower $70
    DVD: asus $19
    Monitor: Acer 21.5" full hd lcd 1920x1080 $129
    Mouse: Razer Naga $63
    Keyboard: ??
    WIFI: ??
    Speakers: ??
    Headset: ??
    Fans: ??
    What ever else im forgetting: ??
    Current total: $934

    will this all work together? will it run wow on ultra with 60fps everywhere(asuming a 1920x1080 resolution)? will it handle skyrim ok when it comes out? please recommend any changes or suggestions to optimize this build, only thing i'm set on is the mouse lol. would like to lower price but not at cost of running wow much lower quality, willing to increase price if needed

    Just so you know, WoW favors Nidia cards. Also that Biostar board you have up there is meant for a single card build. It runs dual cards @ x4 and that Corsair psu you have up there is manufactured by CWT and is pretty crappy by industry standards. You need to look for some combo's. Your sticking money in the wrong places. I posted $40 RAM, or use the 2500K and combo it with RAM.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502 $113.99 FREE SHIPPING
    GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-N560GTX-Frozr-II-OC/dp/B0050I1P38/ref=pd_cp_e_4 $179.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    MSI N560GTX Twin Frozr II/OC Video Card
  16. I think you'd be happier with a $200 24" monitor and slightly weaker parts. Remember that it's the experience that matters, not the settings.
    Why, he's not doing Xfire, so the mobo doesn't matter.
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