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October 19, 2011 7:27:51 PM

Hello All,

I am looking to do a new build and need some advice.

Approx Purchase Date: 11-1-11
Budget:$1100-1200
System Usage: Gaming and Internet Surfing
Parts not needed: I already have a Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor and OS.
Preferred Websites: Newegg and Tigerdirect are ones I use. If you know any others I can use I am willing.
Country: U.S.A
Parts Preferences: None
Overclocking: Yes but not too extreme, still learning alot of it
Sli or Crossfire: Not sure if Wow Handles either.
Monitor Resolution:1920x1080

The only game I play is World of Warcraft. Not to sure about the SLI or Crossfire. But any advice is awesome and I appreciate the help

Thanks in advance

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October 19, 2011 8:00:27 PM

You can build a really nice system for that budget, especially if you don't need monitor, keyboard, etc. I know the PSU I've chosen is kind of overkill but it's very future proof if you want to run the highest end video cards, liquid cooling, that sort of thing. Check this out:

Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $109.99
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII Ultra 950 W - $159.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P - $179.99
CPU: 3.30 GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz 1.5V (2x4GB) - $49.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $24.99
SSD: 64GB Crucial M4 - $109.99
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - $64.99
Optical: LG Black Super Multi - $69.99
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560TI - $249.99

Total: $1240.99
October 19, 2011 8:03:27 PM

You could quite easily build a computer for less than half that budget and it would play WoW on max settings at 1080P fine. Heres an example:

Intel Core i3-2100 - $124.99
2x2GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1333Mhz - $29.99
ASRock H61M-VS - $53.99
HIS HD 6770 1GB - $109.99
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - $64.99
Corsair CX-430 - $44.99
Coolermaster Elite 430 - $39.99
ASUS DVD Burner - $18.99

Total - $487.92 before shipping and rebates

That would play WoW fine and be decent for any other surfing/videos etc. If you do want to spend the whole budget you could get some improvements though:

Intel Core i5-2500k - $219.99
2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1333Mhz - $46.99
ASRock Z68 PRO3 - $104.99
ASUS HD 6870 1GB - $189.99
Corsair CX-500 - $59.99
Crucial M4 128GB - $197.99
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - $64.99
Coolermaster Storm Scout - $84.99
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
ASUS DVD Burner - $18.99

Total - $1023.90 before shipping and rebates

Can't see much of a reason to spend more than that for a WoW build to be honest. That improves on the first one with:

- Quad core, highly overclockable CPU
- Z68 motherboard so good overclocking with SATA 3 and USB 3.0
- Super fast boot/load speeds because of the SSD
- More powerful and probably quieter graphics card
- Nicer case with better cooling and probably quieter
- CPU cooler
- More RAM

Either of those builds leaves at least 100-200 dollars remaining, why not buy yourself an awesome headset or something? :D 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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October 19, 2011 8:06:15 PM

g-unit1111 said:
You can build a really nice system for that budget, especially if you don't need monitor, keyboard, etc. I know the PSU I've chosen is kind of overkill but it's very future proof if you want to run the highest end video cards, liquid cooling, that sort of thing. Check this out:

Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $109.99
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII Ultra 950 W - $159.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P - $179.99
CPU: 3.30 GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz 1.5V (2x4GB) - $49.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $24.99
SSD: 64GB Crucial M4 - $109.99
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - $64.99
Optical: LG Black Super Multi - $69.99
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560TI - $249.99

Total: $1240.99


Not to bad I just did a very similar build..my advice would be knock out the 950 w and go for something like
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

no need for a high end media reader just for wow and web surfing so any cd/dvd drive would run about 20 bucks with the saved money from the psu and optical drive you can one up the graphic card although the 560 would handle wow with no problem.
October 19, 2011 8:07:27 PM

Good, the power supply is stupid, especially with that GFX card. Even if you do SLI in the future, doing it with a 560ti doesn't require anything near that.

I would get a 570 and a 700 or 750 watt power supply and skip the SSD. OH, and do you want to be able to play blu-ray movies?
October 19, 2011 8:10:42 PM

^ I like that build. I would ditch the 950w PSU, as a quality 850w can run GTX 580's in SLI.

Drop the Blu-ray for a standard dvd player.
Mobo is overpriced.

Alright, check this out. If you only play WoW, we can build you a much cheaper system that can demolish it. Check this build:

CPU: i5-2400 $190 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo: ASRock Gen3 Pro3 $115 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: LEPA 500w $40 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: G.skill 8GB DDR3 1600MHz $50 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: Gigabyte 560 Ti $220 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 $60 http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Intern...
DVD: Sony Optiarc $20 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: HAF 912 $60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (this is super flexible, depending on your taste.)

Total cost is $755. I would definitely go Intel and Nvidia, since WoW performs best on that hardware.
October 19, 2011 8:14:45 PM

To be honest if you only play WoW I would be tempted to spend like $500-700 on the PC and get some awesome peripherals with the rest of the cash so you get a better experience since you're going to get 60FPS+ out of any of these builds anyway. You could spend the other $600 on a nice big 27'' monitor and an awesome headset. You could probably get a decent mouse and keyboard too.
October 19, 2011 8:18:05 PM

striker410 said:
^ I like that build. I would ditch the 950w PSU, as a quality 850w can run GTX 580's in SLI.

Drop the Blu-ray for a standard dvd player.
Mobo is overpriced.

Alright, check this out. If you only play WoW, we can build you a much cheaper system that can demolish it. Check this build:

CPU: i5-2400 $190 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo: ASRock Gen3 Pro3 $115 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: LEPA 500w $40 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: G.skill 8GB DDR3 1600MHz $50 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: Gigabyte 560 Ti $220 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 $60 http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Intern...
DVD: Sony Optiarc $20 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: HAF 912 $60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (this is super flexible, depending on your taste.)

Total cost is $755. I would definitely go Intel and Nvidia, since WoW performs best on that hardware.


im all for the price but imo if he has some spare change he might as well bump up the system a bit to keep his future options open such as using the 850w psu so that he doesnt have to upgrade in the future and for an extra 30 bucks going with the i5 2500k shouldnt even be a thought...as far as the mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... at 150$ is what i used and i am very pleased with it and even with these upgrades you should still pull in below the 1000$ mark and like i said before you could even go higher with the graphic card however its a lil over kill for wow
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