WoW and SC2 Gaming Pc - Noob Help!

Approximate Purchase Date: a month

Budget Range: 400 GBP for computer, 200 GBP on graphics max

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: scan, aria

Country of Origin: uk

Parts Preferences: whatever is best

Overclocking: Yes or in future

SLI or Crossfire: in future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: niceish case, fairly quiet would be nice

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At the moment this is what im looking at

Caviar Blue 250gb 7200rpm - Cheapest could find because of thailand... will get more when it dyes down...
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/250gb-western-digital-wd2500aakx-caviar-blue-sata-6gb-s-7200rpm-16mb-cache

Bitfenix surviver case
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/bitfenix-survivor-black-mid-tower-case-with-usb-30-with-handle-w-o-psu

i3 2100
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i3-2100-1155-sdy-bridge-31ghz-5gt-s-hd2000-igp-850mhz-3mb-cache-31x-65w-retail

MSI Z68A-G43 (G3) Intel Z68 Socket 1155 Motherboard - upgrade for ivy bridge and pcie 3
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-z68a-g43-(g3)-intel-z68-s-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-30-(x16)-d-sub-(vga)-dvi-d-atx

Corsair vengence 1600mhz 4gb 1.5v
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-(2x2gb)-corsair-ddr3-vengeance-lp-cerulean-blue-pc3-12800(1600)-nonecc-cas-9-9-9-24-xmp15v

600w silverstone element 80+
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/600w-psu-silverstone-tech-element-st60ef-87-eff-80-plus-bronze-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-quiet-fan-atx


Graphics i have no idea... Thanks!
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  1. That case is a heat trap! Get some air flow and style with something like or CM storm scout Antec 600 or you can even save 30 quid and get CM elite 430

    graphics for £203 you can get xfx 6950 2GB or £192 for xfx 6950 1GB
  2. would that get me max on wow and sc2? or for cheaper could i still see no difference? cheaper the better :D also, why not a gtx 560ti?
  3. Should also mention that if you intend to crossfire you should get 750W psu like Corsair 750tx £84
  4. Ah right forgot this was just for wow/sc :P You probably won't have to worry about 2 cards hehe. To max out WoW you'd only need a 6850.
  5. why not nvidea? i saw somewhere that nvidea is seemingly bias toward intel so...
    id be fine with not maxing sc2 then till ivy bridge and pcie3 cards :D
  6. You get more for less with AMD atm. Even a 460 is £120 on that site :(
  7. Can a 6770 max wow? I got 60fps except in a few boss fights I'd dip to 40. I'd imagine the 6770 falling in the 20s at that point.
  8. hmm, but gtx 560 is same price as 6870... hmmm
  9. so anyone else know if a 6770 will play wow at 60+ fps even in raids and crowded places?
  10. I was always under the impression Nvidia ran Blizzard games better.
  11. yeah same... so :/
  12. So get an equivalent Nvidia graphics card, GTX 550Ti or GTX 460 768MB.
    They are a little more expensive but probably worth it.

    Unfortunately I cannot find any reviews to back this up as blizzard games aren't generally used as benchmarks.
  13. My GTX 460 still runs wow perfectly once it starts getting below 30 in raids I'll just toss another 460 in SLI xD
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