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WoW and SC2 Gaming Pc - Noob Help!
Nov 1, 2011, 3:04 PM
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
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...
Bitfenix surviver case
MSI Z68A-G43 (G3) Intel Z68 Socket 1155 Motherboard - upgrade for ivy bridge and pcie 3
Corsair vengence 1600mhz 4gb 1.5v
600w silverstone element 80+
Graphics i have no idea... Thanks!
Nov 3, 2011
gaming noob help
Nov 1, 2011, 4:53 PM
That case is a heat trap! Get some air flow and style with something like or
CM storm scout
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
Nov 1, 2011, 4:55 PM
would that get me max on wow and sc2? or for cheaper could i still see no difference? cheaper the better
also, why not a gtx 560ti?
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Nov 1, 2011, 4:56 PM
Should also mention that if you intend to crossfire you should get 750W psu like
Nov 1, 2011, 4:57 PM
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.
Nov 1, 2011, 5:00 PM
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
Nov 1, 2011, 5:03 PM
You get more for less with AMD atm. Even a 460 is £120 on that site
Nov 1, 2011, 5:04 PM
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.
Nov 1, 2011, 5:15 PM
hmm, but gtx 560 is same price as 6870... hmmm
Nov 1, 2011, 6:39 PM
so anyone else know if a 6770 will play wow at 60+ fps even in raids and crowded places?
Nov 2, 2011, 10:42 AM
I was always under the impression Nvidia ran Blizzard games better.
Nov 2, 2011, 3:16 PM
yeah same... so
Nov 2, 2011, 6:30 PM
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.
Nov 3, 2011, 2:25 AM
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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