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WoW and SC2 Gaming Pc - Noob Help!

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November 1, 2011 3:04:03 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

i3 2100

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!

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November 1, 2011 4:55:48 PM

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?
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November 1, 2011 4:56:21 PM

Should also mention that if you intend to crossfire you should get 750W psu like Corsair 750tx £84
November 1, 2011 4:57:23 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.
November 1, 2011 5:00:08 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 :D 
November 1, 2011 5:03:08 PM

You get more for less with AMD atm. Even a 460 is £120 on that site :( 
November 1, 2011 5:04:52 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.
November 1, 2011 5:15:36 PM

hmm, but gtx 560 is same price as 6870... hmmm
November 1, 2011 6:39:53 PM

so anyone else know if a 6770 will play wow at 60+ fps even in raids and crowded places?
November 2, 2011 10:42:40 AM

I was always under the impression Nvidia ran Blizzard games better.
November 2, 2011 3:16:50 PM

yeah same... so :/ 
November 2, 2011 6:30:06 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.
November 3, 2011 2:25:38 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