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November 9, 2011 8:42:08 AM

Hi Guys

Im ordering the below system today and would like any info that anyone could provide on the performance this system should give on WoW Cataclysm

Would I be able to run it maxed out on Ultra on this system?

Windows Home Premium 64 Bit OS
Cooler Master Elite 430 case
Additional 120mm Blue LED case cooling fans fron & rear
Intel Core i7 2600k Overclocked to 4ghz
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler
Asus P8Z68-V LE motherboard
8 GB Corsair PC3 -12800 1600MHz DDR3 Memory (2 x 4gb sticks)
AMD Radeon HD 6970 2048MB (Asus or Palit version dependant on stock)
40GB Corsair Force SSD (this is used in SSD caching to boost performance)
1000GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
SSD Caching Configuration
Samsung Blu Ray Rom / DVD RW Combi Drive
Sony 24 x DVD RW Drive
Corsair Ultra Low Noise 600W PSU
23” LG IPS236V Monitor


Thank You

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November 9, 2011 8:50:57 AM

Drop down to the 2500k, you're OCing so it doesn't matter which chip you get. I'd also drop the 6970 and get the GTX570 or 580. Cata likes Intel and Nvidia.
November 9, 2011 8:58:26 AM

Hi yes I know exactly what you are saying its just I have a very good price on this system as its on offer with a company I know so if I change anything I wont get the offer as it will be a new build.

My son wants to play Cata on the system and I want to use it for work and some photography and editing.

I was just hoping someone would be able to tell me if this system would do a good job on wow and be capable of playing on ultra everything maxed out? (I should of explained better)

Thank You
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November 9, 2011 9:05:27 AM

If the price is right then keep the CPU. I'd try to get a good Nvidia card however. Cata likes them and some of the photography and editing apps you use might support CUDA.
November 9, 2011 9:08:47 AM

The additional 120mm Blue LED case fan will certainly add some ambience to a game which can play very well on a system 1/4 that price.
Better monitors can be had for the $$$.
I guess you have some reason for I7 2600K won't give you won' t offer an advantage over a less expensive 2500K.
I guess you have some reason for a Blu Ray and another DVD RW?
After reading the review on the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro, I notice that they have a Choking Hazard: Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
The Horror!!!

November 9, 2011 9:08:50 AM

AS I say unfortunately I cant change the spec

Will the HD 6970 not be capable of playing wow cata on ultra if so i will have to re consider buying the system

Thanks
November 9, 2011 9:11:38 AM

Ypou're OP didn't mention photo editing
November 9, 2011 9:19:58 AM

Hi Delroy,

Understood I know I should of explained myself better.

I will only be using the system for:

Light photo editing - nothing major
Microsoft Office 2010
Emails
Web Browsing
iTunes
Downloading Movies / Music
Streaming Downloads to my HDTV
Watching Blu Ray on HDTV
Burning DVD's & CD's

WoW Cata - This is for my son when he comes to stay with me he's addicted to this game and really wants to be able to play the game on Ultra setting with everything maxed out.

My friend who owns the company that has the PC told me that this system would "DESTROY" WoW Cata and chew it up and spit it out lol

Comments Appreciated
November 9, 2011 9:26:37 AM

The system will destroy WoW I running it with a Px4 955BE & GTX 460 and still run perfectly
November 9, 2011 9:41:58 AM

The other question I have:

My monitor has these iputs : D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI
Which connection to my pc would give me the best image quality I woulkd guess to connect with DVI-D for greatest picture quality?

Advice appreciated

Oh and Emelth thanks for your reply thats what my friend told me he said that systme will "DESTROY" WoW on any settings with ease! :D 

November 9, 2011 9:48:24 AM

I'm guessing your computer might also be ready for the new Expansion in WoW that will come out. (thats not a postive just a guess from previous expansions)
November 9, 2011 9:51:04 AM

My son had mentioned a expansion of some sort not really sure.

Also not sure if it makes any difference but the HD 6970 GPU in the system is a ASUS EAH6970 which has a 50% voltage tweak for faster performance?
November 9, 2011 9:56:07 AM

Correct
November 9, 2011 10:06:32 AM

Ajh. If your son wants an 'experience' in WoW, get a 27" monitor.
November 9, 2011 10:10:32 AM

Hi Delroy

Now the monitor I can change as its totally seperate.

The reason I chose the LG IPS236V was due to the fantastic reviews it has all over the place I have not yet seen a bad review of this monitor it came in at 5/5 on digital versus and 10/10 on Pc Advisor only recently.

I could certainly buy a different one though should it make his gaming experience better
November 9, 2011 10:15:17 AM

As for editing photos, there is a big difference between editing in MSFT Paint or someting like that and Photoshop or Gimp.
November 9, 2011 10:15:28 AM

What is the price of this computer? You said you are getting a good deal on it, but perhaps we can also verify whether or not you really are. :) 

But to simply answer your question, yes, the computer is far more than what you'll actually need to max out WoW, or handle any of the things you will do on the computer. It'll suit you and your son well for quite some time, and when it no longer keeps up with the newest games, an upgrade will solve that problem. I'm running a C2D at 3.6 Ghz (OC'd XD) and a 8800 GT. My system is almost 4 years old, but it still chugs along at all those tasks (including video and photo editing). Honestly, all I need to update my PC is a new graphics card. It still does everything mighty fast. So this'll probably last you for several years easy.
November 9, 2011 10:22:33 AM

Hi

Brilliant thank you for your replies.

Delroy im going to be using Photoshop for image editing

Phyco the price im buying the system for is £700 inc vat and it is brand new this come without a monitor the cost of the monitor (LG IPS236V) is £120 and I looked at a few but had decided on this one from all the fantastic reviews its had recently and for £120 I thought this was a bargain im not so bothered about having a huge display its more about the quality of the image dispalyed and this monitor looks good to me from what ive read.

Thanks for the advice

By the way would my best image be from connecting using the DVI-D input monitor to pc?
November 9, 2011 10:28:48 AM

Dang 27" I play on a 23" and got too much room how many addons do you have Phyco? is there a way you can send me an image would love to see your setup
November 9, 2011 10:55:34 AM

Ajh, I am using a 24" Dell Ultrasharp U2412M monitor. Its an IPS panel like the LG you picked, and was given Toms Seal of Approval. Its a beautiful monitor. Honestly, I don't see the need for a 27" to really enjoy a game like that. The 23" is more than sufficient, and the 24" is comfortable for me. Ultimately, you'll have to go with what works for you and your son.

The price is actually very, very good me thinks. :)  Buy that sucker, I really don't think you would regret it, especially for the price and performance you'll get out of her.

Emelth: I have a 24" Dell Ultrasharp U2412M at 1920 x 1200 resolution. Sporting the E8400 at 3.6 Ghz (stock cooling, I can run 24/7 at 4.05 Ghz on stock too, but I prefer to keep her at a mild clock), 8 GB of Kingston HyperX DDR2 at 1000 Mhz (MB doesn't like that much ram and therefore the rated 1066 Mhz is out of reach). An Evga 780i, and a single 8800 GT clocked to 700 | 1752 | 970 (I can go higher, but the dust in the fins makes it too hot, and I'm not gonna clean it quite yet). a 2 TB boot drive for Vista 64 Ultimate, a 320 GB boot drive for XP, and a 500 GB scratch disk/back-up drive with a redundant 320 GB external drive. Razer Lycosa, and philips 80W 2.0 speakers. Orbitz 8 MP webcam to boot. Only thing I upgraded on her since I built her back in March of 2008 was the RAM (from 3 GB @ 800 Mhz to 8 GB @ 1000 Mhz) and the 2 TB hard drive (cause I ran out of space on my old 500 GB Boot drive), and I went from a 19" LG monitor to the Dell.

I am hardcore on this thing. Video editing, photo-editing in photoshop, gaming, watching movies, and all the other little things people use computer for. I'm a heavy multitask-er, though while I normally don't go past 4.5 GB of RAM usage, I have maxed out all 8 Gigs while video editing.

I don't have any current pictures of her any more. You can see some crappy pictures here: http://www.modsrigs.com/detail.aspx?BuildID=7481
November 9, 2011 11:02:58 AM

ajh1979 said:
Hi Guys

Im ordering the below system today and would like any info that anyone could provide on the performance this system should give on WoW Cataclysm

Would I be able to run it maxed out on Ultra on this system?

Windows Home Premium 64 Bit OS
Cooler Master Elite 430 case
Additional 120mm Blue LED case cooling fans fron & rear
Intel Core i7 2600k Overclocked to 4ghz
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler
Asus P8Z68-V LE motherboard
8 GB Corsair PC3 -12800 1600MHz DDR3 Memory (2 x 4gb sticks)
AMD Radeon HD 6970 2048MB (Asus or Palit version dependant on stock)
40GB Corsair Force SSD (this is used in SSD caching to boost performance)
1000GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
SSD Caching Configuration
Samsung Blu Ray Rom / DVD RW Combi Drive
Sony 24 x DVD RW Drive
Corsair Ultra Low Noise 600W PSU
23” LG IPS236V Monitor


Thank You



Hey,

That is close to my PC, you WILL be able to run on Ultra with high fps (40Fps on wow is perfect)
November 9, 2011 11:07:27 AM

Hi Phyco

Please can you tell me what the speakers are that you use I will need to get a decent set of speakers.

Hi Josh thats brilliant ( I was hoping for 60 fps on ultra if im honest :(  )
November 9, 2011 11:11:16 AM

Oh, I also forgot. The only difference between DVI and HDMI is that HDMI carries audio through it as well. For just sending the image to the monitor, DVI and HDMI are the same. Since the monitor you picked has no speakers, an HDMI cable is pointless to use (unless you already have a spare). Again, DVI will work just fine.

By the way, the LG monitor you picked out is a great monitor. I almost bought one myself, but then our monitor at work was upgraded to a 24" Dell UltraSharp with the 1920 x 1200 resolution. When the cheaper U2412M came out, I couldn't resist pulling the trigger. Had Dell not done that, or had work not upgraded my monitor, I would have gotten that LG. LG makes really good TVs and Monitors.
November 9, 2011 11:15:03 AM

Any set of speakers will work you dont need $100 set or anything like that a good $30 set will be good enough unless you want to go the extra mile I would say check out Bose speakers they are great for music
November 9, 2011 11:18:17 AM

phyco126 said:
Ajh, I am using a 24" Dell Ultrasharp U2412M monitor. Its an IPS panel like the LG you picked, and was given Toms Seal of Approval. Its a beautiful monitor. Honestly, I don't see the need for a 27" to really enjoy a game like that. The 23" is more than sufficient, and the 24" is comfortable for me. Ultimately, you'll have to go with what works for you and your son.

The price is actually very, very good me thinks. :)  Buy that sucker, I really don't think you would regret it, especially for the price and performance you'll get out of her.

Emelth: I have a 24" Dell Ultrasharp U2412M at 1920 x 1200 resolution. Sporting the E8400 at 3.6 Ghz (stock cooling, I can run 24/7 at 4.05 Ghz on stock too, but I prefer to keep her at a mild clock), 8 GB of Kingston HyperX DDR2 at 1000 Mhz (MB doesn't like that much ram and therefore the rated 1066 Mhz is out of reach). An Evga 780i, and a single 8800 GT clocked to 700 | 1752 | 970 (I can go higher, but the dust in the fins makes it too hot, and I'm not gonna clean it quite yet). a 2 TB boot drive for Vista 64 Ultimate, a 320 GB boot drive for XP, and a 500 GB scratch disk/back-up drive with a redundant 320 GB external drive. Razer Lycosa, and philips 80W 2.0 speakers. Orbitz 8 MP webcam to boot. Only thing I upgraded on her since I built her back in March of 2008 was the RAM (from 3 GB @ 800 Mhz to 8 GB @ 1000 Mhz) and the 2 TB hard drive (cause I ran out of space on my old 500 GB Boot drive), and I went from a 19" LG monitor to the Dell.

I am hardcore on this thing. Video editing, photo-editing in photoshop, gaming, watching movies, and all the other little things people use computer for. I'm a heavy multitask-er, though while I normally don't go past 4.5 GB of RAM usage, I have maxed out all 8 Gigs while video editing.

I don't have any current pictures of her any more. You can see some crappy pictures here: http://www.modsrigs.com/detail.aspx?BuildID=7481


Beautiful build, I was hoping you had a picture of your WoW outlay
November 9, 2011 11:18:27 AM

I am not sure of the name of the speakers I use, other than they are Phillips. I'll be honest, I'm not an audio-phile. A $500 set of speakers sound no different to me than $30 speakers. So I'm not the best person to offer suggestions for speakers. However, these speakers have served me well for the past several years. Only thing I wish I had was a sub-woofer.

Ha, I did some searching and these are my speakers: http://www.amazon.com/Philips-MMS321-Channel-Multimedia... . They are no longer sold, so you'll have to get them used. However, I would suggest having someone else recommend speakers, simply because when it comes to sound, I'm a simpleton. However, I understand that you probably can't buy from newegg, but this can help you find some speakers (hopefully). http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategor...

Also, if you were hoping for 60 FPS on ultra, you can always buy another 6970 and crossfire them (if motherboard supports, it should though). Only problem with that is that your PSU in that system might not be able to handle two cards as it is only 600 watts.
November 9, 2011 11:23:24 AM

@ Emelth Doh! Haha, my misunderstanding :) . Unfortunately, I no longer play WoW and I don't even have it installed anymore. I only recently got my Dell, so when I played wow it was on a 19" LG. Though it looked pretty good on there at least. I'm just casual gamer, so I'm sure my outlay wasn't anything special :) .
November 9, 2011 11:37:55 AM

Headset is useful, especially for not bothering other persons when gaming. However, I'd have to recommend this one: http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-JUG-00001-LifeChat-LX-3... .

For the price, the quality in sound was far better than other headsets I had bought in the past from Logitech. Plus its USB. Maybe I have a talent for breaking them, but I kept shorting out the 3.5mm connections on my computers with three different Logitech headsets, all across different price ranges, and on several different computers. I wasn't about to risk that again.

The headsets from Alienware (and from whatever company they rebadged them from) are very good, but also a bit more pricey... If only I had the money, haha.
November 9, 2011 12:15:44 PM

Hi Guys,

Thanks for all your replies much appreciated.

I would love some Bose speakers but there is no way my budget can stretch to them as Christmas is coming anyone know of any good alternatives for approx £50 - 60 best quality for music as I play all my music from iTunes on my PC and this is something I do a lot of I only want 2 speakers or max 2.1 that will give me the best quality sound for music
I will also use them for watching youtube the occasional film and my son will use for WoW of course any advice is very much welcomed.
November 9, 2011 1:34:27 PM

65? Says 74. And not very good. Those are around $30-$40 speakers in the states. If you can't tell the difference between good and bad/normal speakers I would look for something similar but cheaper.
November 9, 2011 1:37:32 PM

Hi 4745,

Could you possibly recommend any please?

Thank you
November 10, 2011 8:13:07 AM

ajh1979 said:
Hi Phyco

Please can you tell me what the speakers are that you use I will need to get a decent set of speakers.

Hi Josh thats brilliant ( I was hoping for 60 fps on ultra if im honest :(  )


When i say 40 is perfect, i am on 100+ fps everywhere, even when i log into Org i still sit around 85.
until everyone/thing is loaded
November 10, 2011 8:17:04 AM

Its really hard to recommend speakers and headset like i said most of us get some in the $20-$50 range and call it a day
November 10, 2011 8:22:42 AM

In regards to speakers I seriously considering
Corsair SP2200 priced at £42 and have very good reviews
November 10, 2011 1:31:57 PM

I had a TB 5.1 headset. Comfortable. But the 5.1 wasn't very good. Not sure if I didn't have it setup right, but in TF2 it wasn't any better then stereo. TV watching was horrible, movies and music was ok. Really needed a headphone amp. The one I had broke really fast so I wasn't very happy overall.

I can't wait to move and get my computer hooked back up to my 7.1 770W home theater receiver. I have two floor standing JVC speakers for the fronts with 15" subs in them. Sounded great when I had it hooked up before. Much better then any computer speakers I've ever had.
November 10, 2011 1:35:41 PM

In regards to my 2.1 pc speakers im now considering the:

Roth Charlie 2.1

I can get this for £69.99 but im struggling to find any reviews the guy in the store told me I would not get much better sound quality from a Bose companion 2.1 system compared to this.

Has anyone heard or knwo anything about these?
November 10, 2011 1:45:18 PM

Never heard of them.
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