[New Build] 500-800 WoW PC

Approximate Purchase Date: This Week

Budget Range: 500-800 (before rebates)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Heroic WoW 10 man, Skyrim) Movies, Surfing

Parts Not Required: OS, Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Country:USA

Parts Preferences: Intel 2500k, I'm a nvidia fan, but open to AMD graphics if its better price for performance
Overclocking: Maybe, well into the future if I do though

SLI or Crossfire: Dont plan on it, wow doesnt need this

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Wondering if I'll need a new CPU Fan/heatsink with the stock i5 2500k and etc. Just let me know what you guys are thinking. Also, I have a 500gb HDD, if I dont need to buy one. If I can afford it I'd prefer a SSD for my OS and a new HDD for my Games and etc just to start fresh. I also dont much about MOBO BIOS settings and etc, so need to have one thats going to work well out of the box. 8gigs of memory or more as well.

Thanks!
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  1. https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=13296169

    Not sure if that works, made it public but wasnt working for me earlier. But thats what I have so far, but I want others feedback :)
  2. bhollandtcc said:
    https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=13296169

    Not sure if that works, made it public but wasnt working for me earlier. But thats what I have so far, but I want others feedback :)



    Your wish list isn't showing up. It asks for a login from that link.
  3. Stock i5 heat sink is fine just don't overclock with it.

    Nvidia seems to work better with blizzard games or so ive read

    Look into a 560ti... And if your near a microcenter they have good deals on CPU/ mobo combo
  4. http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=13296169

    Thats the wish list as of now, thats w/o a HDD or SSD. I'm assuming I dont need to buy a thermal compound or any extra cables?

    Let me know if you guys have any suggestions!
  5. I just got an HEC psu for 30 bucks 585 watt and good reviews from newegg. Spend the money saved on a GPU
  6. Anyone else have any suggestions?
  7. http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=15748931

    This is what I think I'm going to go with. I'm not going to OC so I dont guess I need a cooler of any kind. I'm assuming all cables come with that I'll need along with the thermal compound?

    Thanks :)
  8. The only suggestion I have is not to buy that HEC PSU.
    Although it is not as terrible as most would make it out to be .
    I would use it only with a low power draw system.
    I have it and refuse to use the pcie connector as it comes with only one.
    1 6 pin pcie connector on a nearly 600 watt PSU is not terribly convincing of reliability.
  9. From what I have read online Intel and Nvidia parts work best with Wow by quite a margin.
  10. ^ That is false.
  11. Is it ? I thought it was true. hmm I don't play wow so I just take peoples word for it.
  12. The Nvidia thing. Somewhat true. In certain games Nvidia cards are better for Blizzard games, but in certain games from Blizzard AMD is better/equal. But in WoW the cards are pretty close.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/world-of-warcraft-cataclysm-directx-11-performance,2793-3.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/world-of-warcraft-cataclysm-directx-11-performance,2793-5.html

    Notice they only test the upper mid-range AMD cards, IE 6870/5870.
  13. Wow I'll be darned an $80 5750 puts out playable rates on ultra.
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