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Build $700-1000 gaming computer

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January 15, 2012 7:59:16 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: $ 700-1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (WoW, diablo 3)

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

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: don't know

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: don't care

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: be able to handle wow on Ultra settings with multisampling x8 during at 25m Dragonsoul raid. I would also like my new computer to be able to handle Diablo 3 when it comes out.(when i say handle i mean run at a consistent 60fps, diablo 3 on high - possibly ultra) saw this was wondering if that will meet my needs
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a b Ý World of Warcraft
January 16, 2012 12:15:13 PM

Something similar will do, but you might need a bit more juice for the graphics card still. The i5 2400 is a solid CPU for the job though.
However I would recommend GTX560Ti as the graphics card to get the ultra settings you want. Blizzard games seem to favor Nvidia GPUs and intel CPU's.
( 560Ti 448 core if it fits the budget, regular otherwise )

And you need to take into account that HDD prices have doubled from that.

Otherwise the i5 2400, 8GB ram, Suitable mobo and a decent 500-650W PSU will do fine.
Corsair TX650, XFX 650W would be nice.

a b 4 Gaming
January 16, 2012 2:57:44 PM

MOBO ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
CPU I5 2500K
MEMORY Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
GPU GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi)
HDD Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
PSU SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular
CASE Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm ...
TOTAL : $924.92
If you want you can buy a CPU cooler 40$
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January 16, 2012 3:04:24 PM

Do you have an old HDD you can reuse since prices are through the roof?
January 16, 2012 7:14:58 PM

I do have an older computer that doesn't get much use anymore, are most older HDD compatible with new systems?
January 16, 2012 7:58:22 PM

Go for hd 6870 at ur resolution it'll be enough
January 16, 2012 8:27:26 PM

You can always connect an older HDD, but just make sure it is still reliable. If it's really old (like 5+ years), I would test it first.

January 16, 2012 8:50:20 PM

Thanks for the input guys, I'll do some looking for the best prices on those parts and bring together the rest of the cash once I've got a final price.