Build $700-1000 gaming computer

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 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i5-overclock-performance-gaming,3097.html
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  1. 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.
  2. MOBO ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
    CPU I5 2500K
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    MEMORY Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226217
    GPU GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi)
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125401
    HDD Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767
    PSU SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095
    CASE Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm ...
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147144
    DVD-RW SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-222AB
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151233
    TOTAL : $924.92
    If you want you can buy a CPU cooler http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065 40$
  3. Do you have an old HDD you can reuse since prices are through the roof?
  4. I do have an older computer that doesn't get much use anymore, are most older HDD compatible with new systems?
  5. Go for hd 6870 at ur resolution it'll be enough
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
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