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Help with making an MMO PC

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March 26, 2012 7:20:56 AM

I need some help with making a PC based around playing MMORPG's.

I will mainly be playing TERA and SWTOR and I believe they both have pretty demanding system requirements.

Can you guys give me some help on what parts will be best to use in building a PC based around these games. I have a budget of $1000.

For reference, here are the system requirements for both games:
The recommended system requirements for TERA:
• OS: Windows XP, VISTA or 7 (Latest Service Pack)
• CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or Intel Core2 Duo E6750 2.66G
• RAM: 2 GB or greater
• GPU: AMD Radeon HD 3870 or Geforce 8800GT
• HDD: 30 GB of hard drive space
• DirectX: DirectX 9.0c
• Optical Drive: DVD-ROM Drive
• Internet Connection

The recommended system requirements for TOR:
CPU: AMD Phenom 2 X4 Quad-core 2.5GHz or better / Intel Core 2Quad Processor 2.4GHz or better.
OS: Windows 7 64bit SP1, with 4GB RAM or higher.
8x DVD-ROM or faster.
VIDEO: ATI/AMD Radeon HD 4850 or better* / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 or better* / *512 minimum video RAM / *Shader 3.0 or better fully compatible graphics card.

Thanks guys!

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March 26, 2012 9:57:44 AM

$1000 you say?

MOBO: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ~ Well made, full size mobo with an upgrade path for future proofing ~ ($129.99)

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K ~ The legendary gaming CPU ~ ($219.99)

RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) ~ Uber Ram that I use, and more than enough mem ~ ($44.99)

PSU: OCZ ZT Series 750W Fully-Modular ~ $15 promo gift card & 15% off w/ OCZPSU15, ends 3/27 ($109.99)

Optical: SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner ~ Cheap, all you need ~ ($15.99)

HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM ($84.99)

Case: This is purely up to you and what you find aesthetically pleasing. I went with the Rosewill BLACKHAWK for my own build and I really enjoy it.. ($89.99)

GPU: GTX 560 Ti ($249.99)


Spend the extra $10 on a 7850 which is probably worth it:

TOTAL: $937.92 before rebates/promos

If you need an OS add windows 7 home premium for an extra $100:

After rebates and promos you should be hovering right around the $1000 range, maybe a few bucks more or less. This system will certainly crush any game you throw at it right now, especially if you overclock the 2500k above 4.0ghz which I recommend you do.
March 26, 2012 10:05:26 AM

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March 26, 2012 10:10:05 AM

$1000 is a really nice budget and will get you some SOLID performance for current games and games to come.

i5-2500k $220
ASUS P8Z68-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z68 $120
SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze $70
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB $85
Mushkin 8GB 1600MHz RAM $45
Antec Three Hundred Two Black Steel ATX $70
LITE-ON DVD Burner $18

Total: $628

Graphics Card(s):

GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7850 2GB $260

MSI GTX 560Ti $220

MSI GTX 570 $300
March 28, 2012 9:18:23 AM

Just a heads up..

An i5 2500k is only $179.99 at microcenter AND if you buy the i5 you get $50 off any mobo :o  Crazy deal... hopefully you have one in your area.
March 29, 2012 9:02:16 AM

Unfortunately the deal isn't available online and I live in Australia...
Would you by any chance be able to find any online deals?
March 29, 2012 11:03:21 AM

Nmirko16 said:
Unfortunately the deal isn't available online and I live in Australia...
Would you by any chance be able to find any online deals?

Should probably have said where you were buying from in your Original thread. Both builds posted above won't match up price-wise between Australian Dollars, and US Dollars.
March 30, 2012 6:46:11 AM

The US dollar is incredibly close to the Aussie dollar right now...
I believed I did not have to.
April 8, 2012 11:00:25 AM

Oh god...
I did not realise that Newegg did not ship internationally...
Could you update your list with Australian prices?

Thank you.