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A Good Budget Build For WoW: Cataclysm?

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July 14, 2012 11:59:20 PM

I have been trying to get the answer to this question for quite some time now. By now, I am pretty sure that I am going to build my own instead of purchase one, simply because I am getting mixed reviews on each laptop I pick out. It's not like I am trying to run Crysis on maximum settings here, I am simply wanting to play World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. I would like to play on Ultra without lag, but I am COMPLETELY fine with playing on lowest possible settings with 30+FPS. With that in mind, does anyone have a PC Build that is around 750$?

I also have another question though. I am very new to the whole building a PC thing, and I do have a fellow IT guy that knows how to put it together. But does anyone have a list of every single component I will need for a working computer? Here is the list I found, reply with what I am missing to have a working computer :p 

-Processor
-Video Card
-RAM
-Hard Drive
-Motherboard
-Heatsink CPU Fan (recommended in case overheating)
-Case (obviously)
-Power Supply
-Optical Disc Drive (Does the case include this?)
-And the OS system.

Thanks so much!
July 15, 2012 12:42:38 AM

World of Warcraft does not require a very powerful computer, though it does tax the graphics enough that you probably want a dedicated graphics card. It can easily be played on a good laptop. The first question is not what CPU or GPU, but what size and resolution screen you want.
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July 15, 2012 12:47:45 AM

For $750 you could probably build a PC to max out the graphics on WoW, if you want to just play on the lowest setting my brother uses a radeon 5450, he plays on a mix of fair and low graphics and gets about 40 fps, I think I got it for him for around $20.
July 15, 2012 2:18:54 AM

Temile said:
World of Warcraft does not require a very powerful computer, though it does tax the graphics enough that you probably want a dedicated graphics card. It can easily be played on a good laptop. The first question is not what CPU or GPU, but what size and resolution screen you want.


Not sure on the screen resolution, I guess whatever is normal/decent priced, and looks pretty nice. I have an older Dell monitor that I had from like 2006. Will this work? It is an LCD widescreen, and it's got VGA Ports...I don't know how to check the resolution though...I am also going to post a build that I have found on Newegg and I need to know if all of the components are compatible with eachother...
July 15, 2012 2:35:27 AM

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 $124
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO: ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 $84
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W $69
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory: G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB $51
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti $244
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 $59
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 $69
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS: Windows 7 64bit $99
DVD: LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X $19
Total = $818
This will play wow on high with no problems
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