Is This Build Decent For WoW: Cataclysm?

I think i've found a pretty good build within my budget, (750$-780$) from Newegg.com.

I was wondering if I could run WoW pretty smoothly, and if everything in this list is compatible with eachother? I don't want to purchase all of this and not be able to use the parts together. Here it is:


Case: Antec GS one Illusion, $55

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129182

HDD: WD Caviar Blue, 500GB, $65

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769

GPU: Sapphire Radeon 7750, $105

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102985

PSU: SeaSonic M12II 520W modular, $60

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093

RAM: G-Skill Ares 2 x 4GB 1600MHz, $46

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231544

CPU/Motherboard: Intel i5-3570K (3.4/3.8 GHz) and ASRock Z77 Pro4 , $328 combo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.984223

DVD: ASUS 24x DVD burner, $20

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium OEM, $100

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986


Just a few questions. Are these parts all compatible with eachother? Could I run Cataclysm smoothly on a 1280x1024 resolution? (maybe higher if I pick up a new monitor) Also...does anyone know where I could go to actually get this thing built? I have no clue on building a PC...
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  1. That will be waaaaaaay more than enough to play Cataclysm.
  2. That's a pretty good set up and you should be able to play WoW fine, even at higher res. See 7750 benchmarks here:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7770-7750-benchmark,3135-10.html

    For general gaming, for the same budget you might get better results with a slower cpu and a faster gpu like a 6870. But if you raid, WoW can be cpu intensive and I actually don't see a combo on Newegg that would save you enough to make up extra it would cost for a 6870. Keep on eye on their daily deals.
  3. I should add, I played WoW for years at 2560x1600 resolution with less powerful cpu and about the same gpu power as your build. No problems. Blizzard keeps the requirements low to reach the largest possible audience.
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