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Is This Build Decent For WoW: Cataclysm?

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July 15, 2012 6:27:28 PM

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=N82E168...

HDD: WD Caviar Blue, 500GB, $65

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: Sapphire Radeon 7750, $105

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: SeaSonic M12II 520W modular, $60

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

DVD: ASUS 24x DVD burner, $20

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium OEM, $100

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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...
July 15, 2012 6:51:17 PM

That will be waaaaaaay more than enough to play Cataclysm.
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July 15, 2012 6:58:39 PM

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...

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.
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July 15, 2012 7:00:56 PM

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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