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Need to make this $687 gaming build cheaper.

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May 28, 2012 10:06:28 PM

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CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: OCZ 550W ATX12V Power Supply ($46.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $687.91
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-28 08:40 EDT-0400)
So yeah, how would this play WoW and D3? Like graphic settings and FPS wise? Cam I downgrade anything to save money?

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May 28, 2012 10:30:29 PM
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Get an H61 mobo, and you have cut $50 out. Other than that, there is nowhere to go without impacting performance.
May 28, 2012 11:45:27 PM

I have the same build except an i3-2120, Diablo 3 easily runs max settings at 60 fps ALWAYS (I haven't tested fps with vsync off.) World of Warcraft averages 110-120 fps without vsync on all ultra settings except high shadows. I am using a 1920x1080 monitor.
May 29, 2012 1:06:58 AM

Best answer selected by zZ Cory.
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