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Is this a good build for 'hardcore' gaming? I cant spend more thanthis

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October 16, 2012 3:06:58 AM

•CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Quad-Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 (All Venom OC Certified)
•HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
•MEMORY: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
•MOTHERBOARD: * (4-Way SLI Support) GIGABYTE X79-UP4 Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 3D UEFI Bios, Ultra Durable 5, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 4 Gen3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1 & 1 PCI
•SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
•VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 4GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+192] (EVGA Superclocked)

What frames do you think i'd run in games like GW2 LoL and WoW
October 16, 2012 3:35:35 AM

Keep the 670, and the HDD, but you can save a lot of money, otherwise.

You don't need a 3820 and a X79 board.

A 3570K with a Z77 board will be all you need for "hardcore" gaming. More threads (or cores) beyond 4 don't really mean much in games, and especially not in the games you listed.

A 3570K with a 670 and 16GB of RAM (8GBx2, not 4GBx4) should be able to max out any game @1080p at 60 FPS minimum (LoL and WoW will be a lot more than that).
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October 16, 2012 4:01:53 AM

The parts you have listed are definitely very high end. You really can't get much more "hardcore" without adding multiple video cards.

LoL and WoW stand no chance against such a computer. You should be seeing frame rates above 100 on both games, at the highest graphics settings.

Of the 3 games you mentioned GW2 is the most demanding, but even then you should see fantastic performance from that build. According to this benchmark...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/guild-wars-2-perfor...
The GTX 670 should be getting around 70 frames at 1080P, at high settings.

If I were you I would wonder if you really need such a powerful system. If you are close to your budget (As the title suggest you might be) you could cut down on some of the parts you mentioned and still get fantastic performance. For example, if you are just going to be doing a lot of gaming you likely won't need 16GB of ram, so you could half that to 8GB (2x4GB).
If you are interested in cutting down your budget, I would suggest stepping down to an Intel i5 processor. I hear the quad core i5-3570K has great performance, and you shouldn't notice a difference between that i5 and the i7, as they are both quad cores with similar speeds. I personally have an i5-2500K and I haven't yet met a game it can't handle.

Keep in mind that if you do decide to switch to the i5-3570K you will need to pick a different motherboard. The i7 you picked is socket LGA2011, while the i5 is socket LGA1155.

In summary, the GTX 670 is a beast and should handle those games with ease. 16GB of ram may not be needed, 8GB may be more appropriate if money is a concern. The i7 is very powerful, but if you are close to your budget you could save money on an socket LGA1155 i5 and still have fantastic performance.

Edit: I see DJDeCiBel beat me to the i5-3570k recommendation ;) 
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