Improve my build and I will give you 15 bucks

Hi there,
i need your help in lowering the cost of my build
A little background:
I play wow on Ultra settings and want to be able to continue with this machine..
i do regular 25 man raids which need lots of fps power..

Am i going over the top by purchasing this build?
gtx 670
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0083Y6MV6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 AMD CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI W/HDMI, DVI Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77X-D3H -


Crucial 128 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s CT128M4SSD2


Intel Core i5-2500K Processor

and i haven't chosen my 8gb ram, case, psu or heatsink.
can you people help me cut this price down??
so far @ 902 dollars..

is my motherboard the correct choice?
is my gpu totally unneeded for any mmo?
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  1. Just want to say for WoW a 560 can play it at ultra steady 60 fps, so a 670 is MORE than enough .
  2. what kind of motherboard do you think i should get?
  3. I can tell you this the GTX 670 is the sweetest spot right now and is best bang for buck you can play all current games on ultra/max settings so if i were you i get me one lol motherboard is really a matter of personal choice AsRock,Asus,Gigabyte are all solid choices and i would recommend any of the three company's
  4. What's your budget and i will throw you together the best for your money
  5. CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($254.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $972.76

    EDIT: This will give you great WoW performance, and allow you to play at 60+ FPS on max settings with 1080p. This build will also allow for other games to be played at very nicely.
  6. bigcyco1 said:
    What's your budget and i will throw you together the best for your money


    how about this... configure a 1300$ build
    and a 1000$ build..
    just can't decide about this damn card...
    I dont wanna take any chances with gpu performance in raids...
  7. rocknrollz said:
    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($254.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $972.76

    EDIT: This will give you great WoW performance, and allow you to play at 60+ FPS on max settings with 1080p. This build will also allow for other games to be played at very nicely.


    this is a great config..
    i want everything here- not sure about the gpu though.. damn...is it worth it- i know gtx670 is a great card, however I've been told wow won't need more than 7850..
    what about 570gtx? which one performs better between these two?
  8. The 7850 will own WoW for a lot less money than 670.
  9. As your using an SB CPU you may be able to find a good z68 board discounted the SB wont enable the newer stuff on the Z77 anyway

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502

    That one is $111.99 or $91.99 after mail in rebate

    Slightly cheaper PSU that will power any of the cards you mentioned

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028

    $69.99 or $49.99 after rebate

    That should be saving you around $40 or $70 after rebates
  10. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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