Hello all, I'm new to tom's hardware, but I have used the site to research some peoples pc builds as I am about to take on my first. The sole purpose for this build is gaming, in particular, World of Warcraft. I want to run the program on ultra settings all the time with 50+ FPS. I would like some opinions on this list, and if some of the parts can be downgraded as they may be unnecessary.
Case-Corsair Special Ed. White 600T-aprox. $180
CPU-Intel i5-3570K Ivy Bridge-aprox $230
Mobo-Asus P8277-V $150
PSU Corsair Professional Series HX750 Modular-aprox $145
Doh, I forgot about the cooler lol. I'm not sure if I would OC or not, I'm pretty much a noob when it comes to that. (I hate that word, but yes that is what I am. Lol) From a lot of newegg reviews on that Evga 560 GPU they say it can handle quite a lot. Is there another you would recommend? Keep in mind it's primarily for WoW which is not quite as demanding as say Skyrim, BF3, etc... Just don't want to break the bank because of overkill! Thanks for the fast responses btw much appreciated.
I guess the 560 would be alright if your going for just skyrim, you can always consider a 7870 or 7850 depending on your budget etc. But in the future a GTX 670 upgrade would be sweet
If you're not overclocking don't get the unlocked 3570 and save $30
He should still get it because in the future if he decides to he always has the option to without going to buy a new cpu costing him 200-300 more than just 30
Exactly. Also, the 560 is a pretty low-end GPU. Get a 6950 for $200, and unlock it to a 6970.
He could also go with a 7870 which is nice aswell ^ but yeah the 6000 series are good to
OCing is easy with these CPUs, they're practically guaranteed to hit 4Ghz.
Don't get the Corsair liquid coolers. The Noctua D14 cools so much better.
Is the 750 w power supply enough for what I need to power? Or can I downsize? I definitely want it to be modular for wire management, but $140 is steep. I guess I could save a little money for a less glamorous case as well.
So...that's way overkill for Warcraft at Ultra. You could save a few hundred $$ and still run that game maxed.
Even the GTS 450 can push over 50 FPS average at 1080p...
Its better to future proof him self, i say stick with 560 or maybe 7870?
In between. 560 Ti/7850/6950 would be your best bet.
Yeah ^ and also I have a corsair H100 cooler and it works magic and my dad has the H60 so I love corsair liquid coolers
Not saying they're bad, because the aren't. Just saying you can get the same performance from an air cooler.
True but it looks sexy in the case hehe :3
The liquid coolers are very cool lol and I know there are more powerful GPU's out there for a bit more, but I want to leave myself room for upgrades down the road. I really didnt want to break $1000. Honestly when I first started I had a cap of just that (monitor included. of which I would like 20-23in led lcd pref Asus). But I've slowly raised my budget saying, well i COULD go and upgrade that, why not. Lol I need to be realistic, I'm 21 making meager wages here! Inanition02, that is a great link thank you for posting that!
drop the 560 for a 480 and you got a rig. Skip the cpu cooler for now and get the 480.
I have 2 560s....they are nice but not much x1. Sli is kick ass tho...
You case is also out of wack imo....too much...get 50-60 range one and get a gpu with some balls.....7850, 6950, 480, 570...
What about that as a case? Saves me around 100 bucks and I can upgrade to the 480. Its a bit less flashy, I do like the idea of being able to see the parts I paid for lol. Any other suggestions?
I'd keep trimming on case cost and gunning for a 7850...I'd stop cutting at the 50 dollar range tho...the CM 912 is a fine example of a cool (air) and functional case that lets you put money on what you build is really about...performance. Get a gpu with as much balls as possible.
The 560Ti is only one step below the 7850 on the chart...and the superclocked version can probably match it.
This will easily mac out WoW at any res. If you want to go cheaper, you can get a ~$80 mobo, a 500 GB HDD, and a 500w PSU. Alternatively, you could get a i5-2300/2400/i3-2130 with an H61 motherboard. Any of those solutions can easily max out WoW at 1080p. If you want to go even cheaper, a $120 GTX 460 can max out WoW with AA turned off at 60 FPS.
This is the final build. Monitor included. What do you guys think? Should be enough to rock my world for just over 1000.
You can't overclock with an H77 board. Get a Z77 one or downgrade to a i5-3450. Also, the case is nice but not necessary, so you can save a bit there if you want.
I cant OC my GPU with that board? I can still use the TurboBoost feature for the CPU cant I? If not, why? Sorry if this is a noobish question, but I am a noob when it comes to this. Lol, enlighten me please.
H77 boards do not support CPU overclocking, which means you cannot overclock your 3570k, rendering the CM Hyper 212 useless. You can still use the Turbo Boost feature, you just can't OC.
TurboBoost auto boosts CPU speed during high load, but you can't control it, but comes on all the CPU's except the i3. Overclocking lets you manually control the CPU, and is more powerful. TurboBoost goes up to 3.7-3.8 max, but overclocking lets you go to 4.5 and keep it there.
This is it. Roughly $1080 with monitor and OS included. 13 days until I can order everything. (Paycheck) Lol