Currently the 7850 is out of stock at Newegg so I'm also looking at the 560 ti ..... any thoughts as to a comparable gpu? Or should I just wait for the 7850..... I need to order from Newegg.
Also any recommendations for the ram sticks? Kingston, corsair, crucial?
and or optical drive?
Thank you..... I'm looking for as painless and easy put together as possible. I don't know anything about computers and I don't wan't to be stuck on the forums for days trying to figure out how to get all individual pieces to work.
I don't wan't to have to over clock or play with or tweek anything I just want to put it all together initially and have it work.
All I'm going to be doing with this is gaming world of warcraft... I don't plan on playing anything else or doing anything else on it, no downloading, no video's no music, no graphic arts.
also any recommendations on a well priced 500g hd?
If you do get the 3450, you can *still* overclock 4bins (400mhz) so "3.9ghz". On ivybridge it's a a no-brainer oc and just involves changing the multipilier number to the higher setting. You won't need to mess with clock, voltages or ram or anything.
I don't think you'll have any issues with cooling, since Intel use the same stock cooler for the 3.9ghz chips they sell, but just watch your temps in case...
It is just a matter of intel put a stamp (and embedded some markers) on this chip saying it's a 3450, and a different stamp on a different chip saying it's a faster one.