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August 6, 2012 9:00:25 PM

I wan't to run WoW on ultra settings with no lag. I will also be satisfied w/ high settings and no lag.

Case: Thermaltake Commander Mid-Tower Gaming Case (Black Color)

CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.60 GHz Quad-Core AM3+ CPU 4MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology

Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan) (This is the default of the website I'm making the PC on)

Motherboard: [CrossFireX] ASUS M5A97 AMD 970 Chipset CrossFireX Support DDR3 Socket AM3+ ATX w/ 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1, & 2 PCI

Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory

Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card

Power Supply Upgrade: 500 Watts - Corsair CX500 V2 80 Plus

Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD

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August 6, 2012 9:04:27 PM

What's your budget and where are you buying from?

I don't think I would trust that liquid cooler, and there's no way the FX-4100 will come close to overthrowing even the i3-2120.

And the 6850 / 6870 will be a better choice than the 7770 will be.
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August 6, 2012 9:08:48 PM

Actually WoW is one of those games that won't give a rats ass what CPU you use.

- Liquid cooling is dangerous and unnecessary, my advice is to forget it.

- If you want to stick with an AMD build, that is a decent motherboard, but the Phenom II 965 is the same price as the FX-4100 and is a far superior CPU.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you want to overclock, this is all you need to get you to 4.0GHZ, which is a solid overclock.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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And the 6850 / 6870 will be a better choice than the 7770 will be.


Some things the 7770 does better than the 6850. They trade blows rather fairly. Although I would say neither are ideal, but respectable. They're both better than my 550 TI :lol: 

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/539?vs=536
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August 6, 2012 9:14:10 PM

g-unit1111 said:
What's your budget and where are you buying from?

I don't think I would trust that liquid cooler, and there's no way the FX-4100 will come close to overthrowing even the i3-2120.

And the 6850 / 6870 will be a better choice than the 7770 will be.

I'm buying from Cyberpowerpc.com
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August 6, 2012 9:14:38 PM

g-unit1111 said:
What's your budget and where are you buying from?

I don't think I would trust that liquid cooler, and there's no way the FX-4100 will come close to overthrowing even the i3-2120.

And the 6850 / 6870 will be a better choice than the 7770 will be.

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Gamer_Scorpius_8000/ thats the start of the system.
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August 6, 2012 9:22:39 PM

Intensetaco said:
I'm buying from Cyberpowerpc.com

Why not build your own? Its not as hard as you'd think. They don't have a Phenom II 965 option. Even though they're older, they are better than the FX CPUs, even though WoW is a game that the CPU won't matter, I'd still get the better CPU, just for the sake of system integrity. Both the FX-4100 and Phenom II 965 are $110 on newegg.com.
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