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Im wondering if this would be a good gaming system?

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August 25, 2012 7:42:49 PM

Hello,
i have been playing world of warcraft on a system that cant really handle it. im finally looking to get a computer that will allow me to play at max or near max settings with out any lag. i am wondering if anyione can tell me how this computer might perform?

AMD FX-8120 Bulldozer 3.1GHz (Eight Core) 32nm, AM3 8MB Cache
Spire Kestrel-King II AMD 64 fan
MSI 760GM-E51 (FX), AM3 , AMD 760G, Onboard Video, HDMI, GB LAN
8GB (2x4GB) PC10600 DDR3 1333 Dual Channel
AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB PCI Express 16x dual head DVI, HDMI
1000.0 GB Western Digital Green SATA3 6GB/s 64m cache
LG 22x DVD Recorder Dual Layer R/RW -R/RW
LG Blu-ray Reader, 16x DVD Recorder SATA combo drive
Realtek HD digital audio (onboard)
Wireless 802.11 N 300MBs Network Card PCI
PowMax Black Mid Tower ATX Case w/ Front USB
Ultra LSP 750W ATX Power Supply, SLI & X-fire ready
August 25, 2012 9:23:34 PM

Ultra LSP are terrible psu's.
Powmax will be poor material.
Always get a writer,either DVD or Blu Ray. In your case get a blu ray WRITER/BURNER not reader.
The 7850 will use less power. Get a 500/550w 80+ psu with it for the same performance.
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August 25, 2012 9:38:46 PM

There are a lot better choices for cpu, mobo and video card for gaming. You'll not be able to max out Wow with that system.

You haven't even told us what resolution your playing at.

Don't buy a Ultra psu.
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August 25, 2012 10:01:50 PM

First, AMD Bulldozer processors are not good for gaming. Intel processors are better.

Second, the hard drive that you have is very slow and will make you're whole operating system slow.

Third, you can buy motherboards with wi-fi cards built in rather than having to buy a separate card.

Finally, I agree with everything that Allan said.

I would get this instead. All of these are high quality parts.

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($121.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M/U3S3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($66.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($46.78 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 550W ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $644.69

If you want to you can upgrade the video card to a 7850 but it will be about $70 more. Also, this build will not allow you to overclock. You'll need a different motherboard to allow that. All in all, I tried to keep things pretty cheap. If you post a budget then you could get better feedback.

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August 26, 2012 2:39:05 AM

^good build jsruud
OP should probably know,the hd 7850 is comparable to a 6970 but at half it power needs. For perspective.
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August 26, 2012 12:39:10 PM

my budget is in the 600-800$ range. i am really a novice when it comes to computer hardware. ive looked into reviews and descriptions of parts but am still a little lost in knowing what to look for. i definitely do not know the strengths or weaknesses of specific brands or models. also, i have never built a computer before, the specs i listed were from a site that builds your computer but allows you to customize the parts (limited).

@jsrudd thanks, that is helpful. i have seen it posted around other boards that it is worth it to go for an i5 processor. would i notice much of a difference between an i3 and i5 ?

some more ideas on potential builds would be very appreciated. i am probably going to be ordering from a site like newegg.ca or magicmicro.com.
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August 26, 2012 1:03:01 PM

^Yes,i3 to i5 is a big performance leap. Will you need it? Probably not,unless for online multiplayer. Add a 7850 to jsrudd's build instead of the 6870. And get a DVD writer instead of a blu ray reader.
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