New build for WoW - any advice/changes

I am looking to build a new computer for when WoW MoP releases (25th September) as my 5y/o 2c/duo E6600 really isn't feeling the best.

Since moving from the UK to Denmark, I have been out of the loop regarding computers and have some ideas of good items, but not knowing if they would contribute to a well-rounded system.

I have overclocked on previous systems, and am looking towards a "k" intel Ivybridge processor, a single GPU, and a SSD (not RAID).
Windows 7 x64 included (to get away from vista)

As most of the UK computer companies don't deliver to Europe, I will have to order from and Danish companies like and (thank god for google translate). If something has to be RMA'd the postage back to the UK would wipe out most of the cost savings, so for ease of use, I would prefer a Danish company.

I am trying to get most "bang for my buck" or "kit for my (Danish) kroner" bearing in mind that I am told WoW is more processor than GPU intensive. Spending between 7000-8500DKK (£750-900) or (1100-1400US$)

I will look to be keeping the following -
Monitor - LG 1920x1080
PSU - Corsair HX 620W ATX
Optical Drive - NEC Optiarc AD-7170S-0B 18x DVD±RW/DL/RAM Serial ATA Black
A pair of SATA HDD that I will mainly be using for storage and running any other applications and games on
Mouse and Keyboard

So here is my possible list -

Processor -
Intel Core i5 3570K / 3.4 GHz processor - LGA1155

MoBo -
MSI Z77A-G45 - ATX LGA1155

CPU Cooler -
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - 120mm 9-31dBA

Case -
Fractal Design Define R3 - ATX titanium gray

Corsair Vengeance - 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz PC3-12800 CL9

GPU - either
MSI R6870-2PM2D1GD5/OC - HD6870 1GB

OCZ Agility 3 Series SSD - 2.5 "SATA-600 120GB

OS -
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - 32/64bit Complete package 1 PC English

Total spend so far 7345-7721DKK, giving some leeway with parts if I have selected something that is isnt much good.

Something that I would be interested is to to go for the Windows 7 Ultimate (as I will be able to swap between EN and DA languages). Would an OEM type version be suitable at 1682DKK compared to the full version at 2108DKK.

Thanks for any advice/guidance/slaps across the back of the head given.
2 answers Last reply
More about build advice changes
  1. Only difference between OEM version of Windows and a retail version is the licence agreement you agree to. OEM versions are restricted to one PC only and can't be moved to another. They are locked into the mobo. Use the money saved to buy a better GPU.
  2. Thanks for the reply.
    I have now ditched the W7 Hope full version for the Ultimate OEM, costing a couple hundred crowns more.
    As for upgrading the graphics card, how does the Sapphire RADEON HD 7870 GHz Edition - 2GB Limited version sound?
    Which takes me to 8284DKK.

    Is the SSD OK? I have read some mixed reviews about them, but then, upgrading from a normal HDD, any sort of SSD should be an improvement.
Ask a new question

Read More

New Build World Of Warcraft Systems