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I'm building a new gaming desktop computer that can run wow and I have 1500-2000 dollar to spend on it. I don't know what parts are good and bad and im hoping it can last for five years. Can someone tell me what kind of monitor i should get and all the other parts of a computer i should get.
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  1. For WoW, you wouldn't need anything more than this.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.36 @ Amazon)
    Total: $999.26
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    If you would like to overclock, please let me know and I'll gladly swap out some components for you :)

    Also, next time, please fill out the template on this thread - http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgrade-advice
  2. it will last for 5 years but you will have to get another of the same video card 3 years later. no guarantees

    if its wow, you can play the game at max for 1000 dollars with plenty of power to spare but this has the horsepower to get max settings in BF3

    used a very cheap motherboard but has everything you need. i have it and its great
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/iJ4v
  3. Very nice rig, Troll. I love the monitor you used in it :ouch: one sexy thing... I'm big on the height adjust-ready monitors.
  4. i have a washed down version. no quick fit and doesnt come with calibration or a displayport cable :(
  5. I'm just making sure that the computer u made up can play all cod games and borderlands. Also i need a sound card and i dont know what makes a good mouse.
  6. nevermind about the mouse
  7. COD=i can run it with intergrated graphics at default settings
  8. TheBigTroll said:
    COD=i can run it with intergrated graphics at default settings

    ^ This

    I downloaded steam's 3 day MW3 trial the other day..my goodness I'm surprised people used to purchase a 580 to run Black Ops lol.
  9. i have someone that plays MW3 with trifire 7970s on a 1440x900 screen.
  10. Oh my goodness..... LOL... Why must they put good hardware to waste...
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