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September 27, 2012 10:41:24 PM

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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September 27, 2012 10:48:09 PM

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-upgra...
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September 27, 2012 10:50:36 PM

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

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September 27, 2012 10:53:22 PM

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.
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September 27, 2012 10:53:59 PM

i have a washed down version. no quick fit and doesnt come with calibration or a displayport cable :( 
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September 27, 2012 11:45:38 PM

Awww :( 
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September 28, 2012 11:05:49 PM

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.
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September 28, 2012 11:08:53 PM

nevermind about the mouse
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September 28, 2012 11:58:01 PM

COD=i can run it with intergrated graphics at default settings
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September 29, 2012 12:07:08 AM

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.
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September 29, 2012 11:30:51 AM

i have someone that plays MW3 with trifire 7970s on a 1440x900 screen.
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September 29, 2012 11:55:25 PM

Oh my goodness..... LOL... Why must they put good hardware to waste...
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