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March 11, 2013 9:42:52 PM

hi guys im looking for some info on what items i can use to run wow on high setings with around $500 or so. i would like to run atleast 35-40 frames per sec in 25 man raids any help would be awsome ty

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March 11, 2013 9:51:00 PM

What parts do you need and do you need to buy an OS?
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March 11, 2013 10:19:46 PM

yes i will need a os but it will be seperate i want to start from scratch so i will need everything other than keyboard, mouse and monitor
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March 11, 2013 10:26:39 PM

This would be an nice $500 build
You can upgrade the cpu come steamroller and the phenom II x4 is still a very good chip
7850 1gb as it suits your budget
case and mb both support usb3
decent quality PSU


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($97.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.20 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $502.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-12 01:26 EDT-0400)
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March 11, 2013 10:32:10 PM

If i was to change anything in this list for better performance. what would you recomend?
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a b 4 Gaming
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March 11, 2013 10:55:45 PM

I would say its already pretty balanced
Only thing to spend more on is the 7850 2GB

You could try fitting it in by getting a cheaper non USB 3 case and weaker CPU (you can OC the difference on stock cooler, depends on the chip)
Cutting out the optical drive is an option too, allowing you to keep a USB3 case (different one) and stronger CPU


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($91.00 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.20 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $505.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-12 01:54 EDT-0400)

Cheaper USB3 case
no optical drive and original CPU

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($97.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.20 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax ATX-249B (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $501.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-12 01:58 EDT-0400)
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March 12, 2013 12:43:00 AM

ok check this out i have a cousin that built his pc 2 years or so ago and is running 95 fps this is the layout he has


CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor

Motherboard
Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard

Memory

Patriot Viper II Sector 7 Edition 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Storage

Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card

EVGA GeForce 9800 GT 1GB Video Card

Case

Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply

Cooler Master eXtreme Power 550W ATX12V Power Supply

Optical Drive

Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

this is not the same motherboard he is using he is using the asus m4a79xtd evo am3 amd 790x atx amd motherboard.

so my question is can i build a pc with this same performance for 500 bucks with maybe some newer parts that have the same performance


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a b 4 Gaming
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March 12, 2013 12:52:26 AM

jfisher1982 said:
ok check this out i have a cousin that built his pc 2 years or so ago and is running 95 fps this is the layout he has


CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor

Motherboard
Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard

Memory

Patriot Viper II Sector 7 Edition 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Storage

Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card

EVGA GeForce 9800 GT 1GB Video Card

Case

Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply

Cooler Master eXtreme Power 550W ATX12V Power Supply

Optical Drive

Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

this is not the same motherboard he is using he is using the asus m4a79xtd evo am3 amd 790x atx amd motherboard.

so my question is can i build a pc with this same performance for 500 bucks with maybe some newer parts that have the same performance




All of the builds I have picked out should beat the build above, gpu by a significant margin, CPU less so as it is more dependent on the specific game [should win in all games but margin it will win by will vary]

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