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Building a £600 ($980) computer for WoW

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April 18, 2011 11:02:07 PM

hey, i hope to build my own computer to play WoW mainly, my budget for just the computer (excluding monitor etc)is about £600. i am wondering if i will be able to get 20-25+ fps in crowded pvp with AOE and buffs going off. i will play on very low settings if i have to, really doesnt bother me too much. this is my first time building so if anybody has any tips that would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance
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April 18, 2011 11:40:54 PM

i like this build from bit tech, it will run WoW maxed out with ease at 1680x1050 but i would make some quick changes to it.

go with a Phenom II x2 CPU and AMD 870 mobo, rather then what they have listed.

or if you can stretch your budget a little more

Intel i3-2100 CPU and H67 mobo

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/buyers-guide/2011/03/1...
April 18, 2011 11:46:43 PM

thank you very much, much appreciated :D 
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April 19, 2011 2:30:37 PM

You could build a system that will annihillate wow on max settings for £400
April 19, 2011 3:07:10 PM

+1, mine has most graphics on ultra,
and the two things that aren't on ultra are by choice.
Moto
April 19, 2011 4:06:51 PM

I agree with ct and why_me, get the Intel socket 1155 CPU and mobo.
April 19, 2011 4:55:26 PM

thanks very much for all the help, as i said this is my first time and i have next to no experience so this was very helpful (: i heard that wow doesnt need a super computer to run but i didnt think that a £400 computer would run it perfectly, so thank you for that, if i dont have to spend £600 then of course i wont
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April 19, 2011 5:01:14 PM

Pyrn said:
thanks very much for all the help, as i said this is my first time and i have next to no experience so this was very helpful (: i heard that wow doesnt need a super computer to run but i didnt think that a £400 computer would run it perfectly, so thank you for that, if i dont have to spend £600 then of course i wont

Personally I would spend that £600 so you know that your getting a build that will take you further down the road.
April 19, 2011 6:02:51 PM

less on the Computer does mean i can spend more in the monitor, mouse and keyboard, which means i will be able to keep those, so either way i will just have to upgrade different parts i guess
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April 19, 2011 11:06:30 PM

WoW really want's a fast dual core CPU paired with the nvidia GTX 460 / AMD 6850, as does SC2 (probably Diablo II also). Intel and Nvidia do better then AMD offerings in Blizzard games, not that AMD can't run those games but you just see similar priced offerings from Nvidia/Intel doing better.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/CPU/62
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