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Ok so I desperately need some help with this build. As you will notice in the link below I have already purchased some of the components, namely my cpu. However, after reading a lot of reviews it appears that I should not expect good results with the FX-6350. My question is this, for those of you with experience, especially with WoW as that is all this build will be used for, what kind of performance can I expect? What would you change? The budget is approximately what it is on the link. I really like the case that I have and thought that if I am going to build my own comp then it may as well be one that I like to look at and am proud of. I appreciate all of your help in advance!!!


http://pcpartpicker.com/user/tylerbuildz/saved/47zp99
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your performance should be fine. Most problems with wow frame rates are limited to cities which is more of a server problem than a local machine problem. There will be plenty of people stating that you should have bought intel, but you'll be fine.

Since you have a large closed loop on the list, you will be able to overclock to compensate. Honestly, its not really that necessary. My soon to be ex wife uses the same cpu without problems on an old radeon 5770.

Only things I would change is the PSU and video card. For close to the same money (about $40-50 more) you can pick up a Radeon 290 which will give you far better performance for much longer period in games other than wow. Since you will be using a 60hz monitor it wont be about frame rates, it will be more about how many settings you can turn on. For PSUs, refer to the recommended list

Another common recommendation is to use a large air cooler instead as they are a little cheaper and often quieter. It really depends on what you want out of the build. With the closed loop you can say its water cooled and there's not a huge fan/heatsink hanging off your board. With the air cooler, you dont ever have to worry about the pump failing.

Im not sure if you have read up on the 840 evo, its a good drive, but it has a firmware problem which causes it to slow down after a month. Theres an update from Samsung for it though. Honestly though, theres other drives out there for cheaper that are just as good. The MX100 and SanDisk Ultra II are my recommendations. If your just going to have the SSD, then I recommend a 240-256gb drive. WoW does a terrible job of cleaning up after itself and will quickly take up 30+ gb last I check (about a year ago). This will also let you grab a couple other games in the future without having to add another drive.

Edit: PCPartPicker part list
Edited by PhillyB - 11/18/14 at 6:47am
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For wow you need to focus as much as you can on single threaded performance. Cheapest would be buying the latest gen pentiums and overclock them as much as you can. No AMD cpu in existence can beat that because Wow only uses around 1,5 cores.

GTX 760 is more than good enough for wow. My brother has a HD 7770 and he runs the game maxed out at 1080p with around 50 fps (he doesn't mind not having 60 fps).
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For wow you need to focus as much as you can on single threaded performance. Cheapest would be buying the latest gen pentiums and overclock them as much as you can. No AMD cpu in existence can beat that because Wow only uses around 1,5 cores.

GTX 760 is more than good enough for wow. My brother has a HD 7770 and he runs the game maxed out at 1080p with around 50 fps (he doesn't mind not having 60 fps).

From what I see from his link he already own the AMD processor mentioned. So basically I think he needs help tuning the system around it.

My only suggestions after looking at your link would be to save yourself some money on cooler by going with the already suggested option of a reliable air cooler, choosing a more reliable power supply and maybe looking around at more cases options. With all those savings you could then invest on a more powerfull card such as the AMD 290/290x or the new Nvidia 970... They are overkill for wow but better to be overkill than to be underkill in my opinion. And will allow you to also play other games at acceptable settings for much longer.
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Hey guys, thanks for your help! I appreciate your thoughts and am glad you didn't take the "well you could add this this and this" approach with no regard as to the effect or lack thereof on gameplay.
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Hmm sorry i didn't notice you said you already had the cpu.
In that case maybe just use the AMD. But i would definitely consider overclocking, if you don't have the motherboard yet then look around a bit for one that is good for overclocking. Because there were a lot of threads here with people having problems with overheating VRMs on the mobo.
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