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post #11 of 29
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Ok

With cataclysm coming out i'd still stick with the gtx460 since cata will be heavy into DX11.

On top of that, a minimum of 4Gb of memory, i'd go with 8gb. In my rig WoW uses up 3.7GB. lol

Framerates will be dependant on both bandwidth available as well as GPU power.

But an i3@4.5Ghz with 8Gb of memory would own. Simple.

And do NOT going with the 900, there is nothing wrong with the 300 and will save you a tidy sum

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Not the 900, but the 902 is wonderful for air cooling.
post #12 of 29
It's a little over but its a very solid build.
Antec 300 $59.99
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P7P55D-E PRO $179.99
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i3 540 $119.99
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G.Skill Ripjaw 1600 Cas 8 $84.99
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XFX 650 Modular $89.99
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Samsung F3 1tb $74.99
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Samsung DVD-RW $16.99
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Zotac GTX 460 1gb $189.99
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post #13 of 29
go with either antec true power new or the corsair PSU's imo, that XFX 650 is fine.
post #14 of 29
Go with AMD if it's that low of a budget. Oh and btw Microcenter has the Samsung F3 1tb for only $55. That's if you live near one.
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post #15 of 29
The Antec 300 has good air flow, there are two points in the front for 120mm fans
easy mounting and dust filters ( fans not included) 1 120mm exhaust fan in rear
1 140mm fan in top (both included) and 1 fan hole in case side cover (fan not included)

Good room behind the motherboard for wire management, bottom mounted PSU
so a 140mm rad would fit in the top(edit)
just followed your link for the Antec 300, I guess they do come with the fans now, I bought two and they did not have the front or side fans
Edited by slickwilly - 11/8/10 at 12:29pm
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post #16 of 29
Yeah lets go from a x4 to a dual core i3

That'll be alot more future proof

/sarcasm
post #17 of 29
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Ok

With cataclysm coming out i'd still stick with the gtx460 since cata will be heavy into DX11.

On top of that, a minimum of 4Gb of memory, i'd go with 8gb. In my rig WoW uses up 3.7GB. lol

Framerates will be dependant on both bandwidth available as well as GPU power.

But an i3@4.5Ghz with 8Gb of memory would own. Simple.

And do NOT going with the 900, there is nothing wrong with the 300 and will save you a tidy sum

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Cata won't be DX11 heavy... It uses DX11 "features". It's still built around DX9 and the DX11 features are pretty much limited to the upgraded water and a few small things.

I've never had WoW use that much RAM. But then again, I don't use a crap load of addons. WoW by itself uses about 1.5-2gb, if that. I run with 2GB of ram and it never maxes out.

From testing I've done, the way WoW works out for core allotment:

As many cores as you want, but 100% usage on 2 cores. Meaning, if you have 4 cores, all 4 cores will be active, but you won't see more than 50% on the other two. It's weird and I can't really put a finger on it because I am not versed in the coding that WoW is run through. Basically, with my E8600, both cores would come close to maxing. Now with a quad core, cores 0 and 1 get up to around 80% sometimes, the other two never more than 50% and none of the cores added together max 200%. Meaning, if I am using 70% on cores 0 and 1, cores 2 and 3 are never more than 30%. If cores 0 and 1 are 80% cores 2 and 3 are never more than 20%... It's like WoW pulses out two streams of data but Windows spreads those two streams over all the available cores.

My recommendation is a fast (high clock speed) tri-core-quad-core (or an i3 since it has 4 threads) 4gb of RAM, and a 460. Splurge on a SSD if you can. It makes load times next to nothing and everything in the game will load faster, objects, people, monsters, etc.
 
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post #18 of 29
enough with the games....

you want more budget, or more future proof... this is the latter.

Realistically, if you want something to last as long as your staying, your going to want and intel i5 and a GTX 470 minimum, but this is the closest your gonna get for under $1k

and NOTE: pick 2 comparable CFM/DB 120mm case fans for intake cooling. (I realize those Scythes are out of stock.)


This build in 12-24 months.... add in a bulldozer processor, another 4 gigs of ram, and the next gen 500/6000 series graphics card and u still have a monster... might even be able to do a single card on the same power supply if u plan it right.


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post #19 of 29
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cata will be heavy into DX11.
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post #20 of 29
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Ok

With cataclysm coming out i'd still stick with the gtx460 since cata will be heavy into DX11.

On top of that, a minimum of 4Gb of memory, i'd go with 8gb. In my rig WoW uses up 3.7GB. lol

Framerates will be dependant on both bandwidth available as well as GPU power.

But an i3@4.5Ghz with 8Gb of memory would own. Simple.

And do NOT going with the 900, there is nothing wrong with the 300 and will save you a tidy sum

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Underlined Parts :

Uh no it wont, the main selling feature of WoW is that it can run on almost any system they will not throw that away and lose thousands, maybe more customers for a bit of eye candy - they will use DX11 slightly but it wont be anywhere near how much you seem to think it will be - mainly its the water and other small features but nothing major

Bold Parts :

i have like 10-20Addons, running the game on Ultra (minus shadows) and the game has never used that much RAM for me, i dont think i have even seen it go past 2gb at the very most, so needing 8gb???
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