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Hello :) I'm a wow nerd, building my first computer. Will this stuff even work?

post #1 of 39
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Long time lurker here.

I'm building a new computer for wow. I'm using a really old piece of crap now and it's just not making me happy anymore. I'm literally not interested in any other games, so I don't want a bunch more power than what I'm showing here.

Here's the link to what I have so far. It's a newegg public wishlist.
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=11164989

Is anything glaringly wrong? This is around my budget before I buy a monitor/periphs.

I have tools, is there anything else I need to buy?

Is there anything that I can do better for cheaper? same cost? more money, but justifiable?

Many, many thanks in advance for your help.

Edit: Updated wishlist with suggestions from thread.
Edited by seifyk - 2/7/11 at 5:33am
post #2 of 39
Sadly I'm on my way out the door to work, and cant help..
But I can assure you my associates will be along shortly to rip this build apart ..
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Sadly I'm on my way out the door to work, and cant help..
But I can assure you my associates will be along shortly to rip this build apart ..
I can't wait.
post #4 of 39
Stay away from that crap PSU.
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post #5 of 39
Get a 80+ power supply, and if your going to cheap out on the graphics card you might as well get this 4850 1gb for 99$:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150482

I have the 512 version and the 1gb version should run wow perfectly.
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well depends on the settings you are wanting for wow and if you raid or not. because that video card just wont hack it anymore since the cat expansion dropped due to the graphics upgrades they did as you wont beable to run max settings anymore unless you got a good stong quad cpu Core i5 is the middle ground or faster cpu as a stronger cpu makes the game alot better. The psu I wouldnt get that because that is something you dont want to schimp on the quailty as all the reviews on it hadnt used for over a month and from what they said they are not loading the psu as much as your system would.

Edit: Also the Hd i would get is this. LINK its $65 @ 1terabyte and it is HELLER fast. If short stroked 80gb in min read is 120mbs and max is 145mbps with an avg access time of 13.2 ms(only know this cause i just bought one for a friends build to play rift and i ran HDTune Pro on it).
Edited by terraprime - 2/7/11 at 5:15am
 
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post #7 of 39
Looks okay... I'd take a look at:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-277-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139017

You don't need a big psu for that rig.
Also, you may want a better gpu.. wow is actually pretty demanding for some reason.
post #8 of 39
IMO It'd be more beneficial to not get the cpu cooler/tmi and invest the $40 saved into a videocard, it'd offer much better gaming performance, and then buy a cooler when you want to OC.
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post #9 of 39
For $600 I'm sure someone here can build you something bette then what you have... sadly I'm not an AMD guru so I can'thelp out much but say that you should get an Antec Eco PSU and a newer gen GPU.
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Originally Posted by ZainyAntics View Post
IMO It'd be more beneficial to not get the cpu cooler/tmi and invest the $40 saved into a videocard, it'd offer much better gaming performance, and then buy a cooler when you want to OC.
Ya I would tend to agree, drop the CPU cooler and invest in a better video card. Get the 1gb 4850 I linked or look into a 5750 or a GTX460 if you can find one cheap enough.

I'm sure someone could do a better job building that rig, I have to get ready for class now though.
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