[Final Build] Gaming Computer for WoW

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CPU - Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor - $179.99

Motherboard - Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard - $89.99 or $139.99 (Not sure if that includes $50 more off with the purchase of a CPU at the same time..Its on the list but I'm not sure)

Memory - G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-1333C9D-8GAO - $41.99

Power Supply - CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $59.99

Harddrive - Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $79.99

Optical Drive - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM - $17.99

Case - Classic Series Source 210 Mid Tower ATX Computer Case - $39.99 (Cheaper to buy it here as it doesn't have shipping cost)

GPU - EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - $249.99

Monitor - ASUS VS Series VS228H-P Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 50000000:1 (ASCR) - $144.99

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Cooler - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 - $29.99

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Total Cost (with optional features) - $934 (with $89.99 MoBo) $984 (with $134.99 MoBo)

Conclusion - Its a little over what my budget is but I can make it work. The monitor of course can be taken down to a 20" instead and save $40. The Cooler I'm not sure if I will need it buying the Superclocked GTX 560 Ti. Wireless adapter may not be needed but it will be put in the budget later on as well if needed. If there is any other way to save money by switching parts please let me know. :)

Thanks to everyone in the other thread who helped me. Ddan49 , Jmsellars1 , pacioli , and everyone else.
Let me know what you think of this build please!

 

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If you wanna save money now, you could skip the HSF for until later. I mean a stock 2500k is going to be plenty for WoW so you wouldn't NEED to OC it.
 

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So do you suggest dropping the GTX 560 Ti Superclocked, for just a regular GTX 560 Ti? It would only save about $20-$30.

 

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I will mainly only be using this computer for World of Warcraft really. Maybe RTS game here and there. But the other thread I had up , someone said the GTX 560 Ti runs better than the 7850 for WoW. Thats the only reason I really got that one.

I also do not know how to overclock but plan on learning but only going to maybe 4-4.2 at most.

This is my first build so I dont know to much about it. :(
 

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Well you could do that and it would still be amazing for WoW, but what I meant was drop the CPU cooler Heatsink/Fan (HSF) ans stick with the stock cooler.
 

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Not quite, the 7850 has slightly better performance than the 560Ti. The 7850 performs closer to the 560ti-448 core and the 570.

If you are concerned with money, and you are just concerned with playing WoW, may i suggest getting a 550Ti or 6850. The 560Ti is slight overkill for just WoW. But if you plan on playing other more demanding games like BF3 or Metro 2033 then stick with the 560Ti. :D

Hope this helps!
 

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I agree with lycros. Oc'ng the CPU is overkill for almost EVERYTHING gaming wise *especially the 2500k* Save the money on the cooler etc. You'll never utilize it for WoW. You would be hard pressed to even utilize it for more modern games. Oc'ng is more useful for older technology when newer games come out to keep up with newer technology. Now it's more of the oo's and ahh's. Like revving your Ferrari at a red light, not going anywhere but sounds cool.
 

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I assuming that by stream/Record you mean that you will be showing other people your Raids or making guides.

I am by no means a computer genius, but i think that those programs would tax your CPU or internet connection more then your GPU.

But that brings up another point. If you got a 550Ti or a 6850, you might get a few frame rate hiccups when you get some big 25 man raids going.

Now if you were just playing by yourself, I would not think that a stutter every now and again would not be a problem, but if you are trying to show people how to do things, a above average frame rate might be really helpful.

Final Thought: I still think the 560Ti is overkill, but i could not fault you if you decided to still get it :D

Edit: Typos
 

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Well I mainly do Arena on WoW. I raid every now and then but I would be streaming 2v2, 3v3, 5v5, etc. But I noticed when I stream on my laptop, I avg 30fps with no stream, with stream it drops to about 10fps. Thats the only reason I was looking at getting something so high. So when I stream I still stay at or above 60fps. :D
 

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Yeh go ahead and get it man!

I was just trying to throw you some more options :kaola:
 

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I have the 7850 and I am a pretty avid wow player. I think you'd be a bit more future proof going with the 7850 but the 560ti will kick butt for a while also. But yeah WoW maxed out at 1920 x 1080 looks very good indeed. Either way, your system is going to kick butt. Enjoy it!
 

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Oh yeah and I appreciate it man! :D I dont plan on playing at ultra settings so I'm not too worried about it. But I will look at the 7850 when I get off work later tonight.

Tiger6k, Could I possibly go lower since I'm not playing ultra settings, My last build setup had a GTX 460. What about the 7700?

Trying to save as much money as I can while still being able to do quite a bit of recording / streaming and staying at / above 60fps. :)
 

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I seen that, Thats why I was kinda hesitant and wanted to get the GTX 560 Ti. But If thats overkill, could I possibly go with a cheaper GTX and be fine? I'm just curious.
 

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You could go with a 7770 or a GTX 560. and have playable framerates...
With those cards with maxed out settings at 1920 x 1080 you would be playing at less than 60 fps.
Remember... each expansion has increased the graphics requirements to play WoW.
MOP is coming out in a few months and so far the Beta looks amazing on my 560 ti with maxed out settings...
 

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Also... the Micro Center Deal gives you $50 off the $139.99 so your mobo will cost you $89.99
You can test it by adding an i5 2500K and the mobo you picked to your cart...
The discount will be there automatically... $179 for the CPU and $89 for the mobo!
 

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Well thats the thing, I dont plan on playing at max settings. Between medium and high is good with me. The resolution I would be playing on is more than likely going to be 1600xwhatever. As I tend to drop the monitor down to a 20" to save some money.

I haven't got in the MOP beta yet but I have heard the graphics are much more demanding in the MOP areas. Thats why I'm thinking I may just have to get the 560 ti.

Thanks for helping me Pacioli. Hopefully ddan49 or JMsellars1 can leave feedback on the build. Or anyone else that is very helpful like the rest of this forum. :)

Great community. :D

edit- yeah that is an awesome deal! Great motherboard + cpu for so cheap!
 

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