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Hello, was wondering if these specs will play wow on ultra, if not what i need to improve this is my first time building a pc,Im a total noob when it comes to all this so the help its much appreciated!


CPU - AMD Athlon II X4 640 (4x 3.0GHz) 4000MT, 2mb

Motherboard Asus M4N68T - Nvidia nForce 630 Chipset

Memory - 4gb Kingston DDR3 1333mhz

Hard Drive 1 - 500gb SATA2 Hard Drive (UDMA 300)

Optical Drive 1 - Dual Layer DVDRW Drive

Graphics - 1GB ATI Radeon 5670

Operating System - Windows Vista home premium (64 bit)

Thanks!
 

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here is a good article from THG on WOW and the affects of CPU/GPU's on performance

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/world-of-warcraft-cataclysm-directx-11-performance,2793-22.html

basically a GTX 460 or HD 5770(or the new 6770) is graphically enough.

for a CPU WOW tends to favor Intel CPU's mulitple cores and L-3 cache. but will play OK on AMD CPUs at acceptable frame rates.

What is your Budget for this WOW Killer PC?

here is a WOW Killer for $400

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
Item #: N82E16827106289
$19.99

Xigmatek ASGARD II B/B CPC-T45UC-U01 Black / Black 0.8 mm SECC / Aluminum and Aluminum Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811815004
Item #: N82E16811815004
-$10.00 Instant
$39.99
$29.99

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769
Item #: N82E16822136769
-$5.00 Instant
$44.99
$39.99

ASRock 880GM-LE AM3 AMD 880G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157199
Item #: N82E16813157199
-$5.00 Instant
$59.99
$54.99

SAPPHIRE 100328L Radeon HD 6770 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102940
Item #: N82E16814102940
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$119.99

XIGMATEK NRP-PC Series ACXTNRP-PC402 400W ATX12V Ver.2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817815007
Item #: N82E16817815007
-$25.00 Instant
$59.95
$34.95

G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231396
Item #: N82E16820231396
$26.99

AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX445WFGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103872
Item #: N82E16819103872
$74.99
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$401.88 + $15 shipping


Suggested upgrades:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition $120 (adds $45 to total)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA $60 (adds $20 to total)
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-SATA2-Drive-7200rpm/dp/B002NXPARA/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1312141117&sr=1-7