New Build (Maybe)

Bonechillin

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Approximate Purchase Date: Undecided

Budget Range: Up to $6,500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Playing WoW, video editing, photo editing, watching movies, writing essays, web browsing

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, headset, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca

Country of Origin: No preference

Parts Preferences: Motherboard and Monitor: ASUS, Case: Cooler Master, no preference for the rest
Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I'm trying to decide between a Mac Pro, a MAINGEAR SHIFT, or a custom build... The Mac Pro seems like it's over priced, but I'm getting sick of running Windows. It needs to be able to run WoW on Ultra settings with no lag, and be able to handle addons for the game so that it doesn't nerf my frame rate.
 

huron

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Whoa...$6500 is a lot to spend.

Here's the deal...if you spend $6500, you'll get a build that is maybe 10-15% better than a $2000 - $3000 build. Honestly, most of the time you'll be fine under $2000 and have a pretty respectable rig.

In a few years, when the rig becomes dated, use the extra $4000 to upgrade it, or to build from scratch.

Like stated, use the Toms guides to the upper end PC and you'd be plenty happy.

Just my two cents...if you want to blow an extra $4000, I guess you can.