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    Build Advice ($700 Limit)

    So I'm looking to build a new computer that would be able to handle MoP on max settings.

    I already have a monitor, keyboard, mouse, mid-tower case and speakers that I'm going to use and my budget is about $900. Any suggestions would be great! I also have a 750W Power Supply but I'm willing to upgrade that as well.

    The resolution I play at is 1920x1080 if that helps.

    Thanks!

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119233 This is the case I currently have.
    Last edited by Crunga; 2012-08-27 at 09:07 AM. Reason: Updated budget and games wanted on Max Settings. Also added resolution. Removed need for just a SDD.

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    About the best you can do in that budget. Keep in mind there's absolutely no way you can max BF3 with your kind of budget. You'll need to add about $200 on top if you want to do that. I'd also keep in mind that 128GB is very little storage from your SSD. You'll have enough space for Windows, WoW, GW2, and about 5 more games total before you completely run out of room. Movies, music, and anything else will obviously cut that number down even further. You'll also have to consider the fact that you'll be wearing out the SSD a lot faster due to you having to constantly write / delete from the drive to make room for new files.

    Highly suggest getting a mechanical HDD for storage and lesser played games. If you have any hopes of using fraps or any other game recording, you'll definitely need one.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ B&H)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $726.79
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-27 04:04 EDT-0400)
    i7-4770k - GTX 780 Ti - 16GB DDR3 Ripjaws - (2) HyperX 120s / Vertex 3 120
    ASRock Extreme3 - JBL S300A - FiiO E10 - EVGA Supernova 650G - Corsair H80i

    build pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by glo View Post
    About the best you can do in that budget. Keep in mind there's absolutely no way you can max BF3 with your kind of budget. You'll need to add about $200 on top if you want to do that. I'd also keep in mind that 128GB is very little storage from your SSD. You'll have enough space for Windows, WoW, GW2, and about 5 more games total before you completely run out of room. Movies, music, and anything else will obviously cut that number down even further. You'll also have to consider the fact that you'll be wearing out the SSD a lot faster due to you having to constantly write / delete from the drive to make room for new files.

    Highly suggest getting a mechanical HDD for storage and lesser played games. If you have any hopes of using fraps or any other game recording, you'll definitely need one.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ B&H)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $726.79
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-27 04:04 EDT-0400)
    Thanks! I probably could stretch the price to $900 if that helps. Also, after what you stated about storage space I've decided I should probably add a HDD. Thanks for the input good sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crunga View Post
    Thanks! I probably could stretch the price to $900 if that helps. Also, after what you stated about storage space I've decided I should probably add a HDD. Thanks for the input good sir.
    With the extra budget space I would add a 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black and a HD 7950. You can opt for the 660 ti, but it has a severely lower membus and VRAM total for higher resolutions (or multi monitor setups) if you end up going that route later on.

    With that card you'll be able to max just about anything out at the moment and in the near future. Good luck!
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    ASRock Extreme3 - JBL S300A - FiiO E10 - EVGA Supernova 650G - Corsair H80i

    build pics

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    Any recommendations for a power supply? The one I currently have has really thick cords and twice as much as I need.

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