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    Quote Originally Posted by Coar View Post
    I'm looking to get a new computer as I'm currently using a 3.0Ghz single core processor to raid in 10 man, usually sit at like 6 fps and can go lower depending.

    Will $500 get me a computer that can run at least 30 fps in 10 man with all low settings and if so can someone build it here?
    I spent 410 on my rig (reused my old 9800GT card) and I run on High at 30fps pretty much everywhere. I can go up to Ultra if I am not in Pandaria and I tend to run at 50fps that way. For 500, you could easily part out a PC that will get you much better results. If I can find it, I will dig up the list from Newegg when I bought my stuff.


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    I recently built a new comp that ended up costing around $550

    i5 3570
    8gb Vengeance DDR3RAM @ 1600mhz
    HD7850
    and some random gigabyte motherboard for around $120

    Runs WoW on ultra in 25s at about 35-40 fps

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    Just gonna throw something in here that I didn't see mentioned... If you go with a decent Z77 board and an I3, you could later on step up to an I5 and get a decent cooler then and OC to your hearts content.

    That's what I'd consider at least... before going with a cheap AMD route.
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    Something like this maybe:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rSgV
    Last edited by Dizey; 2012-12-10 at 10:32 PM.

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    I can build you a computer on newegg that will get you 30+ fps(ultra) no matter what you're doing.

    would be around $550

  6. #46
    Everyone so far is maxing out his budget with no regard for what he asked for which was 30 fps on low settings. Maybe he can save some money and build one for $300 something that will get him what he wants.

    Maybe look at the AMD APUs. I'm pretty sure some of the faster ones can run wow on medium settings pretty nice at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo6912 View Post
    Everyone so far is maxing out his budget with no regard for what he asked for which was 30 fps on low settings. Maybe he can save some money and build one for $300 something that will get him what he wants.

    Maybe look at the AMD APUs. I'm pretty sure some of the faster ones can run wow on medium settings pretty nice at least.
    I think some of us were just following his lead with his sample build. It is true that he could just go with an AMD A10-5800k build and 1866 or 2133 memory with no discrete GPU. Done right, your still looking at around $400 unless you can find some serious bargain deals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo6912 View Post
    Everyone so far is maxing out his budget with no regard for what he asked for which was 30 fps on low settings. Maybe he can save some money and build one for $300 something that will get him what he wants.

    Maybe look at the AMD APUs. I'm pretty sure some of the faster ones can run wow on medium settings pretty nice at least.
    Something like this?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($60.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 350W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($41.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $384.82
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-11 00:53 EST-0500)

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    I would check out like tiger direct or new egg they do have some nice package deals that can get you like the core and stuff. If you can put it together yourself you are all set

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    Mobo+CPU:AMD A8-5600k + GIGABYTE GA-F2A55M-HD2 - $150
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...=Combo.1146366
    GPU: EVGA GTX 650 Ti 1GB - $160
    RAM: G.Skill 1333MHz 2x2GB – $20
    HDD: WD Caviar Blue 320GB – $65
    Case: NZXT Gamma – $40
    PSU: XFX ProSeries 450W – $63
    =$498

    There you go comp with under $500, which will run wow fine @30fps in 10mans.

  11. #51
    Quote Originally Posted by yurano View Post
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $489.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-09 04:48 EST-0500)

    Switched out the PSU and Mobo to accomodate the 7850 without going over the budget.
    About to order this, however I would hugely prefer a 4 core processor over that 2 core, is there any way to swap out some things to get a 4 core? The graphics card is kind of overkill, even a amd 5xxx would be fine.

    ---------- Post added 2012-12-12 at 10:14 PM ----------

    It's also possible that I can spend up to $600

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coar View Post
    About to order this, however I would hugely prefer a 4 core processor over that 2 core, is there any way to swap out some things to get a 4 core? The graphics card is kind of overkill, even a amd 5xxx would be fine.

    ---------- Post added 2012-12-12 at 10:14 PM ----------

    It's also possible that I can spend up to $600
    If that's the case then switch the CPU to an i5-3570K and you're set, but don't forget your OS which may throw the i5 out the window. Everything else there is pretty much bottom line budget build. I can't really see anything you could cut back on that would give you much savings.
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    Scratch everything, I have $700 to use, shower me with upgrades.

    Also would somewhat prefer to order all parts from the same place as to receive them all the same day.

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    I bought this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883229285

    It's ou of stock now but I'm sure you can find something similar. It runs wow 60-70 fps wide open. Bog down around 40 fps in big pvp like IoC. I don't raid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitsuj View Post
    I bought this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883229285

    It's ou of stock now but I'm sure you can find something similar. It runs wow 60-70 fps wide open. Bog down around 40 fps in big pvp like IoC. I don't raid.
    I will never buy a premade computer in my life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coar View Post
    Scratch everything, I have $700 to use, shower me with upgrades.

    Also would somewhat prefer to order all parts from the same place as to receive them all the same day.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($107.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($162.55 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($35.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $689.34
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-12 20:00 EST-0500)

    Feels like the price of everything shot up 5-10%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yurano View Post
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($107.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($162.55 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($35.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $689.34
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-12 20:00 EST-0500)

    Feels like the price of everything shot up 5-10%.
    I may need an optical drive, and I would prefer a case with at least a see-through side

    But thanks a lot, your suggestions are what I have been going off so far, so thanks for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coar View Post
    I may need an optical drive, and I would prefer a case with at least a see-through side

    But thanks a lot, your suggestions are what I have been going off so far, so thanks for that.
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 - $50

    DVD: Just grab any model around the $20 mark

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    If you live by a Microcenter, you'll easily save a ton on your CPU. I got my i5 2500k for $160 where Amazon/Newegg is asking $220.

    http://www.microcenter.com/search/se...a-Micro-Center

    They also even knock off another $40 off the motherboard if you buy a 3rd gen i5 or i7 CPU (which is $50-$70 cheaper than Newegg/Amazon) which totals almost $100 saved since they will most likely price match Newegg's prices (they did for my GPU) as long as there aren't mail-in rebates attached to them.

    But the catch is you have to live somewhat close to one. I drove 30 minutes and built a $750 rig from all the parts from there. I just reused my PSU, case, HD and inherited a 110gb SSD from a good friend.

    Windows 7 OEM - $120
    2500k i5 (plan on overclocking later) - $160
    Z77 UD3H Gigabyte Motherboard - $140
    gtx 660 - $220
    Crucial (2 x 8gig)16gig Ram - $55
    Hyper Master 212 EVO Heatsink - $30
    Some LG OEM Optical Drive - $20

    So really, you could substitute that Windows OS for case/PSU + a small hard drive.

    Forgot to mention this gets 70-110 FPS in Stormwind on ultra settings @ 1920x1080 resolution.
    Last edited by Khalmar; 2012-12-13 at 08:18 AM.

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    People are talking alot about GPU's when you should be concentrating on CPU+Memory instead. Buy any GPU 260 nvidia or above after you get a decent cpu+memory. And youll be able to run wow 1920x1080 at high settings and have atleast 45-60 fps. MY 2ndary computer is an AMD Phenom II x4 black edition, 8Gb ram 1066mhz, and a nvidia 460. I can run all on ultra in 25 man without lag.

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