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    is this good enough?

    looking to play wow on max/ultra settings, record vids for youtube with no lag problems.


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    The short answer is no, the GPU is quite bad, 16GB isn't needed. Perhaps you could let us know of a budget, country, resolution, self build/pre-built etc.?

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    Budget - 700

    Resolution - highest

    Games / Settings Desired - world of warcraft max/ultra settings + recording videos

    Any other intensive software or special things you do (Frequent video encoding, 3D modeling, etc) nothing else besides basic stuff (youtube,facebook,skype,ect)

    Country - USA

    Parts that can be reused - none

    Do you need an OS? windows 8

    Do you need peripherals (e.g. monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, etc)? basic mouse and keyboard

    ---------- Post added 2013-02-04 at 06:05 PM ----------

    sorry for the double post, i forgot to mention i'd prefer for it to be built and programmed when i buy it (dont want any risk of messing anything up or getting it and then something does not work or fit right or... yeah)

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    Quote Originally Posted by skill4mulah View Post
    Budget - 700

    Resolution - highest
    What resolution is your monitor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    The short answer is no, the GPU is quite bad, 16GB isn't needed. Perhaps you could let us know of a budget, country, resolution, self build/pre-built
    The CPU isnt bad.

    At stock its not quite as good as i5's or i7's, but it certainly isnt bad.

    With some overclocking it will also beat stock i5's and i7's.


    With that setup you will be able to play wow ultra, BUT you will get fps drops. 25 man raids, i guess in heavy scenes, youll dip to 15-20fps. (my experienced guess). Lower settings and youll get a bit better.

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    For 700 you CAN play on Ultra. but it will be laggy. for a decent build thats going to have amazing quality aim for more of a 1200-1300

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    im in college and 700 is all i got cant spend a penny more because i dont have another penny. :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zili View Post
    For 700 you CAN play on Ultra. but it will be laggy. for a decent build thats going to have amazing quality aim for more of a 1200-1300
    And to be fair, i havnt seen any PC handle WoW on Ultra in heavy 25 man scenes at anything more than 50-60 fps.

    120 fps for 120 hz monitors is not achievable on any PC for 25 mans heavy combat action.

    (someone want to prove me wrong?

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    ill tell you what, there is a ton of guides on how to build a computer. if you could pick the parts for me and it fit my budget ill stick with that, because i have been going crazy for weeks trying to buy a computer and cant find one, and tbh i dont think im going to find a prebuilt for the price. on top of that, everyone says build-your-owns are alot cheaper, better, fun to make, easy, and are just more worth it.

    so i guess for the parts i can understand ill post what im looking for and maybe someone can help me out

    harddrive - 1tb
    ram - 8G
    videocard - best one that fits the budget once its all built up

    the case can be very simple, as long as the air flow is alright. even though my cpu setup for this new one will be right under an A/C vent and i keep my house at 68 degrees.

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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($133.79 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $693.70
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 18:34 EST-0500)
    If you can deal with the $50 in rebates that gets you just under 700.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangeaccord311 View Post
    If you can deal with the $50 in rebates that gets you just under 700.
    all looks good, that must be the amazing legendary 660 that i've seen everyone talking about, so no lag problems?

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    You could probably spend the extra $80 paying a friend or someone to put it together for you. I noticed you're in college, you could probably get one of the techies from your school to glue it together for even less.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Xion XON-180 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $621.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 18:52 EST-0500)

    I don't know if 100% for sure this will get you Ultra settings, but it will probably get you really close.
    Last edited by RicardoZ; 2013-02-04 at 11:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RicardoZ View Post
    You could probably spend the extra $80 paying a friend or someone to put it together for you. I noticed you're in college, you could probably get one of the techies from your school to glue it together for even less.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Xion XON-180 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $621.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 18:52 EST-0500)

    I don't know if 100% for sure this will get you Ultra settings, but it will probably get you really close.
    Some things to keep in mind here:

    1. If you don't live near a microcenter you can add another $50 for that i5
    2. For the price (or +$5) there are better PSUs out there
    3. 1155 is near its EOL and the b75 chipset leaves even less room for an upgrade in the future. On the flipside an am3+ will get you into 2014 with steamroller around the corner. Not saying you will be replacing that i5 in a year, but expansion is always a decent thing to consider.

    Can't speak for the case as I have never used it but I will say this for the 200r at least: it's a budget case so don't expect much. The external drive bays are pretty cheap and the HDD cage is questionable in terms of ease-of-use. All told though if you just want to install your 1tb and be on your way without much thought for the future its a solid piece of plastic for the price.

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