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    Thinking of getting this computer- Any Ideas?

    Here is the config:
    •CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-960 3.20 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366
    •HDD: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
    •MEMORY: 12GB (2GBx6) DDR3/1333MHz Triple Channel Memory [+144] (Corsair or Major Brand)
    •MOTHERBOARD: * (3-Way SLI Support) GigaByte GA-X58A-UD5 Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Ultra Durable™3 DDR3/1600 ATX Mainboard w/7.1 Dolby Audio,eSATA,Dual GbLAN, USB3.0, 2 x SATA-III RAID,IEEE1394a,4 Gen2 PCIe,2 PCIe X1 &1 PCI [+132]
    •SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
    •VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 1.2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+200] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

    Getting this computer for games like WoW. How will WoW run on this? Any suggestions would be great.

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    LGA 1366 is pretty old now... I'd opt more for a Core i5 2500K and an LGA 1155 motherboard if you can.
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    Don't, it's based on previous generation tech. Rather get i5-2500K and GTX560ti/570 instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowshredder42 View Post
    Here is the config:
    •CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-960 3.20 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366
    •HDD: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
    •MEMORY: 12GB (2GBx6) DDR3/1333MHz Triple Channel Memory [+144] (Corsair or Major Brand)
    •MOTHERBOARD: * (3-Way SLI Support) GigaByte GA-X58A-UD5 Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Ultra Durable™3 DDR3/1600 ATX Mainboard w/7.1 Dolby Audio,eSATA,Dual GbLAN, USB3.0, 2 x SATA-III RAID,IEEE1394a,4 Gen2 PCIe,2 PCIe X1 &1 PCI [+132]
    •SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
    •VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 1.2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+200] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

    Getting this computer for games like WoW. How will WoW run on this? Any suggestions would be great.
    You'll run wow just fine at Ultra settings.

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    Well if it's for WoW you will have 1*10^n fps all the time, anywhere, your pc will apply hotfixes on it's own and will even make you coffee while you wait in a que.

    But as they said, it's previous gen tech, get the new stuff and 12Gb ram? Jesus Christ man, you dont need that much unless u plan on playing WoW, video editing, doing animations AND watching porn on 12 tabs at the same time.
    Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken. Quack.

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    dont i7 960#s cost more than sandy bridge 2600k? 0o

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    you should definately go for Sandy Bridge (lga 1155).
    and depending on what else you plan to do with that computer you might consider taking a second HDD for Raid0 or add a SSD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCrusader View Post
    and depending on what else you plan to do with that computer you might consider taking a second HDD for Raid0 or add a SSD.
    RAID0 is dumb unless you need lot of space AND speed at the same time, ie. video editing for example. It's more trouble than worth for generic gaming PC use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vesseblah View Post
    RAID0 is dumb unless you need lot of space AND speed at the same time, ie. video editing for example. It's more trouble than worth for generic gaming PC use.
    And double the risk to lose everything when 1 of them breaks.

    But yeah, @ OP:

    Don't get i7-960, it's last gen like said. i5-2500K and i7-2600K yields you much more bang for the buck than this. GTX470 is also not that optimal choice for video card, rather have 560Ti or 570GTX if you want more raw power.

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