About to upgrade my PC DIY style
Consult this guide: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6293460070
AMD is not recommended because their newest CPU's have terrible IPC which causes serious FPS issues in CPU bound games such as world of warcraft. The new intel CPU's are cheaper than an AMD solution at all levels and perform much better. Their 60 dollar budget CPU beats AMD's up to about 130 dollars, and intels 120 dollar CPU trumps ALL AMD CPUs including their 200+ dollar one.
Gonna go with this Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 and build around that gonna see if I can get a good mother board and RAM to go with it all together for around 500 dollars
Thanks so much I need good equipment for heroic tanking :)
Ensure RAM to be 8GB (2x 4GB), DDR3-1600, 1.5v operational voltage.
Your power supply does not need to be replaced unless if it's a poor brand with no 80 Plus certification of any kind.
Thought I had ordered the 700 watt one....
Got any suggestions for power supplies around 50-80ish dollars?
I'd recommend no more than 16gb of ram...there's just no need for more, and even at 16gb you'd have to multi-task pretty heavily, like play WoW while also working in Photoshop with large images.
Just trying to save ya money.
09/20/2012 09:18 AMPosted by SelvaganeshJust trying to save ya money.
Money which will make the difference between me getting the i5 or i7 processor. Thank you I plan on getting this mother board and wonder if it will work.
As far as the board goes, you can sort of save some money there as well, especially since you aren't planning on using two video cards. A board with a B75 chipset would be fine - it still has USB 3.0 and SATA 6gb.
Yeah, again on your psu, it's a modular 530w 80+ (not bronze, but still) psu with overvolt and overload protection. It's definitely fine, and you'd much rather spend the extra 50-70 bucks on the video card or the cpu over a new power supply. People tend to get a bit hardcore about power supplies, but as long as it delivers enough power and has overload protection, it's fine. I used an old 430w Coolermaster (single 12v rail) for like 7 years without issue. lol.
I now use a intel second gen i5 3570 with 16 Gigs of RAM with my Nvida GeForce GTX 560Ti with 64 Gigs Virtual Memory on a secondary hard drive with a total of 1 1/2 TB of total HD Space.
My entire build cost was around 900 dollars if you were to buy every single thing but I did it over time so it ended up costing me less than buying every part all at once. However with that said I was wondering is it worth it at this point for me to buy a SSD for wow if I am always getting 70-125 FPS on ultra maxed settings in 1080p 3D?
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