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Hi Reader, I've studied Kalg's thread for a few hours and need help choosing
I NEED a ystem that will NOT lag whatsoever in MOP, in cities i need 60+ fps and loading time between maps / arena should be minimal
I also need no downtime in alt tabbing
I will be frapsing / streaming in the future
I don't need usb 3.0 or anything fancy
will be either playing on 1680x1050 or 1900s
Okay now, since i'm a human being, i want to spend the least amount of money as possible.
I don't want something that will be overkill for me , but i also want a system that will meet my wants and needs
750W HW Corsair modular
22inch samsung monitor
500gb hard drive
i3-3220 - $125
HAF 912 case or similar - $75
B75 Board: 75
2x 4gb ram: 35
SSD 120gb: 75
7850 GPU: 150
i5-3570k + mobo: 325
7970 OR GTX 670: 335
2x 4gb ram: 35
SSD 120gb: 75
HAF 912case or similar: 75
Build 3(budget upgrade):
evga 780i -0
4gb ddr2 ram - 45
Final comments: The only game i'll ever be playing is WoW
I need a system that will not lag for WoW or similar games for the next 3-4 years
my current system that is equipped with e8400 / 2gb / 2x 8800gt sli lags a lot in populated areas
Edited by Rexyz on 9/23/2012 4:48 AM PDT
question for your second build
will you overclock? if not I suggest grabbing a different i5 and getting a 7870 instead of a the 7970 or 670
120-128 ssds usually run for 100 *from trusted brands and the better models* i.e. Crucial m4/intels 520*I think*/etc
unless you plan on playing higher demanded the 7870 should be overkill and saves you an extra 100 bucks or something like that
also note that WoW has its limitation and because its a 5+ year old game there are somethings that aren't optimized well, so you can't expect 60+ fps on a boss fight that spews fire in a 500 yard radius
Edited by Jeyded on 9/23/2012 4:34 AM PDT
Well just remember to install WoW on your ssd and watch as load times become 2-3seconds instead of minutes
if you play on a high pop server i.e. blackrock
I get 25-45fps on ultra *shadow high* in org just because there is an absurd amount of people at peak hours.
with a similar setup as your 2nd setup.
Edited by Jeyded on 9/23/2012 4:39 AM PDT
well depending on your setting I get roughly 40+ fps with my settings mixture of med/high/ultra
I don't really care about ground cluster so I usually have that set lowish and some minor stuff
~this is for peak hours in org
1920 x 1080 resolution
Edited by Jeyded on 9/23/2012 4:58 AM PDT
what do you think of this, keeping my current system and just updating the graphics card and clocking the cpu to 3.6ghz, i have a 22inch monitor running at 1680x1050
build would look like this
evga 780i sli
4gb ddr2 ram
upgrading ram + gpu..
can i max out all settings to medium/high/ultra except shadow with this at 1680x1050?
also is WoW cpu or gpu intensive
and is a ssd required for low load times?
Edited by Rexyz on 9/24/2012 9:45 AM PDT
New graphics card would be bottlenecked by your CPU, and old DDR2 RAM.
WoW is both CPU and GPU intensive in places like raids.
SSD will decrease loading time indeed, and would provide a better gameplay experience, but it's only for the initial loading. After that is no difference.
Edited by Kalganized on 9/24/2012 11:35 AM PDT
No system will be 100% without lag ever. I run a Radeon 7950, Core i7 3770, 180GB sandforce 3 SSD, and 16GB RAM and on occasion, I still see lag.
Turning down anti-aliasing seems to have the best bang/pretty effect on reducing stutter. While WoW is old, it's not without it's demands on hardware.
i just want the best possible system for my needs, i would never put up all the settings to max / ultra
i don't care much for eye candy
so a set up that allows me to play without lag with only required settings is what i'm looking for
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