12/09/2012 12:47 PMPosted by Imbleedinghelping me with a computer build around less than 3,000$? I was thinking a micro
Any $3000 computer these days will be able to multibox WoW on high settings (seriously, WoW is just not THAT demanding). Heck even a cheaper "gaming" desktop for around $500 would play WoW just fine on medium-high settings.
12/09/2012 12:59 PMPosted by ImbleedingWhat would you suggest i get? Cause I have no clue what I'm doing technologically
I could suggest parts you would need, but you may not know what I'd be talking about. If your account is active, I suggest you talk to the guys over at "Games, Gaming, and Hardware". They will likely have a good off-the-shelf computer that they typically suggest for players like you with little technical knowledge. For me to suggest such a computer it would mean a lot of researching as all my computers are custom builds, so I have no idea what's on the market for pre-builds in terms of which models to get.
I know pretty much anything Alienware sells will play WoW and then some, but it will be so overkill (and so overpriced) that I'd really hesitate ever buying anything from them.
Second, you see the part where she says is would involve a lot of research? If you want to contact her through some other means and hire her as a consultant, that's one thing. It's an awful lot of work for some random message board person.
Either be willing to do all the research on your own, or ask in the hardware forum.
If you want to contact her through some other means and hire her as a consultant, that's one thing. It's an awful lot of work for some random message board person.
If I were to do what the OP asks, it wouldn't even be me that would have to do it, my husband is the technical wiz. I know some basics, but it would involve a lot of "Hun, if I suggest he get <graphics card X>, is <motherboard Y> compatible with that?" or "Hun, what's your impression of the general quality of <company z's> hardware?" So many questions that it would be to the point of him just getting frustrated and doing it himself. He's already jam packed and overwhelmed with our own stuff that I wouldn't even want to go there.
OP: just listing parts will only get you partway there, you need to have some technical knowledge basics in order to assemble one without shorting something or breaking pins off.
12/09/2012 05:00 PMPosted by DragonjtsIf you just want to play wow, and aren't technologically fluent, I'd recommend you just get a prebuilt, rather then ordering a custom built machine or trying to build your own.
I told the OP that, but he wants either a specific pre-built model # OR for someone to write a list of all the parts he'd need.
That video card is much more than you need -- but, go ahead and get it. However, I would strongly recommend a larger power supply. The vid card itself recommends a minimium of 600W PSU, and you're barely scraping the floor with a 620W.
Having a non-stock CPU cooler is not needed unless you're going to be overclocking. I built my machine about three years ago, and the stock Intel cooler is still working just fine.
I'm not a CoolerMaster case fan, but that's just for aestetics. I'm a Lian-Li fan.
12/10/2012 07:20 AMPosted by KerranggarooThat video card is much more than you need -- but, go ahead and get it. However, I would strongly recommend a larger power supply. The vid card itself recommends a minimium of 600W PSU, and you're barely scraping the floor with a 620W.
To reinforce this point for the OP: That only leaves 20 watts for everything else in the case to run: motherboard, CPU, fans, memory chips, hard drive, etc. Your machine will be starved for energy (and therefore run horribly glitchy with lots of errors) if you get that combo of power supply and video card.
12/10/2012 07:20 AMPosted by KerranggarooI'm not a CoolerMaster case fan, but that's just for aestetics. I'm a Lian-Li fan.
I used to be a Lian-Li fan myself, until I was introduced to THE CASE TO END ALL CASES.
It's fantastic. And so easy to work in.
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