Topic Buying a new pc help!
Soon i will be getting a substantial amount of money and i dont know much about buying gaming pc's. So can anyone help me out i will be willing to spend 2-3k and want something that can run wow in ultra, and give decent frames while raiding too.
I've gathered a few Amazon links to build a WoW Ultra killer, I personally play on ultra with a 1100T + 6GB DDR3 + GTX260(216)
So you'd probably be happy editing a few of the parts to your preference.
MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte XKT-1155 Z68AP-D3 Motherboard (Rev 1.0)
CPU: Intel Core i7-2700K 3.5 GHz Quad Core
CPU COOLER: Noctua NH-D14
RAM: Corsair CMX16GX3M4A1333C9 XMS 16GB (4x4GB) 1333MHz
GFX CARD: Sapphire HD 6970 2GB GDDR5
STORAGE: Samsung F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200RPM SATA HDD
CASE: Antec 900
PSU: OCZ 850W ZX Series PSU 80+ Gold Rated
Why a i7 lawl? It has no gains over a i5 2500k in gaming.
Horrible power supply go for antec,xfx,seasonic or corsair.
Overkill on the graphics card a 560ti maxes wow easyly.
You dont "need" more than 4gb ram but its so cheap atm get 8gb for future proof.
Stock cooler is fine unless you plan on over clocking then get a cm212 for £25.
You need windows 7 64bit as well and a cheap £20 dvd drive.
ASrock extreme 3 gen 3 or Asrock extreme 4 gen 3 are good mobos.
Haf932 or 922 are good cases for airflow and space.
Now i presume you already have a razer naga and a gaming keyboard or something similar so il miss them out.
Now for the monitor a asus 27" 1920x1080 led backlit monitor is amazing.
You can buy all these parts off scan.co.uk except the monitor which i would use amazon or overclockers.
This build would set you back around £1000 but would max wow + better games with only bf3 on max defeating it.
Don't bother getting a 6970 if you've got 2-3k to spend, would seriously look at a 7950 for it to be future proof for a while. But at the other end of the scale if you're only playing WoW you could go with the 6970 which would be sufficient for WoW.
Edited by Iyax on 16/02/12 12:07 (GMT)
If you are from england use a website called aria.co.uk. They are very good and you can pick up a 'Great' gaming rig for around £1000 that will run all major titles at max.
This is only my opinion so 'AMD lovers' dont QQ, Do not touch AMD CPU's or GPU's, i personally would get an i52500k or an i72600k + GTX560/570 over anything that AMD could offer :)
if you give aria a call you can pick all the parts for your system i believe they will put it together for you and set up all the drivers if you are not confident with doing it yourself :)
EDIT - Cooler Master/Corsair (Haf912 or Carbide 500r) case is your friend ;)
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Edited by Mormeril on 18/02/12 00:34 (GMT)
I can also recommend another site if you're UK based - arbico.co.uk.
I bought a gaming PC from them nearly 4 years ago, and in all that time the only problem I've had was a small case fan dying. I've just bought a new system and I've been getting daily updates on the build and testing.
They have plenty of options for customizing, fast delivery, improved warranty, etc.
To be honest, with that kind of money, you'll be able to get a system that'll breeze through WoW settings. If you're sure you want to spend that much, take a look at their 'Extreme Gaming PCs' section, something like:
Much of the spec is way beyond WoW IMO, but if you play other games too, it'll be handy :)
Edit: Just to add, as others have pointed out, you'll save a chunk of money buying the parts and building it yourself. It's not rocket science, but if you aren't a little tech-savvy, or you're a lazy muppet like myself, getting one built is less hassle. Just be sure to go with a decent seller.