Buying a new pc help!

84 Human Warrior
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.
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100 Human Priest
You really dont even need 1/4th of that money for a PC that can run wow in ultra while raiding 25 mans....
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84 Human Warrior
Thats why im asking for help, i am clueless!!!!
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85 Night Elf Warrior
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


RAM: Corsair CMX16GX3M4A1333C9 XMS 16GB (4x4GB) 1333MHz

GFX CARD: Sapphire HD 6970 2GB GDDR5


CASE: Antec 900

PSU: OCZ 850W ZX Series PSU 80+ Gold Rated
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85 Human Paladin
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.
Good harddrive.
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 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.
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90 Undead Rogue
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.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
If you are from england use a website called 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 ;)
Edited by Iyax on 16/02/2012 12:07 GMT
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90 Blood Elf Mage
I can also recommend another site if you're UK based -

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.
Edited by Mormeril on 18/02/2012 00:34 GMT
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85 Draenei Death Knight
xD he is waiting for a family member to pop it, so he can buy a new pc ROFL
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