Desktop £700 WoW
I'm looking for a desktop which can play World of Warcraft at very high settings with good frame rates, say, 60fps? Also perhaps a bit of Battlefield 3, Skyrim at decent mid settings.
Would anyone be kind enough to take a quick look at http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/view/WoW-Xtreme-PC/
Is there something I should be upgrading or downgrading on this pc? Considering I am at the top end of my budget.
My knowledge of graphics cards and processors is about 5 years old so any help would be much appreciated.
Well, a couple of little things I'd change, I'll post the whole spec and comment on the changes:
PCS MAELSTROM T900 BLACK GAMING CASE
AMD BULLDOZER QUAD CORE FX-4100 (3.60GHz/4MB CACHE/AM3+) - I changed this a 4-core, you don't really need a 6 core especially for something like WoW
ASUS® M5A78L-M/USB3: M-ATX, USB 3.0, SATA 3.0Gb/s
8GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 4GB)
1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 Ti - 2 DVI,HDMI,VGA - 3D Vision Ready
Memory - 1st Hard Disk
1TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD1002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm) I changed this to a Caviar Black, they are slightly nicer, slightly faster drives that will make for speedier booting and loading
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
600W Quiet 80 PLUS Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan
SUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE AMD CPU COOLER (£19) I upped this to the triple copper over the bog standard one, just a bit of keeping it happier in mind here
ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs
6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit w/SP1 - inc DVD & Licence
FREE Microsoft® Office Starter 2010 (Limited functionality Word & Excel)
BULLGUARD INTERNET SECURITY - FREE 90 DAY TRIAL
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5) Upped this to silver, its only a fiver and extends the return and collect bit of the warranty from a month to a year
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Standard Build - Approximately 10 to 12 working days
Price: £741.00 including VAT and delivery.
Configure Here: http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/quotes...pc/XjWIEaFkzU/
I realise it's a little more expensive but not by too much
Noting that this motherboard will not allow for SLI if you wanted to do that in future.
Last edited by Rakk; 22-07-12 at 09:08.
Lovely thanks for that speedy and in-depth reply Rakk.
If you want advice from someone who plays WoW, then here is some.
(I play WoW ~50 hours/week, sometimes more lol)
Rakk's spec will easily play WoW at "max" settings, so I'd go for something like that.
When I say "max", I mean with everything on Ultra - if you type /console [some numbers and words] you can manually set the exact graphics quality in many of the aspects of the graphics, and these can surpass Ultra easily. But Ultra is fine!
Note that in a populated area, like in a city or a 25man raid, you might not be getting 60 fps with Ultra, and the framerate can drastically be reduced by certain UI addons. However, it should still run fine and if you run into any issues you can just slide the slider in the middle of the video settings window, to High and it will set everything to High.
The hard drive is probably worth it considering the amount of loading screens you get in WoW, especially if you have addons :P
Hope this helps!
Last edited by TheKeir; 22-07-12 at 09:46.
Whoa! I wish I had that much time for WoW haha! Thanks for your reply.
Also I will need a wifi card. Is it worth me paying a bit more for something like the Killer 2100 gaming card, or should I just get a bog standard card?
The killer is a network card not a wireless card, I get a pair of homeplugs instead.
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Yep definitely get yourself a pair of homeplugs - a bit more expensive than a wireless card but way better - you'll get a much more reliable, and much stronger, internet connection.
You just get them, plug one in by your router, and one by your PC and you are basically connecting your PC to your router through the mains electricity.
Ok I have just ordered the machine. Bit more expensive than I planned in the end but i'm happy
Thanks for your time everyone.
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