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Old 12-05-2008, 12:53 AM   #1
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So, I'm putting a christmas list up. Im using newegg and plan on spending 500$, maby a bit more. I already have a harddrive, a CD rom drive, and beast mode case that will fit any motherboard you throw at it..

It doesn't have to run 'AMAZING' games. Just WoW, but I don't want it just to run WoW. I want it to be at full video settings in game and in the drivers and run 60 fps everwhere
I also work at best buy so I get a employee discount, so I can pick up ram there and possably a videocard we just got the ATI HD 4870 :]

So this is what I picked out so far alota combos so I save there
CPU, Power supply combo::
CPU::
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz
PSU::
OCZ OCZ700MXSP 700W
MoBo::
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813121348

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.146430
Video::
GeForce 9800 GT 512MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150316

Any sugestions :]?
Rember WoW amazing video settings 60 fps where ever, nomatter whats going on <3
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Old 12-05-2008, 12:56 AM   #2
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If you get a discount, pick up the GTX280. My friend works at Best Buy too. He got his for about $250. It was actually cheaper than the 4870 and it blows that card out of the water.
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:00 AM   #3
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If you get a discount, pick up the GTX280. My friend works at Best Buy too. He got his for about $250. It was actually cheaper than the 4870 and it blows that card out of the water.
I think for geforces, atleast at my store we have 9000's
Ill prob call around and findone with one :]

What about
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1218006355798
I can get a good discount on it, and we have it at my store

we do have the GTX 260 but Im looking for something for wow so I think thats a lil too powerfull
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700 watts is overkill for your system. You'll need a very nice card for 60FPS on most newer games on full settings. Crysis still brings my system down to it's knees. The minimum I hit is 20-25 FPS in intense outdoor firefights. This is in very high settings with no AA or AF. Too bad the game sucks, haha!
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Haha everyone normally freaks out about Crysis
But WoW... the 4 year old game ;P
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There's going to be a BIG price increase going from something that can run WOW perfectly to something that can run every game at 60FPS+ no matter what. Do you really think it's worth it if you're not going to play anything else other than WOW?
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I don't freak out. It's still a difficult game to run. This is mainly because of bad programming and design. It's a better benchmark than a game.
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700 watts is overkill for your system. You'll need a very nice card for 60FPS on most newer games on full settings. Crysis still brings my system down to it's knees. The minimum I hit is 20-25 FPS in intense outdoor firefights. This is in very high settings with no AA or AF. Too bad the game sucks, haha!
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There's going to be a BIG price increase going from something that can run WOW perfectly to something that can run every game at 60FPS+ no matter what. Do you really think it's worth it if you're not going to play anything else other than WOW?
Just want to run WoW perfectly, is the videocard I picked good enough?
If not something from newegg something from the best buy sight thats around 200 or so, maby a bit more. My discount is quite random
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It really depends on your video card. As long as you're running one, 600 watts will be more than enough. I have 650W only because of a great deal on a fantastic power supply. I wouldn't trust Rosewill. I almost went with one of their power supplies. They get horrible reviews EVERYWHERE on the internet. Never skimp on a PSU. If you're spending $1000 on your other hardware. Why skimp out on the power? The part that will fry your whole system easily?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139001

If you really want some headroom, go for this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005
For that price. I'd buy it in a heartbeat, if I needed it. It isn't modular. The first one is.
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It really depends on your video card. As long as you're running one, 600 watts will be more than enough. I have 650W only because of a great deal on a fantastic power supply. I wouldn't trust Rosewill. I almost went with one of their power supplies. They get horrible reviews EVERYWHERE on the internet. Never skimp on a PSU. If you're spending $1000 on your other hardware. Why skimp out on the power? The part that will fry your whole system easily?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139001

If you really want some headroom, go for this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005
For that price. I'd buy it in a heartbeat, if I needed it. It isn't modular. The first one is.
Holy shit nice find !
Im def getting that, But can you please tell me about all the parts I chosen already and maby some upgrades <3
You helped me before and you gave me some good tips
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