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My original budget was $600 but I found that after I had decided what parts I really wanted, I figured I could throw in another $100 to get the better equipment.

Total Cost after everything: $692.24.

The neatest thing about this was seeing WoW open up on the default Good settings running 90 FPS, it was mind blowing. To put this into perspective, I've played WoW on full low for almost a year, running around with 20-25 FPS on my laptop. I threw all settings on full ultra and Anti-Aliasing to High, and this thing ran WoW at a consistent 60-70 FPS running around or flying, and I have yet to see it fall below 40 FPS in the cities or other areas. It is incredible. I have not tested it in raids or battlegrounds yet.

I haven't played with the overclocking things yet, I'm not sure if I ever will, but I'm open to suggestions if anyone has these cpu/gpu and have played with it themselves.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't bother overclocking if all you need it for is destroying WoW on a standard def monitor.

  • 63 months ago
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I'm eventually going to buy the Asus 21.5" VX228H. I'll play other games as well, like Planetside 2.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

yes overclocking is not necessary, but i would still consider doing it. you should be able to get it up to 4.0ghz whith the stock cooler. and if you get yourserlf something decent, hyper 212,thermaltake macho, you should be able to go up to 4,7 ghz without any problems. the performance gain would be very significant. I have mine at 4.7 and i could not be happier. i am even beating i5 4690 cpus in some productivity tasks and benchmarks

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow that is awesome! Yeah I might pick up a Hyper 212 they aren't too expensive. Thanks for the info :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Aaah yes, stories of suddenly playing games at high settings. I remember those low settings times, which were changed when my father upgraded the videocard. Being able to play WoW with shadows turned on was pretty cool. Of course the actual settings were still pretty low. I didn't see ultra settings until I built my own computer.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, man! My eyeballs practically melted at the beauty of the world of WoW. It's like a whole new game.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Just wondering, have you raided yet? I would like to play 25-man raids with at least 30FPS.

  • 62 months ago
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Yeah, I play on ultra at 50 FPS most fights. Dipping down to only about 30 ish. I don't have EVERYTHING on ultra, like shadow quality is on fair and pretty much anything else that says 'reducing this will greatly increase performance'. But everything else is maxed.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

How Do you think this will do in 25-man raids? http://pcpartpicker.com/user/littleman99/saved/QzGtt6 I wanted to be able to run 60FPS anywhere and at least 30FPS in raids. Thanks!

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