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Budget wow machine 300-400

Jbod618
  • 55 months ago

Hi this will be my first gaming pc ever I really know nothing about them but I want to be able to play WoW on a good level. med-high ultra even if it's possible with good frame rate please help and has to have a really really good video card thanks.everyone

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $49.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $70.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Team Elite 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $32.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card $99.99 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool TESSERACT WH ATX Mid Tower Case $36.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $42.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $377.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-16 09:19 EST-0500

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

What will it run wow at n is a dual core bad or should I buy a quad core

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

What will it run wow at

High settings 30+ fps (Raids may dip but that's because of all dem arcane missiles XD)

n is a dual core bad or should I buy a quad core

WoW is heavily single threaded so the g3258 will provide adequate performance. If you feel the need for a quad-core go for the FM2+ socket and get the 860k.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

An Athlon X4 860K is a quad core in the same price range that can be overclocked.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $68.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler SilenX EFZ-80HA3 36.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $12.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus A68HM-K Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $37.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Team Vulcan 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $35.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Superclocked Video Card $133.38 @ Micro Center
Case Xion XON-310_BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case $24.36 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $24.00 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $427.38
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $382.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-16 09:49 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

What will it run. Wow at

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Ultra visual quality at 1080P is no problem for the GTX950 in WoW (well over 60FPS in non-congested conditions), but this build likely dip below 30FPS on raids due to CPU choice.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

He said he wanted a Quad Core...

Here's the Pentium version.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $51.94 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler SilenX EFZ-80HA3 36.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $12.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H81M-H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $43.98 @ Newegg
Memory Team Vulcan 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $35.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Superclocked Video Card $146.10 @ Micro Center
Case Xion XON-310_BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case $24.36 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $24.00 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $429.14
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $384.14
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-16 12:39 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • -1 points

That power supply is overkill for this build and it is a Tier 3 that's why it's cheap. A 950 only needs 380W. For a 380W PSU, I recommend Antec 380W Earthwatts Green. Yes it is $20 more than the EVGA but $20 now is better than $200 later when that PSU explodes and takes hardwares with it.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it is $20 more than the EVGA but $20 now is better than $200 later when that PSU explodes and takes hardwares with it.

The Earthwatts green does not provide any additional safety or quality compared to a 500B or 600B from EVGA for this application.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Which is why I suggested it. It's a decent power supply for a good place by a company that is reputable enough that they wouldn't overrate it and is overkill enough that it will never stress the system.

The Earthwatts green really has nothing over it besides the size of the price tag.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I've finally managed to "get over" the PSU snobbiness phase we all go through as enthusiast builders. If a safe PSU with stable power output made with mediocre guts but a reasonable track record for reliability is priced cheap enough to make the compromise worth it, eh, go for it. The 500B has been $40 as of late and will power most modern budget gaming builds just fine.

Antec's earthwatts series is made by a better OEM than the EVGA B series, but the component quality isn't any better.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree for the most part... I don't like the budget Corsair ones because they tend to be a little shady by rating the low end models at 40c... but besides that little bit of BS marketing, most big name brands are normally reliable. Plus if you're going to be running a system with a TDP of 300w on a 600w power supply then the chances of actually pushing the thing are pretty much laughable unless there was an out and out manufacturing error..

Plus the 600b reviews reasonably well

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/600B/1.html

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

The psu tier list is awful and really shouldn't be used and a evga B1 isn't going to blow up or anything.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Plenty of examples of how to compromise on performance to get this into your budget. I figure I'll show you exactly what it takes to do a WoW build with no performance or visual quality compromise's.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $125.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock H110M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $63.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $43.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $62.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card $139.99 @ Newegg
Case DIYPC MA08-BK MicroATX Mini Tower Case $28.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $505.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-16 16:44 EST-0500
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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD's DX11 implementation is a pretty bad software bottleneck for performance in WoW. Better to stick with nvidia here.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree. For once AMD isn't absolute ruler of the lower price points. The R7 370 is actually weaker than the r9 270x which is slightly outclassed by the 950.

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