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The Death of a Good Laptop - I need a cheap build that plays wow at its full Settings

Mortifactor

39 months ago

Dearest PC Part Picker ninja's I am in need of your advice.. I am a gamer have been since I played wow on some systems that used to overheat and turn off when I played it...I escalated to the heights of a Laptop I had made for me by PC specialist back in 2011....For some reason this machine has died and no longer will play wow. This has occurred when a) I have no money, b) right before the new raids drop in Wow. I need your powers of awesome computer knowledge to help this old gamer out. I know very little about PC's but have a friend who loves to build PC's. I'm looking for something that doesn't have fancy lights, bells or indeed whistles..all I need is something small and bespoke...doesn't need all the memory in the world or a humungous hard drive as I'm only going to do one thing Raid end game in Legion...very much like crafting your own lightsaber is the final stage of becoming a Jedi...creating my own machine will be the final steps to becoming a complete gamer...but I don't have OB1 to guide my hand....

please PCPARTPICKER you're my only hope...

Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Something like this?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $198.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus H110M-A/M.2 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $50.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $33.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GAMING Video Card $249.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $108.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $793.70
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $783.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-15 11:11 EDT-0400

Perhaps you can salvage the hdd from your laptop?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

could do a small/cheap ssd maybe instead of 1TB drive if he is only playing one game basically and won't need all that space. As long as the laptop drive isn't fried, it should work in the new rig as a secondary drive to the ssd for space as well. 1060 might be overkill for wow, but I'm not sure on that.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

so would a 256 SSD work? or maybe even smaller, or should I plan for expansion DL for upgrades and stuff? Also do I have any wireless capability with this build?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably, no smaller than 240 GB, and that build has no wi fi.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $198.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus H110M-A/M.2 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $50.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $33.98 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $68.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GAMING Video Card $249.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $108.99 @ SuperBiiz
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $846.79
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $836.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-15 13:42 EDT-0400

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