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Looking to build a low-budget gaming (WoW) / streaming setup

Mahke
  • 72 months ago

Hi guys!

So, I primarily play World of Warcraft, and at the moment run on an Acer laptop with an i5 and GT540M - so while it works fine, its FPS in raids and heavy-stress moments in the game can drop to sub-10 and just be, to be frank, rather rubbish. I've had the laptop for a few years, stood me well, but it's time to move back to a desktop and play things on ULTRA (he hopes!).

So, I've had some input from friends, and have come up with the following. Can anyone offer any input? I want to play WoW (especially the entirety of the upcoming expansion, so 2+ years) and stream it/record raid kills, etc, with the highest quality settings possible and reasonable FPS (50+ ideally).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £143.00 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £57.23 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £59.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £49.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive £39.32 @ CCL Computers
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card £112.51 @ Amazon UK
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case £44.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £53.88 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) £44.99 @ Amazon UK
Monitor ViewSonic VX2270Smh-LED 22.0" Monitor £86.98 @ Amazon UK
Keyboard Zalman ZM-K500 Wired Mini Keyboard £34.17 @ Amazon UK
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £727.05

Note: I'm reusing my existing mouse, and should be able to salvage an optical drive I have lying around; otherwise I'll install the OS via USB.

Thanks!

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

cpu is great if you overclock get a better cpu cooler. ncie storage options. everything looks fine but since you have a keyboard don't you think you should include mouse.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a note at the bottom that I'm reusing my current mouse :)

Thanks for the feedback!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

oh well i gues i don't read

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