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Best budget build for World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor?

JoeOzz00
  • 71 months ago

Hey everyone,

Long-time PC gaming enthusiast, haven't built a gaming PC in a long time, however (over a decade). I'm looking to build the least expensive machine possible that will be able to play WoW and the upcoming expansion, Warlords of Draenor, at 1080p on Ultra or High settings.

I absolutely cannot spend more than $500, and ideally would like to spend less than $450, but this is the best I could come up with:

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/JoeOzz00/saved/thfFf7

It also needs to be Mini ITX, given the space I have in my apartment, and needs to be Wi-Fi ready (ideally AC for when it goes mainstream) for the same reason.

I've also decided to go SSD first for the faster boot times and program loads, etc, and will throw in an HDD when it's needed. I already have a monitor, and Windows install is not a concern for me. (Will likely go with Win 8.1.)

I tried a comparable AMD-based build, but it didn't turn out to be much cheaper, and Nvidia is simply easier to work with as far as drivers go, in my experience.

I searched quite a bit for current WoW benchmark results on the 750 Ti and didn't find anything I would trust or find definitive. Plus, a friend of mine runs Titanfall on this card with great results. (Not a correlation, I know, but it's all I have.)

Can you please let me know whether this build will be able to do what I need it to? If not, please provide suggestions? Thanks so much in advance!

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I would say get a bit more memory for the RAM, but saying you can't go over 500 I don't see problem with it. It seems completely fine to me. Good luck!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

That's great to hear! Thanks so much for replying. Looking forward to building it! :D

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi I was surfing around and came across your post..did you build this computer yet? If so how does it run wow?.

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