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Budget World of Warcaft PC ($550 Budget) Feedback and Help desperately needed.

hansenjohn30

63 months ago

So my laptop just died and I need a new PC asap. The only game I play is WoW so that's what this build is aimed at. Budget is firm at $550 and must include OS preferably Windows 8.1.

I know that WoW is more CPU intensive than GPU intensive so should I back off on the GPU and put more into the CPU or is that not possible with my budget? I also plan to slowly upgrade this rig as time goes on so it must have room to grow.

Please let me know if this system would work and if you have experience with WoW, how it might perform there.

Build Link - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nhnvNG

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Im not an expert, but im making a similar budget build. People tell me the memory component should be at least 8gb for gaming. This GPU is much better for similar price, PowerColor Radeon R9 270 2GB TurboDuo. And if you live by a micro center great CPU/Mobo sale for $100 allowing for future upgrades.

http://www.microcenter.com/site/brands/G3258Bundle.aspx

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $69.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Zalman CNPS11X Performa CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock H81M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $54.99 @ Mwave
Memory Team Zeus Red 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.67 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 270 2GB TurboDuo Video Card $99.27 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-03 White ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N150HG 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $11.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $550.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-18 14:26 EST-0500
  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Do I really need to get a CPU cooler? Doesn't it come with a standard heat sink/fan?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Stock coolers are nosier and don't perform well for overclocking. The g3258 cooler is fine but for the best performance you're going to want an aftermarket cooler.

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