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Looking at building me a new gaming computer. I'll primarily be playing WoW. I do alot of raids so I need something to keep up with the video lag. I know a few people on here know alot about computer so I'll take all the help I can get.

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I don't know whats good and whats not. I think thats more of the problem.
 

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when it comes to wow, CPU is key, you can have the best of every thing, but if the cpu aint there, its still going to suck nuts

next is graphics card, then memory...

to put it in perspective, i have a computer that costs nearly as much as most peoples RR's, but because the CPU power (per core) is low, i still get graphics lag in dalaran.

i likely could have gotten a lesser over all processor, but more power per core (intel quad core, vs intel i7) and had less lag in dal, but this machine is for much more than just wow...

and before any one calls shinanigans on almost costing as much as an RR... some stats...

Intel Core i7 920
24 gigs of DDR3 (tripple channel) ram
6x velociraptor 300 gig raid0 array
2x gtx285 SLI
2x24" Samsung LCD screens
 

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you lost me at CPU power

I'm looking for something around 1500 dollar range also. and i think everyone gets graphic lag in Dalaran.
 

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6x velociraptor 300 gig raid0 array

Pic?

Im still running the old QX9650, with a GTX 260. I have a raptor with my os and games, and 2x160GB HD's for extra storage. It handles everything I can throw at it. You dont have to spend a ton of $$ to get a nice computer.
 

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when it comes to wow, CPU is key, you can have the best of every thing, but if the cpu aint there, its still going to suck nuts

next is graphics card, then memory...

to put it in perspective, i have a computer that costs nearly as much as most peoples RR's, but because the CPU power (per core) is low, i still get graphics lag in dalaran.

i likely could have gotten a lesser over all processor, but more power per core (intel quad core, vs intel i7) and had less lag in dal, but this machine is for much more than just wow...

and before any one calls shinanigans on almost costing as much as an RR... some stats...

Intel Core i7 920
24 gigs of DDR3 (tripple channel) ram
6x velociraptor 300 gig raid0 array
2x gtx285 SLI
2x24" Samsung LCD screens
Lol I gotta ask what hell are you doing on that comp that requires 24 gigs of ram. Seems way excessive, even to me haha
 

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Do you perfer Intel or AMD. Nvidia or ATI. What OS do you plan on running?
 

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Lol I gotta ask what hell are you doing on that comp that requires 24 gigs of ram. Seems way excessive, even to me haha

i run a number of virtual computers in a software development environment so i can test many aspects of a program in every version of windows from 98 to win7, and a few other test paramaters that could be detrimental to the host OS (ie: if computer is infected with xyz and b program tries to deal with said infection, what happens) alot of variables that i have to test through out many oses, blah
 

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This is the PC i use for all my 3D CAD/CAM stuff. Some gaming also, but since I'm not supposed to play games at work, I NEVER play games. :crackup:
 

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This is the PC i use for all my 3D CAD/CAM stuff. Some gaming also, but since I'm not supposed to play games at work, I NEVER play games. :crackup:

Danger den makes nice stuff ;)




this was before the video card and PSU upgrade

video card installed is an ASUS ATI 4870

is now a thermal take 1k watt psu

and 2x nvidia gtx285's
 

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I agree, how did you know that was the DD kit? By the radiator? It is a 750i mobo, QX9650 chip (I won a Call of Duty tourny) , 4 gig of OCZ Ram, 2x GTX260's, and the Corsair HX1000 (came from the same tourny).
 

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I agree, how did you know that was the DD kit? By the radiator? It is a 750i mobo, QX9650 chip (I won a Call of Duty tourny) , 4 gig of OCZ Ram, 2x GTX260's, and the Corsair HX1000 (came from the same tourny).
radiator, and pump, notice my pump... ;)

oh, and the tygon tubing.
 

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Alright alright... enough e-penis waving. :crackup: Nice rigs though.

If you're trying to build a good gaming rig, you have to cover both the CPU and video card bases those are the 2 key area. If either part isn't that good it will kill the gaming experience.

That said, if you don't know a Core duo from an i5, i7, AM2, phenom... you're best off buying something pre-built unless you want to do it for fun (because you probably won't save money).

Basically, if you want to build a computer I'd go to the website mentioned above and look @ those rigs, and do some research on the parts.

If you want to see high end CPU's go here: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html pick some out of that list and go find them on NewEgg figure out how much you want to spend. Repeat the process for the video card: http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/

Keep in mind that the CPU/Video cards at the top of that chart will often be $1000+ on their own.

Does that 1500 include monitor(s)?
Here's what you should be aiming for for a decent gaming rig in that price range.

Here's a list of components that you'll need and what you should expect to spend:
CPU: $250 - 400
Motherboard: $150 - 300
Video Card: $200 - 400
RAM - $100 - 200
Sound card: ~$80 (might have a decent one on board)
Power Supply: $80 - 150
Tower: $75 - 150 (with power supply 200ish)
Hard Disk: $50 - 100
Peripherals (burner, card readers, speakers, etc): $50 - 200

If you're looking to do it for fun and want to do the leg work... post up what you're thinking and I'll help you out by making sure you're not making obvious mistakes/make recommendations. Otherwise, I'd probably take comeradandrew's advice and find a pre-built rig that's in your price range.
 

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Yeah I might just get a pre built rig. Looking at spending around 1500$. I don't know jack about computers
 
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