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ray Stephens Jul 27, 2012, 12:41pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hello HA Friends. Some of you may remember me from a long time ago. I haven't built a PC in a long time. My last three were Dells. A little laziness I suppose. But I'm at an upgrade point in my life again and the corporate boxes don't impress me. So, it is time to build. The problem is I have been out of the game for over 7 years and I'd like some advice.

Below is a screenshot of what I currently have for a new box. I have a monitor, so no need for that. I don't want to over clock. I don't plan on ever using crossfire or SLi. I just want to plug it in and go. I also don't need much drive space. I'll mostly be using this rig to play WoW and I'd like to play on ultra settings for the most part.

http://i.imgur.com/fSgU8.png

I basically want the best for my money, for everything to be compatible, and nothing on overkill unnecessarily.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you,
~ ray


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ray Stephens Jul 27, 2012, 01:44pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: prodigal son returns, needs new build advice.
I thought I should add a bit more detail from the sticky.

Budget $1,000 - $1,2000
Brand preference - whatever is best value for performance
Use - play games, specifically WoW
Parts - my list is in the above link of what I have now

I basically just want to make sure I have the best build for the $1,000 I will be spending. I also want a second set of eyes to make sure everything is compatible.

My biggest worries are the motherboard and power supply.

mothow Jul 27, 2012, 07:58pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 27, 2012, 08:14pm EDT

 
>> Re: prodigal son returns, needs new build advice.
What you have listed is fine for your needs.The psu is a really good.The mobo seems ok but i would go with gigabyte or Asus or even MSI.They have boards in the same price range that i feel are better,I know you dont want to ever go sli or CF but why not get a full size mobo since that case can hold one.And you never know one day you may decide you that you need a little more graphic power and a second 7870 when they are cheaper would fit that bill nicely and all you have to do is buy a second card nothing else if you already have a SLI/CF capable board

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ray Stephens Jul 28, 2012, 06:24pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 28, 2012, 06:25pm EDT

 
>> Re: prodigal son returns, needs new build advice.
I changed up a bit, maybe this looks a little better:

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishLi...r=15718274


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