I would like some advice about building a gaming desktop

By Britrogue · 7 replies
Nov 25, 2010
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  1. My beloved laptop is starting to buckle under the strain of all the patches that come as part and parcel of playing World of Warcraft.
    It's always played it fine, and still does, but it has started to crash every now and again with memory issues.

    I decided the time may have come to invest in an actual gaming desktop computer, specifically designed for WOW purposes. However, not having buckets full of cash handy at the moment, Alienware is just not an option!

    I've been playing around on Computer Planet this morning, trying to come up with a relatively cheap design, and was wondering if anyone could have a look, and make any suggestions as to changes you would make?

    I have no intention of throwing out my laptop, and will still use that for most things, so the idea behind this desktop is for gaming purposes only.

    Thanks all!



    Try this URL http://www.computerplanet.co.uk/custom-pc-quote.php?id=151156
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    I get an error when I try to view your link. Can you copy and paste the hardware?

    Quote - 151156

    This quote does not belong to this user
  3. Britrogue

    Britrogue TS Rookie Topic Starter

  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Try this configuration instead:

    Much more powerful, and if you're gonna play only WoW, it's actually overpowered. In case you only want it for WoW, change the CPU to the X4 640 and swap out the HD 6850 for an HD 5770. Leave everything else as it is IMHO.
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,961   +2,520

    Nobody here will allow anybody to buy an Intel build, will they?

    @ Britrogue: In any case, the GT-220 video card you have picked out for the Intel build is worthless. If any Nvidia card gets bought nowadays, it should be the GT-460. And yes, that would be a big hit in the wallet. I think the GT-240 might play WoW, but I'm not entirely sure.
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    It's more expensive and will probably take the OP over-budget. (I'm considering the budget to be around £830). Besides, more cores for WoW = higher performance, in general (cache size notwithstanding).
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,961   +2,520

    Considering that the OP has an i5-760 listed in his quote, where do you get the idea that the AMD build has more cores? I mean I like to hear myself talk too, but every now and again I have to stop for coffee.

  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    I was referring to an earlier build I created on CyberPowerPC, which used an i3 530 and an MSI P55 mobo, keeping all the other specs the same. Sorry for not mentioning that.

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