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World of Warcraft Long Term PC

Erusgizmo

16 months ago

Hi all, I have been an avid WoW player for years, but I've never gotten to play the game at a high frame rate or with ultra settings. Sometimes screenshots I see online don't even look like the same game as I generally have to run on around 3 sometimes 2 or 1 in raid situations. I recently upgraded to fiber internet and bought a nice monitor (LG 27UD58-B 27-Inch 4K UHD IPS Monitor with FreeSync) and now I'm looking to build a PC. This is my first time so the more information the better. My understanding from my reading is that WoW prefers NVIDIA graphics cards and is very CPU heavy. I see a lot of minimalist builds for folks like me, but I'm not trying to build for what the game is now, but what it may evolve into as I generally hold on to computers for 7-8 years and this game being almost 15 years old makes me think it has legs for the future. Any ancillaries that could add flavor as well would be a nice touch (I have a razer moba gaming mouse but two buttons are already shot on it). I think a budget around $1300 seems realistic to me, but feel free to push that a little if it's a difference maker.

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  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Ummm...WoW at 4K? The graphics of this game aren't worth it that much. It's an MMORPG, after all. A solid build able to handle 10 level graphics at ultra should be enough

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

If possible, return the monitor and pick up a 27" 1440P G-sync instead, and build around a 1070Ti/1080/1080Ti.

Otherwise, something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8350K 4GHz Quad-Core Processor $169.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Thermalright - Macho Rev.B 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler $49.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - Z370 TOMAHAWK ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $139.29 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Patriot - Viper 4 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3400 Memory $159.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $89.99 @ Adorama
Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX VEGA 64 8GB NITRO+ Video Card $504.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ B&H
Power Supply EVGA - 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ B&H
Keyboard Redragon - S101 Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1283.12
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-14 16:49 EDT-0400

Overclock to 5GHZ+

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

WoW prefers faster cores and doesn't scale at all with threads being bound to only a single major use thread now.

This gives you a decent keyboard and MMO mouse as well.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8350K 4GHz Quad-Core Processor $169.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Thermalright - Macho Direct 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler $39.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard EVGA - Z370 Micro ATX Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $109.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $139.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.95 @ Adorama
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB FTW2 Gaming iCX Video Card $360.00 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Mini Dark TG MicroATX Mini Tower Case $80.88 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $63.69 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Keyboard Corsair - STRAFE MX Silent Wired Gaming Keyboard $79.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair - SCIMITAR PRO RGB Wired Optical Mouse $69.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1307.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-14 13:32 EDT-0400

And it is totally focused at providing WoW performance although it will do fairly well in almost any title.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build but the 1070 will have trouble with 4K. Even a 1080 struggles with the max settings in 4K in WoW. I dial the settinsg to 6 (out of 10) when I play WoW in 4K with my 1080 so that I have a consistant framerate to avoid stutters with V-Sync on.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Very true but with 1080 running quite a bit higher in price it compromised overall build quality just to fit one in.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor $109.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - B360M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $81.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Team - Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $129.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.95 @ Adorama
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB DUKE OC Video Card $469.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Mini Dark TG MicroATX Mini Tower Case $80.88 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $63.69 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Keyboard Corsair - STRAFE MX Silent Wired Gaming Keyboard $79.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair - SCIMITAR PRO RGB Wired Optical Mouse $69.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1300.19
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-14 13:43 EDT-0400
  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I would just drop peripherals at the time of building the PC and get a proper GPU and just change the peripherals down the road instead.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Giving the poster already has broken equipment that really isn't an option.

(I have a razer moba gaming mouse but two buttons are already shot on it).

Eye candy settings are just that eye candy.

But having better keyboard/mouse actually improves gameplay and the gameplay experience.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

While this is true, I wouldnt hamper performance by investing $140 in peripherals. Other options could include cutting down the size of the SSD and/or replacing the SSD by an HDD instead.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Something like this for example...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8350K 4GHz Quad-Core Processor $169.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Thermalright - Macho Direct 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler $39.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard EVGA - Z370 Micro ATX Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $109.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $139.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.90 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB DUKE OC Video Card $469.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Mini Dark TG MicroATX Mini Tower Case $80.88 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $63.69 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Keyboard Corsair - K55 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $48.25 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair - Harpoon RGB Wired Optical Mouse $28.23 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1297.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-14 13:57 EDT-0400

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