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  1. darkparadox New Member

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    Hi,

    So I am about to make my final purchase plans for my computer. I have been researching the past week. This is primarily a gaming computer for playing World of Warcraft and Warhammer online. Computer must last 2-3 years (wishful thinking I know) Be capable of supporting an upgrade in ram (from 4g) . And get good gains in the future from crossfire. My budget is $800-900 with the lower being optimal. I would like to play multiple instances of the games at once. So something capable of multi tasking is essential. I would also like to set up two monitors.


    These are the three options for my CPU. Would the quad core be utilized for my needs if I where playing multiple instances of a game at the same time ? I assume the E7200 would be more than adaquete for my needs. Could always purchase a 4870 with the savings.

    CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield

    Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale

    Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131299

    PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

    GPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121253

    Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

    Memory - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145184

    Already purchase a HardDrive

    Price is $705.93 . Minus $95 in rebates

    Anyone see compatbility issues. Anywhere where I can skim some cost without sacrficing anything. Or minor increases I should make ?

    Thanks!
     
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    that RAM oli recommends is very good and get a quad if you want to run several games at once.

    Also, while the 650 corsair is a great PSU, I'm not so sure that it'll handle dual 4850's in crossfire. You might want to up that to the 750 watt model.
     
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    From everything I have found the consensus is that World of Warcraft will not utilize quad cores. Thank you for the suggestion regarding the ram.

    I am making this purchase from newegg. Does this site generally offer better deals and promotions towards the end of the month ?
     
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    I believe (and I could be wrong) you can set which cores an application will run on.

    Example; Run WOW on core 0 , run WOW 2 on core 1, run teamspeak/ventrillo on core 2 etc.

    Even if WOW or other games wont run on several cores simultaneously you can decide which single core they utilize, preventing once core from being overloaded. For multitasking quad cores are the best choice... 4Gb RAM helps also.
     

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