Easy PC's for WoW (and other games)

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Easy PC's for WoW (and other games)

Post by Ilsevele » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:42 pm

World of Warcraft: Legion has much higher requirements for your computer than previous expansions, mainly to the upscaling of graphic effects, use of larger DrawDistance function and large-scale use of HBAO+.

CPU: Legion is a multithreaded application that uses four threads of your PC cores, so it is recommended that you have decent four core processor (think i5-2500 or higher).
In case of mobile processors, it is strongly suggested that use full-powered i7 processors of Sandy Bridge generation or newer (2xxx or higher), i5 of Skylake generation of newer (i5-6xxxH or higher).
CPU Cooler: It is not necessary to use cooler other than Intel's included for non-K line processors. If you are looking for a decent, cheap cooler for noise reduction, you might look at Raijintek Themis/Cooler Master Hyper Evo 212/SilentiumPC Fera 3/Fortis 3/ BeQuiet! Shadow Rock coolers.
Storage: Using SSD for World of Warcraft drastically improves patch and loading times, especially when running addons.
Video Card: World of Warcraft is using more than 1 GB of graphics memory in FHD High/Ultra settings and more than 2 GB of graphics memory in higher resolutions. If you are using cards with less than 1 GB of memory, you should really buy a new card (RX 460 or GTX 1050 at the very least).
Also dual-core cards (GTX 590/690; Radeon HD 5970/6990) are known to be suffering several issues in Warlords of Draenor.

Thread updated to reflect some changes as of March 3, 2017.
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Re: Easy PC's for WoW (and other games)

Post by Ilsevele » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:43 pm

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Budget Gamer
Settings (FHD):
World of Warcraft: Legion:Preset Level 6
Overwatch:High
Battlefield 1:Medium/High
Mass Effect Andromeda:Medium
Watch Dogs 2:Medium
Witcher 3 Blood and Wine:Medium/High
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CPU:Pentium G4560 (Kaby Lake)£41,98Pentium G4560 (Kaby Lake)69,90 €Pentium G4560 (Kaby Lake)65,90 €Pentium G4560 (Kaby Lake)259,00 zł
CPU Cooler:Intel BOXIntel BOXIntel BOXIntel BOX
Motherboard:MSI B250M Pro-VDH£66,98MSI B250M Pro-VDH89,90 €MSI B250M Pro-VDH88,95 €MSI B250M Pro-VDH299,00 zł
RAM:Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2x4GB)2400 MHz CL14£60,98Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2x4GB) 2400 MHz CL1479,90 €Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1x8GB)2400 MHz CL1474,55 €Goodram Play 8GB (1x8GB) 2400 MHz CL15239,01 zł
SSD:Samsung 850 Evo 250GB (SATA)£83,88Crucial MX300 275GB (SATA)99,90 €Samsung 850 Evo 250GB (SATA)97,90 €Crucial MX300 275GB (SATA)399,00 zł
HDD:Seagate Barracuda 1TB (ST1000DM010)£42,49Seagate Barracuda 1TB (ST1000DM010)49,90 €Seagate Barracuda 1TB (ST1000DM010)52,90 €Toshiba P300 (HDWD110UZSVA)199,00 zł
Optical Drive:LG GH24NSD1£11,99LG GH24NSD119,90 €LG GH24NSD119,90 €LG GH24NSD155,00 zł
GPU:Gigabyte GeForce 1050Ti OC£136,99Asus GeForce GTX 1050Ti Expedition159,90 €MSI GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GT OC159,95 €Palit GeForce GTX 1050Ti Dual OC623,95 zł
PSU:Corsair CX550M£52,99EVGA 500B (80+ Bronze)59,90 €Corsair CX450M52,90 €SilentiumPC Vero L2 500W (80+ Bronze)189,00 zł
Case:Thermaltake Versa N26£41,99Zalman Z3 Plus49,90 €Antec GX20049,49 €SilentiumPC M35199,00 zł
Total:£540,27679,10 €662,44 €2 461,96 zł
Updated: 2 June 2017
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EU-Lightbringer: Ilsevele * Lythara * Kyriani * Karaboska * Kentigerna * Hajima * Aerilaya * Laerlyn * Schattendieb * Uszatek * Allyx * Makoto
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Re: Easy PC's for WoW (and other games)

Post by Ilsevele » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:44 pm

Mid-End Gamer
Settings (FHD):
World of Warcraft:Preset Level 8
Overwatch:Ultra
Battlefield 1:Ultra
Mass Effect Andromeda:Ultra
Watch Dogs 2:Very High
Witcher 3:High
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CPU:Intel Core i5 7500 (Kaby Lake)£175,74Intel Core i5 7500 (Kaby Lake)199,90 €Intel Core i5 7500 (Kaby Lake)212,95 €Intel Core i5 7500 (Kaby Lake)885,00 zł
CPU Cooler:Intel BOXIntel BOXIntel BOXIntel BOX
Motherboard:MSI B250M Pro-VDH£66,98MSI B250M Pro-VDH89,90 €MSI B250M Pro-VDH88,95 €MSI B250M Pro-VDH299,00 zł
RAM:Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) 2400 MHz CL14£119,48Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) 2400 MHz CL14149,90 €Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) 2400 MHz CL14137,90 €Goodram Play 16GB (2x8GB) 2400 MHz CL15458,91 zł
SSD:Samsung 850 Evo 250GB (SATA)£83,88Crucial MX300 275GB (SATA)99,90 €Samsung 850 Evo 250GB (SATA)97,90 €Crucial MX300 275GB (SATA)399,00 zł
HDD:Seagate Barracuda 1TB (ST1000DM010)£42,49Seagate Barracuda 1TB (ST1000DM010)49,90 €Seagate Barracuda 1TB (ST1000DM010)52,90 €Toshiba P300 (HDWD110UZSVA)199,00 zł
Optical Drive:LG GH24NSD1£11,99LG GH24NSD119,90 €LG GH24NSD119,90 €LG GH24NSD155,00 zł
GPU:Palit GeForce GTX 1060 SuperJetStream£246,49Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 WF OC 6GB289,90 €Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 WF OC 6GB279,00 €Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 G1 6GB1 199,00 zł
PSU:Corsair CS550M£59,90Corsair CX550M69,90 €Corsair CX550M 68,89 €SilentiumPC Vero M2 600W (80+ Bronze)245,00 zł
CaseCorsair Carbide 200R£56,99Zalman Z9 Neo64,90 €Corsair Carbide 200R64,69 €SilentiumPC Pax M70279,90 zł
Total:£863,941 034,10 €1 023,08 €4 019,81 zł
Updated: 2 June 2017
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EU-Lightbringer: Ilsevele * Lythara * Kyriani * Karaboska * Kentigerna * Hajima * Aerilaya * Laerlyn * Schattendieb * Uszatek * Allyx * Makoto
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Re: Easy PC's for WoW (and other games)

Post by Ilsevele » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:45 pm

Gaming Fan (Intel) or Semi-serious Twitcher (AMD)
Settings:(FHD)(WQHD)
World of Warcraft:Preset Level 10Preset Level 9
Overwatch:EpicEpic
Battlefield 1:UltraUltra
Mass Effect Andromeda:UltraUltra
Watch Dogs 2:UltraVery High
Witcher 3:UltraUltra
Intel
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CPU:Intel Core i5 7600K (Kaby Lake)£212,78Intel Core i5 7600K (Kaby Lake)229,90 €Intel Core i5 7600K (Kaby Lake)258,95 €Intel Core i5 7600K (Kaby Lake)1 059,00 zł
CPU Cooler:Thermalright Macho Rev. B£39,99Scythe Mugen 5 PCGH54,90 €Scythe Mugen 5 PCGH54,95 €SilentiumPC Grandis 2 XE1436179,00 zł
Motherboard:Gigabyte GA-Z270-Gaming K3£129,98MSI Z270 Gaming M3159,90 €Gigabyte GA-Z270-Gaming K3142,45 €Gigabyte GA-Z270-Gaming K3549,00 zł
RAM:Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) 3000 MHz CL15£124,49G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2x8GB) 3000MHz CL15149,90 €Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) 3000 MHz CL15137,90 €Crucial Tactical 16GB (2x8GB) 3000MHz CL15539,00 zł
SSD:Samsung 850 Evo 250GB (SATA)£83,88Crucial MX300 275GB (SATA)99,90 €Samsung 850 Evo 250GB (SATA)97,90 €Crucial MX300 275GB (SATA)99,00 zł
HDD:Seagate Barracuda 1TB (ST1000DM010)£42,49Seagate Barracuda 1TB (ST1000DM010)49,90 €Seagate Barracuda 1TB (ST1000DM010)52,90 €Toshiba P300 (HDWD110UZSVA)199,00 zł
Optical Drive:LG GH24NSD1£11,99LG GH24NSD119,90 €LG GP57ES40 (external)27,90 €LG GH24NSD155,00 zł
GPU:Palit GeForce GTX 1070 GameRock£359,99Asus Strix GeForce GTX 1070449,90 €Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Amp! Extreme439,00 €Palit GeForce GTX 1070 GameRock1 858,97 zł
PSU:EVGA Supernova G2 550W£79,99Corsair TX550M84,90 €Corsair TX550M80,90 €SilentiumPC Supremo M2 Gold 550W319,00 zł
Case:beQuiet! Pure Base 600£69,49Phanteks Enthoo Pro M79,90 €Fractal Design Define C88,90 €Phanteks Enthoo Pro M335,60 zł
Total:£1 155,071 379,00 €1 381,75 €5 492,57 zł
AMD
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CPU:AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AM4£199,49AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AM4227,90 €AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AM4229,00 €AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AM4999,00 zł
CPU Cooler:MSI Core Frozr L£49,99Scythe Mugen 5 PCGH54,90 €Scythe Mugen 5 PCGH54,95 €Scythe Mugen 5 PCGH234,10 zł
Motherboard:Asrock AB350 Gaming K4£91,99Asrock AB350 Gaming K4119,90 €Asrock AB350 Pro4124,00 €Asrock AB350 Pro4415,00 zł
RAM:Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) 3000 MHz CL15£124,49G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2x8GB) 3000MHz CL15149,90 €Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) 3000 MHz CL15137,90 €Crucial Tactical 16GB (2x8GB) 3000MHz CL15539,00 zł
SSD:Samsung 850 Evo 250GB (SATA)£83,88Crucial MX300 275GB (SATA)99,90 €Samsung 850 Evo 250GB (SATA)97,90 €Crucial MX300 275GB (SATA)99,00 zł
HDD:Seagate Barracuda 1TB (ST1000DM010)£42,49Seagate Barracuda 1TB (ST1000DM010)49,90 €Seagate Barracuda 1TB (ST1000DM010)52,90 €Toshiba P300 (HDWD110UZSVA)199,00 zł
Optical Drive:LG GH24NSD1£11,99LG GH24NSD119,90 €LG GP57ES40 (external)27,90 €LG GH24NSD155,00 zł
GPU:Palit GeForce GTX 1070 GameRock£359,99Asus Strix GeForce GTX 1070449,90 €Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Amp! Extreme439,00 €Palit GeForce GTX 1070 GameRock1 858,97 zł
PSU:EVGA Supernova G2 550W£79,99Corsair TX550M84,90 €Corsair TX550M80,90 €SilentiumPC Supremo M2 Gold 550W319,00 zł
Case:beQuiet! Pure Base 600£69,49Phanteks Enthoo Pro M79,90 €Fractal Design Define C88,90 €Phanteks Enthoo Pro M335,60 zł
Total:£1 113,791 337,00 €1 333,35 €5 353,67 zł
Latest update: 2 June 2017
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EU-Lightbringer: Ilsevele * Lythara * Kyriani * Karaboska * Kentigerna * Hajima * Aerilaya * Laerlyn * Schattendieb * Uszatek * Allyx * Makoto
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Re: Easy PC's for WoW (and other games)

Post by Ilsevele » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:46 pm

Power Gamer (Intel) or Advanced Streamer / Media Designer (AMD)
Settings:FHDWQHD
World of Warcraft:Preset Level 10Preset Level 10
Overwatch:EpicEpic
Battlefield 1:UltraUltra
Mass Effect Andromeda:UltraUltra
Watch Dogs 2:MaximumUltra/Very High
Witcher 3 Blood & Wine:UltraUltra
Intel
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CPU:Intel Core i7 7700K (Kaby Lake)£317,62Intel Core i7 7700K (Kaby Lake)339,90 €Intel Core i7 7700K (Kaby Lake)369,00 €Intel Core i7 7700K (Kaby Lake)1 539,00 zł
CPU Cooler:Noctua NH-D15£75,49Noctua NH-D1592,90 €Noctua NH-D1589,90 €Noctua NH-D15389,00 zł
Motherboard:Gigabyte GA-Z270-Gaming K3£129,98MSI Z270 Gaming M3159,90 €Gigabyte GA-Z270-Gaming K3142,45 €Gigabyte GA-Z270-Gaming K3549,00 zł
RAM:Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) 3000 MHz CL15£124,49G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2x8GB) 3000MHz CL15149,90 €Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) 3000 MHz CL15137,90 €Crucial Tactical 16GB (2x8GB) 3000MHz CL15539,00 zł
SSD:Samsung 850 Evo 500GB (SATA)£148,43Crucial MX300 525GB (SATA)159,90 €Samsung 850 Evo 500GB (SATA)169,90 €Crucial MX300 525GB (SATA)648,99 zł
HDD:Toshiba P300 2TB£59,48Seagate Barracuda 1TB (ST2000DM006)74,90 €Seagate Barracuda 1TB (ST2000DM006)72,95 €Toshiba P300 (HDWD110UZSVA)319,00 zł
Optical Drive:Asus SBW-062DX (external)£78,00Asus BW-16D1HT/B79,90 €Asus SBW-062DX (external)83,40 €Asus BW-16D1HT/B314,31 zł
GPU:Palit GeForce GTX 1080 GameRock£489,98Asus Strix GeForce GTX 1080 8G569,90 €Asus Strix GeForce GTX 1080 A8599,95 €Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 WF OC2 199,00 zł
PSU:EVGA Supernova G2 650W£94,99Bitfenix Whisper M 650W94,90 €Corsair RM550X96,45 €Bitfenix Whisper M 650W445,00 zł
Case:Fractal Design Define R5 Titanium£97,49Phanteks Enthoo Pro99,90 €Fractal Design Define R5 (black)107,90 €Phanteks Enthoo Pro M375,00 zł
Total:£1 615,951 822,00 €1 869,80 €7 317,30 zł
AMD
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CPU:AMD Ryzen 7 1700 AM4£298,99AMD Ryzen 7 1700 AM4318,90 €AMD Ryzen 7 1700 AM4326,00 €AMD Ryzen 7 1700 AM41 439,00 zł
CPU Cooler:Noctua NH-D15 SE-AM4£79,99Noctua NH-D1592,90 €Noctua NH-D1589,90 €Noctua NH-D15389,00 zł
Motherboard:Asrock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4£146,48Asrock X370 Killer SLI159,90 €Asrock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4178,95 €Asrock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4659,00 zł
RAM:Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) 3000 MHz CL15£124,49G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2x8GB) 3000MHz CL15149,90 €Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) 3000 MHz CL15137,90 €Crucial Tactical 16GB (2x8GB) 3000MHz CL15539,00 zł
SSD:Samsung 850 Evo 500GB (SATA)£148,43Crucial MX300 525GB (SATA)159,90 €Samsung 850 Evo 500GB (SATA)169,90 €Crucial MX300 525GB (SATA)648,99 zł
HDD:Toshiba P300 2TB£59,48Seagate Barracuda 1TB (ST2000DM006)74,90 €Seagate Barracuda 1TB (ST2000DM006)72,95 €Toshiba P300 (HDWD110UZSVA)319,00 zł
Optical Drive:Asus SBW-062DX (external)£78,00Asus BW-16D1HT/B79,90 €Asus SBW-062DX (external)83,40 €Asus BW-16D1HT/B314,31 zł
GPU:Palit GeForce GTX 1080 GameRock£489,98Asus Strix GeForce GTX 1080 8G569,90 €Asus Strix GeForce GTX 1080 A8599,95 €Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 WF OC2 199,00 zł
PSU:EVGA Supernova G2 650W£94,99Bitfenix Whisper M 650W94,90 €Corsair RM550X96,45 €Bitfenix Whisper M 650W445,00 zł
Case:Fractal Design Define R5 Titanium£97,49Phanteks Enthoo Pro99,90 €Fractal Design Define R5 (black)107,90 €Phanteks Enthoo Pro M375,00 zł
Total:£1 618,321 801,00 €1 873,75 €7 327,30 zł

Latest update: 2 June 2017
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Other lvl 100+:
EU-Lightbringer: Ilsevele * Lythara * Kyriani * Karaboska * Kentigerna * Hajima * Aerilaya * Laerlyn * Schattendieb * Uszatek * Allyx * Makoto
EU-Argent Dawn: Shalihn * Shaijihn * Sylune * Synneful * Shaela * Sinusoid
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Re: Easy PC's for WoW (and other games)

Post by Ilsevele » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:47 pm

Semi-Pro
SettingsFHDWQHDUHD (4K)
World of Warcraft:Preset Level 10Preset Level 10Preset Level 8/9
Overwatch:EpicEpicEpic
Battlefield 1:UltraUltraUltra
Mass Effect Andromeda:UltraUltraUltra
Watch Dogs 2:MaximumUltraVery High
Witcher 3 Blood & Wine:UltraUltraUltra/Very High
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CPU:AMD Ryzen 7 1700 AM4£444,98AMD Ryzen 7 1700 AM4478,90 €AMD Ryzen 7 1700 AM4509,00 €AMD Ryzen 7 1800X AM42 179,00 zł
CPU Cooler:Noctua NH-D15 SE-AM4£79,99Noctua NH-D1592,90 €Noctua NH-D1589,90 €Noctua NH-D15389,00 zł
Motherboard:Asrock X370 Taichi£227,99Asus Crosshair VI Hero249,90 €Asus Crosshair VI Hero259,95 €Asrock X370 Taichi989,82 zł
RAM:Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4x8GB) 3000 MHz CL15£248,48Team Group Vulcan Series 32GB (4x8GB) 3000 MHz CL16249,90 €Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4x8GB) 3000 MHz CL15275,60 €Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4x8GB) 3000 MHz CL151 098,99 zł
SSD NVMe PCie 3.0 x4:Samsung 960 Evo 250GB£134,99Corsair Force MP500 NVMe (PCIe 3.0 M.2) 256GB169,90 €Kingston HyperX Predator PCIe 240GB192,99 €Samsung 960 Evo 250GB559,00 zł
SSD SATA:Samsung 850 Evo 500GB (SATA)£148,43Crucial MX300 525GB (SATA)159,90 €Samsung 850 Evo 500GB (SATA)169,90 €Crucial MX300 525GB (SATA)648,99 zł
HDD:Toshiba P300 2TB£59,48Seagate Barracuda 1TB (ST2000DM006)74,90 €Seagate Barracuda 1TB (ST2000DM006)72,95 €Toshiba P300 (HDWD110UZSVA)319,00 zł
Optical drive:Asus SBW-062DX (external)£78,00Asus BW-16D1HT/B79,90 €Asus BW-16D1HT/B79,00 €Asus BW-16D1HT/B314,31 zł
GPU:Palit GeForce GTX 1070 GameRock£468,96Zotac GeForce GTX 1080Ti Amp!699,90 €Gigabyte Aorus Geforce GTX 1080Ti769,00 €MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X3 239,00 zł
PSU:EVGA Supernova G3 750W£99,90Bitfenix Whisper M 750W104,90 €Corsair RM750x123,50 €Bitfenix Whisper M 750W485,01 zł
Case:NZXT Phantom 530£99,98Phanteks Enthoo Luxe129,90 €beQuiet Silent Base 800129,45 €Phanteks Enthoo Luxe/639,00 zł
Total:£2 091,182 490,90 €2 671,24 €10 861,12 zł
Latest update: 2 June 2017.

Note: At this point, as far as possible SLI/Intel HEDT configs, we are waiting for the retail availability of X299 platform.
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EU-Argent Dawn: Shalihn * Shaijihn * Sylune * Synneful * Shaela * Sinusoid
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Re: Easy PC's for WoW (and other games)

Post by Ilsevele » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:48 pm

Laptops, AIOs and Macs:

Laptops (Windows): You will probably be looking for Asus, Gigabyte (Aorus), HP Omen 17, MSI or customizable generic laptop based on Clevo (Hyperbook, Schenker) gaming laptop with i7 processor that ends in HQ designation (not a ULV one), 8 GB RAM and at the very least GTX 950M graphics card.
Note that gamingwise GTX 960M graphics card is probably equal to GTX 660 card, GTX 1060/1070/1080 should be slightly weaker versions of the desktop card (due to lower core frequency and TDP).
If you are looking for a relatively cheap laptop, you can probably check out MSI GL62 laptops (i5-6300HQ/i7-6700HQ, GTX 960M).

A laptop with i7-6700 HQ and GTX 1060 will set you back at least 1000 pounds, while GTX 1070 will cost about 1300 quid. Still, a laptop with GTX 1060 should have a performance that will closely match a desktop PC with i5-6400/6500 and GTX 970, while one with GTX 1070 should match reference versions of the same card.

Mac:
At this point only:
a) Mid 2015 Macbook Pro model (i7-4770 HQ, 16 GB RAM, R9 M370X graphics, Retina display) with WoW running in medium/high settings at native resolution, other games running at 1440x900;
b) 21,5" Late 2013 iMac model (with this setup: i5-4570S, 8 GB RAM, GT 750M);
c) 27" Late 2014 iMac model (i5-4690, 8 GB RAM, R9 M290X, Retina desplay) with WoW running in 2560X1440 on medium/high settings and other games probably on 1600x900 resolution;
d) Mac Pro (with significant driver issues)
can be recommend for any sort of gaming.
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EU-Lightbringer: Ilsevele * Lythara * Kyriani * Karaboska * Kentigerna * Hajima * Aerilaya * Laerlyn * Schattendieb * Uszatek * Allyx * Makoto
EU-Argent Dawn: Shalihn * Shaijihn * Sylune * Synneful * Shaela * Sinusoid
EU-Bronze Dragonflight: Simbul

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Re: Easy PC's for WoW (and other games)

Post by Ilsevele » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:49 pm

Other notes:

1. Prices may vary in other European countries - in general they are lowest in Germany, with Poland not that far behind, with Netherlands probably at UK level and higher in some European countries (Ireland, Greece).
2. It's not really worth buying an SSD with capacity lower than 240 GB at this moment. Beware of the cheap TLC drives.
3. If you are looking for more TB of space: for daily use Toshiba Performance P300 2TB/3TB or X300 (in the above range) is the only sensible solution (when looking at the speed, warranty and price).
4. SLI/Crossfire configuration: at this point, it's just not worth it - I would update it after Skylake-(E)X and Vega hits the market in Q2..
5. As far as the current pricing of the OS is concerned, you should either get Windows 10 BOX.
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EU-Argent Dawn: Shalihn * Shaijihn * Sylune * Synneful * Shaela * Sinusoid
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Re: Easy PC's for WoW (and other games)

Post by Tan » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:54 pm

Very very handy Ilse!!
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Re: Easy PC's for WoW (and other games)

Post by Caireann » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:09 pm

Woah, looking at this I'm so happy I didn't have to think about all this when buying a new computer. So handy to have you work it out ;)

Thanks for sharing!
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