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Question First Gaming Build - Thoughts?

SulldogNasty

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Building my first budget gaming PC ($500-$600) primarily for WoW Classic. After some discussion with others, these are the parts I ordered for my first build: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/SulldogNasty/saved/2Y4vf7 (Also can’t believe how much prices fluctuate, link is showing everything $80 more expensive than I bought for just earlier this week).

I am a total novice so was wondering how other people thought this looked (if there was anything else I needed like additional cooling, etc. that I have overlooked), and was also wondering about non-WoW limitations (other common games that would be playable and how that experience would be), and what type of performance I can expect to achieve on WoW with this build.

Thanks for the input in advance!
 

daveybrat

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If you can wait just a bit, i'd hold off on that build right now. The new Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X processor's are coming out any day now. They are going to be $99 and $119 and significantly faster than that Intel i3 9100F quad-core cpu.
 

SulldogNasty

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Thanks for the info. Correct me if I'm wrong (just going off what I have been told), but the reason that I went with an intel cpu is because Blizzard doesn't play nice with other chips? Is that true or is that not the case?
 

daveybrat

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Thanks for the info. Correct me if I'm wrong (just going off what I have been told), but the reason that I went with an intel cpu is because Blizzard doesn't play nice with other chips? Is that true or is that not the case?
Yes that did used to be the case but with patches it's pretty much the same now. Also the eight threaded Ryzen 3100/3300X cpu's will play newer titles much better than a 4 threaded Intel cpu.
 

ArisVer

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Maybe you can wait 10 more days. New i3 Intel chips are coming out and they would be 4 core 8 threads.
 

GoodRevrnd

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Thanks for the info. Correct me if I'm wrong (just going off what I have been told), but the reason that I went with an intel cpu is because Blizzard doesn't play nice with other chips? Is that true or is that not the case?
I recall from recent benchmarks the AMD cpus are actually a better in WoW, especially in minimum framerate.
 

DAPUNISHER

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Thanks for the info. Correct me if I'm wrong (just going off what I have been told), but the reason that I went with an intel cpu is because Blizzard doesn't play nice with other chips? Is that true or is that not the case?
That i3 is going to age worse than the bananas in my fruit bowl. On a tight budget like that, refurbed optiplex with Haswell i7 for under $200, $100 1TB SSD and a GTX 1650 for $160 and you would have had a sweet budget gamer.
 

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