My boyfriend says this is the ultimate PC setup. Will it play world of warcraft?

My boyfriend has had his eyes on this setup for quite a while. I was wondering if this is overkill for gaming or if he would need more.

Intel Z68 Core i5/i7 Configurator

1 x Case ( Antec LanBoy Air Gaming Case - Yellow )

0 x Case Lighting ( None )

0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction ( None )

0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion ( None )

1 x Processor ( Intel® Core™ i7-2600K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/8MB L3 Cache) )

1 x iBUYPOWER PowerDrive ( PowerDrive Level 2 - Up to 20% Overclocking )

1 x Processor Cooling ( Asetek 550LC Liquid CPU Cooling System (Intel) - ARC Dual Silent High Perfornamce Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow) )

1 x Memory ( 16 GB [4 GB X4] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - ** FREE Upgrade to Corsair Vengeance ** Corsair or Major Brand )

1 x Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 - 3GB - 3-Way SLI Mode (Triple Cards) )

1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by ATI or NVIDIA )

1 x Motherboard ( [3-Way SLI] Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 -- 4x PIC-E 2.0 x16, 2x Gb LAN, 6x USB 3.0 )

0 x Intel Smart Response Technology ( None )

1 x Power Supply ( 1500 Watt -- SilverStone ST1500 )

1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 120 GB Intel 510 MLC SSD SATA 6 Gb/s - Dual 120GB Drives (240GB Capacity) - RAID 0 High Performance )

1 x Data Hard Drive ( 3 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive )

1 x Optical Drive ( [12X Blu-Ray] Pioneer BLU-RAY Re-Writer, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive - Black )

0 x 2nd Optical Drive ( None )

0 x Flash Media Reader / Writer ( None )

0 x Meter Display ( None )

0 x USB Expansion ( None )

1 x Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )

1 x Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )

1 x Operating System ( Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-bit )

1 x Software / Game ( Call of Duty: Black Ops )

1 x Software / Game ( Crysis 2 )

1 x Software / Game ( Dragon Age II )

1 x Keyboard ( iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard - Black )

1 x Mouse ( iBUYPOWER Internet Mouse )

1 x Mouse ( Thermaltake eSPORTS BLACK Professional Gaming Mouse )

1 x Monitor ( 27" LCD 1920x1080 -- Sceptre X270W-1080P )

1 x 2nd Monitor ( 27" LCD 1920x1080 -- Sceptre X270W-1080P )

0 x Speaker System ( None )

0 x Headset ( None )

0 x Video Camera ( None )

1 x Advanced Build Options ( iBUYPOWER Specialized Advanced Packaging System - Protect your investment during transportation! )

1 x Advanced Build Options ( Tuniq TX-2 High Performance Thermal Compound - The best interface between your CPU and the heatsinks )

1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Achieve exceptional airflow in your chassis )

1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Basic Pro Wiring )

1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Advanced - Power Package (Individually Sleeved 24-pin ATX, 8-pin CPU, and SATA Drive Power Cabling) )

1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Advanced - Video Package (Individually Sleeved 8-pin and 6-pin PCI-E VGA Power Cabling) )

0 x Case Engraving Service ( None )

1 x Warranty ( Standard Warranty Service - Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support )

1 x Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days )



I was wondering if he really needs 2 solid state drives, 3 video cards and two 27 inch monitors. would he be able to get by with just one of each?

5 Answers

  • 9 years ago
    Best Answer

    It would play the WOW just as well as a $1500-2000 computer, here's why. WOW is a game that doesn't recieve a huge performance boost from a multiple graphics card setup. Here's a link to a benchmark of WOW running 2-way SLI with a GTX 580 vs. a single GTX 580. Adding a 3rd card would probably get you just a few more extra FPS.

    Normally, you would see a 50%-90% performance boost by adding a second card. With WOW you're getting 30% at the most. Also, you will never visually see the difference once you go over 60FPS. A single GTX 580 is giving you 100FPS on a 2560x1600 monitor, that's impressive.

    Here are the specs of a Computer that would play WOW at max

    Core i5-2500K

    P67 or Z68 motherboard

    8gb DDR3

    128gb SSD Drive SATA3

    1TB drive for storage

    Single GTX 580

    850w power supply

    A case with good airflow to keep the parts cool

    Mouse and keyboard of your choice.

    27" Samsung 1920x1080 monitor.

    I would look at building the PC yourself. You will still get at least a 3 year warranty on all of the parts. You'll save money and you would have more control when it comes to future upgrades.

  • 9 years ago

    Holy cow that is the ultimate computer setup. It never fails to amaze me how people think they need a supercomputer to play WOW when a $500 computer from best buy would work just fine.

    I'm sure a setup like this is a dream to most people as well but there is a lot better ways to spend close to six grand then on this.

  • 9 years ago

    OMG THATS WAY OVERKILL LIKE REALLY I NEVER SEEN SOMEONE WILLING TO SPEND THAT MUCH MONEY ON A PC. Oh and don't buy from IBUYPOWER or CYBERPOWER because they are bull. They sent me their computers with broken parts, a lot of it not plugged in, and overall they tried to keep my money. Once again, OVERKILL I built my pc for $1000 and it runs all new games fine. Although, I would get that beast machine, it would last years and years without having to be upgraded!

    New: He only needs one SSD, Video card, and monitor, but who gives a crap, IT OWNS. Although, I really would go with one monitor. No need for more then 1 as then theres black lines in between each game.

  • 9 years ago

    this computr for just word of craft wtf ... This is a strong syrtem .

    I have a 2 years collected computr that cost about 1800 $ and since i got it i only play games on ultra setting . Crysis , black ops , c§c etc...

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  • 9 years ago

    Thats one lucky boyfriend you have their. O.o

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