Build an MMO Gaming PC 2015

In this video we’re going to talk about what kind of machine you’re going to need for current and future MMOs. There are lots of new MMOs coming out, and with upgraded graphics in games like WoW, you’ll want to get the proper equipment!

Memory
You’ll want at least 8GB of RAM to start out with.  If you can get more, go for 16, but 8GB is still gonna cost you under $100.

G.Skill Ripjawx X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600

Storage
You’ll need at least 1TB of HDD space for your applications, software, pictures music.  BUT, for your MMO, you’ll want a whole separate drive, a Solid State Drive, SSD.  If you’re going to playing one MMO or multiple MMOs, if you want to have a really good time, put it on an SSD, the load times will vanish, the game will run so much smoother because of all the textures and items you’re loading on a constant basis.

Samsung 840 – 850 Series SSD

Video Card
A lot of MMOs, don’t have a huge amount of graphic fidelity, so if you want to play current gen, you probably won’t need to go super crazy on a video card, but for next-gen titles, you’ll definitely want a next-gen card to help you now and into the future.  This might be in the $200 to $300 price range for these cards

For Budget: R9 270X

For Enthusiast/Longevity: GTX 970

CPU
If you can afford it, get a core i7 because of the integrated graphics.  But because we’re building with a new gaming video card, you won’t need to go that route. There are plenty of budget CPUs that are fast and have all you need.  You’ll want to get more than a dual core, get 4 or more, and possibly with overclock potential.  4.0GHz of course!

For Budget and Overclockers: AMD FX 8350

For those with $$$: Intel Core i7

Motherboard

For Budget: ASRock H97m Pro4

For Money Bags: ASUS 1150 Intel Z87

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  • Saleem

    Which PC case is best for this setup?