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    So my 5 year old Origin PC had a critical harddrive failure (not angry, 5 years and the only thing i've replaced is the fans) and I'm considering ordering another from the same manufacturer. I have with my current machine run into maxing out the cpu and close on the gpu running 2 boxes. This is one of their basic lower end builds, would it be adequate to run 5 bfa wow boxes at 2/3 of a 4k monitor (I don't play full screen), with 2 of them running decent graphics?

    Power Supply: 500 Watt Origin PC Approved Power Supply
    Motherboard: ASRock Z370M Pro4
    System Cooling: ORIGIN FROSTBYTE 120 Sealed Liquid Cooling System for 1151 Socket
    Processors: Intel Core i3 8100 4-Core 3.6GHz
    Graphic Cards: Single 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    Memory: 8GB ORIGIN PC DDR4 Powered by Kingston 3200MHz (2 X 4GB)
    Operating System: MS Windows 10 Home
    Intel Optane Memory Drive (Operating System Drive): None
    Operating System Drive #1 (Primary): 120GB ORIGIN PC Approved Solid State Drive

    What needs to be better?

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    The specs listed aren't particularly powerful, but what are/were the specs of the prior machine?
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    I found the build link to yours, others can play around with it and help you:
    https://www.originpc.com/configurato...px?SYSTEMID=59

    Personally I would look at iBuyPowerPC, they have a mothers day special, double the RAM for free. And the cost is about $300 less for same processor and double the RAM.
    https://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Moth...-Intel-Z370-i3

    CPU: Intel® Core™ i3-8100 Processor (4x 3.60GHz/6MB L3 Cache)
    RAM: Certified Major Brand Gaming Memory - **Free Upgrade to 16GB DDR4-3000 Memory**
    Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti - 4GB GDDR5
    Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO -- White LED, 2x PCIe x16, 4x USB 3.1 Gen1, 2x USB 2.0 [Intel Optane Ready]


    The ibuypower is $979 and Origin is $1247 so quite the savings. But I am not up to date on computers so might not be as good a deal as I thought. I was going to ask here about it eventually.

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    Personally I'd imagine you would be limited quite quickly with the proposed specs.
    I'd be looking for at least 16GB RAM (which is near a requirement for 5x WoW these days), Nvidia 1060 6GB (with a preference to even a 1070), and a 4+4 i7.

    On the ibuypower configurator, for $1381 I got the following... https://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Inte...7-Configurator

    Case :: iBUYPOWER Tt View 21 2x Side Tempered Glass Gaming Case - BlackProcessor :: Intel® Core™ i5-7640X Processor (4x 4.00GHz/6MB L3 Cache) - Intel® Core™ i5-7640X Processor
    Processor Cooling :: Asetek 550LC 120mm Liquid Cooling System
    Memory :: 16 GB [8 GB x2] DDR4-2666 Memory Module - Certified Major Brand Gaming Memory Free Upgrade to DDR4-3000 Memory
    Video Card :: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 - 6GB (VR-Ready)
    Motherboard :: ASUS TUF X299 Mark 2 -- 3x PCIe x16, 2x USB 3.1 Gen2, 4x USB 3.1 Gen1, 4x USB 2.0, 2x M.2, RGB [Intel Optane Ready]
    Power Supply :: 500 Watt - Standard 80 PLUS Bronze - Free Upgrade to 1000W Standard Power Supply
    Primary Hard Drive :: 240 GB ADATA SU650 SSD -- Read: 520MB/s, Write: 450MB/s - Single DriveSound Card :: 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
    Network Card :: Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)


    So, while $140 extra, it is double the SSD space, double RAM, better gfx card, better CPU.
    I'd be inclined to spring a bit more myself and get a better CPU again. The 7800x looks nice, but that may be another $127 too far, depending on your budget.

    /e I'd probably also spend some on a more beefy cooler for the CPU. I've recently had a 120mm fail and spew water all over the guts of a machine because it couldn't cope with the heat.
    Last edited by mbox_bob : 05-07-2018 at 08:54 PM Reason: added a comment about cooling.

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    Thanks for the input guys. Wow gaming PCs are cheaper than they were five years ago. Have people had good experiences with ibuypower? I had a terrible experience with cyberpowerpc (circa 2009) and then a fantastic one with origin pc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luxlunae View Post
    Thanks for the input guys. Wow gaming PCs are cheaper than they were five years ago. Have people had good experiences with ibuypower? I had a terrible experience with cyberpowerpc (circa 2009) and then a fantastic one with origin pc.
    I can't comment on the build quality of IBP, but we can spend your money if you'd like to stick with Origin.
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    Okay, I spent about $3,000 for you at Origin PC:

    Variable Mounting: Standard
    Case Lighting: ORIGIN PC RGB Lighting w/ RF Remote and Motherboard Control [No choice]
    Case Fans: ORIGIN PC High-Performance Ultra Silent Fans [No choice]
    Power Supply: 650 Watt EVGA SuperNOVA G3
    Power Supply Sleeved Cable Color: Red Individually Sleeved Cables [No choice - change the color if you want to]
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming Ultra 2.0 [Pretty lights]

    System Cooling: ORIGIN FROSTBYTE 240 Sealed Liquid Cooling System for 1151 Socket [Could move up to 360mm]
    Processors: Intel Core i7 8700K 6-Core 3.7GHz (4.7GHz TurboBoost) [Delicious]
    ORIGIN Professional Processor Overclocking: ORIGIN PC Professional Processor Overclocking [You won't regret it]
    Thermal Compound: GELID GC-Extreme CPU Application

    Graphic Cards: Single 8GB EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Black Edition [Nice for both solo play and multiboxing]
    Memory: 16GB G.Skill TridentZ 3000MHz (2 X 8GB)

    Operating System Drive #1 (Primary): 250GB Samsung 960 Evo PCIe NVMe M.2
    Hard Drive #2: 256GB Samsung 860 PRO Series [I've no idea what your storage needs are]

    Warranty: Lifetime 24/7 U.S. Based Support and Lifetime Free Labor. 1 Year Part Replacement & Free Shipping Warranty [Could be upgraded]
    Evolve Part Upgrade Service: No Part Upgrade Service [Could be upgraded]


    You gain two cores and save ~$250 if you go with an AMD X470 system and a 2700X CPU.
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