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    Looking to purchase a new PC in the next week to multibox 5 wow's.

    i9 9900k
    RTX 2070 8gb
    32gb 2933mhz
    256 m.2 pcie nvme ssd

    It appears that the above specs are common for a 5 box setup.

    I plan on primarily doing world quests, 5man dungeons and node/npc farming and all activities will occur in the BFA expansion. Is the setup listed above overkill if the minions are running at ~20 fps low distance render lowest settings ect and primary is at medium graphic settings (shadows, AA ect) avg 40-60 fps?

    I have a budget around 2200$ USD. Would a AMD CPU or GPU provide better value or performance?

    Also, I will only run WoW no streaming ,music , or internet during multiboxing.

    Last comment, currently looking at an AW Aurora, would anyone recommend ibuypower or cyberpowerpc as an alternative? Where would I find info on which motherboard, ram brand spec, ect I should select ( a little overwhelming will all the options)

    Thanks for help =)

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    it seems overkill/comfortable

    after building some myself years ago, i got my latest pc from bestbuy at the (brief) time you couldn't find 2080s anywhere, it's an ibuypower and I just changed/upgraded the ram and it's fine (water cooled etc) - ie cheap but not horrible construction

    I would recommend buying from a local store though because the first one I got was in a reboot loop (interestingly the 2080 in both was from different vendors, current one is a zotacgaming)
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    Those specs are solid for today and into the future, but AMD is about to release their 3000-series CPUs next month, which may or may not trigger a price war with Intel, which, may or may not be worth waiting for since the rumor has it that the new X570 boards are going to be pricier than usual, which (triple which) may offset the amount you'd be saving with the AMD CPU versus the Intel CPU, so... wait or buy? Flip a coin.

    Also, I have no experience with anything other than self-built machines, so someone else will have to chime in on that.
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    Three comments

    • As Mirai mentioned, waiting until mid July will get you more performance or save you some $. Then again NVidia/AMD may announce future graphics products and you'll be tempted to wait again. At some point you'll just have to pull the trigger (assuming before Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales)




    • The SSD seems a bit small at only 256 GB. Even then, I'd want a bit more fast disk, something in the 500 GB range minimum. (I'm assuming you also have slow HDs you're migrating)




    • When buying the memory, I'd strongly consider buy a combination of sticks that satisfies the channel requirements of your motherboard but also leaves space for future expansion. ie if the motherboard has 4 slots, dual channel, use 16 GBx2 rather than 8 GBx4 so that you can easily move up to 64 GB if you find it'd be useful. Price it both ways obviously and consider how likely it is that you'll want more ram. It's probably worth a small premium.

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    Wouldn't by the time you need more than 32Gb you'll need a new PC anyway ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sservis View Post
    As Mirai mentioned, waiting until mid July will get you more performance or save you some $. Then again NVidia/AMD may announce future graphics products and you'll be tempted to wait again. At some point you'll just have to pull the trigger (assuming before Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales)
    I certainly agree with this sentiment, where you can find yourself in an endless loop of just waiting because there will, without a doubt, be something better if you just wait a little longer, but the AMD CPU release is only 3 weeks away, and Intel may actually drop prices in an attempt to counter AMD. If you're going to buy Intel anyway, then you won't be saving much, but if you want more cores/threads than the 9900K has to offer, at very similar performance numbers, then you will definitely want to wait to try and get your hands on a 3900X in ~3 weeks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sservis View Post
    When buying the memory, I'd strongly consider buy a combination of sticks that satisfies the channel requirements of your motherboard but also leaves space for future expansion. ie if the motherboard has 4 slots, dual channel, use 16 GBx2 rather than 8 GBx4 so that you can easily move up to 64 GB if you find it'd be useful. Price it both ways obviously and consider how likely it is that you'll want more ram. It's probably worth a small premium.
    Here is where I disagree, but only if someone is going to be using the XMP profile of their RAM. If you only ever expect to run the RAM at the stock speed that the chipset has to offer, then mixing and matching RAM can be done with little-to-no issues, but if you want to use the XMP profile and overclock the RAM, then mixing and matching RAM is not a good idea.

    Memory kits are sold together because they're tested together, and are 100% guaranteed to work together. So, you may buy a 2x16GB kit today, rated at 3200MHz, that works just fine at that speed, but you can easily find that when adding in a second 2x16GB 3200Mhz kit, that all of a sudden your system is no longer stable at 3200Mhz with 2x16 + 2x16. The problem is that both kits probably work perfectly, at 3200MHz, when you only have only that one matched pair installed at a time, and so the RAM isn't actually bad, it's simply the case that it wasn't tested together, and isn't guaranteed to work together. One solution to all of this, is to just buy the amount of RAM you want, from the beginning, and avoid any issues with RAM, since troubleshooting it can be a headache.
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    Thanks for the replies, I pulled the trigger on the setup with an additional 2tb HD. I would love to wait but had to make the purchase before the wife changed her mind. With the new PC it will have divx 12 most likely? I see people post using divx11, is that something I can do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowplay View Post
    With the new PC it will have divx 12 most likely? I see people post using divx11, is that something I can do?
    DivX is a video codec.
    "DX" is short-hand for DirectX, which is an API used for programming on Microsoft platforms.
    World of Warcraft currently uses both DX11 and DX12, and any GPU purchased in the last several years is capable of both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiRai View Post
    DivX is a video codec.
    "DX" is short-hand for DirectX, which is an API used for programming on Microsoft platforms.
    World of Warcraft currently uses both DX11 and DX12, and any GPU purchased in the last several years is capable of both.
    Does the version of dx have an impact on multiboxing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowplay View Post
    Does the version of dx have an impact on multiboxing?
    Start here: https://www.dual-boxing.com/threads/...-8-1-5-DirectX
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