Prebuilt to run WoW Legion for £500-600?

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Hey peeps,

A friend asked me about finding the cheapest desktop that will run WoW Legion at high settings - and I had no idea.

He has a monitor and peripherals, so just needs the base unit. If it could be prebuilt, ideally with Windows installed and ready to use, then that would be great. He'd like to keep it around the £500-600 mark if possible.

Any advice much appreciated!
 
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Well WoW isn't a CPU heavy game so i really wouldnt consider going over i5 at the top end.. Heres a screenshot of me playing wow with the presets you said at 1440p and you can see the CPU usage on MSI

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So honestly i'd say something like this would handle it on high perfectly..

My basket at Overclockers UK:
  • 1 x Titan Guardian - Gaming PC For CS:GO - Intel Core i3 6100, GTX 750Ti 2GB = £548.53
    • Processor:Intel Core i3-6100 3.70GHz (Skylake) Socket LGA1151 Processor - Retail
    • Memory:Kingston Fury Black 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 PC4-19200C15 2400MHz Dual Channel Kit - Black (HX424C15FBK2/8)
    • Primary Drive:Seagate SSHD 7200RPM 3.5" 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM (ST1000DX001) SSHD Hybrid Drive
    • Secondary Drive:Unwanted
    • Graphics Card:EVGA GeForce GTX 750Ti SC 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (02G-P4-3753-KR)
    • LED Fan Colour:BitFenix Spectre LED RED 120mm Fan
    • Security Software:ESET Smart Security - Trial Key
    • Operating System:Microsoft Windows 10 64-Bit DVD - OEM (MS-KW9-00139)
    • Warranty:OcUK Standard System Warranty - 3 Year (24 Month C&R + 12 Month Labour)
    • Build Time:Standard Build Systems - Dispatched within 7 working days
    • Case:Fractal Design Core 1000 USB2 Midi Tower Case - Black
    • Optical Drive (Please Check Case Compatibility):Unwanted

Total: £562.63
(includes shipping: £14.10)


 
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slightly worse HDD than above but much better GPU.

My basket at Overclockers UK:
  • 1 x OcUK Kinetic H1 - Intel H110 Configurable Skylake Micro ATX DDR4 Gaming PC = £604.00
    • Processor:Intel Core i3-6100 3.70GHz (Skylake) Socket LGA1151 Processor - Retail
    • Operating System:Microsoft Windows 10 64-Bit DVD - OEM (MS-KW9-00139)
    • Storage Mechanical Hard Drive:Unwanted
    • Security Software:ESET Smart Security - Trial Key
    • Build Time:Standard Build Systems - Dispatched within 7 working days
    • Warranty:OcUK Standard System Warranty - 3 Year (24 Month C&R + 12 Month Labour)
    • Optical Drive **Not Compatible with Kolink Victory Case**:Unwanted
    • WIFI:Unwanted
    • Case:Kolink Aviator M Micro-ATX Gaming Case - Black
    • Memory:Team Group Elite 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 PC4-19200C16 2400MHz Dual Channel Kit - Black (TPKD48GM2400HC16DC0
    • Primary Solid State Drive / Hard Drive:Seagate 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache HDD - OEM (ST1000DM003)
    • Graphics Card:palit GeForce GTX 1060 Dual 3072MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

Total: £618.10
(includes shipping: £14.10)


 
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Weird I signed up to make a very similar thread, I had a few questions to add, so here goes.

What would the fps be like on high settings ?

Would I be able to upgrade in the future ?

How many fans does this come with ? (my room get's pretty hot)

Sorry if they seem like silly questions, I don't have a clue about pc gaming.
 
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Weird I signed up to make a very similar thread, I had a few questions to add, so here goes.

What would the fps be like on high settings ?

Would I be able to upgrade in the future ?

How many fans does this come with ? (my room get's pretty hot)

Sorry if they seem like silly questions, I don't have a clue about pc gaming.

Hey Adoom, i would completely disregard the PC i posted, Lewis's is far superior for games in general..

The cooling would be perfectly fine, if you aren't overclocking and aren't planning on putting it inside a sawmill it will sit happily for years.. Although i would recommend an air gas canister once a year to clear any annoying dust inside the GPU and CPU fans.

Upgradability is good because the motherboard & socket being LGA 1151 allows support for many CPU upgrades down the line including the i7-6700k which wont even bottle neck whatever creations Nvidia and AMD decide to come out with for a least a few more years.

FPS with the GTX 1060 will exceed 80fps set at ultra @ 2560x1440, 1080p will see 100+ fps, So if you wanted a high refresh rate monitor and roll the graphics down to high.. you would see some buttery smooth visuals.
 
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Thanks for the info terley, I've changed my mind on budget and I'm going to make a new thread, your help would be appreciated.
 
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