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User Info: Lizznasty

6 months ago#1
Normally I am a fan of building my own computer, but I have had a laptop for about 1 year now because I was traveling. It is a RoG Strix (i7 7700, gtx 1060 6b, 16 gb ram, ssd and 1tb storage, 17.3 screen.) Now to be honest I mostly only play WoW which is the majority of my free time at night. I am looking at an Alienware Aurora r6. I've made two builds with a 200 dollar off deal they have going on and have used pc part picker to see how much I was paying. It turns out the Alienware Aurora is the same price if I were to build my own. With the warranty and not having to deal with the build I have decided to go with the Alienware. I just wanted some opinions on some different parts of my computer. I really want to move up to a 27 inch monitor which I already have picked out (1080p) with 144hz and 1ms response. With me just playing WoW I really want something that's going to last a good two years where I can run everything ultra 1080p with 60fps at all times.

My questions are as follows...

Should I go with a 1070 or a 1080, i7 7700 or 7700k, 460 watt multi gpu approved or 850 watt multi gpu approved, and the 7700k requires liquid cooling.

Thanks for any input, I would greatly appreciate it.

User Info: GoIrish80

6 months ago#2
The obvious answer is you should go with whatever you can comfortably afford. If the extra cost of a 1080 as opposed to a 1070 isn't a problem, why wouldn't you buy it?

User Info: Terantatek

6 months ago#3
First of all, 7700k does not require liquid cooling. I have the best air cooler on the market and it's about equal to a h110.

Second, if just 1440p on WoW, stick with a 1070. And get around 650 to 750 watts. No lower, no higher. Get the 7700k instead of 7700, there's no reason besides money to get the 7700.
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User Info: Lizznasty

6 months ago#4
No I understand it doesn't require liquid cooling, just the Aurora makes you purchase the liquid cooling if you go with the 7700k. WoW would only be at 1080p.

User Info: builder111

6 months ago#5
Wow doesn't need a very powerful pc. But if you think you might try out some newer games having the best possible hardware is always nice.

User Info: Lizznasty

6 months ago#6
I probably only play WoW to be completely honest... I just want something that will run 1080p ultra at 60 or more fps constant for 2-3 years.
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