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December 9, 2013 6:42:55 PM

*AMD Athlon II X2 B24 3.00GHz
*8GB DDR3
*1TB HDD
*Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
*ATI Radeon HD 4200

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

I'm not by any means a hardcore gamer. The only thing I play is WoW on weekends and other than that, I only use my desktop to write papers, typical internet usage. Would this computer run World of Warcraft okay? Doesn't even have to be max settings. I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to processors and video cards and stuff. Would appreciate any response. Thanks.
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December 9, 2013 6:49:50 PM

Could build your own pc for the same price as that and play it on high to ultra. I can post a build if you're interested ;) 
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December 9, 2013 6:52:11 PM

No just build your own that graphics is lacking hard.
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December 9, 2013 6:52:25 PM

RazerZ said:
Could build your own pc for the same price as that and play it on high to ultra. I can post a build if you're interested ;) 


Sure! That would be awesome. I have some friends that could help me with putting it together so if you can help me find the parts to put something even better than that together in that same price range, I'm all ears!
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December 9, 2013 6:52:43 PM

However I don't think after windows 7 being included it could be the same price.
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December 9, 2013 6:55:09 PM

I'm a big WoW player, and I think that machine would be steady away at medium to high gfx.

But i'll tell you the same as RazerZ, not to spend money on that machine. Build your own, or get a buddy to help you. You'll get plenty of advice on these forums if you ask :) 
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December 9, 2013 7:02:31 PM

THSNOTLEK said:
However I don't think after windows 7 being included it could be the same price.


Lee-m said:
I'm a big WoW player, and I think that machine would be steady away at medium to high gfx.

But i'll tell you the same as RazerZ, not to spend money on that machine. Build your own, or get a buddy to help you. You'll get plenty of advice on these forums if you ask :) 


Thanks, man. Appreciate the response. Thinking I might just ask a few friends for help in building my own. Will definitely come back here and ask for some help, when the time comes. ;) 
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December 9, 2013 7:09:19 PM

Hey check out carey holzman on youtube! He has some guides up on youtube how to build a computer! Also at $250you wont get that good computer built, ofcourse it will be better than whats above but at $300 is where there is much improvement that $250.
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December 9, 2013 7:38:56 PM

I would go with this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A6-6400K 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $283.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-09 22:38 EST-0500)

Price does fluctuate a lot so be on the watchout for any sales ;) 
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December 9, 2013 7:42:34 PM

Or this one to get the price lower:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A6-5400K 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($22.95 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $240.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-09 22:42 EST-0500)
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December 9, 2013 8:17:03 PM

RazerZ said:
I would go with this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A6-6400K 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $283.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-09 22:38 EST-0500)

Price does fluctuate a lot so be on the watchout for any sales ;) 


Checked them both out and I gotta say, looks waaaaay better than the one I was planning on buying. Couple questions though, and sorry if they're silly, but what about a video card? Would I not one because the motherboard has a built-in one or something? And second, would I need to stick a fan in there to prevent overheating? Or would that not be a problem because of the power supply? I know gaming PCs are generally supposed to have some airflow to keep things cool. Then again, WoW isn't very demanding anyway so I'm probably overreacting. ;x

Anyway, thank you so much for taking the time to put together some builds for me to look at. It's all very much appreciated, and definitely going to take them into consideration!
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December 9, 2013 8:20:38 PM

Maweo said:
RazerZ said:
I would go with this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A6-6400K 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $283.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-09 22:38 EST-0500)

Price does fluctuate a lot so be on the watchout for any sales ;) 


Checked them both out and I gotta say, looks waaaaay better than the one I was planning on buying. Couple questions though, and sorry if they're silly, but what about a video card? Would I not one because the motherboard has a built-in one or something? And second, would I need to stick a fan in there to prevent overheating? Or would that not be a problem because of the power supply? I know gaming PCs are generally supposed to have some airflow to keep things cool. Then again, WoW isn't very demanding anyway so I'm probably overreacting. ;x

Anyway, thank you so much for taking the time to put together some builds for me to look at. It's all very much appreciated, and definitely going to take them into consideration!


Glad to help. The CPU's featured in this build both are APUs and have integrated graphics, so there is no need for a graphics card. This APU doesn't produce much heat so there's no need for a fan ( CPU already comes with stock fan anyway). If you decide to play more graphically demanding games you can always add a graphics card later on.
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December 9, 2013 8:26:19 PM

RazerZ said:
Maweo said:
RazerZ said:
I would go with this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A6-6400K 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $283.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-09 22:38 EST-0500)

Price does fluctuate a lot so be on the watchout for any sales ;) 


Checked them both out and I gotta say, looks waaaaay better than the one I was planning on buying. Couple questions though, and sorry if they're silly, but what about a video card? Would I not one because the motherboard has a built-in one or something? And second, would I need to stick a fan in there to prevent overheating? Or would that not be a problem because of the power supply? I know gaming PCs are generally supposed to have some airflow to keep things cool. Then again, WoW isn't very demanding anyway so I'm probably overreacting. ;x

Anyway, thank you so much for taking the time to put together some builds for me to look at. It's all very much appreciated, and definitely going to take them into consideration!


Glad to help. The CPU's featured in this build both are APUs and have integrated graphics, so there is no need for a graphics card. This APU doesn't produce much heat so there's no need for a fan ( CPU already comes with stock fan anyway). If you decide to play more graphically demanding games you can always add a graphics card later on.


Gotcha! Well, good sir, again, thank you for everything. You've been a tremendous help. I might go with that first build you sent and see about kidnapping my friend next weekend to help me piece it together. :D 
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December 9, 2013 8:34:21 PM

Also if you add a AMD card you can crossfire with your apu giving more performance.
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December 9, 2013 9:07:38 PM

RazerZ said:
I would go with this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A6-6400K 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $283.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-09 22:38 EST-0500)

Price does fluctuate a lot so be on the watchout for any sales ;) 


Wait, would this run wow decently?
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December 9, 2013 9:16:13 PM

Sure but if you could find a graphics card local that would be way better. Like a friend that has a old graphics card. On a local yard sale I found a GTS 250 for $20 and I bought a gtx 560 ti from my uncle for $40 gotta have connections man.
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December 10, 2013 4:05:56 AM

Xathom said:

Wait, would this run wow decently?


Yeah it will, and more besides. You need to pair that APU up with the fastest ram you can afford with in budget tho. If I remember rightly (and I might not) it uses the system ram for various buffering etc, maybe as a replacement for dedicated video ram. As long as you do that, it should play most lesser demanding games just fine.
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December 10, 2013 10:13:14 AM

To bad you just missed 8gb of ram for $50 g skill was on sale
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