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New best build/buy 2014 $300 PC?

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January 6, 2014 7:05:23 AM

Hello, I'm looking for an upgrade to my old Dimension E520 Frankenstein'd desktop. My look is to just play WoW and maybe the Star War MMORPG.(room for other games later maybe?(heroes of the storm))
Is there any Pre-built Pcs out there for around 3-350?
If there are none, I would like to re-use my tower to save money,possibly my power supply @ 300w.
My processor at the moment is a
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz, 2793 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
with a Intel(R) G965 Express Chipset Family

Please help! I would like to play with my brother whos stationed overseas!

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January 6, 2014 7:27:05 AM

With those specs - it is possible to upgrade the system - but I wouldn't.

An Intel Pent D @ 2.8GHz is very weak for a CPU and as you have little to no headroom on the PSU to add a GPU. So as you'd have to upgrade PSU to add a GPU anyways - I'd go for the full system replacement.

A better/cheaper option would be kijiji/ebay/etc and buy a working system for ~$300 with any intel core 2/i3/i5/i7 CPU and a decent GPU (use toms best cpu/gpu for money article lists to compare different systems).