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Build PC vs Buying PC for Warcraft and Diablo - Help - On a budget

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May 14, 2014 3:56:09 PM

Hi Everyone,

Trying to determine if it's better for me to buy a gaming pc or to build one that would work well with Wow and Diablo. My budget is $400. Any help is appreciated. Doesn't have to be too fancy, but works and will last a while.

Thanks,

K.H.
May 15, 2014 6:53:05 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.49 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M Pro4+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($59.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($100.74 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($32.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $549.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-15 09:52 EDT-0400)

I know you want a 400 dollar pc. But if you want to game somewhat, I'd recommend putting in a gpu. It's going to be 550 bucks, but it'll last awhile until you have some more money to upgrade it.
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June 3, 2014 10:08:29 AM

For those two games you can shave a bit of money from the above build.

Drop RAM to 4 gig, you can also drop a bit in video card power from the 7750 to a GT 640, that will save another $30 or so.
If you think you'd want to play some more demanding games, don't lower the video card.
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