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New Build - $450 Gaming rig

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  • World Of Warcraft
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Last response: in Systems
July 3, 2014 12:28:30 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: August 15th, 2014

Budget Range: $450

System Usage from Most to Least Important: World of Warcraft(medium to high settings with solid 60 fps), Octodad

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Canada Computers

Location: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Parts Preferences: doesn't matter

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: My girlfriend is currently using a very old laptop to run World of Warcraft which barely handles it on low settings. Ideally I could get her on medium settings with a solid 60 fps. Generally all that she does is quest, some instances and maybe an odd battleground. There is also some potential for raiding in her future.

Aside from Warcraft she would like to be able to play Octodad if even just at the lowest settings, preferably medium but it's okay if not(if this game is not doable, please suggest how much the budget would need to raise to get this game running as well).

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Her old laptop simply does not cut it for her gaming wants.

*** UPDATE *** I have an old case, cd/dvd burner that this computer could use. Possibly even a bit of ram

Thanks a lot :) 

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July 3, 2014 12:44:37 PM

Your not going to get anywere with this budget if you have to buy a monitor with it as well. Save an extra $150 and you could do it but with your current budget you'd be running on Integrated graphics which I have no experience with but would not risk it then tend to be for simple things like watching videos, small java programs that load in browsers, and such.
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July 3, 2014 12:56:27 PM

Okay, scratch the monitor for now then. I have some old ones hanging around at my house. I will update the post to reflect this.
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July 4, 2014 7:24:18 AM

I have also added an update about not needing a cd/dvd drive or a case. My old pc has some ram but I'm not 100% sure if it would work in the new one.
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