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Budget WoW PC ($500-700)

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  • World Of Warcraft
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Last response: in Systems
July 28, 2014 8:53:39 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: the closer the better, probably next 3 days

Budget Range: (e.g.: 500-750)After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Plan on mostly playing World of Warcraft, but hopefully able to handle future games as well

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Have to be Canadian Versions or Ship to Canada

Location: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Parts Preferences: Don't Care

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: Whatever I can get

Additional Comments: Building it for a friend who wants to play WoW mostly and other games in the future. Needs a monitor and OS as described above, trying to get him a decent monitor and other parts. Here is what I have made so far, this is with some knowledge of this site and other sites combined. If there is anyway to reduce the price, that would be helpful. Please let me know your thoughts.

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/xYhQcf

More about : budget wow 500 700

a b Ý World of Warcraft
a c 340 C Monitor
July 28, 2014 9:02:18 PM

Just get the best you can for 700cad eg

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($124.95 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($94.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($199.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $709.88
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July 28, 2014 9:09:00 PM

i7Baby said:
Just get the best you can for 700cad eg

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($124.95 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($94.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($199.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $709.88


Only probelm is $700-750 is MAX budget and I need it to include a monitor and OS
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a b Ý World of Warcraft
a c 340 C Monitor
July 28, 2014 9:12:37 PM

Yours is $800

$750 minus OS ($100) and Monitor ($15) leaves $600

try -

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($124.95 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($94.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.49 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.98 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $634.37
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July 28, 2014 9:20:58 PM

prichardsph said:
i7Baby said:
Just get the best you can for 700cad eg

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($124.95 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($94.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($199.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $709.88


Only problem is $700-750 is MAX budget and I need it to include a monitor and OS

Can you buy used parts? You can buy a used monitor for ~$40 on craigslist, maybe $60+tax+shipping on newegg.ca or something. I got a used 1080p monitor for $50 CDN, but here theres 500 ish ads for monitors on craigslist (big city). At this price range, getting a brand new 1080p or more monitor doesn't look very possible. Even a refurbished 720p monitor ~$50 + Windows $90 is taking $90 off your budget. Then theres Canadian 12% tax which is $90 off your budget again. So now theres $20 shipping and other costs. That's $250 off your budget = $500. :o 

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July 28, 2014 9:30:38 PM

fooball said:
prichardsph said:
i7Baby said:
Just get the best you can for 700cad eg

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($124.95 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($94.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($199.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $709.88


Only problem is $700-750 is MAX budget and I need it to include a monitor and OS

Can you buy used parts? You can buy a used monitor for ~$40 on craigslist, maybe $60+tax+shipping on newegg.ca or something. I got a used 1080p monitor for $50 CDN, but here theres 500 ish ads for monitors on craigslist (big city). At this price range, getting a brand new 1080p or more monitor doesn't look very possible. Even a refurbished 720p monitor ~$50 + Windows $90 is taking $90 off your budget. Then theres Canadian 12% tax which is $90 off your budget again. So now theres $20 shipping and other costs. That's $250 off your budget = $500. :o 



Yeah I have moved the monitor to whatever I can get, I will try looking on craigslist or something similair and see what I can get, thanks for that!
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July 28, 2014 10:04:56 PM

prichardsph said:
fooball said:
prichardsph said:
i7Baby said:
Just get the best you can for 700cad eg

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($124.95 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($94.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($199.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $709.88


Only problem is $700-750 is MAX budget and I need it to include a monitor and OS

Can you buy used parts? You can buy a used monitor for ~$40 on craigslist, maybe $60+tax+shipping on newegg.ca or something. I got a used 1080p monitor for $50 CDN, but here theres 500 ish ads for monitors on craigslist (big city). At this price range, getting a brand new 1080p or more monitor doesn't look very possible. Even a refurbished 720p monitor ~$50 + Windows $90 is taking $90 off your budget. Then theres Canadian 12% tax which is $90 off your budget again. So now theres $20 shipping and other costs. That's $250 off your budget = $500. :o 



Yeah I have moved the monitor to whatever I can get, I will try looking on craigslist or something similair and see what I can get, thanks for that!

Are you including keyboard, mouse, speakers/headset, and peripherals/anything extra in your budget?
Parts you can buy used, shouldn't fail: ram, monitor, case, case fans, hard drive (you should rum a hdd test for this), peripherals (may not be worth the discount), dvd drive.
Heres the build without monitor and tax.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G3420 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($64.99 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Memory Express)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($76.88 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270 2GB TurboDuo Video Card ($145.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Enermax ECA3253-BW ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Memory Express)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Memory Express)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.79 @ DirectCanada)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN725N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($8.98 @ Amazon Canada)
Other: Monitor of some sort (not included in this price)
Other: Gaming keyboards are cheap at ncix(not included in price)
Other: Gaming mice cheap at ncix or ebay(not included in price)
Total: $586.58
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-29 01:03 EDT-0400
I'm not sure if the cpu + motherboard are the best. But you said that you're not overclocking, so the mobo should be fine. I do think that overclocking should increase performance though. If you are overclocking, I think that an amd of the same price range will be better. Amd motherboards looked cheaper too, so you can get one of the same price range but better at overclocking than the intel mobo.

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