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Building Computer to Run 4+ Bots on WoW (Need Help, Never Built B4)

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June 6, 2008 10:09:29 PM

Ok so here's the challenge and the reasons I need your help. I have a ~$400 budget. I have never, ever, ever, even attempted building legos before. (SLIGHT Exaggeration.) I'm trying to build a computer solely for the purpose of botting WoW accounts. This means I'll be running several (hopefully) instances of WoW on the lowest settings possible 24/7. Ideally the computer would be left on all day, every day. I have a monitor and all the input devices, I just need the computer. I plan on having some of my computer building friends to help me put it together. Additionally, I want to be able to monitor and control the computer from other computers, as with my line of work I can be gone for a few weeks.

Keep in mind that I've never done anything of this sort before. The people at Glider (WoW Botting Community) gave me a few general guidelines, but didn't exactly help that much. Heres what I've come up with so far off of newegg. Feel free to completely disregard this entire list and create a new one, or advise me on what to change about the list. If I'm missing an entire category here, like wireless adapters for my wireless internet connection or something, please speak up. I've listed everything I thought I needed but I definitely know this list could be improved/missing something.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156135
RAIDMAX Scorpio ATX-868WBP Black 0.8mm Japanese SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420watts PS2 ATX12V Power Supply - Retail
$49.99
Oh, and I just thought this case looked a bit cool for the price + it got decent reviews. I can totally forget the cool factor in favor of price/compatibility/heat factor.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128334
GIGABYTE GA-EP31-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P31 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
$74.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814134045
ECS N8400GS2-512DS GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Retail
$42.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116052
Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E2180 - Retail
$69.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178164
PNY Optima 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model MD4096KD2-667 - Retail
$74.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136200
Western Digital Caviar RE2 WD1601ABYS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$59.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106085
LITE-ON 52X CD Burner Black ATAPI/E-IDE Model DH-52R2P-04 - OEM
$16.99

Grand Total
$390

June 6, 2008 10:29:46 PM

Dude I'm pretty sure that PC will be rockin! No doubt you will be able to run 1000 instances of WoW while selling gold to Chinese companies!
June 6, 2008 10:44:36 PM

umm... i dont think you are being sarcastic... although not sure?

The parts I chose were kinda just like... hey, I'm pretty sure I need one of these... + A good review + Price.

So, I'm looking for a bit more critical and technical answer than the one above.
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June 6, 2008 10:49:29 PM

Does seeing a $400 build make anyone else cringe?
June 6, 2008 10:51:55 PM

strong processor and lots of memory will make the biggest impact on how it runs. And be carefull, apparently there have recently been a lot of bannings handed out to people who have been using bots like glider in wow. I know there are ways to protect yourself from their scans while playing the game, but still, be very carefull, cause when they ban one account for botting, they ban every account in WoW under the same payment info.

Currrently for your budget that looks pretty solid. Might try to go for a better dual core processor, but when its a budget build what can ya do. good luck with your botting/boxing
June 6, 2008 11:02:28 PM

Thanks. Trust me, I'm aware with the risks in botting. Is there a certain processor that is a reasonably priced upgrade to this one? Also do you see anything I could cut back on?

Also any estimates on how many instances I'll be able to run?
June 6, 2008 11:06:51 PM

thesavagepony said:
Thanks. Trust me, I'm aware with the risks in botting. Is there a certain processor that is a reasonably priced upgrade to this one? Also do you see anything I could cut back on?

Also any estimates on how many instances I'll be able to run?

to be honest i dont really see anything you could really cut back on. I dont really have much experience running anything more than 2 instances at a time on my 1.5k build, but i would think your current build would meet your needs.
June 6, 2008 11:23:29 PM

eww you have a 1.5k build and your only dual gliding!? :p 

on a side note would this build be upgradeable? also is everything i have so far.... like compatible and all? oh, and do I need to purchase something so that this will work with my wireless internet?
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