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Seeking Build Advice

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August 8, 2008 7:17:21 PM

Hi. First off, I'm not very tech savvy. Although this is under Home Build, I'm buying a PC from iBuyPower. I was hoping some of you would would help me out here. What I would like to do is create a gaming-focused PC for under $900. I'm not sure if this help, but what I really hope to accomplish with this PC is to run Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning on high settings with a smooth frame rate. Here are the minimum system requirments

PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS For Windows VISTA

· 2.5 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
· 2 Gigabyte RAM
· A 128 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
· At least 15 GB of hard drive space

Supported Video Cards

NVIDIA GeForce series

· FX 5900, FX 5950
· 6600, 6800,
· 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
· 8400, 8500, 8600, 8800
· 9400, 9500, 9600, 9800
· GTX 260, GTX 280

ATI Radeon(TM) series

· 9500, 9600, 9800
· X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
· X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
· 2400, 2600, 2900,
· 3650, 3850, 3870
· 4850, 4870

Again I'm not to tech savvy, but here is how I have it set up at the moment..

Case: Nzxt Lexa Blackline Gaming Tower Case w/420W Power Supply
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E8400 (2x 3.0GHz/6MB L2 Cache/1333FSB)
Motherboard: MSI P35 Neo-F P35 Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA, USB 2.0, Single PCI-E MB )
Memory: 2 GB [1 GB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB
Hard Drive: 320 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache]
Operation System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 64-Bit

Any suggestions?

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August 8, 2008 7:56:38 PM

Would the 420W PSU be enough?
August 8, 2008 8:09:28 PM

420W is the default, but it seems like it would be much on the low side. the lowest they offer beyond that is 500W. the only thing is they don't say what company/brand of PSU they use.
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