Hey everyone. Just joined the forums in search for some help. I need to build a somewhat decent computer, capable of running World of Warcraft on all low settings at a fair frame rate. Doesn't have to be amazing, just need to get by.
I've looked on new egg for parts, I'm just not sure what would be the cheapest configuration. If you could, please help me out by listing all the components I'd need. I'm really new at this, and any help is greatly appriciated.
Video: MSI R4850-T2D512 Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI -Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card $167.99
Case: XION Solaris XON-403 Black with Green LED Light Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $39.99
Power Supply: XION XON-630P12N 630W ATX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply $59.99
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3250310NS 250GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive $79.99
Fan/Heatsink: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler $26.99
DVD: LG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner w/ SecurDisc Tech $23.99
Grand Total... $678.87
What i had in there before were 2 things different (listed below)... so minus the E8400 and 4850, it'll cost about $400.00 total and that will run WOW just fine, i had a stable 45 FPS minimum with highest settings with the P4 and X1300. I get 100+ at ALL times with the new E8400 and 4850.
Video: VisionTek VTKX1300256SFF Radeon X1300 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Low Profile Ready Video Card $FREE off friend though you can buy one of these on ebay for like nothing
CPU: Intel P4 (LGA 775) 3.0 630 $FREE off friend though you can buy one of these on ebay for nothing
Intel Pentium® III 800 MHz or AMD Athlon 800 MHz
512 MB or more of RAM
32 MB 3D graphics card with Hardware Transform and Lighting, such as NVIDIA® GeForce™ 2 class card or above
DirectX® 9.0c (included) and latest video drivers
6.0 GB available HD space
4x CD-ROM drive
A 56k or better Internet connection
Intel Pentium® IV 1.5 GHz or AMD XP 1500+ MHz
1024 MB RAM
64 MB 3D graphics card with Hardware Transform and Lighting, such as NVIDIA® GeForce™ FX 5700 class card or above
Broadband Internet connection
Two-button scroll-wheel mouse
Not a very demanding game.
My bottom-dollar AMD build would be suitable for the stated application(s); actually would do better than required. You could shave it down a little more by using Biostar's cheapest 790GX board for $99. This doesn't include the OS, keyboard, monitor, or rodent.
A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVE1A16K - Retail
Rosewill R218-P-BK Black 0.5mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail