New build mainly for WoW

Hey i'm looking to build a new comp myself mainly for the game World of Warcraft on high settings but under a tight budget, I have my old case and power supply which should still be fine for the build but im looking for help on finding the best deals and the right stuff... been a while since i built my own.

my case is a coolermaster atx, not sure which model and stuff...
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  1. What PSU do you have? Unless its a Corsair, Seasonic, PC P&C or other very highly regarded brand, I would not use it on your new system because it will be old and prone to failure, especially since it will be powering a more powerful (hopefully) system than it has been.

    How tight is your budget?
  2. Well it's a brand new power supply never been used, not sure of the brand tho i gotta dig it up out of my storage.

    but im looking for help on other parts, mobo/cpu etc. trying to find the best deals for what i want to play.
  3. skwurr said:
    Well it's a brand new power supply never been used, not sure of the brand tho i gotta dig it up out of my storage.

    but im looking for help on other parts, mobo/cpu etc. trying to find the best deals for what i want to play.


    What's your price range, and do you need an OS ?
  4. price range about 600. and i should have my old CD key so no.
  5. oh and i dont think WoW requires a great video card (helps) but just a load of RAM and a good HDD cause of the populated areas and loading it requires.
  6. The case runs 3x120mm fans w/side air duct and has decent cooling. Bump up that cpu to a mild 11.5 x 266 = 3.0Ghz w/1066 FSB and your off to the races. :)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119104 $49.99
    COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-SKN2-GP Black / Silver Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150070 $4.99
    MASSCOOL FD12025S1L3/4 120mm Case Fan

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703015 $74.99 ($59.99 after $15.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS500 500W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116072 $72.99
    Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835101027 $19.99
    ASUS V52 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128372 $98.99
    GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231209 $54.99 Free Shipping*
    G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127387 $129.99 ($114.99 after $15.00 Mail-In Rebate)
    MSI N9800GT 512OC GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319 $79.99 Free Shipping*
    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106266 $23.99
    LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X 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 with LightScribe - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186020 $6.99
    ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail

    Total: $617.89 +shipping
    $587.89 w/mail in rebates
  7. I'm taking into account that you're reusing your Coolermaster ATX case and that your 500w power supply is of decent quality. I'm also assuming you won't be overclocking since it's not mentioned in any of your posts. At the present there's no real world advantage in WoW going to a quadcore CPU, however a high clocked core2 duo will help.
    http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=3773499400&sid=1

    CPU - E8500 $188
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115036

    Motherboard - Gigabyte P45 UD3L - $99 (single socket, should be fine)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128372

    RAM - 2x2GB DDR2 800 1.8v- $50 (with XP about 3.4GB will be used)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146731

    GPU- MSI HD4850- $130 after rebate (good cooling)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127401

    HD - WD 640GB SATA $75 (good space and fast)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218

    Burner - LG SATA (ehh it's a burner) $22
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136149

    $594 before rebates and shipping, should perform well in high graphic areas (Dalaran, flying, PvP, raids) with details on highest settings. You'll still see a drop in fps in those areas, but it will be smooth and very playable.
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