APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Middle of June 2009 BUDGET RANGE: Less than $800 PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS REFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com OVERCLOCKING: No ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Mostly for WoW, CSS, and mild .rar encoding
You have some very good choices and a few that arent so good .
Your processor is a phenom 1 . These are not good chips . Ok for most uses but for that money you can do better . A triple core Phenom 2 is much more powerful
Your hard drive is quite slow . Its design is a few years old now .
The power supply is too budget a brand to be good at supply smooth consistent power .
So far thats $601 . Its a fair bit faster than your original build both at loading programs and running games .
I would spend a bit more on a 4850 gfx card rather than the 4830 , but the 4830 will also be fine . I think the difference is $10 or so .
Thank you very much for the response, I changed the hd and power supply, and added the phenom II x3 710 since neither did newegg or tigerdirect had them. I might wait a week or so to see if the have the 720s available.
+1 for Outlander_04's suggestions...
And as you wont be overclocking, there is no need to buy an aftermarket CPU cooler...The stock cooking is suffice and that case with 3+ fans will provide very good airflow to the components...
Instead spend that cash on the graphics card... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...