Casual gaming pc, 2nd build



SYSTEM USAGE: casual gaming, I would like to run World of Warcraft and America's Army on full settings comfortably.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor(25" 1080p 2ms LCD), speakers, OS(XP SP3 32-bit)


PARTS PREFERENCES: leaning towards Intel Core 2 Duo, and want to use a mid-tower case.





Here's the parts list I have right now:

Asus P5Q Motherboard - Intel P45, Socket 775, ATX, Audio, PCI Express 2.0, S/PDIF, Gigabit LAN, Firewire, USB 2.0, SATA, RAID

BFG GeForce 9800 GT Video Card - 512MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, (2) Dual Link DVI, HDTV, VGA Support

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS Hard Drive - 500GB, 7200, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM

Cooler Master Centurion 5 - Silver ATX Mid-Tower Case with Front USB, Firewire and Audio Ports

Ultra LSP450 450-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, 135mm Fan

Corsair Dual Channel TWINX 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2 x 2048MB)

Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 Processor BX80570E8200 - 2.66GHz, 6MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB, Wolfdale, Dual-Core, Retail, Socket 775, Processor with Fan

Sony DRUV200A/BR DVD/CD Rewritable IDE Retail Drive


If any of you could help me decide if this is good for what I want to do, or if I'm doing something wrong/backwards I'd appreciate any help.
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  1. Pull the trigger, put it together and see what it'll do, you can ALWAYS take it apart...
  2. I think you could get better frames if you went for a cheaper CPU E5200/7200 and motherboard (I've seen P45's for $90) and get a better card like a GTX 260 core 216 or Radeon 4870 1GB. Overclock the CPU to at east 3.0GHz and you'll be set.

    Also, get a better powersupply like the Antec 500w as that PSU you listed looks to be pretty generic and cheap.
  3. Ultra is the CompUsa/Tigerdirect brand and I dont realy trust it. From all the parts in your pc dont skimp on the PSU since to that is the most importain part for the PC's longevity/stability. Corsair, FSP, or Antec should do
  4. +1 for batuchka's build. AMD is good choice for your price range. Also, any particular reason for IDE optical drive?
  5. +1 for batuchka's ...But would change case to Antec 300
    You can save $30 by going with the new Phenom X2 dual core 550...
  6. Yeah I also support getting the 300 case but I think he should stick with the Phenom II triple core.
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