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Casual gaming pc, 2nd build

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June 7, 2009 8:39:18 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1-7 days

BUDGET RANGE: $600-700 USD

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)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: tigerdirect.com, newegg.com

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

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

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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
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

BFG GeForce 9800 GT Video Card - 512MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, (2) Dual Link DVI, HDTV, VGA Support
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS Hard Drive - 500GB, 7200, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Cooler Master Centurion 5 - Silver ATX Mid-Tower Case with Front USB, Firewire and Audio Ports
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Ultra LSP450 450-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, 135mm Fan
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Corsair Dual Channel TWINX 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2 x 2048MB)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 Processor BX80570E8200 - 2.66GHz, 6MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB, Wolfdale, Dual-Core, Retail, Socket 775, Processor with Fan
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Sony DRUV200A/BR DVD/CD Rewritable IDE Retail Drive
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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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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June 7, 2009 9:14:14 PM

Pull the trigger, put it together and see what it'll do, you can ALWAYS take it apart...
June 7, 2009 10:30:49 PM

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.

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June 8, 2009 3:39:44 AM

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
June 8, 2009 4:10:53 AM

+1 for batuchka's build. AMD is good choice for your price range. Also, any particular reason for IDE optical drive?
June 8, 2009 4:54:13 AM

+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...
June 8, 2009 12:00:45 PM

Yeah I also support getting the 300 case but I think he should stick with the Phenom II triple core.
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