APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a Month BUDGET RANGE: No more than $700 USD. (Newegg Please) SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (MMO's such as Wow, Guildwars), Surfing the Web PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Computer Desk? (Needs to be an entirely scratch build. She's coming from a Win98 box) PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:Newegg.com PARTS PREFERENCES: LCD Monitor 17" Or Bigger. A "pretty" case. (Something simple, black) OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Going to be a stretch. Wants to run WoW and Guildwars, and The Orange Box. Unfortunately needs everything. Could go without keyboard/mouse if you really had to. Will probably end up building it for her so building expertise isn't a concern.
Go with batuchka's build , its the best so far and overclock the cpu if you want.
+1. Agreed. Also, you don't really need a 4850 for WoW. Take a look at the 9600GSO which is $35 after MIR at Newegg. Also, you can easily OC the CPU with a cheap $25 cooler (See: Core Contact Freezer).
One more thing: You MAY be able to go i5 with that budget, so I recommend waiting for i5 release.
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