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Budget Build Upgrade

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November 8, 2009 10:04:57 PM

Hi guys. This is my first post here. Actually I just stumbled upon this site last night lol. Anyway, I'm in the process of upgrading my sons rig that I built him with spare parts a few years back since he got a good report card from school. He likes to play games such as WoW and a few others on his PC. I'm trying to do this at a budget of around $500.00 or so. Here's what I've gotten so far.

MOBO - ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 Socket 939 Motherboard
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3801...

RAM - OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM PC 3200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU - ATHLON 64 3400 SOCKET 939 CPU ADA3400DAA4BY
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3801...

Video Card - Sapphire ATi HD 3850
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Case - Antec 900
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - OCZ Stealth X Stream 600W
http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-OCZ600SXS-StealthXStream-Powe...

All this comes up to just around $400. Now my question is this. Will these components run WOW without having to get more pricier components. If not, what do you recommend I change. I'm using my old pata hard drives because I didnt want to drop over 200.00 bucks on new Sata ones. But I did buy some IDE to Sata converters so that should add some speed to the drives. I'm open to any suggestions on this and any aftermarket CPU and VGA coolers.

Thanks in advance.

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November 9, 2009 3:23:50 PM
November 9, 2009 3:40:54 PM

^+1 good build

@glmooreky i am giving away a computer of almost that quality to a friend (yes as in free), you probably didn't know that is all old tech and not worth it, go with the build tecmo gave
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November 10, 2009 9:58:19 AM

Well crap. I already bought all those parts I listed in an attempt to be cheap lol. I already purchased the Antec 900 case as well. I tried to stay with a MOBO that was AGP capable as I purchased the ATI 3850 a few weeks ago for his old computer. Thats why I got that ASRock board. A lot of people recommended that one since AGP boards are pretty much extinct. I guess I can just build the one that tecmo suggested for my wife...minus the graphics card being that she isn't a gamer. Thanks a lot guys for responding.
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