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$300-400 Budget Gaming

Last response: in Systems
November 27, 2009 7:41:34 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This Month, Ideally the budget would be close to 300, but max is 400.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, but to be honest. I want World of Warcraft to be running at a consistent 60fps. And I want the comp to have the same performance going into the next warcraft expansion

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: This comp does not need:

Speakers, DVD Drive/writer, Keyboard/Mouse, Harddrives, or Monitor. I can part those out.



PARTS PREFERENCES: Full tower case, but really, no preference really

OVERCLOCKING: If I can safely overlcock (novice at it, except for GPU overclocking), I will do it.


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Nothing really, but hopefully it can be constrained with the budget.

Some stuff I have looked at however:

Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with pre-installed 2x 120mm Fan, Support up to 1x 140mm top fan, 2x 140mm side fan, 1x 140mm front fan, 1x 120mm rear fan - Retail

Power Up / 550-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / SATA-Ready / Power Supply

There is a GTS 250 on tigerdirect for 70 bucks, but that's with a 80 dollar rebate... Any suggestions on the rebate system? Worth it?

Galaxy GeForce GTS 250 Video Card - 512MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, Dual Link DVI, HDMI, HDTV, SLI Ready $70*

AMD Phenom X4 9650 Quad Core Processor HD9650WCGHBOX - 2.30GHz, 4MB Cache, 1800MHz (3600 MT/s) FSB, Agena, Quad-Core, Retail, Socket AM2+, Processor with Fan

As for the motherboard and ram... I'm pretty unsure how to tackle that. With a 300-400 budget, i'm unsure how to tackle that issue as well o.O And As you can tell, i'm almost a complete novice with system building (assembling I can do, as well as the actual O/S stuff, just not too much on hardware selection)

Any help on trimming/replacing parts would be appreciated.

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November 28, 2009 12:47:32 AM

Well apparently the video card looks like it requires 2 6 pin connectors (at least it looked like it in the pictures, correct me?), which the BFG Power supply doesn't have... Any suggestions?