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January 23, 2010 7:32:43 AM

Ok i got some help already and replaced alot of te things i was going to get and want to make sure this will work. I dont want to spend more then $750, all i will use his for is world of warcraft, and videos. I have never built a computer before so all your input would be good. Thx

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M4A78LT-M LE AM3 AMD 780L Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100258-1GHDMI Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-2GBHK
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Open Box: ViewSonic X Series VX1962wm Black 19" 5ms, 2ms (GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 6000:1(1000:1) Built-in Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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January 23, 2010 8:07:14 AM

The only thing I'd say is that 2gb of memory is really cutting it close. Also the 5770 will perform a little better than the 4850 and have dx11, better effeciency, lower heat for 20 more dollars.
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January 23, 2010 8:28:57 AM

Looks pretty good! I'd consider some changes. Here is what I'd consider changing:

* CPU - $99 shipped! For multitasking and probably better future proofing (if there is such a thing).
AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/NewProduct.aspx?Item=N82E...

Case/PSU combo - ~$135 shipped!! Same price (after MIR's on your build) and has more PSU power too!!
Antec 300 Illusion/Antec BP550w PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

RAM - $94 shipped!! Might as well get 4 gb's of RAM, Windows 7 will be a bit snappier and you'll be able to multi-task better with more RAM!!!
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Another thought is if you have a friend that has a .edu email address, you can get Win7 for ~$30!!
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