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New system build @ $750-850.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: August 2010 or later

BUDGET RANGE: $750-$850

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming specifically wow, hon

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse monitor speakers, only need tower and its parts. (have a 9800 GT GPU if there isnt enough for another gpu)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: preferably anything for nsw/paramatta pickup

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: AUS

PARTS PREFERENCES: this thing must be able to have wow perform on 100% all maxed settings so what it takes to achieve that

OVERCLOCKING: dont know the first thing about it

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: decent lookin case if it can fit the budget
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  1. I have found a shop which has decent prices although not to good a range and allows you to pick up. I will cross reference their prices with a cheaper shop and check if it is economical to get it from these guys.

    http://www.skycomp.com.au/

    Address:
    Suite 20, Level 2, 301 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000
  2. Best answer
    The skycomp place doesn't sell the i3 530 which is why the i5 750 is there. A Graphics card is not included

    i5 750 258 http://www.skycomp.com.au/product.aspx?id=190645
    ASUS P7P55-M 150 http://www.skycomp.com.au/product.aspx?id=197415
    Corsair TW3X4G1600C9D 4GB 171 http://www.skycomp.com.au/product.aspx?id=186329
    Antec 300 92 http://www.skycomp.com.au/product.aspx?id=100162
    Corsair VX-550 109 http://www.skycomp.com.au/product.aspx?id=91883
    COOLER MASTER HYPER 212+ 37 http://www.skycomp.com.au/product.aspx?id=202169
    SEAGATE 1TB 149 http://www.skycomp.com.au/product.aspx?id=190431

    Total: 966

    Way out of your budget.

    i5 750 243 http://gocomp.com.au/index.php?cpath=productinfo&pid=II04816&catpath=0_9_80_249
    SEAGATE 1TB 103 http://gocomp.com.au/index.php?cpath=productinfo&pid=II04365&catpath=0_14_88
    Corsair TW3X4G1600C9D 4GB 162 http://gocomp.com.au/index.php?cpath=productinfo&pid=II04778&catpath=0_18_95
    ASUS P7P55-M 129 http://gocomp.com.au/index.php?cpath=productinfo&pid=II05578&catpath=0_20_107
    Corsair VX-550 107 http://gocomp.com.au/index.php?cpath=productinfo&pid=II03763&catpath=0_7_78
    Antec 300 82 http://gocomp.com.au/index.php?cpath=productinfo&pid=II00079&catpath=0_7_77
    COOLER MASTER HYPER 212+ 48 http://gocomp.com.au/index.php?cpath=productinfo&pid=II04305&catpath=0_185_201

    Total: 874

    Just in your budget although once you add postage it won't be, my guess is max $50 postage. This place allows you to pick up if you are near Brisbane anytime soon.

    If you get a i3 530 with the gocomp purchase then the price will be:
    i3 530 167 http://gocomp.com.au/index.php?cpath=productinfo&pid=II06039&catpath=0_9_80_249

    Total: 789

    If you add $50 postage this will still be in your budget.

    To others if you have suggestions please post.
  3. thanks very much for all suggestions, going by the_punkinators second list with a cheaper hard drive and getting some of the parts from cheaper shops i can cut it down to about 750 with the i5. Only thing i am concerned about is that is it worth reusing my 9800 GT for a graphics card, is it capable of max wow settings?
  4. It seems that a 9800GT will max out the settings although will "chug" a bit, with shadows and AA turned down somewhat it should do good. This is on 1920x1200.

    http://forum.ncix.com/forums/index.php?mode=showthread&forum=116&threadid=1886591&pagenumber=1&msgcount=11&subpage=1

    If you are going to get a new graphics card then I suggest a HD 5770, they are $200 though. The older HD 4830's go for around $130 which should max wow out good.
  5. Best answer selected by da_truest_moo.
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