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Need help with a mid-range gaming build

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January 30, 2010 8:25:17 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next few months

BUDGET RANGE: $700-$1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: World of Warcraft, browser testing, Diablo 3 (when the wonderful day comes!) occasional movie watching.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I always love Newegg, but really don't care.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: no preferences

OVERCLOCKING: Doubtful. I periodically have to vacuum out my current desktop guts due to cat hair. I'd hate to not be paying good attention and have my machine overheat and fry. I'd like this to last me at least 4-5 years.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: I'm too ignorant to know what this means

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768 currently, sometimes 1280x960. Usually I keep it low because I use it as a side computer to do browser testing so I need to see it big without sitting in front of it. However, I'd love to be able to game at 1600x1200, the current monitor displays it just fine.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I currently use a Macbook Pro as my primary work and play machine. It has more power than my current desktop, so this is fine. However I can only play World of Warcraft at mid to low settings which I'd like to change. The laptop is getting old and I'll want to replace it soon. With that in mind, the desktop is in far worse shape and if I upgrade it now, I can easily get by with my laptop as it is for an extra year. I'd like this to play WoW at max settings enjoyably, which I know isn't a huge requirement considering how gpu intensive some more modern games are. The next big game I plan on wasting time on would be Diablo 3, but I don't mind waiting for another year before upgrading 1 or 2 other key parts to bring it up to speed for that.

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January 30, 2010 10:28:12 PM



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