APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next five days
BUDGET RANGE: 600-780 After Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming-World of Warcraft, Web browsing and Microsoft Office
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers,
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg or other
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: Nothing springs to mind
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1366 x 768
Looking to build a machine to run WoW at or near max settings, and run household applications including light picture editing (croping, darkening, etc, not major photoshopping projects).
Hoping to pull the trigger on something shortly, and I wasn't able to find a prebuilt machine in my price point that I was convinced would preform well.
Hoping you can provide some tips or direction as to the viability of this build as well as the likelyhood that someone who hasn't built a machine in over 12 years would be able to assemble without flames or electrocution involved
Any and all pieces could be switched to better pieces, however would like to get a group of components that all work well together. Would consider a prebuilt system if you know of one out there that would run the game at a high level, along with the other applications, and is within my price range.
Should have noted OS. Will be installing XP initially (transferring license from current machine which will be retired to new desktop)and possibly buying a copy of windows 7 to upgrade in the future though wives work at discounted pricing (unsure of what the cost of that would be)