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February 15, 2010 2:42:53 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2/15/10
BUDGET RANGE: $1700

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming WoW, Internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg US

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: Yes
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes for future upgrade but not initial build

MONITOR RESOLUTION:1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Want to play World of Warcraft with Max settings while raiding

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a b 4 Gaming
a b Ý World of Warcraft
February 15, 2010 2:49:49 PM

If the only thing you want to do is play WoW, you can get that for about $750 (excluding OS).

CPU/Mobo: X4 425 and Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 $210 after rebate
HSF: Coolermaster Hyper 212 $30
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $115
HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55
Case/PSU: Antec 300 Illusion and Antec Earthwatts 500W $120
Optical: Cheapest SATA DVD burner $20
GPU: HD 5770 $150

Total: $755.

If you're looking to spend your budget and play any game out:

CPU: i5-750 $200
Mobo: Asus P7P55D-E Pro $190
Case: HAF 922 $90 after rebate
PSU: Silverstone 850W $150
GPU: HD 5970 $650
Rest is the same $220

Total: $1,480. Stick in a SSD or a larger HDD.
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February 15, 2010 2:56:52 PM

Would your I5 build be better than THIS PC ?
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a b 4 Gaming
a b Ý World of Warcraft
February 15, 2010 2:59:00 PM

Yes. That's about the same (gaming wise) as the $700 build.
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February 15, 2010 3:27:40 PM

5970 is out of stock :(  what card should i get instead? and do i really need 850w psu if i dont have the 5970?
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a b 4 Gaming
a b Ý World of Warcraft
February 15, 2010 4:17:28 PM

Agree with tecmo. The OCZ 700W is cheap, but it's just not powerful enough if you want to add a second card later.
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