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Need help building a budget computer for WoW

Hi all I'm new and could use some help. I have an old dell gen 4 xps that I'm looking to replace and want to try my hand at building a computer. I've never done it before and looking through different articles on the web is turning out to be more confusing then helpful. I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on what components I can look at to give me a baseline on where I can start.


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: would like to be sometime this month

BUDGET RANGE: cheaper the better under $800 would be nice but if you can do cheaper I will be a happy camper

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: I'm a World of Warcraft addict and box two accounts, I will also use the computer for surfing the web

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, and speakers. I will need an os but it doesn't have to be part of the budget range

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I've only ever used newegg to buy parts but I'm open to others

PARTS PREFERENCES: I don't really have one I was looking at this for the cpu but I'm not sure if I could get something better for a better price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103843

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe I've never done it before but I'm open to try

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x1280

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like to be able to still use the ddr2 ram from my old xps but If I can't oh well. I'm just looking to get the best fps out of warcraft that I can on a limited budget.
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  1. Best answer
    CPU/Mobo: X3 440 and Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $197 after rebate
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $115
    HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55
    GPU: HD 5770 $155
    Case/PSU: Antec 300 Illusion and Earthwatts 650W $130
    Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $25
    HSF (if OCing): Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $29
    OS: Windows 7 $105

    Total: $811. This would be more than enough to max WoW at your resolution, and possibly at 1920x1080...
  2. Wow thank you for the quick reply. :bounce:
  3. Best answer selected by purpledoggy.
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