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March 29, 2010 4:07:45 PM

It has been over 5 years since I have bought parts and built a PC. I want to build one that runs MMO games "WoW" etc....super fast and easy, no lag with all the settings turned up all the way. I would like to stay in the $1000 range or lower. When I did buy my PC parts New Egg was unbeatable not sure if they still are. PLEASE HELP!!

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March 29, 2010 4:18:38 PM

Newegg is still pretty unbeatable. You should be able to build a pretty competent WoW machine for under $1000.

If you could post in the format suggested in How to Ask for New Build Advice, it would help provide the additional info that people need to provide the right recommendations for you.
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March 29, 2010 4:31:04 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

BUDGET RANGE: ($800-$1000) Before / After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (Gaming)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (New Egg)

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (I would like to use an Intel i7)

OVERCLOCKING: Yes I

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC)
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March 29, 2010 4:50:51 PM

ATI 5850 (More than enough for WoW)

ASUS P6T SE or P6T Deluxe v2

i7 930 ( If you live near a Microcenter, you can pick up the i7 930 for $200)

2x Samsung F3 500GB (one for OS, other for Data)

Cooler Master HAF 932 or 922, or the classic Antec 900.

RAM (3*2GB DDR3): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Since you are OCing, a Cooler Master Hyper 212 or a Core Contact Freezer 120mm (will need to buy LGA1366 brackets for the CCF separately)
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Or you can go the i5 route or the AM3 route.

i5: i5 750 ($200)
P55 board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AM3 CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 635 ($120)
AM3 board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This RAM for the i5/AM3 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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I'd personally go for the AM3 for just playing WoW,etc. If you do vid editing,etc I'd go for the i7 930.

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March 29, 2010 5:01:50 PM

Shadow703793 said:
ATI 5850 (More than enough for WoW)

ASUS P6T SE or P6T Deluxe v2

i7 930 ( If you live near a Microcenter, you can pick up the i7 930 for $200)

2x Samsung F3 500GB (one for OS, other for Data)

Cooler Master HAF 932 or 922, or the classic Antec 900.

RAM (3*2GB DDR3): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Since you are OCing, a Cooler Master Hyper 212 or a Core Contact Freezer 120mm (will need to buy LGA1366 brackets for the CCF separately)
==================
Or you can go the i5 route or the AM3 route.

i5: i5 750 ($200)
P55 board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AM3 CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 635 ($120)
AM3 board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This RAM for the i5/AM3 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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I'd personally go for the AM3 for just playing WoW,etc. If you do vid editing,etc I'd go for the i7 930.



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Thank You very much can you set up the AMD route with links. Case, cpu, motherboard, ram, etc.. Sorry it has been awhile and I dont not want to order the wrong stuff. TIA
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March 29, 2010 5:30:22 PM
March 29, 2010 5:56:24 PM

All good builds, though I would recommend Seagate 7200.12 500 GB drives over the WD Caviar Blues, at the same price.

For a gaming rig under $1000, AMD is the way to go. I forgot to mention in my original post that you weren't going to get much of a gaming machine if you insist upon going with an i7. Depending on your resolution, of course.

Another CPU option would be to go with a Phenom II X3 for approximately the same price.
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March 29, 2010 11:31:49 PM

^ I personally don't trust Seagate now due to the firmware,etc problems they've had a while back.

@OP: Check your Email.
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