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April 17, 2010 1:09:10 AM

2 - 4 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: ~$350 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: WoW, SC2, new games but on low to medium settings, web

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Case, Moniter

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: but I will use others with cheaper prices.

PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like to stick to an AMD cpu with a motherboard with integrated graphics and support for ddr2 memory


MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768, 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Just want a pc that can run WoW well and can be used for a decent period of time for as less money as possible! I have already assemlbled a list with the parts I need but I am wondering if anyone can help me save even more money.


Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts.

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power ...

MSI 785GT-E63 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor

Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model

SAPPHIRE 100254HDMI Radeon HD 4650 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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April 17, 2010 1:22:06 AM

Actually the parts I've listed add up to $339.44 on

I'm just looking to see if it's possible to substitute equal quality parts to lower the price.
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April 17, 2010 6:15:35 AM

$353 AR
April 17, 2010 7:35:23 AM

One of my guild mates is running WoW on a 785G integrated video, nothing to cheer about, but he's fine in 25 man raids at fairly low settings (no shadows) 1440X900.
April 17, 2010 5:42:13 PM

That looks like a great build batuchka, I am wary of mail in rebates though but I will definitely make use of those parts.

dirtmountain, does your friend play with a hd 4200 integrated graphics card?
a b Ý World of Warcraft
April 18, 2010 3:18:56 AM

Thank you for your kind words :p 
April 18, 2010 10:12:38 AM

Windows 7 runs fine on 2GB but obviously the more the better.
That Fry's deal sounds killer and should leave you with enough to do a decend build.

I recommend the following for the rest of the parts. You might be able to save more money by going with a smaller HDD but you'll find 500GB to be a nice amount of space to have around. My game folder on one partion is over 120GB and thats excluding my steam folder which currently only contains half the games I own on my steam account.

A-DATA Gaming Series 2GB DDR3 1600 $54

SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB $95 - $15 rebate

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB $55

Sony Optiarc Black DVD Drive $22

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W PSU & COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 case Combo $99 - $35 rebate

All totals to roughly $325 or $275 after rebates.

The 4850 should have no trouble dealing with WoW even on very high settings. And you can always add another 2GB stick down the track when you can afford it.
April 18, 2010 6:37:49 PM

Yes, he plays with the integrated HD4200 at fairly low settings. He's using the PhenomIIx3 720 for his CPU.
April 19, 2010 12:03:02 AM

I don't think you can be picky about the motherboard brand when your on such a tight budget, especially when you to pick up a Fry's motherboard and cpu combo for less than the cost of the cpu itself.

The OCZ power-supply should have no problems powering the 4850 and everything else, and at $32 after rebate you won't find better quality for that price.
April 29, 2010 4:37:58 AM

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