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June 24, 2010 5:10:41 PM

Hi im going to buy parts so i can build a pc and i was wondering if these parts make a gaming pc that can handle World Of Warcraft on ultra settings when cataclysm comes out and call of duty modern warfare 2 and fps games in that style like bf2 here is the list:


Processor: AMD Phenom X4 Quad 9600 2,3ghz - 4mb Cache - Socket AM2+

Motherboard: MSI K9A2 NEO - ATX - AM2+

memory: 4x1024mb = 4GB DDR2 800mhz - Dual Channel - Corsair XMS2-6400

Harddrive: Seagate 1000GB = 1TB - 32mb Cache - SATA2

DVD: Sony NEC DVD-+RW 24x / 16x Dual Layer - Svart - SATA

Grafik card: nVidia Gainward Geforce GTS 250 512mb / 1 x DVI / 1 x HDMI / 1 x VGA

Chassi: Cooler Master Storm Sniper - AMD Dragon Edition - Svart

PSU: Fractal Design Integra 500Watt

thank you for all of your replies :D 

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a c 84 B Homebuilt system
June 24, 2010 5:57:05 PM

Honestly, that's a piece of crap. Pretty much everything is dying tech or low quality. You know you can do better when the case is the second most expensive part...

You should just give us a budget to list out some parts. Here's a very basic start for a gaming PC:

CPU/GPU: X3 440 and HD 5770 $225 after rebate
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 $80 after rebate
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $110
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB $70
Case/PSU: Antec 300 Illusion and Earthwatts 430W $105
Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $18 (with promo code)

Total: $608. This can be made cheaper, but the basics (the CPU, board and GPU) are really the cheapest you should go.
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June 24, 2010 6:09:49 PM

well if that can run both wow on ultra and cod mw2 i think its good and my budget would be somwhere around 800$
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a c 84 B Homebuilt system
June 24, 2010 6:55:21 PM

It'd be iffy for WoW. MW2 isn't happening. You'd be building yourself into a corner too, so if it didn't, you'd just have wasted a lot of money.

Now that you've given a budget, here's a better build:

CPU/Mobo: X4 955 and Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $243 after rebate (with a free game)
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $110
GPU: HD 5850 $285
HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55
PSU/Case: Antec 900 and TruePower 750W $165 after rebate
Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $18 (with promo code)

Total: $806 (add $15 for the 1 TB HDD)
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June 24, 2010 7:08:09 PM

that looks preety nice but are you sure mw2 cant run on that? not even on a low setting?
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a c 84 B Homebuilt system
June 24, 2010 8:36:55 PM

You're original build? If it would run it at the lowest setting (and at a low resolution), it wouldn't do it very well.

The two builds I posted would be much, much better. The second is starting to get to the level that you can start playing most games at the highest level of detail at 1920x1080 resolutions.
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June 24, 2010 9:07:14 PM

well ok thank you for your help :)  will buy the parts for the second one now
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