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June 25, 2010 5:24:33 AM

I want to build a low budget machine that can play WoW and that's it. The other use will be typical watching downloaded movies/tv in 740p. Here is what I've come up with so far. Do you have any suggestions for parts to upgrade or downgrade? My budget is just a machine that will do the above tasks adequately. If I can do it for cheaper than this build, even better!

Thanks in advance.

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HIS IceQ H567Q1GD Radeon HD 5670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
HEC Blitz Black Steel Edition ATX Mid Tower Computer Chassis Gaming Case w/ Front Blue LED 120mm Fan & Top 120mm Fan

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B

MSI 760GM-E51 AM3 AMD 760G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana 2.9GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor Model ADX435WFGIBOX

Grand Total: $596.92

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June 25, 2010 5:53:34 AM

Thanks Hunter. I wasn't sure about those two versions of Windows. It feels weird actually buying a copy of Windows, but I guess its necessary these days. :) 
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June 25, 2010 7:17:02 AM

If u gonna spend $90+ on a HD 5670 i suggest looking at HD 4850/GTS 250 ^^
June 25, 2010 1:57:26 PM

Thanks Batuchka. I don't really know anything about video cards . How about this Sapphire?

Open Box: SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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June 25, 2010 4:04:09 PM

I'm not too hot wit open box but retail HD 4850s can be had for $99 and is a devastatingly better buy than a $90+ HD 5670 for games hehe
July 2, 2010 12:12:22 AM

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