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Budget Gaming Build

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.

From newegg

HIS IceQ H567Q1GD Radeon HD 5670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
$92.99

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
$104.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full
$179.99

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
$58.98

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
$59.98


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
$99.99

Grand Total: $596.92
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  1. Save yourself $80, get the OEM version of windows, only difference between them is the packaging and the price
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754&cm_re=windows_7-_-32-116-754-_-Product

    Swap the ram for the Ripjaws, they are cheaper after promo code
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277
  2. 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. :)
  3. If u gonna spend $90+ on a HD 5670 i suggest looking at HD 4850/GTS 250 ^^
  4. 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
    $75
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    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
  6. Ok, what about Asus cards? I know Asus used to make great mobo.

    ASUS CuCore Series EAH4850 CUCORE TOP/2DI/1GD3 Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    89.99 after rebates.

    I decided to build a dedicated HTPC for TV and a seperate budget gaming machine for my computer room. I'll use this machine with a 32-40" LCD, probably a Sony Bravia.
  7. Best answer selected by zalick.
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