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IS THIS a good gaming computer for the price?

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July 9, 2010 5:08:33 PM

Can I play world of warcraft?

620$

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[SYSTEM] AMD Phenom II PC SYS0007490 $620.75 $620.75
1 Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z No PS Mid Tower Gaming Case (Black) CA-VL81W2Z
1 AMD Phenom II X4 Processor 955 (3.2GHz) AM3, Retail (Black Edition) HDZ955GMBX
1 Asus M4A785T-M/CSM Socket AM3/ AMD 785G/ DDR3/ HDMI/ A&V&GbE/ MATX Motherboard MB-M4A85TM
1 Super Talent DDR3-1333 4GB (2x 2GB) Value Memory Kit W1333UX4GV
1 Sapphire Radeon HD5770 Vapor-X 1GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card AT-577VPX
1 Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MB Hard Drive HD-W50AAKS
1 Samsung SH-S223C/BEBE 22X SATA DVD+/-RW Internal Drive (Black), Bulk w/o Software SHS223C_BE
1 Thermaltake W0330RUC Purepower 550W Power Supply PS-W0330RU
1 Logitech Desktop MK120 Mouse & Keyboard Combo KB-MK120
1 iMicro IMV6 1.3 Megapixels USB Webcam w/ Light CAM-IMV6
1 iMicro SVGA HD15 M/M 6ft Cable ST-VGA_M6 $4.96 $4.96
1 iMicro 2.0 Channel Plastic Multimedia Speaker System (Black) SP-IMD693B $2.99 $2.99
Sub Total $628.70
Promotion Savings [SUNSHINE15] -$15.00
Tax $0.00
Shipping Method: UPS Ground Shipping $54.55
July 9, 2010 5:17:33 PM

It's definitely good enough for WoW. I would make a few changes though.

First, drop the X4 965 to an X4 955. You'll save some money and not lose anything.

Second, switch the motherboard for a Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3. It's a better, more future proof board.

Third, switch the HDD for a Samsung Spinpoint F3. It'll be faster and likely cheaper.

Finally, consider switching the PSU for a 400-500W from Corsair, Antec, SeaSonic, Silverstone or a 600W from OCZ. Coolermaster isn't the best brand for quality.
July 9, 2010 5:33:39 PM

[SYSTEM] AMD Phenom II PC SYS0007490 $620.75 $620.75
1 Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z No PS Mid Tower Gaming Case (Black) CA-VL81W2Z
1 AMD Phenom II X4 Processor 955 (3.2GHz) AM3, Retail (Black Edition) HDZ955GMBX
1 Asus M4A785T-M/CSM Socket AM3/ AMD 785G/ DDR3/ HDMI/ A&V&GbE/ MATX Motherboard MB-M4A85TM
1 Super Talent DDR3-1333 4GB (2x 2GB) Value Memory Kit W1333UX4GV
1 Sapphire Radeon HD5770 Vapor-X 1GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card AT-577VPX
1 Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MB Hard Drive HD-W50AAKS
1 Samsung SH-S223C/BEBE 22X SATA DVD+/-RW Internal Drive (Black), Bulk w/o Software SHS223C_BE
1 Thermaltake W0330RUC Purepower 550W Power Supply PS-W0330RU
1 Logitech Desktop MK120 Mouse & Keyboard Combo KB-MK120
1 iMicro IMV6 1.3 Megapixels USB Webcam w/ Light CAM-IMV6
1 iMicro SVGA HD15 M/M 6ft Cable ST-VGA_M6 $4.96 $4.96
1 iMicro 2.0 Channel Plastic Multimedia Speaker System (Black) SP-IMD693B $2.99 $2.99
Sub Total $628.70
Promotion Savings [SUNSHINE15] -$15.00
Tax $0.00
Shipping Method: UPS Ground Shipping $54.55
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