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BEST PC Set up for hard-core gamers for under 700?

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July 19, 2010 7:13:19 PM

Hello, I play wow and APB, and will be playing SWTOR, I need the best set up that will allow smoothe gameplay, mainly for APB, wow works fine but APB is laggy, and uses more CPU than wow, So i need a system that can woop some ass on APB but still be cost efficiant.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: August 30th, or sooner.

BUDGET RANGE: $400 to $700 Before Rebates, the 700 is the absolute max, 650 is pushing the limit....

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, surfing the internet, and watching movies.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, headeset.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA...

PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like to use an intel over AMD CPU & Biostar mobo and full tower case, if the AMD is better and at a less cost, like over all in performance, {I've heard AMD's are bad for over heating issues} then add it.

OVERCLOCKING: No / Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe, dont really know what they can do for gamers....

MONITOR RESOLUTION: anything above 1024x768

A MUST HAVE: Gots to be able to Handle WOW and APB ( All Points Bulletin ) the best it can with the budget I got.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Need to have a window, good cooling, maybe some glowing, I would like the pc to last me a while... and I would like it to run quiet if possabe. This PC needs to be kick _ _ _, Cost effieciant, Energy Efficiant, and long lasting, not a chunck of metal hoggin engery and creating a heatstorm in my bedroom...

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July 19, 2010 10:19:44 PM

  • CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX440WFGIBOX
  • MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
  • RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
  • GPU: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • HSF: Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2
  • HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
  • PSU: Antec TruePower New TP-550 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
  • DVD: Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
  • Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    No OS, Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse or Speakers Included.

    Recommend you editing your original post with the template provide in this thread for more detailed support...

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    July 20, 2010 8:30:46 AM

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    July 27, 2010 4:15:49 PM

    tecmo34 said:
  • CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX440WFGIBOX
  • MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
  • RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
  • GPU: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • HSF: Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2
  • HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
  • PSU: Antec TruePower New TP-550 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
  • DVD: Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
  • Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    No OS, Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse or Speakers Included.

    Recommend you editing your original post with the template provide in this thread for more detailed support...

    How To Ask For New Build Advice


  • So what? is that my help or is that just a template for me to re-ask the question then?
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    July 27, 2010 4:29:23 PM

    The top part, I was a quick build I threw together for under $700 without looking for combo deals (I recently built that PC for a Client). However, batuchka has provided a better under $700 build, which would be my recommendation now, if the combo deals are still active.

    The bottom part, I was providing you the link to the template, I recommended you edit your original post with. The template looks like this below:

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    APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

    BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates

    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

    PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)

    COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (e.g.: Grand Fenwick)

    PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)

    OVERCLOCKING: Yes / No / Maybe

    SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes / No / Maybe

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC)

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    July 28, 2010 6:13:50 PM

    Okay my 1st post any better?
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    July 28, 2010 6:36:44 PM

    AMD Athlon II X4 processor
    Name brand, full ATX, mobo
    G.Skill RAM
    ATI 5770
    Hyper 212+ CPU cooler
    Corsair PSU
    Any name brand case
    23" Acer monitor

    Sorry for the ambiguity but these are the basic things you should get.
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    August 4, 2010 3:04:20 PM

    Best answer selected by Kdawwg.
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