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a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
July 30, 2010 8:49:11 PM

Alright sorry for making a new thread over top of the one i made earlier but now I'm actually gonna try and put it together myself now i just need the components to help me out cause what i need it to do is be able to run more than 1 WoW account at once maybe like 2 or possibly even 3. Price range is $500-$850 (can go over if there is a monitor that is good and goes with it) Please help me out and thank you for your time in helping me.

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a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
July 30, 2010 9:05:59 PM

Okay, I helped talk you into building a PC & I have one more bit of advice to get you started. Edit your post using the template in this thread... http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... It has all the info we need to recommend you the right build :) 
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July 30, 2010 10:55:36 PM

Okay... Here is a build I put together at $850 without a monitor (not including keyboard or mouse)

CPU / MOBO Combo: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition & ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600

Case / PSU Combo: Antec Three Hundred Illusion & Antec EarthWatts EA650

GPU / OS Combo: Palit NE5X460SF1102 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Sonic 1GB & Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB

DVD: LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner

To include a monitor, you are look at an additional $179.99 ($159.99 after MIR)

Monitor: ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen

This system will have no issues with WOW. You can look to drop down to the an XFX Radeon HD 5770 and Athlon II X4 440 for additional savings, if to high on your budget. :) 

edit: Updated the build because I had a brain fart and didn't include the hard drive :) 
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July 30, 2010 11:50:08 PM

tecmo34 said:
Okay... Here is a build I put together at $800 without a monitor (not including keyboard or mouse)

CPU / MOBO Combo: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition & ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600

Case / PSU Combo: Antec Three Hundred Illusion & Antec EarthWatts EA650

GPU / OS Combo: Palit NE5X460SF1102 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Sonic 1GB & Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

DVD: LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner

To include a monitor, you are look at an additional $179.99 ($159.99 after MIR)

Monitor: ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen

This system will have no issues with WOW. You can look to drop down to the an XFX Radeon HD 5770 and Athlon II X4 440 for additional savings, if to high on your budget. :) 


Are you sure you want to recommend an Antec EarthWatts? I've heard some pretty bad things about them.
Corsair is pretty much the same price, and is worth FAR more.
Just my opinion though, but otherwise that build looks great.
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July 31, 2010 12:00:45 AM

Antec Earthwatts is fine...
It's the Basiq and some other older antec PSUs that you want to avoid.
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a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
July 31, 2010 12:01:09 AM

Interesting... Antec EarthWatts are on the same level as Corsair's TX's models for the most part. I agree Corsair are the better overall manufacturer but there is nothing wrong with the EarthWatts. You want to stay away from Antec BP's though (BP500 is decent though)
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July 31, 2010 12:44:07 AM

tecmo34 said:
Interesting... Antec EarthWatts are on the same level as Corsair's TX's models for the most part. I agree Corsair are the better overall manufacturer but there is nothing wrong with the EarthWatts. You want to stay away from Antec BP's though (BP500 is decent though)


I go with antec for a lot of stuff, but I dunno. I've heard bad about a couple EarthWatts psus, but that might be the lower models.


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July 31, 2010 12:50:23 AM

The Corsair VX550w as some of the others have mentioned is a solid PSU that should be quite "future-ready" for your needs. I was previously using a 4890 and an i5-750 on it and it's great.
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a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
July 31, 2010 2:14:28 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: whenever i see a good one listed?

BUDGET RANGE: 500-850 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com, ibuypower w/e

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: Mid tower with room for upgrading and any 20+ inch LCD monitor

OVERCLOCKING: Huh?

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: what?

MONITOR RESOLUTION: No idea...

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I just need it to be able to play a couple of WoW accounts at once (mostly 2-3 accounts at once)
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a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
July 31, 2010 2:29:18 AM

No comment on the build I listed above in the third post?

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a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
July 31, 2010 4:41:00 AM

tecmo34 said:
No comment on the build I listed above in the third post?



Sorry power went out so I wasnt able to see whats going on but yeah I took a look and that and I really like that case :D  specially the blue in it. Besides i dont know much about the specs but if you say it will run a couple of WoW's at once than hey its good enough. I'm slowly but surely trying to get to know the parts more but its gonna take time I know some of the basic everyday jargon but not some of the things. But is there anyway to cheapen the case/PW up or does it need that 650W?
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a b B Homebuilt system
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July 31, 2010 1:34:45 PM

You are looking at a quality PSU and Case all for under $100 with MIR. I don't think you can get much cheaper. No, you don't need a 650W PSU but at that price... Why not?

I looked the Amazon system and it isn't a great one :(  The GPU is weak (9500GT) and the CPU is a lower end Intel Quad on an "Dead Platform" (LGA 775). It isn't worth the price IMO.
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a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
July 31, 2010 3:23:11 PM

tecmo34 said:
You are looking at a quality PSU and Case all for under $100 with MIR. I don't think you can get much cheaper. No, you don't need a 650W PSU but at that price... Why not?

I looked the Amazon system and it isn't a great one :(  The GPU is weak (9500GT) and the CPU is a lower end Intel Quad on an "Dead Platform" (LGA 775). It isn't worth the price IMO.



Ah okay tyvm Tecmo i'm just gonna stick with the one you made! Thank you again!

Also Palit NE5X460SF1102 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Sonic 1GB & Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit is a broken link
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a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
July 31, 2010 3:54:04 PM

comes to Grand Total: $1,102.10 with the monitor and 1yr warranty on available components not bad at all over the spending limit but he i expected that and was prepared
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