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August 5, 2010 3:10:20 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: about 1-2 months

BUDGET RANGE: a max of $1800 final price

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, internet, movies, music

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor,

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com or just great components suggestions

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Whatever is the best for the system

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I basically want this computer for playing mainly WoW on high settings with not alot of lag.

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a b 4 Gaming
August 5, 2010 5:06:14 PM

I'll point out that you don't need to spend $1,800 to max out WoW. You could easily do this for less than $800, excluding the cost of Windows.

Here's what I'd look at:

CPU: X3 440 $77
Mobo/OS: Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 and Windows 7 $215 after rebate
RAM: G.Skill Eco 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $105
GPU: HD 5850 $285
PSU/Case: XFX 650W Lian Li PC-K62 $130 after rebate
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB $75
Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $18

Total: $905 ($815 w/o Windows). You could spend $100 more and upgrade the CPU to an X4 955.
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August 5, 2010 5:26:37 PM

^looks good, but you might as well get the phenom II 955 if you have the money.
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August 5, 2010 5:33:37 PM

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/291602-31-unbeatable-...

could check my build. if only buy 1 GTX460. cost will be below $1600. You also could use a ATI5850 to replace 460 if no plan to go SLI in the future. GPU is the bottle for current i7-930 build. it should be good enough for next few years.
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August 5, 2010 5:42:37 PM

Ya all good builds and suggestions. I know you don't need a 1800 computer to max wow but I would like the best I can get for the price then ill take it. Like seeing that I don't need THAT much to max it out, a build for about 1500 for all the best for that price would be awesome
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a b 4 Gaming
August 5, 2010 5:51:00 PM

@yanje03: No offense, but that's not a great build for $1,600. You're wasting a lot of money on parts that don't have a great effect on performance. For $1,600, I can fit in an i7 with an HD 5970, which would be better overall. For $2,000, I can put together a build that will be even better. I'll post what I'd build in the thread though.

The thing about WoW is that the build I posted above will be able to max out WoW in the majority of cases. You don't need to spend that much to do it. WoW isn't an intensive of a program. If it was, not many people would be able to play it.
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August 5, 2010 6:10:22 PM

@MadAdmiral... Ya I understand where you comin from but I play some other games beside WoW and am willing to spend the 1600 so if u could post that build for 1600 that would be most appriciated. Thanks bro
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August 5, 2010 6:23:34 PM

AMD PHENOM II X4 965

XFX ATI RAEDEON HD5970

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3

XFX BLACK EDITION 850W

G.SKILL 4GB DDR3 1600MHZ PC-12800 CL7 DUAL CHANNEL 7-7-7-24

SAMSUNG SPINPOINT F3 1TB

look at this... adn its crossfire ready... if u want with the rest of the money u can get an ssd or u can get an eyefinity setup
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a b 4 Gaming
August 5, 2010 6:26:52 PM

Then don't just say WoW...

I should also point out that the above build would also be able to play almost every game with max details at 1080p. About the only game it won't play with those settings is Crysis.

Here's a $1,600 build:

CPU/Mobo: i5-750 and Asus P7P55D-E Pro $360
RAM/PSU: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 and Corsair 850W $185 after rebate
GPU: HD 5970 $630 with promo code
HDD: Samung Spinpoint F3 1 TB $75
Case/OS: HAF 922 and Windows $180
Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $18
HSF: Sycthe SCMG-2100 $35

Total: $1,483

If you don't need the OS:

CPU/Mobo: i7-930 and Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R $484
RAM: Corsair XMS3 3x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $150 after rebate
GPU: HD 5970 $630 with promo code
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB $75
PSU: Cosair 850W $120 after rebate
Case: HAF 922 $90
Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $18
HSF: Sycthe SCMG-2100 $35

Total: $1,602
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