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August 15, 2010 6:43:24 PM

ok whitch comp is the best and whitch is the worst for playing wow? and how much fps will i get?Also the top 2 are refurbished

Processor AMD Athlon II X3 425 Processor
- 2.7 GHz
- 2.0 GHz HT
- 1.5 MB L2 cache
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
RAM - 3 GB
Graphics card NVIDIA® Geforce® 9200


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Processor AMD Phenom X3 Processor 8550
- 2.2 GHz
- 2 MB L2 Cache
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
RAM - 2 GB installed DDR2 RAM (800 MHz)
- 4GB maximum RAM capacity
Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GT210
- 512MB video memory


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o Processor: AMD Athlon II X2
o Memory (RAM): 3 GB
o Storage Capacity (hard drive): 500 GB
o Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium
o Shared graphics: Nvidia GF9200 1024 MB

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August 15, 2010 7:02:18 PM

All 3 are garbage. Why don't you give us your budget and we'll see what we can come up with.

If you want the reasons why they are garbage: nVidia 9200 is trash, complete trash. I would recommend the 2nd computer with the 210, but with only 2 GB of RAM and Win7, it's trash as well.
August 15, 2010 7:05:27 PM

cmcghee358 said:
All 3 are garbage. Why don't you give us your budget and we'll see what we can come up with.

If you want the reasons why they are garbage: nVidia 9200 is trash, complete trash. I would recommend the 2nd computer with the 210, but with only 2 GB of RAM and Win7, it's trash as well.


ive only got about 320pound thats why im building prebuilt to do me till christmas then i can upgrade it, whitch is the best out of the three?

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August 15, 2010 7:08:45 PM

None of them. There isn't one I can recommend. Best thing you can do is save your money and build a good system in December.
August 16, 2010 9:30:24 AM

To be honest they should all be able to handle WoW (however in larger towns / raids it may not be as smooth as you'd like). I used to play on a P4 2.93, 1GB DDR using onboard graphics and I could just about raid :p 

If you can save another £100 - £150 you'll be in a much better position to build a system.

August 16, 2010 10:15:08 AM

If oyu are willing to build yourself, then you can get better quality.


RANA 440 - £56.02
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/AMD-Athlon-II-X3-440-Ran...

Gigabyte GA MA770T ES3 £52.60
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Gigabyte-GA-MA770T-ES3-A...(x16)-DDR3-1666-1333-SATA-3Gb-s-RAID-ATX

DDR3 2gb Corsair 1333mhz RAM CL9 - £36.54
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/2GB-Corsair-Value-Select...(1333)-Non-ECC-Unbuffered-CAS-9-9-9-24

Case £25.19
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Xclio-Propeller-Midi-Tow...

Samsung Spinpoint F3 - £32.86
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/500Gb-Samsung-Spinpoint-...

Silverstone 500W PSU - £43.39
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/500W-Silverstone-Strider...

alternative 500W PSU (NOT RECOMMENDED) - £16.32
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/500W-Storm-LPJ19-25-120m...

Total: £246.60 (with quality PSU)
Total with cheap PSU: £219.53

Add in a GPU:
Palit Geforce 9800GT 512Mb - £67.20
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/512MB-Palit-9800-GT-PCI-...(x16)-1800MHz-GDDR3-GPU-600MHz-112-Cores-2xDL-DVI-I-HDTV

New Total: £313.80
New Total with cheap PSU: £286.73

Windows 7 64bit OEM - £74.11
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Microsoft-Windows-7-Home...

Complete Total: £387.91
Complete Total with cheap PSU: £360.84

So, if you save another £60 you can get a much better build with quality parts (well, you may want a nicer case, but the one linked will do if not OCing everything) that is if you go with the better PSU (which you REALLY should do). With this build the only thing you need to upgrade at Christmas will be the RAM to get 4gb in the system. The GPU will do fine for WoW as it is more CPU intensive anway. In fact, you could probably save £12 going with the GT240 at £55.91.

I put two PSUs up for choice, obviously there is no way I would suggest getting the £16 one, I myself have gone with cheaper brands for PSUs, but at the very least I want an 80% efficiency just to show there is SOME quality to it. But I put both up because ultimately it is your choice whether to risk your system with cheap PSU, you may feel it is worth saving the money so you can get the system now and then replace it at Christmas when you can get a decent one (assuming it lasts 4 months)

The HDD is pretty much the best available, you may think 500gb is excessive for a budget build, but the reality is HDDs really don't change much in price even going with smaller sizes, so you may aswell get a great one that you don't need to change
August 16, 2010 12:15:32 PM

asteldian said:
If oyu are willing to build yourself, then you can get better quality.


RANA 440 - £56.02
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/AMD-Athlon-II-X3-440-Ran...

Gigabyte GA MA770T ES3 £52.60
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Gigabyte-GA-MA770T-ES3-A...(x16)-DDR3-1666-1333-SATA-3Gb-s-RAID-ATX

DDR3 2gb Corsair 1333mhz RAM CL9 - £36.54
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/2GB-Corsair-Value-Select...(1333)-Non-ECC-Unbuffered-CAS-9-9-9-24

Case £25.19
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Xclio-Propeller-Midi-Tow...

Samsung Spinpoint F3 - £32.86
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/500Gb-Samsung-Spinpoint-...

Silverstone 500W PSU - £43.39
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/500W-Silverstone-Strider...

alternative 500W PSU (NOT RECOMMENDED) - £16.32
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/500W-Storm-LPJ19-25-120m...

Total: £246.60 (with quality PSU)
Total with cheap PSU: £219.53

Add in a GPU:
Palit Geforce 9800GT 512Mb - £67.20
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/512MB-Palit-9800-GT-PCI-...(x16)-1800MHz-GDDR3-GPU-600MHz-112-Cores-2xDL-DVI-I-HDTV

New Total: £313.80
New Total with cheap PSU: £286.73

Windows 7 64bit OEM - £74.11
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Microsoft-Windows-7-Home...

Complete Total: £387.91
Complete Total with cheap PSU: £360.84

So, if you save another £60 you can get a much better build with quality parts (well, you may want a nicer case, but the one linked will do if not OCing everything) that is if you go with the better PSU (which you REALLY should do). With this build the only thing you need to upgrade at Christmas will be the RAM to get 4gb in the system. The GPU will do fine for WoW as it is more CPU intensive anway. In fact, you could probably save £12 going with the GT240 at £55.91.

I put two PSUs up for choice, obviously there is no way I would suggest getting the £16 one, I myself have gone with cheaper brands for PSUs, but at the very least I want an 80% efficiency just to show there is SOME quality to it. But I put both up because ultimately it is your choice whether to risk your system with cheap PSU, you may feel it is worth saving the money so you can get the system now and then replace it at Christmas when you can get a decent one (assuming it lasts 4 months)

The HDD is pretty much the best available, you may think 500gb is excessive for a budget build, but the reality is HDDs really don't change much in price even going with smaller sizes, so you may aswell get a great one that you don't need to change


Thank you for making a build for me i will certainly look into it. :) 
August 16, 2010 2:14:01 PM

No problem. Come Christmas if you were to pay £36.54 for more RAM you will have a great PC for WoW.

Depending on your resolution, the only other thing you may want to upgrade in the near future is the GPU - if playing at HD resolution (1920 x 1080) then a 5850 for £200 will be great (assuming you play more games than WoW, if only WoW then no new GPU required).

So, the build above is close to your budget, a further £236.56 a bit later would give you a system able to handle pretty much anything for a good while. But obviously, no need to buy a new GPU until you feel the games you play are struggling
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