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August 22, 2010 5:26:27 PM

Any help or opinions appreciated on my build. Looking to upgrade from windows xp to windows 7. Main gaming is world of warcraft.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Withing a week or two

BUDGET RANGE: under $700

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming & internet surfing. (World of Warcraft/Starcraft 2)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD has done me good over the years

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: The less noise the better.


LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAJS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $44.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M4A78LT-M LE AM3 AMD 780L Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100273L Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec earthwatts EA500 500W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7/Core i5" ... $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT $80.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX $105.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Combo- $174.98

Subtotal: $656.91

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August 22, 2010 8:03:50 PM

Much faster RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)

Faster HDD : SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3. You can keep your HDD if it's a budget issue. But do change the RAM.

Better ODD brand - Samsung/Sony/LG : LG SATA 22X DVD Burner

Now the really important thing is that even at your resolution, you'd do well to get a better GPU - Radeon HD 5770 for gaming. If budget is an issue, drop down to the Athlon II X3 440. Games don't use 4 cores anyways. GPU power is mostly what counts more than CPU power.
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August 23, 2010 9:07:43 AM

Tower @ $563AR

OS @ $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$663AR Total
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August 29, 2010 12:35:25 AM

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