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Gaming PC for 400$ max

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September 26, 2010 1:51:23 AM

I'm trying to put together a build for a friend of mine he needs a new PC his current budget is 400$. Would it be possible to build a PC that could run WoW @ near max settings or at least just sit at 25 - 30 FPS in raids, etc?

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September 26, 2010 2:31:19 AM

Woah.. $400 dollars isn't gonna work out dude.. face it.
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September 26, 2010 2:56:21 AM

do you have a monitor and input devices and windows ??
these are must haves to meet your price

hopefully a case too
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September 26, 2010 2:59:49 AM

Yeah, he has a Monitor, a full tower case he could use, and all input devices.
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September 26, 2010 3:04:59 AM

Windows 7 is going to eat your budget to 300 in that case.
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September 26, 2010 3:07:39 AM

Well, I mean if it came down to it, we could just use XP. Windows XP is more than suitable for running just WoW anyways.
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September 26, 2010 3:16:28 AM

Look at the recent $400 SBM article. Since you don't need a case, take that money and get a decent PSU like a 380W Antec Earthwatts, and another 2GB of RAM; your system will need the former, and WoW likes more of the latter.
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September 26, 2010 3:25:59 AM

well, maybe, if you're willing to compromise (alot), you can get a PC that will do decent enough in WoW:

this build is $409.93, with $8.70 shipping. $418.63 total. There are $30 in rebates, bring the after rebate total to $388.63.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASRock 880GM-LE AM3 AMD 880G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157199

-$30.00 Instant
$89.99
$59.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 CMPSU-430CX 430W ATX12V Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139017

$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$49.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ...
Item #: N82E16820146748

$69.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm Fan
Item #: N82E16811147144

LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support
Item #: N82E16827106335

-$15.00 Instant
-$17.00 Combo
$83.98
$51.98

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
ASUS EAH5750 FORMULA/2DI/1GD5/A Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video ...
Item #: N82E16814121356

AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ADX245OCGQBOX
Item #: N82E16819103687

-$10.00 Combo
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$187.98
$177.98
Subtotal: $409.93

Calculate Shipping
Zip Code: GO
Shipping: $8.70

Grand Total: $418.63

Price after rebates, shipped: $388.63.

you won't do cheaper than this!
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September 26, 2010 3:26:23 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
samsung f3 500gb $55.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX 59.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ATI 5670 512 MB 79.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W 59.99

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 77.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz 61.9


394.94 then 15 MIR

the best I could do you could get 2x1GB and a better graphics card but I wouldn't

I like the build above better
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September 26, 2010 4:04:53 AM

Thanks for the two replies guys, much appreciated
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September 26, 2010 6:59:27 AM



378.92 AR
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September 26, 2010 11:44:46 AM

I prefer mosox's build of those listed so far. WOW needs a better CPU than the bottom Athlon II X2s featured in the others. Zooted's build also has an ATX mobo and a micro-ATX case; other than the size problem there, he already has a case.
If he needs a DVD writer and/or has no wiggle room in his budget, lower the GPU in mosox's build to a HD4850: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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September 26, 2010 2:34:55 PM

Oh^ my bad I really wasn't paying attention I suppose.
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September 26, 2010 3:11:12 PM

I think we're going to go with Mosox's build, as we don't need a tower, and can reuse the CD/DVD Rom drive from his old PC, as well as the Tower and all input devices, we're also gonna run Windows XP since that is more than sufficient for WoW.

Again, thank you all for the help and quick replies.
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September 26, 2010 4:26:29 PM

Ok, excellent.
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September 27, 2010 2:48:02 AM

mosox said:
If he has the DVD writer he can get this:

ASRock M3A770DE (link above)
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 2GB 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
AMD Athlon II X3 445 + HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB + OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$396.94




+1 for this
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