Budget WoW build (did I mention budget?)

I'm trying to build a computer for my husband to upgrade the dinosaur he is playing WoW on currently. I need it to be as cheap as possible and I'm hoping to reuse some of the parts from his current computer for now but I will upgrade those in the future. Right now I'm just looking at getting the motherboard/cpu, a new case and power supply.

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: cheap as possible


System Usage from Most to Least Important: WoW and internet


Parts Not Required: keyboard, monitor, mouse, os, disk drive and here are the parts I have...
Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST3160023AS-RK 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148038&cm_re=st3160023as-_-22-148-038-_-Product
Nvidia Geforce 6800 graphics card


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg


Country of Origin: usa


Parts Preferences: no preference


Overclocking: no


SLI or Crossfire: no


Monitor Resolution:1280x1024


Additional Comments: I would like to get it as quiet as I can. I know the graphics card is a dinosaur but I'm going to replace it in the next few months. We are on a budget crunch since we are taking our little one to disney and I don't want to spend a ton of money on a new computer atm. Thanks for your help :)
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  1. as you didn't mention the type of ram or ram on your list I'm going to assume you have DDR2 and not DDR3 and are looking to reuse the RAm

    here's a 3 core high clocked amd cpu and board combo at $142

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.564802

    as for case 40 bucks shipped free

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147144

    psu 700 watt on sale for $60 with a mail in rebate bringing it down 10 bucks to $50

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171054

    232 afer the rebate
  2. Thank you for the replay. I wasn't sure if I should bother using the old ram or go with DDR3.
  3. ddr3 is faster than ddr2, however the addition of the ram will run you another 50-75 assuming you go with 4 gigs (2x2gig)

    however the cpu/mobo will run aroudn the same fo ra mobo that uses ddr3, whats your actual budget and we can try to get you ddr3 cpu mobo

    i'd sitill reccomend the same case and psu for the price
  4. Having looked thru the benches this would be my choice for lost cost WOW (latest edition) with "good quality" settings/DX9

    $342AR since u have HDD/ODD
  5. ^ this guy can build some cheap rigs... next time i go to build a rig which might be another 5-6 6 months rebuildign the wife's rig i'm just gonna PM batuchka :D

    that build is AWSOME for the price ... i still liek the case and psu i linked better though... and they are only a few bucks more
  6. If you can manage it, a 450 might be a better choice, as people are seeing significant improvement with DX 11 over DX 9.

    the PNY model of the 450 is $119.99 w/ $20 MIR, making it the same $99 after rebate as the 250
  7. Though there wasn't any testing of low resolutions, you should check out the article from today about Cataclysm performance. It even gives you a tip on how to enable DX11 (if you have a new card capable of it) for performance benefits.

    Always go with batuchka's low cost builds, there is really no competition. :)
  8. Thank you so much for the replies. You guys really are very helpful :love:
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