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800 (gaming) HALP PLZ

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December 13, 2010 7:56:10 PM

So well its almost xmas and I have to come up with a good computer to run wow, parents wont but a brand one cause theyre usually way too expensive where I live (latin america) Anyhow I need it mainly for World of Warcraft Cataclysm, this computer will be use mainly for that, firefox on the side, web browsing nothing too fancy. Tho Id like to at least be able to play at mid setting with 50+ FPS. How to achiev this I have no idea, I see all the adds like what video card is the best and what processor is the best, but then they tell me motherboards and power soucers and im lost, but I know they all have to be compatible with each other, in other words I have nothing, I need halp plz :D 
Here are the recomended Wow requirements according to Blizzard

Recommended Specifications

Windows System Vista64/Windows 7 OS:

* Dual-core processor, such as the Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2
* 2 GB RAM
* 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 or better
* Multi-button mouse with scroll-wheel

(Source: Blizzard knowledge base)


Approximate Purchase Date: this week (the closer the better)


Budget Range: $800


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming Wow Cataclysm, web browsing, youtube


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I wont buy online just need advise


Country of Origin: (Honduras)


Parts Preferences: by brand or type I have no idea how to provide this >.<


Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe....no idea what this is


SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe....read the above


Monitor Resolution: 1024x768,


Additional Comments:sorry for being such a bad poster, I honestly just need to be pointed in the direccion as to what to buy I dont need the pricing, just what basics should I follow

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December 13, 2010 8:01:58 PM

Actually mainstream GPUs (HD 4670 and better) under "Good Quality" settings can give very decent WOW Cata performance and if dun mind settling for medium u can really get by with a really cheap machine but do use this template for us to better help u
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
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December 13, 2010 8:19:19 PM

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System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming Wow Cataclysm, web browsing, youtube
Monitor Resolution: 1024x768


Hardware wise just

AthlonII X3
770/785G motherboard
4GB DDR3
80+ 400-600W PSU
HD 4670/GT 240
SATA ODD/HDD
Case of choice

anything more at your discretion
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December 13, 2010 8:24:30 PM

So why not the so mentioned Intel I3 I5 and so forth, wouldnt it be better than athlon?
Ugh hate being such a technology illiterate
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December 13, 2010 8:30:33 PM

With just medium settings WOW Cata and such low resolutions spending more would really be your call hehe If u think you'd very likely play stuff other than WOW (Crysis/Metro 2033) then yes go for higher end machine
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December 13, 2010 8:34:50 PM

There is a chance that with time I will, so I would like to able to if so, should I just go for an Intel (3, 5, 7?) and the rest you mentioned?
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December 13, 2010 8:44:02 PM

I would look to hit a bit more headroom in PSU so perhaps a 600W/80+ and not sure how h/w prices are where u at so go according to budget ^^
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January 11, 2011 11:31:36 PM

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