Low budget gaming build.

Hey guys, I'm currently working on a build for my cousin who would only like to play wow, but needs a new computer. He has a budget of under 400$. He already has hardrives and will eventually be running a 19in. 1440x900. So I'd like you guys to look over these and help me give him the most bang for the buck.
Here is what I have put together so far:

[edt. No cd/dvd drives needed]

Thermaltake V3 Black Edition

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5570

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)


AMD Athlon II X4 635 Propus 2.9GHz


EDT. I have changed the CPU, graphics card memory and motherboard after reviewing the Toms hardware bests of the month.
The following will replace the others:


XFX HD-567X-ZNF3 Radeon HD 5670

AMD Athlon II X3 455 Rana 3.3GHz

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3

Let me know what you think of this setup
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  1. AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition Callisto 3.3GHz

    try to look at that, i know that wow doesnt need a quad core... and maybe a better video card or even drop the processor down to 3.0 ghz Black edition and overclock it to get money for the video card
  2. Best answer
    you can do better for $400, if you don't want/need a hard drive:

    Athlon II X3 450: $79
    AS Rock 880G mobo: $60
    4 GB G.skill RAM: $42
    CoolerMaster Elite 310 + Coolermaster 460W PSU: $70
    seagate 500 GB HDD: $50
    GTS 450: $110
    DVD Drive: $20

    total about $420

    if you don't need teh hard drive, throwing that $50 at the gpu gets you a GTX 460 768MB card, or the slightly slower GTS 460 SE 1 Gb.
  3. Best answer selected by Godlover1133.
  4. the main change I'd make to your purchase is a different board maker:

    This AS Rock 880 is barebones, but $59.99 instead of 79.99, with better quality capacitors.

    alternately, the 870 Extreme 3 is $89.99 ($10 more), with usb3, sata3. AND 8X/8X Crossfire
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