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Low budget gaming build.

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December 28, 2010 4:09:39 AM

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
December 28, 2010 5:29:49 AM

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

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December 28, 2010 3:31:48 PM

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.
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January 4, 2011 1:39:54 AM

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