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500$ MMO Build - Suggestions?

Last response: in Systems
January 2, 2011 4:05:11 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 week to a Month

Budget Range: $500-575 USD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: World of Warcraft, Web Surfing

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg and Tiger Direct.

Country of Origin: U.S.A

Parts Preferences: AMD or Intel, mainly looking for the best price to performance ratio and XFX or another VGA manufacturer with a great warranty.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900 full screen MMO'ing

Additional Comments: OS is needed. This will be my first build, so Id like components to make it as painless as possible :p  . The build does not need much storage. Maybe 320-500GB HDD. Im also having alot of trouble deciding on a motherboard.

January 2, 2011 6:35:09 PM

That kind of budget screams for some sort of Athlon X3 and AM3 board (generally available for $100-$150 less than Intel cpu and processor) and perhaps a GTX460 if possible...
January 2, 2011 7:01:30 PM

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SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151192
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152181
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131402
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$20.00 Instant
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card

SAPPHIRE 100287VGAL Radeon HD 5670 (Redwood) 512MB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814102871
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card

SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817151094
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$12.00 Instant $79.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231277
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy

AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX445WFGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103872
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811129066
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy $69.99
Subtotal: $69.99