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First Build(Looking for second opinions)

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January 7, 2011 1:50:30 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next two to three weeks

Budget Range: $500-$575

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

Parts Not Required: Case(Antec 300), Mouse(Razer Naga), Monitor and Keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg and Tigerdirect

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: AMD

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Additional Comments: This will be my first build and ive been doing as much research as I can over the past month or so, looking at various components and reviews. Im hoping this will be painless.

This is what I have gathered so far to fit the budget. It is also highly unlikely that any other video game or 3d applications will be used other than World of Warcraft.


CPU: Athlon II X3 450 Rana
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (2 x 2GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: XFX HD-575X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit DDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Ultra LSP550 550-Watt
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

OS: Windows 7 OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



I've mainly been looking at the Ultra PSU and the 5750 for the lifetime warranty and obviously the price. Any and all suggestions appreciated. Hope to start buying parts soon.

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January 7, 2011 2:25:26 AM

Your build is very goode. The 5750 will handle WOW on high settings. For one dollar more, however, consider an HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770
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January 7, 2011 3:39:12 AM

Thanks for the replies! 1440x900 would be the resolution. Will the RAM you suggested work for sure?
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January 7, 2011 7:55:33 PM

Any other suggestions before I start purchasing parts?
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