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Semi Gaming rig 300$USD

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January 10, 2011 11:59:53 PM

Hey guys so my teacher has given me a challenge if i can put together a low low end gaming rig for around 300$ that can play WoW on high to ultra graphics with decent frames. Not sure what size monitor it would be played on but 1680 x 1050 at max. I was looking at a 4670 and Anthlon x3 for the build since they have good performance and cheap. Also it must be a "Lan Box" sort of case. No OS is needed just the normal parts HDD,Mobo,CPU,Case(Probs with PSU for budget),Memory,GPU,Optical. Is this possible?
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January 11, 2011 6:18:44 AM

No discrete graphics in that budget but one can play WOW on the integrated video on the mobo.

BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 AMD 880G + AMD Athlon II X2 245
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
APEVIA X-QPACK2-NW-BK/500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$304.95

LE here are some games played on the weaker HD 4200.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQh-sT2YFZg
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January 11, 2011 12:52:04 PM

I have a pre-built Dell Inspiron 570 MT with the 4200 integrated and can play Oblivion on medium settings. It's decent and works with the chipset but you get better frames with more ram (4 gigs will probably do, mine has 6 and there is no chop at all.)
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January 11, 2011 5:55:54 PM

$300 is almost impossible if you want to play at ULTRA! What I have below should play ultra at a playable 25ish FPS at 1680x1050 though.

I did manage $361.94 with $25 in rebates ($336.94 A/R) with a lot of compromises

Athlon II X3 450 w/ Biostar 880 Motherboard: $119.98 w/ $10 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

4GB DDR3-1333: $41.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung DVD burner: $16.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Coolermaster Elite 310 with Coolermaster Elite 460W Power Supply: $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Not the most efficient PSU, but about as low as I dare go for Case+PSU

Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA 3 500 GB HDD: $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Its on sale cheap right now, or I wouldn't be bothering with a sata3 drive. It'll work fine in the SATA 2, anyway.

XFX HD5670 GPU: $79.99 w/ $15 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$361.94 (336.94 after rebate)


You could step down to a HD4650 and chop about $30 off the basic price, but I dunno how playable Ultra would be. $48.99 w/ $15 mir
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
drops price to $330 (305 after rebate)
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