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January 23, 2011 6:25:30 AM

Hello,

I currently have a horrible computer, and I am attempting to find, and hopefully build, a new one. I have a very strict budget, between $500-$800. I am looking for a good gaming rig, preferably one that will run Starcraft II and World of Warcraft very well. I'm just wondering what I could look for and if it's even possible to build one with my budget.

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January 25, 2011 3:37:07 AM

Okay,


Approximate Purchase Date: Somewhere in the next 2 months, like March

Budget Range: 500-800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming(World of Warcraft, Starcraft), Internet usage, School work

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: no brand preference, however I would like OS(Windows 7)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1024x768(I will be upgrading my monitor in the near future)

Additional Comments: I want the biggest bang for my buck! :) 

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January 25, 2011 6:58:42 AM

Ok, mate, here is what I would suggest as I myself was planning something very similar:

Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 AMD 870 - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
AMD AM3 Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition 3.4GHz - $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ATI Radeon 6870 1GB (Gigabyte) - $220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
WINTEC 4G Kit 1333MHz - $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Case - $45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
COOLER MASTER GX Series 650W PSU - $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB 7200RPM - $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Subtotal - $790 (without shipping or monitor)

You also may want to consider this later on as a monitor:

Acer S231HLbid Black 23" 5ms LED 1920x1080 FHD - $170
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This, my friend, should do you just fine. The "Black Edition" designation on the CPU means it has an unlocked multiplier, basically meaning you can overclock your CPU to higher levels and get more performance out of it. The only problem you may find with this build is that the monitor is not covered within your $800 budget, so you may have to work for a few more weeks ;) 

-Klosteral
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January 25, 2011 10:38:09 PM

Thank you very much!
Looks like a great deal.

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January 25, 2011 11:21:37 PM

No problem mate. This computer rig will be able to run any game currently available on the market on medium-high settings, and most games (such as Call of Duty and StarCraft 2) on Maximum settings.

Good luck and have fun,
-Klosteral
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January 26, 2011 4:40:57 AM

Best answer selected by dom2e.
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