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First Build Gaming PC Will it work?

I am looking to build a low end gaming computer from scratch, just to play games like World of Warcraft and The Old Republic. I have a build in mind and I would like some input on it. I am only looking to spend about $550 max on the computer and about another $100 towards Windows 7. So far this is what I have in mind. I would just like to make sure everything is compatible and that it will do the job. Thanks in advance for the help.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7069798&Sku=B69-1261
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5316156&Sku=P450-5770

If anyone has a better deal with similar or better performance I would appreciate it alot.
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  1. Yeah that will all work just fine. It's pretty decent for the money. You could probably save a few dollars sourcing individual parts on Newegg and whatnot, but I doubt there'd be any stellar savings.
  2. Pyroflea said:
    Yeah that will all work just fine. It's pretty decent for the money. You could probably save a few dollars sourcing individual parts on Newegg and whatnot, but I doubt there'd be any stellar savings.

    Thanks for the input, I think it will be a good computer so long as I don't mess up putting it together.
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    I'll be honest, I don't like the massive combo. The PSU is a POS, the HDD is really slow, and it's a single stick of RAM for a dual channel board. Not only that, but I'm not a fan of the i3s. They're decent enough, but they won't hold up for gaming after a while.

    Instead, I'd look at something like this (using Newegg prices):

    CPU: X4 955 $149
    Mobo: ASRock 870 Extreme3 $90
    RAM: Corsair XMS3 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 9 $40 after rebate
    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB $60
    GPU: HD 5770 $100 after rebate
    PSU: Antec Earthwatts 500W $50
    Case: Rosewill Destroyer $40 with promo
    Optical: Cheapest SATA DVD burner $16

    Total: $545. Might be cheaper with combos.
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  5. MadAdmiral said:
    I'll be honest, I don't like the massive combo. The PSU is a POS, the HDD is really slow, and it's a single stick of RAM for a dual channel board. Not only that, but I'm not a fan of the i3s. They're decent enough, but they won't hold up for gaming after a while.

    Instead, I'd look at something like this (using Newegg prices):

    CPU: X4 955 $149
    Mobo: ASRock 870 Extreme3 $90
    RAM: Corsair XMS3 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 9 $40 after rebate
    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB $60
    GPU: HD 5770 $100 after rebate
    PSU: Antec Earthwatts 500W $50
    Case: Rosewill Destroyer $40 with promo
    Optical: Cheapest SATA DVD burner $16

    Total: $545. Might be cheaper with combos.


    Thanks for the help I actually ended up going with most of the same parts that you reccomended, although i went with XFX radeon 5770 and a 650 W PSU
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