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January 26, 2011 7:30:07 PM

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/ite...
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

If anyone has a better deal with similar or better performance I would appreciate it alot.

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January 26, 2011 7:52:29 PM

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.
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January 26, 2011 7:58:52 PM

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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January 26, 2011 8:13:37 PM

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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February 2, 2011 1:09:55 AM

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February 2, 2011 1:11:55 AM

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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