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April 4, 2011 2:46:56 PM

I am looking to build a new system. My primary goal is a system that will run WOW nicely. I will not need to replace the case, cd rom, or HDD. Here is what I am looking at. My budget is around $550-$600. If you guys feel I could make any changes to get more bang for my buck I would appreciate it thank you.


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April 4, 2011 3:14:47 PM

Please note that you need to update the bios to make it work on a 965 BE ie you must have another processor
April 4, 2011 3:36:19 PM

Can you elaborate a little more?
April 4, 2011 4:51:22 PM

This is the same price as the Corsair 650TX after the Corsair's rebate, but is better because is it more efficient and modular:
Antec Truepower New TPN-650 80Plus Bronze Modular $80
People shouldn't be buying the old TXs anyway as they have been replaced by a newer version.

There was a time when the Asus M4A79XTD didn't ship with the necessary BIOS revision to support a Phenom II X4 965 C3 125W edition (pretty much the only version you can get now), but that problem first occurred years ago, I find it a bit difficult to believe that it still has that problem.
If it still doesn't ship with the correct BIOS then you would have put in a CPU that the current BIOS does support, update the BIOS and then install the 965.
I had quick check through the feedback on newegg and there were a few users who have a 965 in them and didn't mention anything about needing to update their BIOS.

I'd say save yourself a few dollars and get the nearly identical (the only difference is clock frequency, which is only a 0.1GHz difference) 955.