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Wal-Mart has a HP 6733 for $648. Even if the Phenom is only dual core it should be more than enough for WOW and down the road I can throw in a quad or even a 6 core processor plus a decent video card. The kicker is the 23" monitor! I mean, come on, does anyone know what would even be comparable? Again, it's only for WOW, so tell me, am i crazy? :o
Plus, this would def be an upgrade from what I am trying to play now, please see my profile, lol.
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  1. If it is all you can afford and it is an improvement on your current situation then you should look at it. Otherwise if you can afford better then don't touch it. Build up a clone and get better quality for your dollar. That machine is seriously under powered. If you can afford to upgrade it later then wait until you can combine that money with the money you are looking at spending now and do the job properly. You would be better off buying a second hand i5 or similar.
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    That's a $220 monitor so you are paying a little over 400 bucks for the tower. Looking at the specs of that tower it can't be much more than 200 bucks in parts. It only has a 250W power supply meaning you can't toss in a decent graphics card. Don;t let the "Phenom" name trick you that is a Athlon in disguise. It has no L3 cache: http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AMD-Phenom%20II%20X2%20511%20-%20HDX511OCK23GM.html

    You can do much better spending 400 bucks on a custom built tower and buying the monitor separate.
  4. For $648 I'm pretty sure you could build a better PC.
  5. Wow good catch on the L3 cache, didn't see that. Your right, in order to upgrade I would have to change out the PS. Dangit, if only there was a way to buy a pre-made comp with a 23 inch monitor on the cheap. I mean , it's just WOW, lol. I don't need anything high end ya know? Lemme surf some of the sites, anyone have any leads they can point me in the right direction? Again, thank you all!
  6. please email or private message me. i can help
  7. I think you could easily build a better tower for $500 and then spend $150 or so on a 23'' monitor, sometimes cheaper than that when they have mail in rebates. Newegg always has some good deals on that range size of monitors.

    plus when you buy that hp you'll have to get a mid range gpu and a new psu cause theres no way that 250w psu is running any kind of dedicated graphics. so that'll increase you'r price $150 at the lowest.

    so you'd be looking at $650 + 150 -> 800ish.

    for that much you can build a good tower with a 955be quad core, a good gpu, and still have your 23'' monitor.
  8. Wow, tried tigerdirect, cyberpower pc, and surfed newegg, what the heck is going on? Why does everyone say that you can build one cheaper? I am trying to find a AM3 system with with at least 3 Ghz, 4Gbs ram, 750G HD, 1Gb vid-nothing special right? Yeah right! Show me where you can get all this with at least a 22inch montor for under $650. I give up, I am just going to wait it out a little more, this is too frustrating, take a break ya know?
  9. Check out my siggy for the 450$ build. Swap the 4830/5670 for a 450 GTS and you'll have a total of 500$. Add 150$ for the monitor I guarrentee you it'll be way better than that HP computer.

    You also, not to sound like a douche, should to more research. Clock rate isn't everything and RAM amount isn't everything to a video card. I guarantee you that the video card they gave you is a piece of crap. Give me the exact specs and I can point out all the flaws of that comp.
  10. aznshinobi said:
    You also, not to sound like a douche, should to more research. Clock rate isn't everything and RAM amount isn't everything to a video card. I guarantee you that the video card they gave you is a piece of crap. Give me the exact specs and I can point out all the flaws of that comp.


    It was a phenom ii x2 511 aka athlon in disguise with onboard 4200 graphics and lol 3 ram sticks two 4gb's and a 1 gb. Oh and a 250w psu lol
  11. Wow that's a terrible PC.
  12. isnt i5 faster cheaper cooler better for games than amd3 ,,,


    and
    i3 2100 for 125$
    4gb 1600mhz 49.99$ or 8gb 1600mhz for 99.99$ corsair
    mobo alott from 90 to 300$ (maybe ga-p67a-ud4-b3 good for you )
    Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Blue SATA 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache for 59.99$
    gpu 550 ti or 460 768 for 149.99$
    psuCorsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 89.99 there cheaper
    monitor 150$
    125 + 49.99 + 200+59.99+149.99+89.99 =674 +150

    matx mobo cheaper
    cheap case for 30$ later maybe coolmaster haf
    24$ dvd driver
    150$ win7

    remmber not all parts important
  13. ^ WTF? The i3 2100 isn't an i5. Terrble price/perf power supply, graphics card, ram HDD. I disagree with your entire build xxfmsxx.
  14. i mean i5 is good
    but i3 cheaper good for before upgrade to i7
    price i know i got extra part the he might need i dont know what parts he own
    psu i know there alot better but it was quick search
    gpu 550 is bad for you or the 460 :whistle:
    ram corsair vengeance is not good :sleep:
    hdd why bad slow ssd faster but not his budget

    my entire build :o
    then give me better build im going to build 2500k i5 or 2100 i3 with some part

    i need cpu gpu mobo ram for now tell me what is better build (my buget 500-600)
  15. PSU - Antec EarthWatt 650 is better efficiency for cheaper.
    GPU 6790 is way better at that price
    RAM More expensive than needed, not like there is any difference from G.Skill ram.
    HDD Samsung F3 1TB is faster for the same price
  16. psu i dont know much as i dont need upgrade ,, xfx corsair ocz antec that all i know is good + gold effciency +single rail
    gpu im not ati user as it has driver problems
    ram if you are talking about 1600mhz no corsair is cheaper if about 1333mhz the others cheaper
    hdd ok no comment as its good product but i do like wd or seagate more

    i would like to see your build around 500-600 high end gamer pc
  17. I'm confused at what your trying to get at fms...

    Your just biased as AMD doesn't have driver problems, those are just lies.
    ram, I have no clue what your trying to say.
    HDD. Samsung F3 1TB is better, plain and simple. Your just basing your parts of brand bias.
  18. hahah
    yes im passing my parts
    about amd idont know if it lie but from my 5450 i see its worst that onboard gpu
    ram i think ur talk about that 1333mhz go and take a look at corsair 1600mhz 1.5 veg
    hdd cant say no

    but what is the best mobo and cpu as any amd3 1156 1155 or 1366
    im trying to get hows after mad black face pic it does scare me when talking to you
    and i wish i didnt wast your time or got you mad
    and if you can take a look at my topic about my prebuild and get something from you
    and i will be offline now :hello:
  19. Is it possible to keep the case I have and just upgrade the motherboard, ram, psu, cpu, gpu and reuse the existing hard drive and add the other HD from my other comp (gateway 504R 200 GB HD for a total of 350 BG SATA?) I keep seeing MB/CPU combos for sale as well.
  20. esmitty82 said:
    Is it possible to keep the case I have and just upgrade the motherboard, ram, psu, cpu, gpu and reuse the existing hard drive and add the other HD from my other comp (gateway 504R 200 GB HD for a total of 350 BG SATA?) I keep seeing MB/CPU combos for sale as well.


    yes but if system didnt work good u may need to reinstall windows
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