Came to $357, which is about right given the approximate cost of my old parts at their time of former glory, yes?
The only reason why listed that RAM is because I can't seem to find a Motherboard that supports DDR2 that is still in production, not to mention the combatility issues I'd run into trying to get a more modern GPU/CPU running on a motherboard that also supports DDR2. If anyone knows of a more suitable list of parts for a cheaper price, let me know;
WoW, 1920x1080, $400 is okay if that's the lowest possible, but lower would obviously be a bonus.
I don't really care about maximizing performance, I just want the cheapest option to get my PC up and running again, without winging it by buying *** hardware.
Obviously running at 1920x1080 would mean a GTX 460 or thereabouts is recommended, but optimal performance isn't necessary, I just want the PC running how it was previously, having spent as little as possible — the reason why I've listed the hardware that I've listed is because I don't want to have to resort to things like eBay and/or trade & exchange newspapers for second hand hardware, I'd much prefer to find brand new hardware for as cheap as possible to get things running smoothly again (which is around about what I have listed due to how outdated my previous hardware is/was).
Hes listed am3 Mobo's so for WoW, any of the triplecores should more than blow you away, 435,440,450, and they're all reasonably priced,
and ddr3 is dirtcheap at the moment too
(try quick edit option, it usually works if edit option says not allowed)
**Edit, I'd also up the graphics card to 5770 lvl
**More editage, cant find any triplecores on aussie sites :S
any of the am3 quads should do you, its which is more your budget, but the 840 is a slightly cheaper option than the 955 I'd recommend
Rams fine yes,
If you have the budget for the 955, get that, I only offered the 840 as a cheaper option in case your wallet was feeling the strain, theres not much difference between the two stock but the 955 is very overclocker friendly if your comfortable with squeezing the power from it
I didnt actually see the 955 listed in your Original post, I should've checked more thoroughly hehe
I dont see anything much 'wrong' with your build, personally I'd swap the Mobo to http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
but mainly as I have a thing about Nvidia chipsets on Amd boards
I know Aus is hard on the hardware side of things though, I have a mate moving out there soon and he thinks its the worst thing about the country hehe (he is Ubergeek though)
and again, 5770 is the card to go for in a budget build, they're just awesome for the money (in uk 5830's are cheaper atm, but I still wont get one,love my 5770 too much)
You wont be able to use the onboard graphics for any crossfire no, and physx requires an Nvidia chipset but I believe you couldn't use the onboard anyway in that situation, it would have to be two cards and one is set as the physx device
so I'd take the http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i..., the 5770 will handle your frames well so no need for onboard (unless you want it in case your card blows up)
and 4Gb of ram is fine too,