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July 4, 2011 11:44:50 AM

Hey there, im trying to find either a pre-built or diy computer for a very small budget range... All i need it to do is play WoW at medium settings at a good fps (30-40) my budget is around $450. Any and all advice or links would be very thankful. (i'm 15 and it's hard trying to get a job so i don't have much to work with :( )

Approximate Purchase Date: within 4 months

Budget Range: (400 - 650) Before / After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (gaming [WoW], surfing the internet, youtube video watching)

Parts Not Required: ( keyboard, mouse)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (, But i wouldn't mind a pre-built either)

Country of Origin: (United States of America)

Parts Preferences: (AMD)

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: (1680x1050)

Additional Comments: just needs to run WoW very smoothly

More about : low budget gaming

July 4, 2011 11:57:35 AM

You will be needing monitor, speaker, OS in addition to Case, Power Supply , etc ????
July 4, 2011 12:01:56 PM

Correct, and im not looking for high graphics or aa or anything like that, just a simple pc that will run WoW.... budget could be increased to about $850 but thats maxing it seeing as i am 15....
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July 4, 2011 1:31:49 PM

Here's a build:

CPU & Motherboard: $175- i3-2100 & Biostar H61MH (Great Processor and cheap motherboard, lack Sata 6GB/s, and USB 3.0)

OS: $95- Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64bit)

RAM: $35- Gskill NS 2X 2GB

Speaker : $27- Logitech LS21 2.1

Power Supply: $45- Corsair Builder Series CX430

Graphic Card : $125- Sapphire 6770

Monitor: $110- Acer S201H 20" LED

HDD: $40- Seagate Barracuda 500GB

Case: $30- Xigmatek Asguard II

Optical Drive: $20- Asus

Total : 702 USD

Rebates: 40 USD

If this goes overbudget, possible option includes dropping the Graphic card to Sapphire Radeon 5670 worth $70. Save $55.

If there is some money possible upgrades include changing monitor to Acer 21.5" worth $130 or a case upgrade to Sentley Black worth $35
or even an upgrade of graphic card to GTX 460 worth $150

July 4, 2011 3:03:35 PM

Thank you z, looks like a nice build for the cost as well, very much appreciated