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Anonymous
July 15, 2011 3:10:20 AM

Hello,
So this is the computer im buying and i want to know if the specs are good enough to run Runescape,World of Warcraft,Minecraft, or at least most games today on medium or low defenition. my price range is in 100-500$ (600$ if need be). Im a complete computer noob and have no idea whats good and whats bad. can someone help me?

http://www.walmart.com/ip/CyberPower-GUA140/16672335?fi...

Thanks,

-Austin

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July 15, 2011 2:22:51 PM

Can you build it on your own, if yes then you can have a decent system that will allow you to game WOW.

That CyberPower build has an awful graphic card.You will have to play WOW on 800X600 resolution with everything turned down to achieve a playable framerate. Here's my recommendation in case you decide to build the system yourself.

CPU & Motherobard : $175- i3-2100 & Biostar H61 (Great processor and decent motherboard )

HDD & Optical Drive : $52- Seagate Barracuda 500 GB& Samsung DVD Writer

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

RAM : $32- Gskill NS 2X 2GB

PSU : $45- Corsair Builder Series CX430

Graphic Card: $160- HIS Radeon 6850 (Great Card , will allow you to play most games including WOW with everything turned up)

Case: $30- Xigmatek Asguard (Cheap to fit everything in it)

Total(Excluding Rebates) : 588 USD

Rebates: 30 USD

If you have an OS, then save that money to upgrade the case, HDD capacity, or the GPU to Radeon 6870 worth $175

Here's a the performance of 6850 in WOW



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July 15, 2011 3:34:31 PM

I could probably build it . the only problem is, i don't know how to build a computer. I don't know what goes where or what computer case to get to house all this stuff. Im only 16 and im not ver experienced with computers,unless you/someone wanted to get on skype and mic/webcam (i have a webcam) and walk me through it step by step then i could probably do it. I also have to use wireless, so might have to add that to the list :p 




~On a side note, i don't actually play WoW. i Mostly play Runescape and rarely minecraft, but i would like to play WoW later on since i have 3 installments ><.~
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July 15, 2011 4:22:43 PM

Anonymous said:
I could probably build it . the only problem is, i don't know how to build a computer. I don't know what goes where or what computer case to get to house all this stuff. Im only 16 and im not ver experienced with computers,unless you/someone wanted to get on skype and mic/webcam (i have a webcam) and walk me through it step by step then i could probably do it. I also have to use wireless, so might have to add that to the list :p 


See these videos if you can get comfortable to build a pc youself. Believe me its not difficult. You can give it a try. Better still if you know someone nearby who does this kind of work for a nominal rate ask him to do it for you.

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls&feature=relm...

Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxaVBsXEiok&feature=relm...
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July 15, 2011 4:45:45 PM

This prebuilt PC is just fine, the only thing I see a problem with is the graphics card is.....okay to say the least. But you should be able to run on med just fine but dont attempt to max out
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July 15, 2011 5:00:13 PM

z_4 said:
See these videos if you can get comfortable to build a pc youself. Believe me its not difficult. You can give it a try. Better still if you know someone nearby who does this kind of work for a nominal rate ask him to do it for you.

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls&feature=relm...

Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxaVBsXEiok&feature=relm...




Saddly, We just moved about a month ago to a different state so we're the new peeps in town. i do have a question about the case. i looked at zoomed pictures at the back and i noticed theres not mouse and keyboard hook ups. do those come with the case or are those sold separate? Thanks for the vids. i will be looking online for some books as well ;) 
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July 15, 2011 5:03:42 PM

those come on your motherboard.....
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July 15, 2011 5:22:26 PM

Yeah, that GPU is kinda blah. What makes it worse is they keep putting "Ultra" in the titles while sticking you with a 6450 or 5450. Anyway, you can add in a 5670 or 6670 yourself and they are under $100. It's not too hard, just open the side of the case and replace the 5450 with that much faster card. I think this model from iBuyPower is a much better buy and better balanced though as it comes with a 5570 and a Phenom II 925

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It it will play runscape and minecraft just fine. It should be o.k on WOW at around med settings.
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July 15, 2011 5:27:43 PM

iBuy Power also has this budget focused pre built which comes with a faster 6770 but is a bit less on the CPU side with a dual core Athlon 260 X2

http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Gamer_Mage_D415

It would be worth it to pay a bit extra for the quad core Athlon II as you will be doing more than just gaming, but not enough to drop down on the GPU side to less than the 6750. It would also be hard to cut anywhere else so if $600 is the limit then I guess a dual core it should be :D . It's up to you though.
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Anonymous
July 15, 2011 6:39:27 PM

Thanks mega, but i think im going to try building my own computer since its cheaper and i can buy it piece by piece and build it slowly over time rather then spending a ton of cash which we don't have at the moment. How ever i see this being a 3-4 month project since we just moved and my grandmother doesn't have a job for the moment. Other then that it would be a great experience to learn from and might help me in the future when i want to upgrade it, or build a new one.


Thanks, you've all have been a great help.


-Austin
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July 17, 2011 4:23:48 PM

Best answer selected by doomdiger.
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