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January 8, 2012 12:15:50 AM

im buying a computer to play this game..heres the requirements
http://www.ddo.com/getting-started/380-system-requireme...

all i will be doing is playing that game and maybe world of warcraft..which of the following is my best bet...please do not say i need to build my own or spend 1000$ its 6 year old engine on the above game

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

http://www.frys.com/product/6844696?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

http://www.frys.com/product/6844726?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

as again if you have a better computer in price range let me know..i wil only be playing ddo and wow on this machine my laptop can handle internet and email..

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January 8, 2012 12:47:39 AM

I hear WoW's new updates are pretty demanding for an old engine.

Anyway, are you looking for a full bundle with monitor, keyboard, speakers. or just the tower? It's pretty much a joke they call any of those gaming PCs.
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January 8, 2012 12:58:59 AM

just the tower as i would being use my tv with vga cord..my main game will be ddo...i am playing wow on my 6 year old computer..if thos computers i listed are a joke for ddo and wow..what would you recommend..
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January 8, 2012 1:07:36 AM

kyle123 said:
just the tower as i would being use my tv with vga cord..my main game will be ddo...i am playing wow on my 6 year old computer..if thos computers i listed are a joke for ddo and wow..what would you recommend..


My advice is a system using the AMD A8 APU. It's integrated graphics are better than any of the ones above. It should be powerful enough to play WoW at a decent setting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Nr_V3tcHO4

Finding a system using it seems to be tricky.

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

Out of stock at Newegg, on backorder at Fry's but may be available in store.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Pavilion+Desktop+/+AMD...

Here's one from HP as well.
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January 8, 2012 1:24:32 AM

shouldi go to frys and pick parts out and have them install it?
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January 8, 2012 1:28:17 AM

hate to say it but you would be way better off building your own
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January 8, 2012 1:33:31 AM

so that is a yes to frys? they have so many computer parts an you pick what you need and they install it right in front of you? so thats my best bet?
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January 8, 2012 1:38:17 AM

kyle123 said:
so that is a yes to frys? they have so many computer parts an you pick what you need and they install it right in front of you? so thats my best bet?

Oh idk about frys but if you went the route of building your own you would save some and have some future proofing
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January 8, 2012 1:44:57 AM

i agree it would be cheaper to build your own..but i am tech challeged and would need help
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January 8, 2012 1:47:22 AM

kyle123 said:
so that is a yes to frys? they have so many computer parts an you pick what you need and they install it right in front of you? so thats my best bet?


Well if they do that, sounds like a good deal. The prebuilt one could be a bit cheaper though, I don't know the kind of charges they use for a custom build.

What you want in terms of parts:

CPU: AMD A8 3850

Motherboard: A75 chipset has USB3/SATA3. A55 chipset usually uses USB2/SATA2, but would be cheaper.

RAM: 1600 Mhz is preferrable, 1333 Mhz will work too.

Power Supply: 350-400W decent brand is recommended.

Hard Drive: Expensive right now, so whatever deals they'd have I guess.

DVD and case: Whichever really

+OS.

I could build this system for under 600, so hopefully they can too.


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January 8, 2012 1:53:47 AM

well i won b storing anything...i will just be playing ddo and wow..storage is for my other computer...so they siad they can save me alot of money by giving me a 250gb harddrive instead of a 1 terrabite...as far as prebuilt ones so far this seems to be the best..excellent reviews..and one review said it ran the game i want to play beautifullly...and its cheap

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=gaming+desktop...
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January 8, 2012 1:56:01 AM

Kyle if u can play with lego's u can build a computer............ save yourself some money and get a real computer instead of getting one of those crap computers....... Good luck
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January 8, 2012 2:04:20 AM

well already decided not going to buy one..but build one..but would needsomeone to put it together...
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January 8, 2012 3:11:31 AM

Kyle13, where do you live? Depending on location and what not, I've been itching to build people computers. Granted I am a total stranger... but I have years of experience in doing it for family and friends. I can do it for free, just pay shipping.
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January 8, 2012 3:13:16 AM

houston texas
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January 8, 2012 3:14:54 AM

If you are willing to trust someone, I live in Colorado Springs, CO btw, just pay shipping and I can build it for you and then ship it in the computer case box.
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January 8, 2012 3:15:54 AM

kyle123 said:
well already decided not going to buy one..but build one..but would needsomeone to put it together...

kyle putting the computer together will be easy almost everybody on here could tell you exactly how to go it without even being there with you and if you do ever get stuck youtube it there to help
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January 8, 2012 3:16:54 AM

Another idea, as austinwillis stated, there should be tutorials on youtube. Also, if you have a webcam and high speed internet, you could always skype with me and I can show you how to build one with one of the computers I have sitting in my closet.
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January 8, 2012 3:30:01 AM

if i will build it myself..where do i buy the parts as you guys already said frys parts are too expensive..
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January 8, 2012 3:32:29 AM

newegg.com or tigerdirect.com. I prefer newegg.com, however.
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January 8, 2012 3:34:34 AM

and pending on if you already have a hard drive you can get a pretty kicka** system for $600
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January 8, 2012 3:36:31 AM

austinwillis81 said:
and pending on if you already have a hard drive you can get a pretty kicka** system for $600


+1 to that. My 4 year old computer still pwns in gaming. Just gotta make sure you get a good GPU to make it happen.
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January 8, 2012 3:38:23 AM

a 6870 will work real nice if he doesn't need a HDD but that might be overkill
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January 8, 2012 3:41:05 AM

Overkill for his needs, maybe. They are just going for WoW and DDO, but on the other hand, this will open him up to use the computer for other gaming purposes.
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January 8, 2012 3:43:12 AM

I've got a whole system waiting to post if he doesn't need a HDD
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January 8, 2012 3:45:42 AM

HDD costs are stupid insane. However, if he just needs it for gaming, then I would imagine a smaller HDD would suffice and hopefully not eat too much into the budget.
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January 8, 2012 4:08:14 AM

I remember that being the price of those drives sometime around 2006 =/
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January 8, 2012 3:28:08 PM

ddo is a 6 year old engine and wow isnt exactly hdd..i really dont think i will need hdd..i dont like single player comptuer games..i got a playstation 3 for single players games.. so coputer im trying to get will be just for mmo's so it doesnt have to a beast
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January 8, 2012 7:31:10 PM

HDD = Hard disk drive. How much storage space will it need? Probably just that 250 GB HDD will be enough.
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