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April 5, 2012 12:54:41 AM

With only $400 to spend on my new build I have come up with two options. I'm looking for best WoW and Rift usage.

---Build 1---
MOBO--ASRock 970 Extreme3 Socket AM3+ 970 ATX
CPU--AMD FX 4100 Black Edition 3.6GHz Quad-Core
RAM--Crucial 8GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) CL9
GPU--Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7750 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0
Case--Diablotek Elite Mid Tower ATX Computer Case with 450 Watt Power Supply

---Build 2---
MOBO--Gigabyte GA-A75M-D2H Socket FM1 A75 mATX
APU--AMD A8 X4 3870K Black Edition 3GHz Quad Core
RAM--Crucial 8GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) CL9
GPU--Diamond AMD Radeon HD 6570 2048MB GDDR3 PCIe 2.1
Case--Diablotek Elite Mid Tower ATX Computer Case with 450 Watt Power Supply

They both cost about $400 through Microcenter.com

:D  If anyone can build one better I'm all for that. :D 

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April 5, 2012 1:00:02 AM

Build 1 definitely, with amd's bulldozer and the new 7000 card you will get the most bang for your buck. I would recommend the HAF 912 case over what you have selected. hope this helps. Everything in your system looks like it will work together so your good to go.
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April 5, 2012 1:06:27 AM

With that case I can only get Diablotek EL Series 400W ATX Power Supply. Is this a good psu?
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April 5, 2012 1:45:20 AM

No, it isn't. You don't want to go cheap on the PSU.
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April 5, 2012 2:00:54 AM

yeah yo want to stick with antec seasonic or corsair in terms of a psu and definatley build 1
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April 5, 2012 2:02:07 AM

I did some looking around and decided on

Thermaltake Commander Mid Tower ATX with OCZ Technology PowerStream 520 Watt that puts me at $405 with tax
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April 5, 2012 2:07:14 AM

If I could budget in an Antec, Seasonic or corsair PSU I would but with a $400 budget I don't want to have to downgrade anything else.
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April 5, 2012 2:07:21 AM

still though ocz is middle of the road see if you can get a better one
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April 5, 2012 2:25:24 AM

I could do Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500 Watt or Inland Gold Series ILG-500-2 500 Watt if I get Thermaltake V3 Black Edition ATX Mid Tower
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April 5, 2012 2:52:34 AM

thats better go with the cooler master
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April 5, 2012 3:18:30 AM

So after looking around a bit I might change my GPU

Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7750 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 <----Original choice O.C. 880MHz 512 stream processors

XFX Radeon HD 6770 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.1<----No O.C. 850MHz 720 stream processors

Evga GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0<----No O.C. 951MHz 192 Cuda cores
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April 5, 2012 3:23:12 AM

Get an i3. Will beat either of them.
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April 12, 2012 12:51:39 AM

Best answer selected by angelofhate.
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