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September 12, 2012 3:31:15 AM

Ok, at the moment my computer isn't too great for Gaming.. probably due to my integrated graphics (obviously). Anyways im hoping to build a new computer so i can play games and edit videos.. let me say that i will not be playing games that are too demanding, only games such as WoW which are pretty old and only slightly demanding throughout Raids and Cities. Ok here is my current computer specs and i am willing to spend $1000 on a new computer.

OS - Windows 7
Manufacturer - Hewlett Packard
Model - G5200uk-m
Processor - AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 220 2.80GHz
RAM - 3GB

What computer should i build with a budget of $1000 so i can play games such as WoW with good fps and if you think my current specs arent too bad.. which upgrades could i get with $1000. Thanks for the Replys.

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September 12, 2012 5:31:57 AM

Decisionz said:
Ok, at the moment my computer isn't too great for Gaming.. probably due to my integrated graphics (obviously). Anyways im hoping to build a new computer so i can play games and edit videos.. let me say that i will not be playing games that are too demanding, only games such as WoW which are pretty old and only slightly demanding throughout Raids and Cities. Ok here is my current computer specs and i am willing to spend $1000 on a new computer.

OS - Windows 7
Manufacturer - Hewlett Packard
Model - G5200uk-m
Processor - AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 220 2.80GHz
RAM - 3GB

What computer should i build with a budget of $1000 so i can play games such as WoW with good fps and if you think my current specs arent too bad.. which upgrades could i get with $1000. Thanks for the Replys.


You might be surprised, but with a $1000 budget you could build a really good PC for what you are wanting to do with it (ie. play wow and edit some videos). First I am going to suggest a build based on the top of your budget right at $1000 (from Amazon), you can shop around a bit for prices if you wish elsewhere as well. Also, I wouldn't upgrade the HP PC you already own as it would not be worth it in my opinion, however you may be able to spare its hard drive and / or its DVD optical drive?

The Build -

Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K Processor 3.4 4 BX80637I53570K
Price: $229.99
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LX Intel Z77 ATX DDR3 2400 LGA 1155 Motherboard
Price: $139.99
Graphics Card: MSI AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 DVI/HDMI/2xMini DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card R7950 TWIN FROZR 3GD5/OC
Price: $329.99
RAM: Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB (2×4 GB Modules) 1600 MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Kit (PC3 12800) 240-Pin SDRAM KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX
Price: $39.99
Hard Drive: Western Digital 1 TB WD Blue SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive
Price: $87.95
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified High Performance Modular Power Supply CP-9020002-NA
Price: $93.12
Computer Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout Gaming Mid Tower Computer Case with Carrying Handles (SGC-2000-KKN1-GP)
Price: $67.99
Optical Drive: Lite-On Super AllWrite 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive – Bulk – IHAS124-04 Version C (Black) Price: $17.99

Price: Should be around $1000

Let me know what you think



September 12, 2012 6:01:26 AM

Thanks for the Reply, i will look into your Suggestion and hope to find more answers if they know any upgrades to yours.. or a better set-up for my money :) 
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September 12, 2012 6:04:39 AM

also i would probably need to buy the OS which costs about $100 i think.. i'll grab a mouse / keyboard and maybe a couple of monitors but dont include them into the build :) 
September 12, 2012 6:37:50 AM

Does anyone know the Fps that this System would generate on WoW? sounds pretty good to me. xD
September 12, 2012 5:22:56 PM

Decisionz said:
Does anyone know the Fps that this System would generate on WoW? sounds pretty good to me. xD


The Radeon 7950 should give you easily over 100 FPS at 1920X1080 resolution and even up to 100 FPS at 2560x1600 if you get a monitor with resolutions that high.
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