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WoW gaming computer build suggestions.

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November 3, 2012 11:45:46 AM

im not sure if it is possible but my budget is around 500-600$. i want a computer to play WoW on at least high with good fps. i already have a monitor, keyboard,mouse. just need a tower. im very new to this whole computer thing.

this is what i currently have.
System Model: HP Compaq dc5700 Microtower
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs)
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO
Display Memory: 512.0 MB
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
nto sure if thats everything but its not very good. any help would be appreciated

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: before 2013

Budget Range: $500-600$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: WoW, surfing web

Are you buying a monitor: No



Parts to Upgrade: Everything

Do you need to buy OS: Yes (separate budget)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Tigerdirect, Amazon

Location: US, Utah

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Want a decent computer :) 
November 3, 2012 12:23:59 PM

Something like this would fit your needs.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($78.24 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($121.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $564.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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