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200-300$ upgrade.

Hey everyone, just trying to do a quick build/upgrade for my wife so she can do excel and such. She'd also like to play WoW with me from time to time! nothing really much else! I appreciate the help!

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week

Budget Range: 200-300 before shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: light gaming, internet, email

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to cpu, mobo, ram, hdd, case, psu, dvd drive

Do you need to buy OS: no


Preferred Website(s) for parts: newegg.com



Location: Epsom, NH.

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: none.

Overclocking: no.

SLI or Crossfire: no.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024

Additional Comments: good bang for my buck! Using a hd5670 gpu with it for now!
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    Hi. If you really plan on building, this one below will do. Feel free to make changes to your liking like 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive or a different case. If you don't plan on buying the PSU by today, then the CX500 should still be available for $30 after rebate. The Pentium G860 will perform well in World of Warcraft as seen here: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/CPU/62

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($61.97 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Xigmatek Asgard II Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $293.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-10 23:27 EST-0500)
  2. Best answer selected by vampirelisk123.
  3. I'm not sure if you've bought the PSU yet. If not, the CX430M which is the CX430 with modular cabling is supposed to be $25 after rebate at 3PM PT today. Good luck with your build
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