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WoW / TESO Budget Build (Beginner)

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February 20, 2013 11:07:47 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: October


Budget Range: $500-650 Before Rebates / After Shipping


System Usage from Most to Least Important: MMO Gaming (The Elder Scrolls Online and World of Warcraft mainly), Writing (Novels and Screenplays), IM Chatting / Social Media.


Are you buying a monitor: No




Do you need to buy OS: No



Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com / Amazon.com


Location: City, State/Region, Country - Tennessee


Parts Preferences: Would prefer a Quad-Core CPU so that it will last me a few years and I ussually have a lot of things running at once.


Overclocking: Not sure what this is so no.


SLI or Crossfire: No


Your Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200 or if you're upgrading please state what you'd want to get)

I don't know much about moniters but just any decent widescreen.


Additional Comments: I'm a writer and heavy RPG gamer though I do a lot of my gaming on X-box. I love MMOs like WoW and TESO so I'm looking for a budget build to play those comfertably.

While gaming, I typically play in Window Mode and have music playing, an IM Chat open, and firefox going all at the same time.

I don't know if this will change anything but I will NOT be playing any kind of fps or heavy graphic game like Battlefield 3 or Crysis, I play those on my X-box. This computer will strictly be used for MMOs.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading:

Looking for a decent computer to upgrade so that I can keep my laptop strictly for school.
February 20, 2013 11:20:35 PM

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($133.99 Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 ($52.99)
Storage:Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 (59.99$ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
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February 20, 2013 11:39:21 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.12 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($56.21 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $571.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-20 20:39 EST-0500)

NOTE : for mobo, buy it from newegg, not amazon :)  it comes with free 8GB of RAM

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