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birthday gift for my son. PLEASE help with upgrade

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#1 alilaw


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Posted 24 July 2009 - 09:31 PM

Hello all.

This year my son graduated from high school with good grades and is his birthday is in a few weeks so I want to surprise him by upgrading his PC so he can play his World of War craft.

I m new at this so I want to make sure I get the right stuff for it.

The computer is a HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7650n Desktop PC

Product Specifications


Motherboard specifications


I m going install everything myself so I want to make sure everything will work and that he can play his World of warcraft with no problem.

Here is what I what to get for it.

Power Supply


Thermaltake PurePower 430-Watt Power Supply - ATX, Dual 80mm Fan, 20/24-Pin, SATA Ready, PCI-E Ready

Item Number: T925-2060
Model: W0070RUC

This rock-solid unit supports a 6-pin PCI-Express connector and features an outstanding PFC function for improved energy reliability.

RAM * 2


Patriot 2048MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz Memory
Item #: P33-5044
Model: PSD22G6672
Designed with reliability, performance and value in mind, Patriot Signature DDR2 PC2-5300 (667MHz) is the perfect memory upgrade solution for desktop and workstation systems. Patriot ensures that every memory module meets or exceeds the industry standards.

Video Card


EVGA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card - 1GB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Support, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, VGA Support

Item Number: E145-9504
Model: 01G-P3-N959-TR

Please give me your expert advice and suggestions. Thank you so much for any suggestions , comments or advice.

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#2 fairjoeblue


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Posted 24 July 2009 - 10:15 PM

It should play WOW quit nicely !
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Posted 25 July 2009 - 11:39 AM

Would you care to adopt?? :thumbsup:
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