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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

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...product=3245034



Motherboard specifications

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...product=3245034



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

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/sea...srkey=T925-2060

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

Item Number: T925-2060
Model: W0070RUC
$53.99

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

RAM * 2

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/sea...;srkey=P33-5044

Patriot 2048MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz Memory
Item #: P33-5044
Model: PSD22G6672
$33.99
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

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/sea...srkey=E145-9504

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
$74.97

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

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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

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