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#1 Blaze413

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 02:26 PM

was looking to build a pc for gaming...mostly wow
$700-1000 dollars closer to $700if possible would like to at least run wow at medium if not high graphics

thanks!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236094

also would like to include this monitor in the pricing thanks!

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 10:39 PM

I would go for an LED monitor instead for better contrast. A PC for WoW is going to be cheap as that game doesn't really push hardware that heavily. Final Fantasy XIV, on the other MMO hand, would be a whole other story.

Case: Broadway Com Corp R-810 - This is a full ATX case designed for the large graphics cards. It's huge and is a bit expensive to ship, but the extra room will make it much easier to work in and cool down components. $79

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 - This is one of the newer motherboards that use the AMD 8 series of chipsets. This takes DDR3 memory, AM3 CPU's, and will allow for Crossfire. It also has USB 3.0 and SATA 6. $98

Graphics Card: HIS H687F1G2M Radeon HD 6870 1GB - This is a very nice GPU, it runs faster than a Radeon 5850 in many games and is also cooler and more power efficient. This is far more than what you need for WoW, but if you play other, newer games, the extra performance will be very helpful. If you want to save some money, the HIS H685F1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB would also work and runs around a Radeon 5830 level of performance. $239

Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W - Seasonic makes good power supplies, as does Corsair, Silverstone, PC Power, and Thermaltake. This is enough for this setup, but if you are going to be using Crossfire with two of those graphics cards, a 600W power supply is suggested. $59

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz - For most gaming rigs, this CPU is more than adequate. As this is a Black Edition CPU, the multiplier is unlocked making overclocking very easy. If you want to save some cash, the AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz is also a decent alternative. It's not as fast, but it is still good enough for WoW and most other games. $152

RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - This is a single stick of DDR3-1333 RAM. If you wanted to max out your RAM, you can buy four of these sticks. For most users, 4GB to 8GB is usually more than enough. You need a 64-bit OS to use 4GB or more of RAM. $64 (Before $10 mail-in rebate)

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6402AAEX 640GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6 - This should be enough space. $69

Monitor: ASUS MS Series MS228H - I swapped out your choice for this, keep in mind that no one should use the speakers included with a monitor, they suck. This is one of their newer models using LED's. $144

Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - A basic drive. $19

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM - You need this. $99

Grand Total: $1,030 (Before rebates and shipping)

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 02:50 PM

thanks for the reply and suggestions...was looking for a little cheaper so ill probably just downsize the case and get a 5770 graphics card...building this for a friend who is buying the parts with his money so he wanted it sort of cheap lol also possibly wanted to play the new civilization and would a 600w be able to crossfire say 2 5770's? i always seem to think things take more power than they really do xD

thanks again!

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 01:10 AM

If you're wanting to Crossfire two 5770's, they would need 600W. You may just want to spend the cash and get a Radeon 6870 which is probably just as fast as a 5770 in Crossfire and costs roughly the same. It is usually a better idea to go for a single powerful card over multiple cards since you get more performance due to scaling issues, unless you are using high-end cards with optimized games. For a smaller case, I suggest the Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower since it is deep enough, according to reviews, to hold a Radeon 5850 which is about as deep as a 6850. It may large enough to handle a 6870 which is about an inch longer. The reduction in price, along with free shipping, should save some cash. You can also reduce the CPU down to the Athlon, which should be plenty fast for this application. You could reduce the motherboard down to an AMD 770 series which is a generation older. You could get the ASRock 770 EXTREME3 which has USB 3.0 and SATA 6 added on with other chips, or, if you don't care about USB 3.0 and SATA 6, go for the ASRock M3A770DE.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 10:11 AM

ok ty very much for he suggestions!

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 09:27 PM

I found a great deal on a AMD Quad Core Barebones kit on Tiger Direct for 199.98*

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6934893&sku=B69-0261 (on sale now until 11/10/10)
RAM: 2GB came with it so I added 2GB http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3322895&Sku=C19-6032 46.99
CPU Cooler: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6661076&Sku=C283-7000 14.99
GPU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4111742&Sku=E145-9504 49.99
Total is 344.96 w/o shipping and tax

I not a heavy gamer

I play wow to.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 09:38 PM

I would not go for the bundle coxchris suggested. It's a decent setup if you are on a very tight budget, but it is using out-of-date technology to drive down the price. The motherboard is AM2+ which means the AM3 CPU's will not work, it's also micro-ATX which should not be used if you can avoid it due to thermal issues, the CPU is a bit slow (I suggest a CPU with a clock of 2.8 GHz. or faster with gaming), and the case, though decent, comes with an underpowered PSU which should only be used with low-end cards. It's not a bad deal, but be aware of why it is reduced in price.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 10:00 PM

DJBPace07,


I just brought this yesterday and I know that this isn't very powerful build but I brought it hoping that It could help out my fps somewhat and I need to learn how to do this and I should of started my own thread.

Thanks for your insight about my build. I was just commenting on what i brought yesterday.

OP: I am Please disregard my postings.

Edited by coxchris, 06 November 2010 - 10:34 PM.

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