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Need a better graphics card to play World of Warcraft


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#1 Mooglebooboo

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:30 PM

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New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is ... Read moreabout the condition

Brand: eCustomPC LLC Processor: AMD FX-4100 @ 4.21GHz Quad-Core Operating System: Not Included Hard Drive: Not included Memory: 4GB(1x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz Optical Drive: Not included ATX Case: iMicro CA-IM2109B Mid-Tower ATX Case Warranty: Standard (1) year parts and labour warranty Motherboard: ASRock 960GM-VGS3 FX AM3+ w/ Radeon 3000

Is Radeon 3000 good to play or i need a better one.  I don't want any lag

 

Give me price range


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:58 PM

The ATI Radeon 3000 is not a suitable graphics card for modern games. The card was released in 2007.  Before we start talking about graphics card, you need to list the details of your power supply because that will play a big factor on what gpu you can get.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:58 PM

HI

Brand: eCustomPC LLC Processor: AMD FX-4100 @ 4.21GHz Quad-Core Operating System: Not Included Hard Drive: Not included Memory: 4GB(1x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz Optical Drive: Not included ATX Case: iMicro CA-IM2109B Mid-Tower ATX Case Warranty: Standard (1) year parts and labour warranty Motherboard: ASRock 960GM-VGS3 FX AM3+ w/ Radeon 3000

 

No Operating System, No Hard Drive, No DVD Drive and 4 memory with 1 slot free for expansion.

  - 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot (PCIE1 @ x16 mode)
- 1 x PCI slot

2 memory slots.

 

Limited expandability. You will need to add a hard drive, DVD drive, and a Video card for Your game, and Windows to use it.

As described it isn't a computer, only the start of one.

 

This should be selling very cheaply.

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#4 Mooglebooboo

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:55 PM

House Brand 400W ATX12V Power Supply

Main Connector 20+4Pin

Single +12V Rail
Over Voltage Protection

Connectors
1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 12V (P4)
4 x peripheral
1 x SATA
1 x Floppy


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:22 PM

I've never heard of house brand before. Sounds like an off-brand psu IMO. I would get a more reliable psu with a more reliable name. Also 400 watts isn't much for a decent power supply as most gpus require atleast 400 watts to perform at it's best. You never get max wattage that it states anyways. I would at-least go with a 600 watt psu with a single 12v rail with a reputable name such as corsair, antec, and etc as not having a stable psu will pretty much bottle-neck the entire system.
 
As far as the video card goes,you only have 1 pci-e slot on that board, so you are free to use either Nvidia or ATI. The only time you would need to worry about buying the same card, would be if you're going to be cross-firing, but that motherboard doesn't support it, so feel free to buy the one that you want.
 

ATI-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102950
 
Nvidia
 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600030348%20600007855%20600094002&IsNodeId=1&name=GeForce%20GTX%20500%20series
 
Being your motherboard only support pci e 2.0, you're limited on what card you can get.
 
The other issue you will face is your off-brand case. It's only $30, and looks to not be good for cooling as it states if I read it correctly it only has 1x120mm fan, or none at all because it says optional
 
http://www.amazon.com/iMicro-ATX-Tower-Case-CA-IM2109B/product-reviews/B005CUVNOK/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1
 
You've got a lot to consider honestly if your going to be buying this rig for gaming.

Edited by chrisd87, 18 May 2013 - 09:23 PM.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:36 PM

when you said: The other issue you will face is your off-brand case. It's only $30, and looks to not be good for cooling as it states if I read it correctly it only has 1x120mm fan, or none at all because it says optional

 

Does that mean I have to transfer everything from my old case to my new case that you provided

 

 

As for the 600 watt power supply: I need a link to a Corsair compatible power supply under $100. If you can't find something under 100, find the cheapest possible or go to another brand. It's because I have no clue which one. I see a lot of 600 watt but don't know which one.

 

#1 http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Watt-EPS%C2%A0-CX600/dp/B0092ML0OC/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1368931879&sr=1-1&keywords=corsair+600w+power+supply

 

#2

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Modular-Bronze-ATX12V-CX600M/dp/B00ALYOPSS/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1368931879&sr=1-2&keywords=corsair+600w+power+supply

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Info:

 

Do you need to know the other parts of the computer?

Do you have a link for a compatible cd/dvd drive and 250gb hardrive?


Edited by Mooglebooboo, 18 May 2013 - 10:04 PM.


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 10:27 AM

IMO, I would go with http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Series-Modular-Bronze-CX600M/dp/tech-data/B00ALYOPSS/ref=de_a_smtd , as I'm all about cable management. But the other one will work just fine as well.

 

Optical Drive- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 $18

 

Hard-Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136771  $57.99

 

Does that mean I have to transfer everything from my old case to my new case that you provided

 

 

What do you mean? The link I posted was just the link to the case that you mentioned in your op.


Edited by chrisd87, 19 May 2013 - 10:28 AM.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 08:20 PM

do i transfer everything inside my old case to the new case.  Do i have to take parts out the old case to the new case?

The link you provided for a better case.

 

Well I thank you for completing my shopping list =D

 

Oh I have one last question. Did I search the correct power supply? Are they compatible?


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 07:00 AM

Yes, the power supply is correct. I didn't pick out that case for you, I simply just posted a link to the one that you originally posted. I would go with a better case if it was my build, simply for better air flow management, and stability. If you need help picking out a case, then let us know.


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 08:05 PM

I also got this in the box AsRock 960GM-VGS3 FX. I don't know what its for, but it says windows 8.

 

The specifications for it is:

cpu support: Support for Socket AM3+ processors

Chipset: AMD 760G + SB710

Memory: 2 DDR3 1866 (OC)

Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 3000 graphics

DirectX 10, PS 4.0

SATA: 4 SATA2

USB: 8 USB 2.0

Audio: 5.1-CH HD

LAN: Gigabit LAN

Form Factor: Micro ATX

 

 

  You know a link for a windows 8, not an upgrade. I looked on ebay and their all windows 8 pro upgrades. Because this thing is only compatible with windows 8 if I'm correct.  Yes I need a better case if there's going to be a problem with airflow unless its okay to keep it that way. Is the other parts of the computer compatible with windows 8?


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:17 AM

for the case, i already bought the cd drive and the hardrive. if i change the case would it matter?



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:29 AM

Cd Drives and hard drives are universal for any case. Stick with the default case if you don't want to purchase another one, and see how it works for you. You may like it, and it may suit you good.

 

Read this link for a more in-dept description of what they mean when they say windows 8 ready.

 

Windows 8 Ready-Asrock


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:33 PM

I'm trying to purchase windows 7, but there are 32 bit and 64 bit. Which one am I? For the new computer.


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:03 AM

That processor supports 64-bit, so I would purchase the 64-bit edition of Windows.


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:04 AM

Hi, 32Bit will only let you use 3Gb to 3.5Gb of memory.

64Bit allows for more memory to be used by windows. I use 64Bit and have had no compatibility problems.

As ChrisD says go 64Bit.

 

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