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Old 07-10-2008, 02:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-G31M-S2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E2160 Allendale 1.8GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

have another $100 to put into the build and I need a good video card for that much and maybe a few minor upgrades to parts for cheap.

trying to keep it around $280 budget..btw, i don't need case or PSU either




EDIT: going with one of the new pentium duel cores that are coming out this quarter ..but keeping the Allendale in as a standby/place holder thing
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For $2 more you can get E2180
Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors

And this video card will Max WoW with not problems
Newegg.com - XFX PVT88SFDFU GeForce 8800 GS 384MB 192-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

It cost $79.99 after MIR and it comes with free call of duty 4 game
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yea i was looking at that CPU, but we are going with one of the new core 2 pentium duels or w/e coming out Q3

i'll look at the card
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Default Re: cheap build to play WoW

Well if the point of the build is to play WoW , I wouldn't wait that CPU max's it out.
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yea..my dad is wanting to put together a cheap rig to play WoW n other low end games...i think it'll be enough :|
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i would suggest going with an AMD over an Intel processor just because of the price differences if your looking for a budget processor. AMD 5000+ 2.6GHZ dual core is like 80 bucks.
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i would suggest going with an AMD over an Intel processor just because of the price differences if your looking for a budget processor. AMD 5000+ 2.6GHZ dual core is like 80 bucks.
There is a new AMD 5800+ 3.0 ghz dual core by AMD and its like under 100$ OEM. It uses 89 watts so it won't heat up liek the 6000+.

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5800+ 3.0GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 89W Dual-Core Processor - Processors
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Default Re: cheap build to play WoW

But hes looking at getting a better cpu down the line, if he gets AMD then he will have to change motherboards to get the Newer Intel.

Just go with the Intel build.
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But hes looking at getting a better cpu down the line, if he gets AMD then he will have to change motherboards to get the Newer Intel.

Just go with the Intel build.
Good point I wasn't even thinking about that.
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