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Old 04-18-2009, 09:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to start playing wow again, and I need a new PC. I already have most of it, I need a processor, motherboard, a graphics card, some ram and a good thermal paste. I need a budget build, I would like to spend under $300 for all of this. Some recommendations for what pieces to get would really help, ive been out of the PC loop for awhile now. And I only want this PC for WoW so I do not need a great computer, just something that can get 30FPS in a raid situation.
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2&#43; 95W Dual-Core black edition Processor - Processors - Desktops

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Newegg.com - Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease

$285 w/free shipping on everything but the thermal paste, plus a $20 MIR on the video card. You need a 450W PSU for the card.
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Don't do it man, dont throw your life away. If you managed to escape wow, stay away. That being said, what size monitor are you using.
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I have a 430watt, will that be sufficient? Im running a 19" monitor.
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430W will probably be fine.

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Haha, well im managing to keep from playing too much this time, im just putting in 3 hour days. Trotter that looks like a good build, when looking at some of the pieces you recommended though I came across a couple of combo deals that seem like a great deal.

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The same mobo Trotter recommended and a AMD 6000+ Windsor-- $142

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The same GPU Trotter recommended and some OCZ Reaper HPC 4gigs-- $132

I remember a little while ago when I was visiting these forums that the reaper HPC is some of the best ram you can get, is that still true or am I better off with the G.Skill. Am I better off with the 7750 Kuma also?
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The HPC should be fine, but I would stick with the 7750 Kuma. The 7750 should outrun the 6000+ (newer gen) and costs less even without a combo.
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the 7750 is a pretty good CPU. it even hangs in with the e5200. also here is a e5200 build.

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use the same ram and video card posted above. the e5200 is a much better overclocker than the 7750 and they perform almost the same. the e5200 also consumes less power and runs cooler.
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Alright, well thanks for the help trotter I appreciate it. I will be order the parts you recommended for a total of $300.38 shipped.
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