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Old 09-10-2010, 10:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I need to buy new hardware..

but I really am not sure what is the best for the buck these days.

I'm going to be wanting to run WoW:Cataclysm with at least medium settings but preferably high. I also play TF2 and would really love to be able to max the settings on it as well.

I have a SATA HDD I'll be using, and I could possibly pull my PSU from my current system if the one that comes with the case isn't sufficient.

I also want to stick with EVGA video cards because I really like their quality and that lifetime warranty is a lifesaver.

I was thinking about this combo from Newegg
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This is the video card I was looking at, since it's SLI ready in case I want to buy a second one later. Is it possible the size will be a factor?
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1158-TR GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Should I buy another set of RAM to go up to 4gb?
The PSU for the case doesn't look dependable when I look at the comments, should I just get another one?

I really appreciate any feedback guys, I'm so out of the loop with today's hardware it's not even funny!

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Old 09-10-2010, 04:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: I need to buy new hardware..

I would spend a little more on the video card and get this instead of the GTS 250.

Newegg.com - EVGA 768-P3-1362-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked FTW 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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Old 09-10-2010, 05:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: I need to buy new hardware..

I agree with slay and I would suggest upgrading to 4 gb.
- AMD FX8320 @ 4.2Ghz - ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer - G.Skill Ripjaws X 8gb -
- Asus Strix GTX 970 - Corsair Neutron GTX - Corsair TX 750 -
- Cooler Master HAF XB - Corsair H105 -
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: I need to buy new hardware..

Looking back over that combo deal. The power supply that comes with the case is crap and it's a DDR2 mobo. If you buy another matching 2GB kit of memory you've paid more for the DDR2 memory than you would of paid for a 4GB kit of DDR3 1600.
Newegg.com - OCZ Special Ops Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3SOE1600LV4GK

I think you should wait on Muffin Man or one or two of our other Deal Masters to pick you out the deals of the day. Give them a budget to work with and they'll set you right up
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