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Old 02-22-2009, 05:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey all

right now im running on a 5 or 6 year old hp pavillion 743c desktop with everything stock except 1gig of ram and a nvidia 7600 gs graphics card

2 weeks until my birthday and now I'm just looking for something affordable ($400-$600 region) to replace my old pc. After running a scan on my pc on canyourunit.com i found out that my pc is barely over the minimum reqs for world of warcraft wrath of the lich king. Well now I know why I get such crappy fps in game =[.

after a little looking I found a few but im no pc wiz so I dont want to buy something thats not worth it.. heres what i found

Visionman WGMI-1NG701 Gaming PC - Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180, 2GB DDR2, 250GB, DVDRW Lightscribe, NVIDIA 9500GT, NO OS, 585 Watts at TigerDirect.com

VisionE21802GB-DDR2ATI3650500GB WGMI-1NG741 at TigerDirect.com

Visionman GMA-1A7801 Gaming Computer - AMD Athlon X2 4200+, 2GB PC6400, 250GB, DVDRW, HD3650, Gigabit, Flash, NO OS WGMA-1A7801 at TigerDirect.com

or basically anything on this page except for the one with the halo graphic

Gaming Computer, Gaming PC, Video Game PC at TigerDirect.com

any feedback is appreciated

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Old 02-22-2009, 06:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H483QS512P Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

should still be with in your budget.


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Old 02-23-2009, 10:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Its a lot more fun to build it yourself and usually a lot cheaper!! The parts picked above are pretty good, and u can always get help to build here!
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