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Old 09-26-2005, 02:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am building a PC for a friend, he only asks that the PC run World of Warcraft without any frame skipping, or slowdown on the computers part. (There will always be server lag)

Anyway, I have priced out the most important parts of the system, but its running way out of his price range. Here is what think would have been great for the system:

Socket 939 AMD 64 3000+ $146 Newegg

MSI K8N Neo4-F PCI-E $83

EVGA 6600GT PCI-E $153

PNY 1GB (2x512) PC3200 RAM $86.44

Now this alone is going to run at least $450, thats too much, so where do I save money? Do move down to a XP chip, go with a $50 Socket A Board, and an AGP 6600GT? Maybe down to 512MB of Ram? Any Suggestions? I still have to price in the Hard Drive, and Optical Drive, and a case. I havent got an exact amount on his budget, but hes only 16 making $80 a week.
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you can try zipzoomfly.com i think they have the vid card like about 10 bucks cheaper? you might find other parts cheaper there too
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zzf also has corsair 1gb 2x512 mem for like 81 bucks
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138 dollars for an agp 6600GT. you might want to look into getting an agp board.

what is his price range. ill try to post some other comp builds
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Now this alone is going to run at least $450, thats too much
btw your mobo doesnt have an sata port, so the sata hdd isnt going to work.

and does he need everything like a case psu etc
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I might have a case and a PSU lying around. $450 was just too much for those few parts, I think we want to stick around $500
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for less then 500 dollars with a 6600GT and a case and psu, you'll have to switch over to socket A.
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Yeah, thats what I was afraid of, but it should matter, an XP 2800+ coupled with a 6600GT and 1GB of Ram should be more than enough to run World of Warcraft without any frames skipping.
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my 5 year old system could play WoW on hig settings without fram skipping lol
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