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Old 01-06-2009, 09:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i am trying to help a wow friend in need
he is running a comp with only 1gb of ram and prob a 5 yr old cpu
he has a lot going on and only has about 400 dollars

he needs a new mobo, cpu, ram, video card, and psu just wondering if you guys could help by figuring out a build under 400$ ty
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is this for gaming or just web surfing or something else?

edit: i saw "wow" so im thinking gaming
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yea its for gaming but not rly heavy gaming like crysis maxed out of course just casual good gaming so crysis low to mid
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this should be under 400

cpu, mobo, vid card, ram and psu

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 2.7GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - MSI KA780G AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD 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 - PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS500 500W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100265L Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

add in this also

Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm "Core Contact Freezer" CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
People are going to jump you for saying AMD.. believe me.. so I'll save you some trouble and recommend what will be recommended soon..

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP43D2A7 LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Exact same performance, for a few dollars more, but it'll OC better
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People are going to jump you for saying AMD.. believe me.. so I'll save you some trouble and recommend what will be recommended soon..

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP43D2A7 LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Exact same performance, for a few dollars more, but it'll OC better
its all good, somebody has to do the dirty work
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I would have taken the AMD just to save a dollar.. because my parents would love to limit me as much as possible even if the Intel overclocks 800mhz more than the 7750 would
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he actually likes amd more than intel so
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he actually likes amd more than intel so
if your talkin about me, thats not true,

if i could, id be rocking an i7 setup. but thats beyond my budget at the time.

so for now, im keeping amd in buisness

lets be clear on something tho, he will love either chip he gets, the 7750 or the e5200
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In terms of FPS in WoW, he wouldn't really notice the difference, unless the GPU's were way different
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