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Old 07-27-2008, 04:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 400$ Gaming Computer

Can anyone help me with a budget build of 400$ without a monitor?

And with this price will I be able to run WoW and Diablo 3 when it comes out?

I want to be able to run WoW Decently on Mid settings or so.

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Old 07-27-2008, 04:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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you forgot a cpu cooler. i recommend the cm sphere 38 bucks tho
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I didnt forget a cpu cooler, its a dam Pentium Dual Core... lol. Stock is more than enough.
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I'm talking, before MIR and below 400$

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Well i cant just wave a magic wand, i mean, youve got a Pentium Dual core 2.2, you dont really want to go lower than that, i got you the cheapest GPU that you will not be sad and depressed about in a months time, the cheapest good quality PSU, the cheapest CoolerMaster case etc etc. If you really want it lower you can halve the video card to a 8600 and get a 2ghz or less Pentium Dual Core, but in the long run, its better if you shell out the $50 and get something around the one i suggested....

But i suppose if that all you can afford. Swap for the following:

Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors (Saves you $10.)
Newegg.com - Leadtek PX8600GT TDH 512MB GeForce 8600 GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards (Saves you $20.)

Cant make that much cheaper unless someone with more knowledge about Mobo's helps out.
Hope i helped anyway.
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for a cheaper mobo you could go ip35-e seems to be only about 55 on newegg xd
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yea really..this is about as low as you're going to get for a low-end build lol
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CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) - $38 after MIR
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

SAMSUNG 250GB SATA 3.0Gb/s - $60
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG HD250HJ 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

LITEON 20X DVD Burner - $20
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 20X DVD&#177;R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

CoolerMaster Elite RC330 - $45
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite 330 RC-330-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Thermaltake TR2 430W - $25 after MIR.
Newegg.com - Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W ATX Power Supply 115/ 230 V - Power Supplies

Total: $443.
Im on a roll today...
Swap for an AMD system with onboard video maybe:

CPU: X2 4400 - $53
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Brisbane 2.3GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors

mobo: GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H - $90
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

Don't know what your taxes and shipping are like but that' brings it under $400.

[edit]Don't know how it'll do on diablo 3 but for now it will run WOW and add the vid card later when you have more $$$[/edit]
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