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Old 06-12-2009, 03:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok well my budget is 500$. I have a moniter so that doesnt have to be in there. Operating system will be nice if you can fit that into the budget as well. I want to be able to play WOW (raids) and CS with it. Any help would be nice and links would be great to. Thanks
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First, Welcome to TF!
For you Os just download windows 7, which is free for a year, saves you a lot of money for a better computer.

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Will handle what you want easily. Thats a very nice deal on the case and psu combo, antec earthwatts are awesome power supplies.
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cool cool thanks a ton. I would like to consider more options before making any more decisions. So any other builds maybe cheap would be nice cause of the stupid california tax and shipping sorry forgot about it lol. thanks
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theres not a tonne you could do to make it too much cheaper without changing a major component. If you can it would be worth saving up, otherwise go for a cheaper motherboard and possibly gpu if you have to.
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It looks like that combo is no longer available. If you want to save some money you could get a different motherboard
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yeah the 770 chipset might be a better choice for him anyway, as far as i know the only difference between this and the 790gx/fx is that they have the older SB700 south bridge and i dont think any have full 16x crossfire.
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