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Old 02-12-2009, 07:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Doing another build for a friend. He is mainly a gamer. His budget is $1500 and he wants his PC to last him for a while. I need to lower the price about $300 so he a few extra $ left.
I would have gone with the 260 for a video card, but he wanted something a little more powerful and keep reading the 200 series has very bad performance in WoW which is a game he plays alot. He also plays a lot of the current games out and love RTS games

I would like to change out some pieces but not sure exactly what


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switch the psu to a 650 or 750tx. Also, the x2 has driver issues and puts out loads of heat. I would suggest going for a gtx 285 instead.
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switch the psu to a 650 or 750tx. Also, the x2 has driver issues and puts out loads of heat. I would suggest going for a gtx 285 instead.
the issue with that is he loves playing WoW and the 200 series has issues with it
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Never heard of it having any issues, in fact a member here (vedub) is building a sli 285 system for wow, as well as other things but i do not think that it would have any issues.
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