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Old 03-23-2009, 09:46 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Nice!

I must move to those soon.. heck, I just need a new board and Cooler and I'll be set..

I'm starting to get instability with the board after 1 hour, 45 minutes of COD4
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Instability eh. You have it overclocked?
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If you were going to get a card for WOW, I'd suggest a Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100258-1GL Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

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There are soo many cases out there that look really nice but are lacking on more than a few of what I listed above. IMHO, if you are going to spend hundreds of dollars on PC components you should make sure you have the absolute best housing for those components.

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Old 03-23-2009, 01:05 PM   #24 (permalink)
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My bro bought a PC off ebay for like.... <$300 and it is pretty beastly.

500GB HDD
3.3 GHz dual core AMD
4GB RAM
ASUS MB
ATI Radeon 128MB card

Okay, I know it's not as specific as you might like, but that's all I can remember off the top of my head. It was sold by some ebay store called "CollegePCguys" or something like that.

$ for $ it's the most powerful PC I've ever seen.
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:36 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Umm... not to be a jerk, but that PC would be pretty crap. the amd dual cores are pretty slow (I unfortunately possess one), and that video card would totally suck in today's modern games.
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I think 4850 1Gb versions are a waste. For less money and better performance, you can get a 4870:
Newegg.com - ASUS EAH4870 DK TOP/HTDI/512MD5 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Right, but it runs WoW with no prob. As was the original question. Also, I could be wrong, I only looked at the specs once.
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Well even a 4830 could run WoW no problem.
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g. skill is good stuff, but for 2 bucks more you can go from 800 to 1066mhz. I would think worth it

Newegg.com - OCZ 4GB &#40;2 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 &#40;PC2 8500&#41; Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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Haha, yeah I'm looking for a cheap method of running, but I understand. I bought an Athlon X2 3400 back when it was all the hype and most bang for the buck. I don't really need a major gaming rig since all the big titles I play are mainly on Ps3, though I would like to try out Crysis. I thank you guys alot of this thread, helps alot. I will post what I end up doing, I should be home here in a few days, hopefully.
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