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Old 02-25-2010, 08:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys, was wondering if i could get some feedback,i've never built a computer,and really wanna try it,but am more or less scared to junk to mess something up

basically i'm going to be using my build for WoW and a lil bit of MW2 and maybe some GTA4,but really want to maximize it for WoW,now i know that wow isn't very demanding,but i would like something that is better then what i have now(in my sig)and something that would blow wow out of the water and be more or less overkill because i hate anything thats slow

now i really don't know much about parts,but i did find this pre-made build and screen on new egg - CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra 2024 Phenom II X4 955(3.2GHz) 4GB DDR3 500GB NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit - Desktop PCs - ASUS VW195T-P Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2000 :1 ASCR Built-in Speakers - LCD Monitors

and it came to $1100 can with shipping,i already have keyboard and mouse picked out,but otherwise i need i'm wondering,if i can save myself some money by building it myself,and maybe if it's even enough to be able to get an i7.

i'm hoping not to spend over $1100 can,and the cheaper the better,while still not cheaping out on the important stuff

any help/opions/advice on parts would be awesome


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nividia 8600m gs
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if you're willing to go over by a bit, this build would destroy the cyberpower pc, by faaarr

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor 3.2GHZ AM3 8MB Cache 125W Retail Box - DirectCanada
Gigabyte GA-770T-USB3 ATX AM3 AMD 770/SB710 DDR3 PCI-E16 4XPCI-E 2XPCI SATA2 RAID USB3.0 Motherboard - DirectCanada
G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit - DirectCanada
Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 725MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E Display Port 2XDVI HDMI DirectX 11 Video Card - DirectCanada
Western Digital SE16 500GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB Cache 8.9MS Ncq Hard Drive Oem 3YR Mfr Warranty - DirectCanada
OCZ FATAL1TY 550W ATX12V 20/24PIN Active PFC ATX Modular Power Supply 120MM Fan 80PLUS Black - DirectCanada
Samsung SH-S243D/BEBE 24X Black DVD Writer SATA OEM - DirectCanada
Antec 200 Two Hundred Mid-Tower ATX Gaming Case Black 3X5.25 6X3.5INT 1 SATA Hot-Swap Bay No PS - DirectCanada
Acer X213H 21.5IN Widescreen LCD Monitor Black 1920X1080 50000:1DC 5ms VGA DVI HDCP - DirectCanada
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT Dvd Oem - DirectCanada

totals 1,146 CAD but i don't know how much shipping would be. im hoping that the banner at the top of the site that says free shipping on orders over $300 can apply to you.

the gfx card that i included is really what pushed the total, so if you want to bring the total down you could get this one instead.
XFX Radeon HD 5770 850MHZ 1GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI Display Port DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card - DirectCanada

and you shouldn't be scared to build it yourself, it's not hard at all. this will give you an idea of how the process goes.
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nice build Muffin Man :-) far better than the prebuilt one.

- Raidmax tornado Gaming Case
- Corsair 4GB (2x XMS3 2GB) PC-12800 (1600MHz) XMP DDR3
- Sapphire Radeon 5850
- AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4ghz
- Asus MS226H 21.5"Wide Full HD Monitor
- Logitech G9x gaming mouse
-GA-MA785GMT-UD2H Socket AM3 - AMD 785G/SB710, 4xDDR3-1800OC, ATI HD4200, mATX
- Seagate 1.5TB HD
- Windows 7 Ultimate
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yep doesnt get much better than muffins build. +1 to that, with the 5770 for your budget. Although for a 1920x1080 it would be better to stick to a 5850 for sure.
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