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Old 05-19-2006, 08:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi I am looking to build a computer for $1,000 to $1,500. My only requirement is that it can play World of Warcraft on high graphic setting and still have a good frame rate. I already have a monitor, mouse, and keyboard so I don't need any of those. Thanks for your help with this.
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Old 05-19-2006, 08:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Amd 3700
Evga 7900gt KO
antec trupower 2.0 550W

my friend plays it with that hardware and WOW runs very good.

Idk about the HD and mobo...have the others help ya on that.
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Old 05-19-2006, 11:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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AMD Opteron 170
eVGA 7900 GT KO
Antec TruePower 2.0 550Watt
G.Skill dual Channel 2x1GB Extreme
Western Digital 36GB Raptor
Western Digital 250GB Caviar
MSI K8N neo4-f
Thermaltake Tsunami
NEC 3550A
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Old 05-29-2006, 02:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help guys. Anyone else have any different ideas or will this computer work well?
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Old 05-29-2006, 02:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I Would go with:

Ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231018
PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931
CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819116198

most people like AMD's, but an intel with hyper-threading will do pretty much fine. (thats an opinion, not a fact)

Get any lga-775 mobo compatible with 240-pin ddr2 and with a PCI-E slot. (preferably asus)

And any of the 7*** series cards from Nvidia will do just fine, the more expensive=longer time till next upgrade.

And for the case, make sure it looks cool, and has extremely good cooling. check the reviews for that.

for the mobo, case, adn CPU, it is all up to how much you want to spend.

O, and for the HD, get a big maxtor with good reviews.

And this dvd drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827101131

And any cdrw drive. happy gaming. you might want to go a different route though seeya.
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Stick with AMD unless you would like to wait until July 23 for Intel Core 2 Duo. It's well worth the wait. Going to be an amazing processor.

If you can't wait, get what john3 said. If you don't know anything about (or aren't interested in) overclocking, get an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ or 4400+ instead of the Opteron 170.
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This is probably a dumb question but will I need to buy any other parts for this system or will this be all that I will need? Thanks for the help.
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Are all these parts compatible and will I need any other parts to be able to connect to the internet?
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Old 06-03-2006, 11:21 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Using John 3's as a template, I would get rid of the Raptor as it is a waste of money.

Use value ram, as unless you have money to burn or a die hard overclocker than performance is really not worth it. Spend the money on a decent sound card or anything really.

Peronsally I would have a DFI Lanparty board anyway.

I am slightly bored of Antec, but they are still great PSU's.

And yes, all of this is compatible and BB ready.
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You should stick with the Raptor, not only for gaming but for faster everything, and trifid looks like he does have the money seeing as he has 1-1.5k and he already has a monitor.

lemme just revise my rig here

AMD Opteron 170
eVGA 7900 GT KO
Antec TruePower 2.0 550Watt
G.Skill dual Channel 2x1GB Extreme
Western Digital 36GB Raptor
Western Digital 250GB Caviar
MSI K8N neo4-f
Thermaltake Tsunami
NEC 3550A

Get the Opteron 170, and that ram because the Opteron in combination with that PC 4000, YOU GET AWESOME OVERCLOCKING. and if you want you can switch the MSI K8n to a DFI Lanparty UT ULtra-D.

everything else stays.
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