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Old 02-21-2007, 12:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default PC semi-noob wants to build a cheap gaming pc

ok.

i want a barebones gaming pc to run WoW smoothly.

i dont care about cd burners, fancy cases, high capacity hard drives(80 gigs will do), or other stupid stuff.

i would prefer about a 3 GHz AMD processor

a good video card (something that wont go obsolete as fast as my ATI 9100 pro)(make and model dont matter)

1 gig of ram

i dont really know a whole lot about mother boards so, its up to you.

im hoping to be able to do < $700

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I can assure you that you will not be able to build a computer with a 3GHz AMD cpu. A 3GHz AMD CPU costs $525 by itself.

That aside, are you stuck on AMD? An Intel build will likely give you a better priceerformance ratio.

What do currently have that you are going to keep? Monitor? Mouse & Keyboard? ETC?
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okay, yeah, as you can see i am a noob, thats why i came here for help

no, im not stuck on AMD , but i was under the impression that AMDs are typically better for gaming
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They were before Intel's Core 2 Duos came out.

Have a look here:
http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.html

As you can see Intel now beats AMD in a lot of benchmarks with cheaper chips.

Now, if you would, answer my other questions, and I can look around for some parts
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i am keeping my monitor, my mouse, keyboard and speakers

looking for just a tower
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Ok, give me a minute or two.
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thank you i really appreciate it
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$50 Antec LifeStyle SONATA II w/ 450Watt Power Supply

$140 ASUS P5N-E

$184 Intel Core 2 Duo E6300

$156 OCZ (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800

$145 EVGA GeForce 7900GS

$90 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB
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$765 Total (after mail in rebates) I know it's not exactly your price constraint, but it's the best **** deal you'll find.
+ another $34 if you can't salvage a DVD drive.
and if you don't have a Windows disc, that's another $120
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thank you very much
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