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woahhhhh im not sure if anybody else notice this but that is either an am2 or am2+ socket motherboard. Im guessing am2+ since the athlon which i believe to be an am3 socket procesor. Not sure if you guys noticed this but the ram inside the OP's computer is DDR2. Im pretty sure DDR2 goes with am2 socket motherboards.
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woahhhhh im not sure if anybody else notice this but that is either an am2 or am2+ socket motherboard. Im guessing am2+ since the athlon which i believe to be an am3 socket procesor. Not sure if you guys noticed this but the ram inside the OP's computer is DDR2. Im pretty sure DDR2 goes with am2 socket motherboards.
Yes, and the Athlon II X2 is AM2/AM3 compatible, and has both DDR2 and DDR3 memory controllers, so it can be moved to an AM3 board with DDR3 just fine
     
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woahhhhh im not sure if anybody else notice this but that is either an am2 or am2+ socket motherboard. Im guessing am2+ since the athlon which i believe to be an am3 socket procesor. Not sure if you guys noticed this but the ram inside the OP's computer is DDR2. Im pretty sure DDR2 goes with am2 socket motherboards.
My am2+ board is DDR2, and most are.

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newegg usually has some nice shellshocker bundles for $250-300, at least once a week.. keep an eye out, they are usually pretty good deals.
    
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If your getting a hdd this one would be faster, larger, and cheaper than that wd blue.

http://www.Newegg.com/Product/Produc...tem=22-152-238

Tradez blows with the wd black 1TB

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newegg usually has some nice shellshocker bundles for $250-300, at least once a week.. keep an eye out, they are usually pretty good deals.
The superbundles? They are always bad deals.

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Get

* 1x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB.
* A better cooler (idk what eMachine is using). Maybe Hyper 212+/EVO?
* A HTPC GPU. Radeon HD6450 or Nvidia GT520.
* Upgrade RAM to 4GB (dual channel kit) if it is 3GB.
* Maybe a sound card.
Would need a PSU before 80% of that, since that ema only has a 250w max psu.
post #39 of 51
If you have a fry's electronics store near you, If you're wanting to buy a new HDD pick up the samsung spinpoint f3 1tb or if they're out of stock(which they where for me earlier btw, I'm not sure where you live so maybe they're not for you), pick up a seagate 1tb 7200rpm hard drive which is around 80$
    
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Sorry xPwn, but this would be a terrible use of funds for the following reasons:

The X4 will provide basically no significant improvement over an X2 in this application. I see no usage requirements that suggest the need for more than 2 cores here.
The OP requested a configuration that will make WOW playable, a 6450 would fail miserably at that.
The machine already has a functioning hard drive, albeit slightly slower, upgrading from a 5400rpm to 7200rpm at a time when HDs are selling for more than double their normal rate is a very poor use of available budget. Any HD upgrade should wait till HD prices have come back down.
Edited by mdocod - 10/31/11 at 1:00am
     
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