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I am pretty sure I could figure this out, but he just wants to make sure the computer we build could run WoW and not lag or freeze up. What do you guys recomend?

I was thinking about AMD, socket 939. My old PC used to use that and it worked fine. Plus its cheaper now that Intel released Core 2 Duo.

Thanks for any help.
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post #2 of 17
go am2
future proof and uber cheap OK cpus

whats the budget? or as low as possible?
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just the cheapest he can spend to play it. Would be nice if the settings could be put on high but that doesnt matter as long as whatever settingd he uses does not lag.

Edit** Forgot to mention, one reason I was thinking socker 939 is b/c I have my old CPU still, it was a AMD 3000, I know its not the best but hey ya cant beat free. But seing as prices have fallen so much I dunno if its worth it to keep it.
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For just WOW that 3000+ should be just fine. What does he have now, so we can suggest things that are better?
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post #5 of 17
ill price out something around the 3000+ then
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post #6 of 17
the 3000+ 939 would be fine...if it's a Venice, then it's overclockable like mad.

Then just 2x512mb of value ram (good value ram though lol)...and like...a 7600GT
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sideburns
the 3000+ 939 would be fine...if it's a Venice, then it's overclockable like mad.

Then just 2x512mb of value ram (good value ram though lol)...and like...a 7600GT
Or even a 7600GS. I would get the 7600GTS though. Can't beat $99 after $15.00 rebate.
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other then the processor, you have anything else you can give him?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bdattilo
Or even a 7600GS. I would get the 7600GTS though. Can't beat $99 after $15.00 rebate.
that better then the x1600 pro overclocked gddr3?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thehybridpyro
that better then the x1600 pro overclocked gddr3?
Yea, that will preform better than the X1600.
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