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if youre just playing wow, u can build a computer for less than 400$ and it'll max out wow like melting butter

e5200: 82$
gigabyte g31: 54$
xfx 9600gso: 77$
320gb hitachi 16mb cache hd: 49.99$
antec basiq 500w psu: 39.99$
cooler master centurion: 49.99$
wintec ddr2 800 2x1gb kit: 18.99$
liteon drive: 22$

that all comes down to only 400$

not only will you max out WoW at its highest resolution, but you'll even enjoy crysis high settings, left 4 dead, and pretty much any RTS, MMORPG game there is.
u really truely think that will do everything i need it to do, what about upgrades down the road if i need them?
    
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if youre just playing wow, u can build a computer for less than 400$ and it'll max out wow like melting butter

e5200: 82$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116072
gigabyte g31: 54$
xfx 9600gso: 77$
320gb hitachi 16mb cache hd: 49.99$
antec basiq 500w psu: 39.99$
cooler master centurion: 49.99$
wintec ddr2 800 2x1gb kit: 18.99$
liteon drive: 22$

that all comes down to only 400$

not only will you max out WoW at its highest resolution, but you'll even enjoy crysis high settings, left 4 dead, and pretty much any RTS, MMORPG game there is.
what one?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128357
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128338
    
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post #23 of 109
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Originally Posted by askareem24 View Post
if youre just playing wow, u can build a computer for less than 400$ and it'll max out wow like melting butter

e5200: 82$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116072
gigabyte g31: 54$
xfx 9600gso: 77$
320gb hitachi 16mb cache hd: 49.99$
antec basiq 500w psu: 39.99$
cooler master centurion: 49.99$
wintec ddr2 800 2x1gb kit: 18.99$
liteon drive: 22$

that all comes down to only 400$

not only will you max out WoW at its highest resolution, but you'll even enjoy crysis high settings, left 4 dead, and pretty much any RTS, MMORPG game there is.
Excellent budget build but IMO thats not gonna be sufficient 2years ahead. For WoW sure if thats the only game OP is going to play.
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Excellent budget build but IMO thats not gonna be sufficient 2years ahead. For WoW sure if thats the only game OP is going to play.

.... the 9600gso can achieve 33frames average on high dx9 1440 x 900 in crysis. i bet you anything the 9600gso will still have life after 2 years
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well u could go Nvidia

similiar

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130398

look at all the reviews on newegg and this:
http://www.anandtech.com/storage/sho...px?i=3031&p=10

as for the mobo Asus is a very reputable brand. The P5Q series are all P45 and all extremely good OCers.
why would i pick the P5Q over the BIOSTAR TPower I45 only reson i am asking is its open box for 85 bucks Vs. 115 not much but just interested in know what the difference is
    
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u really truely think that will do everything i need it to do, what about upgrades down the road if i need them?
considering the g31 also supports quad, u can always get a quad later down the road, but i dont see any usage for the quads right now. even future game developers are having a hard time trying to utilize all cores.

also, if youre gonna get a beefier card than the 9600gso.. like maybe a gtx260 or gtx280/ hd4870 , you're gonna have to invest in a 600w power supply by corsair; otherwise, everything looks good
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500GB Seagate Barracuda Lite-on dvdrw/cdrw Windows XP 64 Pro Hanns G 17'' widescreen 
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Rosewill 500W Cooler Master 590 
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post #27 of 109
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.... the 9600gso can achieve 33frames average on high dx9 1440 x 900 in crysis. i bet you anything the 9600gso will still have life after 2 years
i guess i am more interested in finding out what to for a mobo cause i am seeing that as more of the heart cause if the mother cant handel the upgrade its not gonna work... maybe i am wrong
    
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post #28 of 109
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Originally Posted by smithben1983 View Post
why would i pick the P5Q over the BIOSTAR TPower I45 only reson i am asking is its open box for 85 bucks Vs. 115 not much but just interested in know what the difference is

asus is just more reputable just like he said earlier; you cant go wrong with neither, but i would say that asus service would be better.


to answer the above question. the g31 supports core 2 extremes and quad cores.. so the mobo still has room for future upgrades.
Edited by askareem24 - 12/24/08 at 3:39am
the budget system
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wolfdale e7300 Biostar P43 Msi gtx260 Crucial Ballistx ddr2 800mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB Seagate Barracuda Lite-on dvdrw/cdrw Windows XP 64 Pro Hanns G 17'' widescreen 
PowerCase
Rosewill 500W Cooler Master 590 
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the budget system
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
wolfdale e7300 Biostar P43 Msi gtx260 Crucial Ballistx ddr2 800mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB Seagate Barracuda Lite-on dvdrw/cdrw Windows XP 64 Pro Hanns G 17'' widescreen 
PowerCase
Rosewill 500W Cooler Master 590 
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post #29 of 109
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Originally Posted by askareem24 View Post
if youre just playing wow, u can build a computer for less than 400$ and it'll max out wow like melting butter

e5200: 82$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116072
gigabyte g31: 54$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128357
xfx 9600gso: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150320
320gb hitachi 16mb cache hd: 49.99$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145213
antec basiq 500w psu: 39.99$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371019
cooler master centurion: 49.99$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119152
wintec ddr2 800 2x1gb kit: 18.99$http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820161063
liteon drive: 22$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106263

that all comes down to only 400$

not only will you max out WoW at its highest resolution, but you'll even enjoy crysis high settings, left 4 dead, and pretty much any RTS, MMORPG game there is.
the 9600GSO will not be able to play Crysis at high.
Why not add $5 for $180GB and a way better HDD
Why not add $6 for 2more GB of RAM?

From experience i would ALWAYS get the best you can out of your budget because in the end when you want to play a new game you will regret it. You mentioned starcraft. SC2 is coming out soon and im sure it could utilise the extra power. IT may save you from upgrading the whole PC in the future.
post #30 of 109
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Originally Posted by askareem24 View Post
asus is just more reputable just like he said earlier; you cant go wrong with neither, but i would say that asus service would be better.


to answer the above question. the g31 supports core 2 extremes and quad cores.. so the mobo still has room for future upgrades.
why would i pick one or the other g31 vs. pq5? what would pq5 do for me that g31 cant?
    
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e8400 asus p5qc sapphire radeon hd 4870 512 mb OZC ddr2 800mhz 2x2g 
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Case
cool master 590 
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