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I already showed this to a friend who is pretty good with computers since I'm kind of new to actually building a PC and this might seem really basic (looking at some of the other computer builds I've seen here so far). I want to build a PC for gaming, nothing too hardcore but World of Warcraft at max settings hitting 60fps would be nice. I was wondering if I could get any input on the Newegg build I made. I was also wondering about overclocking it to 3.0GHz because the CPU page had a comment saying people took it to like 3.6GHz. I've never overclocked but how much of a difference would it be taking it from 2.4GHz to 3.0GHz? As in would I notice a difference when I play WoW, listen to music, browse the internet, and whatever else going from 2.4 to 3.0
Link: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=10218672

Any comments or suggestions for it would be nice, my price range is probably $700-800 or maybe a little over. Thanks to anyone in advance that can help .
Edited by ThePoofyChicken_ - 3/20/09 at 9:18pm
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looks great except for the Case and the Power Supply.
    
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looks great except for the Case and the Power Supply.
Any suggestions on what to pick instead of them?
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Change the 9800 for the + version: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150314

Get a different PSU, 31A on the 12+ is a little iffy: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103940

The PSU is the MOST important part of a PC. You will end up paying twice if you buy a low quality or a weak one vs buying a good one.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...e%20-%20Retail

HERE is the main screen for it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112201
Edited by Enigma8750 - 3/20/09 at 9:22pm
    
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Any suggestions on what to pick instead of them?
For that price range you can go for the Antec 300 instead.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...pk=Antec%20300
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post #8 of 90
For WoW it's overkill. A dual core and low-profile card would be plenty. You sure you won't be playing any other more graphically intensive game? If not you could probably build a 450$ rig that would play it well.
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No.. I like his build. I do agree its overkill but its better to have more line on your POLE instead of not enough.
    
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For WoW it's overkill. A dual core and low-profile card would be plenty. You sure you won't be playing any other more graphically intensive game? If not you could probably build a 450$ rig that would play it well.
Not for now, but eventually I might.
I'd like something fairly cheap that will last me a while for gaming.

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Originally Posted by zomgiwin View Post
Thanks for pointing that out, I'll make sure to bookmark it for later .
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