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I want to build a system that will be able to play WoW maxed for around $400-$500, I already have a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and a copy of windows xp pro so I won't need those. I know it's not a very demanding game so I'm hoping my budget is good, the cheaper the better.

I've been trying to come up with a good list on newegg of parts but I think I'm going overboard for what I need. If anyone could help i'd appreciate it
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0214&Tpk=p7ngm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16819115052R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127406
2x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227269
case and psu would put you dang close to 500, maybe a bit over but a nice system for wow
you could get a cheaper board though, would save some money there. imo its a better idea to spend a little more on a good mobo

EDIT: meh, i guess the chip isnt available as open box anymore, i didnt see it there as normal either
Edited by invisiblek - 4/21/09 at 10:01pm
    
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post #3 of 22
This build will definitely max out WoW with great FPS. And don't let people come in here telling you need a 850 Watt PSU for an HD4830, there's a trend around here on OCN to overdo it on the PSU. Granted, nothing wrong with that, but if you're budget and don't plan on SLI/Crossfire, you can keep it priced low as long as you get decent quality and verify it'll run what you need.



CPU:
Intel E5200 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116072

Video:
Sapphire 4830 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102822

PSU:
Antech earthwatts 430W - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371006

Mobo:
Gigabyte G31 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128357

Memory:
G.Skill DDR2 2x2GB 800MHz - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122

HD:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148395

Case:
Antec 300 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129042

$434.48 shipped CONUS ($424.48 after a $10 MIR)
Edited by Tainok - 4/21/09 at 10:09pm
    
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My neighbor plays WoW on a budget rig. He's running a 3gig P4 processor on a $28 Intel board with stock Intel cooler and a PCI 8600GT. I was like "they made one that wasn't PCI-E?" lol He's getting really good frame rates on a 22 inch wide screen and it's running off a no name brand 380 watt PSU. Less than $350 invested in the whole build excluding the monitor.
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post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by maximus7651000 View Post
My neighbor plays WoW on a budget rig. He's running a 3gig P4 processor on a $28 Intel board with stock Intel cooler and a PCI 8600GT. I was like "they made one that wasn't PCI-E?" lol He's getting really good frame rates on a 22 inch wide screen and it's running off a no name brand 380 watt PSU. Less than $350 invested in the whole build.
Yes, this is true, but WoW expansions continue to increase system requirements.

Vanilla WoW vs. WotLK... system reqs have changed pretty drastically. (Don't know if they'll tell you that, but I got the original WoW running @ medium settings on a P3, and it won't even start with WotLK)

An E5200 with a 4830 should be overkill for WoW, but it will guarantee it to last at least a few more expansions - unless Blizzard does some sort of MASSIVE graphics overhaul to the game.
    
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I agree completely with Tainok. I've been trying to sell my neighbor my Fatality mobo, a BFG 8800GT OCX and a Corsair HX620 PSU to upgrade but he's taking forever to get around to it.
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post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by maximus7651000 View Post
I agree completely with Tainok. I've been trying to sell my neighbor my Fatality mobo, a BFG 8800GT OCX and a Corsair HX620 PSU to upgrade but he's taking forever to get around to it.
Ah... the HX620 is such a beautiful PSU...

Had an HX520 for a while, and that powered an 8800 Ultra + 8800 GT simultaneously with no problems whatsoever.


Oh... reminds me.

OP, if you can spring for just a few more bucks, this PSU is VERY high quality:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139008

Lower wattage but better quality overall, although the Antec ew is nothing to scoff at either for a mid-low range PC.
    
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post #8 of 22
that's a sweet deal for that PSU...yeah the 620 can't compete with that price
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post #9 of 22
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Thanks guys. One more question, how well would i be able to overclock with the build Tainok posted? Should I buy a cooler too?
first build
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post #10 of 22
Gigabyte G31 is a GREAT budget overclocker, so is that RAM.

Yes I'd invest in a third party cooler if you want to OC. The E5200 should probably hit 3GHz on that board, but there's never a guarantee, be advised. (Other people hit 3GHz+ on that board, but every piece of hardware has its own quirks - never know what you'll get)

I have used a few coolers, some Gigaybte one, a Xigmatek S1208 or something, and something or other else. But I don't really remember. Check the air cooling section for the best coolers per price point.
    
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