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The new core I5 with a H67 mobo. The on board graphics are nice. Supports full HD play back, 3D etc etc.
could that onboard vid card run say a game like wow at a decent fps?
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$116.98 - AMD Athlon II X4 640 AM3 3.0GHZ
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post #13 of 15
does WoW take advantage of quad core?

if not then wouldn't the i3 be a much better choice since its faster per core and more efficient?

i would also recommend 4GB RAM like the previous poster
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I guess you could say that when I build, it's with an eye toward longevity. I've done about a dozen builds now, with 3 more in the planning stages. My focus is on keeping them upgradeable and "current" long into the future, which pretty much sounds like what you're looking for, so I'll throw in my thoughts in that area, without respect to any specific hardware.

1. Assuming this computer will wind up being used for much longer without a rebuild than the usual enthusiast computer, I'd stick with a rock solid PSU and build the computer around that. Seasonic, Antec, Corsair PSU's all rock. I'd go with at least 450 watts. It's probably overkill, but replacing it is a gigantic pain. It's not like just sticking in some extra RAM. So get plenty to start out with. It'll have the added benefit of running cooler/easier since it won't be working as hard to supply the necessary power. Longevity is key here.

2. 4GB of RAM is plenty today, but who knows what's going to be out there in 3 years. So if you're going to go with 2x2GB of RAM, make sure you have 4 slots for RAM. Otherwise, get a single 4GB stick, so they have upgrade potential in the future. Non-enthusiasts aren't keen on the idea of throwing away 4 perfectly good Gigs of RAM just to pay for 8, to only get the benefit of 4 extra gigs. For a simple computer like this, there should be some free upgrade space should it become necessary.

3. USB 3.0 is a NO-BRAINER. The one thing that most non-enthusiasts tend to be halfway decent about is backing up their important files a few times a year... because they, more than us, don't trust their computers. This shouldn't take 2 hours and now, with USB 3.0 becoming the new standard, it doesn't have to. There's no reason to not buy a board with USB 3.0 support.

4. Get a super-modern mobo, not necessarily "enthusiast" with lots of PCI x16 slots or whatever, but USB 3.0, SATA 6G, etc. In three years when everything is USB 3.0 and SATA 6G, you'll be glad you did.

5. Aftermarket Aircooling. Seriously. No, not for overclocking.... for better coping with the amount of dust that's going to be in that system after they haven't cleaned it out for 2 years.

6. Adding some fine mesh/nylon that will cause dust to accumulate along the OUTSIDE of the case rather than being devoured inside would be wise. This will encourage them to keep it clean... because they will be forced to look at how nasty it is... rather than you being forced to do so when you open it up.

7. Windows 7 64-bit. Maybe get the family pack if they already have a valid license to use. If they do, you can even legally do a clean/fresh install with it.
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post #15 of 15
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if the onboard card on the i5 could run wow at max fps, then i could save $100 on the vid card perhaps?
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