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by proriin / October 11, 2009 4:53 PM PDT

I am looking to build a budget gaming pc, to play wow on max settings, please help me, my limit is 1500 for everything including monitor

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OK Lest get cracking
by Ross Quinnell / October 12, 2009 4:22 AM PDT
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So you want a good gaming pc if so do you also want it built for overclocking ?

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by proriin / October 12, 2009 2:53 PM PDT
In reply to: OK Lest get cracking

ummm, im not to sure if i would need to overclock for wow, on max settings, but if needed i will, i want it to run super cool also

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by proriin / October 16, 2009 8:22 AM PDT
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by Ross Quinnell / October 16, 2009 9:45 PM PDT
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So you do want it built for overclocking but you would not do that unless if you want to ? then in that case you must build one so it is capable of doing it .Also if you are going to overclocking then how far will you go ? Do you wish to take it too the max Or a safe and reasonable OC ? If you want a good and reasonable OC then you would not need water cooling .I have a Water cooling system and if you wish to know more about it just say ?

There is also other ways of speeding things up without OC but to get to the top speed of the cable speed of the machine ?

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by proriin / October 17, 2009 10:13 AM PDT
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i was wondering if anyone could give me some specs

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Here's a good starting point
by VAPCMD / October 17, 2009 12:37 PM PDT
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In addition there are sample system throughout CNET if you're willing to look.


PS...My advice, forget the overclocking ... just get a reasonably powerful system and enjoy.
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Sample Build
by damasta55r / October 17, 2009 1:54 PM PDT
In reply to: Budget PC

Intel Core i5 750 Processor-$200
4gb DDR3-1333-$100 (i recommend corsair or ocz)
P55 motherboard (i recommend GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard)-$110
DVD+_RW Burner-$30 (any brand)
1TB SataII Hard Drive-$80 (any brand, but i prefer western digital)
Windows 7 Professional-$30 if you have a .edu address
PSU-$80 (i usually prefer antec, pc power and cooling, and corsair, but ocz, seasonic, etc... are also good, just avoid cheap ones)
Case-$50 (any brand, aluminum is the best for cooling)
GFX Card-$100 (too many choice for under $100)
21.5"-23.6" Monitor-$200 (i recommend asus, based on features and value, but i like samsung)
Keyboard-$50 (which ever ergonomically fits you best)
Mouse-$50 (which ever ergonomically fits you best)
Speakers-(up to you, not necessarily a computer component)

dont recommend getting a separate sound card
nor a media card reader nor separate network card unless otherwise needed

Total-$1100, but it would probably be less than that. I did not list any brands, as its totally up to you.

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I would prefure
by Ross Quinnell / October 18, 2009 10:48 PM PDT
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AMD to be perfectly honest as they have SEE enabled on there cpu and 3DNOW plus they are built for gaming but intel is just calc madness !!

Nvidia are good and better than ATI but that's my XP although they might have gotten better since amd joined up with them ?

And if you love the sound on games and want to get the best out of them is get a addon sound card as they filter alot of noise from the pc it self .

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