built for a friend looking to spend $400 and play WoW decently. total came to $403.99 after rebates, purchased through newegg and amazon. win 7 scores were 7.3, 7.5, 7.4, 7.4, 5.9
I knew there would be a comment like this. -_-
And I knew would be eventually, too. So I just decided to get it out of the way.
250gb is too small, especially when for $5 more you can get 500Gb. That's just a bad choice rite there. Otherwise rig looks decent enough to play Warcraft on it.
Sad face : (
it's 5400 RPM !! nope
Well you could add another $5 7200. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wdbaax5000encnrsn
The 10$ was better spent on the vid card imo
If you think it'll be enough for your friend, that's good. Definitely wouldn't have worked for me. You could have got a better deal on the hard drive though. I got a 1TB 7200RPM WD Black on a sale for $80.
$10 isnt goign to get you a better card unfortunitely. Need around $80-100 for a solid upgrade to the 660 or 660ti.
The HDD is limiting it at 5.9 but as long as you don't need it, great build! How does that PSU work for you?
its the cheapest psu out there from a reputable company, so far so good. typically i like to go with antec or corsair
The Corsair CX430 is a nice PSU. I used it in 2 identical builds and it's pretty good for ~$35.
i got the same psu... 3 months old and still goin strong... will soon be upgrading to a modular corsair psu :D
5 months old now with my psu and still going strong!! But unfortunately, gonna have to upgrade to a corsair 650w or 750w for my future plans of upgrades :p
You could have gotten better RAM for cheaper, but this is a good budget build.
i like to stick with certain preffered manufacturers, when the parts were ordered this was basically the cheapest 2x4gb 1600 DDR3
Great build but I would have gotten a I3 but stall well balanced you know what your doing
most of the new research i did catered to the 965 being better for purely gaming that doesn't utilize multiple threads
There about the same in gaming. But the 965 is unlocked and when overclocked it stomps the i3 in gaming. It still will not beat an i5 though.
i3 outperforms amd 965. All the major review sites are agreeing on that (just google it, not gunna post all the links). But ya apparently the amd 965 is a better overclocker.
But you still can overclock an i3, so overclocking is kind of a moot point especially on such a low end system where its doubtful he's gunna do that anyway.
i3 cannot overclock in any way shape or form. Yes at stock clocks an i3 is better but at 3.8Ghz with a NB at 2600Mhz the Phenom would be better. However I will agree that overclocking is a moot point with this build.
Google is our friend. Dozen's of article on how to OC i3. Did you even bother to look? Im going with no you did not.
Want me to link hundred more? Wait nvm just google it yourself.
i agree even for rendering it's a lot a better and gaming. Also why not have 2 more cores
how well does it perform?
Only thing I would do is upgrade the RAM, HDD and Power Supply. I think 250 GB is a bit small. And if you upgrade any of the components you are going to have problems with power. Otherwise an excellent build for WoW.
this build is a little bit similar, its $50- $100 dollars less if you get an old 80G sata hdd from a computer graveyard or just steal a laptop sata from your friends crap $200 laptop. though I don't store much but a few games anyways so you might want a hdd to go with that, making it 350$ - 450$. haven't got it yet but I plan on saving up for it (may take me a long time since I only make $300 a month cleaning the floors at McDonalds.)
How many fan connectors are on this mobo?
How difficult would this be to build? I am an absolute novice at this
if the numerous how to build videos on just this site alone don't give you the confidence on building a machine, the best bet to to find a friend or FoF that can help you.
its not as daunting as it may seem if your somewhat technically savvy
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