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Old March 19, 2013, 09:10 AM
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Default $550 Light gaming for a friends mom

Over the summer I threw together a gaming computer for WoW for a bud of mine because his computer was severely lacking. His mother asked me if I could do the same for her, so i've assembled this build which is $565 before price match. Just looking for a second opinion.

Budget: $550 pre tax, pre shipping

Already have: HDD, DVD-burner, peripherals etc.

Use: General use, World of Warcraft.

*Note* The Cpu has to be AMD as I am just moving the hardrive from the one computer to the next and it isn't cost effective to purchase another copy of windows for $90 bucks, otherwise I would have used the i3.

CPU: Phenom II 965: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM3 3.4GHZ 8MB Cache 125W 45NM Retail Box

Mobo: Asus M5A78L-M :ASUS M5A78L-M LX Plus mATX AM3+ DDR3 AMD 760G 1PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 1PCI SATA2 VGA GBLAN Motherboard

Ram: Corsair 8GB 2x4GB : Corsair Vengeance Blue CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit

Video Card: GTX 650ti :Zotac GeForce GTX 650 Ti 941MHZ 1GB 5.4GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI Mini-HDMI HDCP PCI-E DirectX 11 Video Card

Power Supply: XFX 550W: XFX 550W PRO550W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 44A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze

Case: Bitfenix ATX: Bitfenix Merc Alpha Steel Black ATX Mid Tower Case 3X5.25 7X3.25 1X2.5 *No PS* Top USB2.0 Audio

Any suggestions are more then welcome. The computer only has to run World of Warcraft, my friends mom currently plays it on lowest settings and gets 10-15 fps so graphics aren't even a super big deal. * Playing on a 1600x900 monitor*
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Last edited by andynerd; March 19, 2013 at 11:03 AM. Reason: Change CPU/Ram
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