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Old March 19, 2013, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by andynerd View Post

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*
Already, what you have there will be a HUGE improvement over what she already has.

Now, this may sound odd, but replace the FX6300 at $151 with an older gen Phenom II 965 @ $110. Not only is it $40 cheaper, you'll get better in-game performance than with the 6300, and it won't consume as much power, either.

I would take some of the money saved and bump the RAM up from 2x2GB sticks to 2x4GB sticks (assuming her existing copy of windows is 64-bit, otherwise I guess you're fine with the 4GB of RAM)

HTPC: Z77A-G45; 3770K; Zalman FX70; 2x4GB Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz; MSI GTX960; 2x 128GB Crucial M4 SSD; 4TB WD Red, 2x 2TB WD Green; Corsair RM650I; Corsair Carbide 600C;
Son's Rig: M5A97; FX8350; CNPS20LQ; 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz; Powercolor 7950; 250GB Crucial MX200; 320GB WD Black HDD; SPI 700W; Bitfenix Shinobi;
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