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Old 04-18-2010, 08:12 PM   #1
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Hi all, I'm looking to build a new gaming rig. My budget is around $800 and I don't need a monitor, keyboard, or mouse. I mostly play WoW and sometimes CS:S and would like to build something that can handle those games on medium to high settings.

I would like something that can be easily upgraded for the upcoming games such as: WoW expansion, Diablo 3, and Starcraft 2


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Old 04-18-2010, 08:31 PM   #2
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MSI 790X-G45 AM3 AMD 790X

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Thanks for the quick reply!

Is this a good machine for gaming? WoW mostly?
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:52 PM   #4
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It will handle WoW with ease. (The other games will run nicely too.)
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:57 PM   #5
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It can handle pretty much anything with ease to be honest. If you want even more horsepower, you could probably fit an HD5850 in and stay within budget, but the 5770 is definitely a more than capable card
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Thanks guys

Dumb question, but do need to also buy a heat sink with as well?
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A heatsink is included with CPU. The sound can be a bit annoying though. Some of them tend to have a high pitched whine. Here's one that works extremely well and is very quiet: XIGMATEK HDT-S963 92mm Rifle CPU Cooler
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My build below handles WoW like its nothing. Atomic made you a sick build.
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