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Hey guys new to building Desktops so I really dont know much but I put together a list of items I would like to get. Just wondering if you guys could rate and or tell me better items to get around same price range . Mostly going to use the computer for WoW and nothing else all my other stuff is on laptop. I figure I can Upgrade other components as I go. Also going to get the items piece by piece instead of all at once.

Price Range: 400-450 Max preferably lower (Damn Economy!)
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Case: $70
NZXT Apollo Black ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Front USB, Firewire and Audio Ports
http://www.compusa.com/applications/...rkey=a406-1069

Video Card: $60
MSI GeForce 9500 GT Video Card - 512MB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0, DVI, HDMI, VGA
http://www.compusa.com/applications/...rkey=m452-9502

HD: $40
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 80GB Hard Drive - 7200, 8MB, SATA-300, OEM
http://www.compusa.com/applications/...rkey=tsd-80as6

Ram: $65
Kingston HyperX PC8500 1066MHz 2GB DDR2 Dual Channel Memory Upgrade - 1x2048MB
http://www.compusa.com/applications/...srkey=k24-6040

Mother Board/CPU: $110
MSI K9N6PGM2-V Motherboard & AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Processor Bundle
http://www.compusa.com/applications/...srkey=b69-3238

Power Supply: $104
Apevia / Iceberg / 680-Watt / ATX / Dual 80mm Fan / 20/24 Pin / SLI-Ready / SATA-Ready / Blue / Power Supply
http://www.compusa.com/applications/...rkey=a107-1088
 

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Well I changed some things up with advice from another forum here it is

Case: $70
NZXT Apollo Black ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Front USB, Firewire and Audio Ports
http://www.compusa.com/applications...p?EdpNo=2477938&sku=A406-1069&srkey=a406-1069

Video Card: $65
EVGA GeForce 9600 GSO Video Card - 1024MB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0, DVI, S-Video, VGA
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5077920&CatId=3585

HD: $55
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS Hard Drive - 500GB, 7200, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4499974&CatId=139

Ram: $65
OCZ Vista Edition Dual Channel 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2 x 1024MB)
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3079598&CatId=2261

Mother Board/CPU: $124
Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H Motherboard & AMD Athlon II X2 240 Dual Core Processor Bundle
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5317374&CatId=4297


Power Supply: $50
Corsair CX400W Power Supply - 400-Watt, 120mm Fan, SATA-Ready, 80Plus, ATX
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4236686&Sku=C13-2507
 

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The Corsair PSU is a much better choice than the Apevia, however I'd be happier with at least the VX550W. The 9600GSO is just a rebadged 8800GS, so it can use quite a bit of power. Maybe consider a Radeon 4670 in that price range, that'll give you a bit more "oomph" for the same price or a bit more.

I'm not a huge fan of Seagate drives, but that one looks adequate.

Decent picks for the CPU/mobo.
 

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Cool I'll look into it. Im trying to figure out what pieces to get first. Case, MOBO/CPU, PSU, and RAM first obviously. But I currently have a 80gb 7200 RPM hd, a Radeon 9550 256mb video card and a dvd RW. Could I run that MOBO/CPU with those and still play WoW until I can afford to buy the rest? Then I could just go out and buy a more expensive better Video card and hard drive later on?
 

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Unfortunately I gotta wait until after x-mas to get anything just trying to get a list of part together so I know what to get. That case is really nice though looks like a lot of air circulation definately worth the money.
 
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