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Building my own computer...
Network Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833188001

case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133058

mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131347

video card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150366

power supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341011

PCU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115206

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148212

hard drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136320

dvd:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151171

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I was trying to make a cheapish computer to play WoW on...however, all this came out to be around $770, not including tax and S&H charges on all that...

so, if all I want to do is play WoW, should I just get his for $100 cheaper and already assembled (not to mention it has an OS, while the one I put together doesn't...)
If I do get this one, I will still need the network chip, only 1 comp in my house is actually tethered by internet connection xP

anyway, here is the alternative choice:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat....asp?EdpNo=4420138&csid=_27&body=REVIEWS#tabs


thanks guys! :wave:
 

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Just to tell you that Mobo comes with onboard Ethernet controller. So you dont need a networking card.

But if you want one than go ahead but it would save you $130 and you could buy a OS with that.


Here's XP pro which I would recommend for Gaming as of now seeing how Windows7 is not out yet.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116515



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Just to say, I think you should build it but in the end its up to you. Building a computer is a very good learning experience, especially if you are thinking that you would do it again in the future.
 

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Just to tell you that Mobo comes with onboard Ethernet controller. So you dont need a networking card.

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Just to say, I think you should build it but in the end its up to you. Building a computer is a very good learning experience, especially if you are thinking that you would do it again in the future.
Thanks! This is the first time I've tried to put a computer together, and I want to make sure all my equipment is compatible. So without the cost of the network card it'll drop to around $650. I think I might have an old Windows XP OS laying around here somewhere, which should ease the sting of the price too.

I originally decided building it myself would be more fun than buying one already assembled, until I started looking at all the technical terms and there's a lot I dont understand...

The network card is unneeded and while the Power Supply is a good unit and a good price you could drop it to a 550w using the video card selected to save a couple of more how about this for a case> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119047

The build looks solid and is very well speced.
Thanks! I dropped the PSU to http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817702008
which will only be $60 after rebate. As far as the video card goes I'm considering downgrading to save, and because Im not trying to run Crysis here - not so much is needed to run WoW and the expansions
However, Im having a hard time finding a relatively cheap (< $100) one that will run WoW and the expansion well, so I'll probably just stick with this one. After all, its on $110.

Like I said, this will be my first build so the compliment was nice :grin:
 

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As far as the video card goes I'm considering downgrading to save, and because Im not trying to run Crysis here - not so much is needed to run WoW and the expansions
However, Im having a hard time finding a relatively cheap (< $100) one that will run WoW and the expansion well, so I'll probably just stick with this one. After all, its on $110.
Found this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143161
looks good to me - will it work? (one guy said it was to big for his build...don't know about mine)
 

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Just noticed something..

Mobo- Memory Standard: DDR2 1200(O.C)/1066

RAM- Speed: DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)

I cant seem to remember if this causes the problems or the timings of the RAM maybe someone could elaborate..
 
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