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heyjen
  • 41 months ago

Hi everyone! I could use some help building a PC. My husband recently had an accident where he fell off a ladder and broke 5 bones. Ouch. He is pretty miserable right now, so I want to surprise him with a PC that he can play WoW on while recovering. I only have about a $400 budget, but I want it to be a system that runs the game well. If this isn't feasible please let me know and I'll try to figure something out. Thanks for the help! :)

I already have OS, mouse, and keyboard.

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I know building new is the easiest way to go, but if budget is an issue and you have any skills at finding stuff on eBay or craigslist, finding an i5/mobo/8GB ram for under $200 is pretty easy.
That gives you room for a small SSD which is soooooo nice for WoW, a new PSU, nice case and new GPU. I would suggest the 1050 ti.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Storage ADATA Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $47.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card $139.99 @ Amazon
Case Deepcool TESSERACT WH ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Amazon
Other 3470/mobo/8gb ram fromeBay $175.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $432.96
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-16 12:36 EST-0500
  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Yeah I decided I needed to spend a bit more money. It's silly to pinch too much when I'm already spending a few hundred. So yeah decided to spring for an i5. Thanks for the suggestions. This works for my new plan. :D

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd make the PSU atleast semi-modular because if he/she is a first time builder than a $19 case with a non modular PSU will be hell.

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair???

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

that was an example, I chose an EVGA 500W. Its not like if you choose any PSU except G2 it'll blow up in a week.

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