Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 $275
MSI P7N SLI Platinum $125 ($80 open box)
OCZ PC6400 DDR2 4 GB (x2 for 8 gigs total) $50
Corsair TX750W $90
EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 $250
Total $790 ($745 with open-box motherboard.)
OR same as above but with an XFX nForce 780i motherboard ($190) Total: $855
Still not sure about the motherboard. It's gotten some iffy reviews because some don't have the updated BIOS needed for the 45nm processors, but that's not an issue because I have an LGA775 Celery I could throw in there to do the update with.
Don't need hard drives, an optical drive (recycling the ones I have), or a case (making one).
The i7 processors spank pretty much everything else out there in certain applications, but all the motherboards for them cost $300 and they require expensive DDR3 RAM. (The cheapest decent 3 gig triple-channel set I could find was about $90.)
Hey if I can play TF2 at 15 max FPS, he should be able to play World of Warcraft that way.Harshboy wrote:it was running at 15 FPS all the time. I'm like "How the hell can you play WoW like this!?" because I'm so used to my constant 60-75 FPS with max settings.