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How do you think this PC will do in playing WoW or Diablo 3?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3eqJF
Do not ever ever ever get a cheapo power supply. They can catch on fire or fry your gear with a surge of electricity. And 5450 is barely good for more than plugging in a monitor. If you want decent gaming at this price point, you need an APU. But you won't need 8GB of RAM. Diablo3 doesn't even use 2GB, so you'll be fine with 4GB. You're also better off with a decent micro-tower case than a cheaper and more bendy mid-tower. Also upgraded your keyboard a little. Had to trim down the monitor size a little to get you an acceptable power supply.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3eDQU
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3eDQU/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3eDQU/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-VG3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($36.49 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ B&H)
Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Microsoft Keyboard 200 Wired Standard Keyboard ($7.99 @ B&H)
Total: $398.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-22 21:06 EDT-0400)
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Haha, oh man, No.

Corsair makes substandard products, and their PSU's cater to frothing fanbois.

Seasonic, however, is the world's greatest PSU. Ever. Why people ignore these...it must be sheer ignorance of howRbuildPC.

As for the Monitor- if you have a Fry's in your area they'll price match amazon or Newegg, but add in the respective shipping costs. If you have Amazon Prime/Student it's $0.00, and Newegg is usually around 1 cent. We hope.

Keep the same G.Skill ram, but question if you really need 8gigs if you're on a budget. Add more later, but avoid Corsair. G.Skill is far superior to Corsair these days.
[quote="122023621869"]Do not ever ever ever get a cheapo power supply. They can catch on fire or fry your gear with a surge of electricity. And 5450 is barely good for more than plugging in a monitor. If you want decent gaming at this price point, you need an APU. But you won't need 8GB of RAM. Diablo3 doesn't even use 2GB, so you'll be fine with 4GB. You're also better off with a decent micro-tower case than a cheaper and more bendy mid-tower. Also upgraded your keyboard a little. Had to trim down the monitor size a little to get you an acceptable power supply.

lol, very true. That's one thing in a budget build you do NOT wanna be cheap with!

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