Building a new PC. - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-16-2010, 12:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 3
Default Building a new PC.


I am currently working on building myself a "nice" desktop for a good price, I am wondering if there is anything else I need to have it preform better, or anything else I will need to make it work correctly. I have currently purchased:

AMD Athlon II x2 240 2.8ghz
Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H Micro ATX
G.Skill 2Gb(2x1Gb) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDRw 800 (PC2 6400)
RAIDMAX Tornado case w/ 450w power supply

- Other than these parts, what else would I need to create a PC that would work well for WoW(World of Warcraft) and general web stuff?

-I am mostly into WoW so that's what I am going to use it for, should I get another grafix card?

- I also have a SATA HDD from my Dell XPS400 that I want to use on this, can I install that HDD and use the Dell windows disk to install windows(the recovery one that came with it when I bought it) and then install all the drivers with Everest or some similar program?

- Are there any upgrades I don't NEED but I should get, to make the computer noticeably faster?

I want to run it at at least 30~ fps at at least med-high grafix settings and be able to look at stuff online w/ firefox etc. while on the game in windowed mode.

Thanks for any help

wandelljr is offline  
Old 01-16-2010, 12:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
Seg Fault'n
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: The dried husk where America came from
Posts: 5,799
Default Re: Building a new PC.

Basically this combo then - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!
Looks good except for the case/PSU - according to one review it has only one SATA connector so if you need another one to power a optical drive, for example, then you'll need a converter.


There are in order of increasing severity: lies, darn lies, statistics, and computer benchmarks. - diskinfo man page
"Get your money and let's go to court!" - Craig Mudie, MS
kmote is offline  
Old 01-16-2010, 01:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 3
Default Re: Building a new PC.

Should I buy another grafix card or should the integrated grafix work ok with WoW?
wandelljr is offline  
Old 01-16-2010, 04:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
muffin enthusiast
Muffin Man's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: new york
Posts: 2,722
Default Re: Building a new PC.

you might be able to play with the onboard on like, the lowest settings maybe.

a dedicated gfx card would be much better, but we need to know your budget.
Muffin Man is offline  
Old 01-16-2010, 06:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 3
Default Re: Building a new PC.

I don't really have a "budget" I am just getting what I want when I need it if I can afford it. I can probably spare around 150~ for a graphix card, if my old one (I believe it's NVidia GeForce 6800) doesn't work. As for my Windows question, will the Dell Windows disk work for it? Or is it bound to a certain chipset etc?
wandelljr is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Building PC for first time, confirmation? mikachewie New Systems | Building and Buying 6 09-28-2009 04:24 AM
Building System, Stuck on Motherboard etc. rocknje New Systems | Building and Buying 33 07-12-2009 07:32 PM
Building a Personal Gaming Computer. Budget: $600.00-800.00 centcuse New Systems | Building and Buying 2 06-09-2009 11:34 PM
Is Apple Building a Search Engine? Osiris Apple and Mac 0 11-14-2008 11:25 AM
A Computer Building Elbatrop1 Elbatrop1 System Upgrades 31 04-07-2007 07:26 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:12 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.