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Old 03-11-2010, 07:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by orihS ‪‪‪Shiro View Post
You'll be much better off in the long run building this server from scratch instead of using outdated parts.
That tower is for a Pentium 4 build from like 10 years ago.
Please, for the love of god, don't use it now.

I suggest you get a cheap AM3 motherboard $50-60 an athlon ii x2 240 cpu $55-60 and a 500Gb HDD $50 and 2-4Gb DDR3 ram $40-100 and a cheap graphics card $60-100 PSU $30-50 Case $20-40


That could handle everything you're talking about, I'm pretty sure.
If you want to go a little more high end than that...
You could get an Athlon II X4 620 (Quad Core) $100 instead of the Athlon II X2 240 (Dual Core)
Go 4Gb of RAM and get a 5770 (Graphics Card) ($170)
Taking the cost up to...

Could i still use the case for it? and best OS for it would be and best place to find parts?

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Old 03-11-2010, 07:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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If you want to run WC3, just use any Windows OS
XP or higher
Just make sure it's 64 bit

Newegg is a great place to order parts from due to their combo deals, fast shipping, and great customer service.

I would NOT use a Dell case for a custom build as Dell cases can be very proprietary and would cause you a headache if something didn't fit right.

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Swap in that combo deal for the other CPU/Motherboard combo and the total will be about $600

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Using the dell case *should* be ok, does it look pretty normal? So long as it looks like it'll fit you motherboard and the graphics card, you should be good.

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