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Old 02-24-2009, 06:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I built my computer in like 03-04, but it died, something with the OS, nothing mechanically wrong with it, but I'm looking to maybe upgrade it. I have a p4 2.4g on it, I have no idea what video card, I just looked at my motherboard and it's probably done since my fan just came right off... like wasn't attached at all. ok so I guess I'm starting with a case and harddrives lol... guys I've been out of the building game for quite some time, so any help is appreciated, I don't have a lot of money to spend, so best cheapest parts would be greatly appreciated. Also I want to use this computer to play Warhammer Online.

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whats your budget?
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PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

For Windows XP

∑ 2.5 GHz P4 (single core) processor or equivalent
∑ 1 Gigabyte RAM
∑ A 128 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
∑ At least 15 GB of hard drive space

For Windows VISTA

∑ 2.5 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
∑ 2 Gigabyte RAM
∑ A 128 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
∑ At least 15 GB of hard drive space

Supported Video Cards

ATI Radeon(TM) series

∑ 9500, 9600, 9800
∑ X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
∑ X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
∑ 2400, 2600, 2900,
∑ 3650, 3850, 3870
∑ 4850, 4870

NVIDIA GeForce series

∑ FX 5900, FX 5950
∑ 6600, 6800,
∑ 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
∑ 8400, 8500, 8600, 8800
∑ 9400, 9500, 9600, 9800
∑ GTX 260, GTX 280

Intel(R) Extreme Graphics

∑ GMA X4500

Laptop versions of these chipsets may work, but may run comparatively slowly. Standalone cards that are installed in vanilla PCI slots (not PCIe or PCIx or AGP), such as some GeForce FX variants, will perform poorly. Integrated chipsets such as the ATI Xpress and the NVIDIA TurboCache variants will have low settings selected, but should run satisfactorily.

Please note that attempting to play the game using video hardware that isnít listed above may result in reduced performance, graphical issues or cause the game to not run at all.

The NVIDIA GeForce FX series is unsupported under Vista.

um budget is cheapest i can meet those requirements :P I don't really have a budget, it's just that I don't want to spend a lot of money either
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um budget is cheapest i can meet those requirements :P I don't really have a budget, it's just that I don't want to spend a lot of money either
and what do you need a whole new system?
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kinda, I think I need:

Motherboard
Processor
fan
Video Card
? anything else attached to motherboard lol

also I remember newegg being a pretty cheap place to buy things... any updates on that?

also I fried my first motherboard by not wearing one of those static things, what are they called?
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also I fried my first motherboard by not wearing one of those static things, what are they called?
Static wrist bands. If you have a metal case, you can simply keep your hand on that momentarily and that should drain your charge. Simple enough. But if you want the wristband, I guess it's better to be safe than sorry.

So you need a new motherboard, processor, RAM, video card, and probably a new power supply.

What case and hard drive do you have? You can get a good case and hard drive for like 90 bucks total, and it could be worth it in the long run.

At the person above me, a lot of those choices are not good ideas, either bad brands or old old parts.

What is your price range? Really makes a difference to know.
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lol, my case is oldschool and HDD are too, maybe I should just do a whole fresh build I want to spend around 500 i guess, but I can spend more...
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Static wrist bands. If you have a metal case, you can simply keep your hand on that momentarily and that should drain your charge. Simple enough. But if you want the wristband, I guess it's better to be safe than sorry.

So you need a new motherboard, processor, RAM, video card, and probably a new power supply.

What case and hard drive do you have? You can get a good case and hard drive for like 90 bucks total, and it could be worth it in the long run.

At the person above me, a lot of those choices are not good ideas, either bad brands or old old parts.

What is your price range? Really makes a difference to know.
lol i dont normaly build computers from websites and list them so i kinda suck at it
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Here's a build that can easily play Warhammer online.
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - ASUS M3A78-EM AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

Newegg.com - Rosewill Stallion Series RD500-2DB 500W ATX12V Power Supply - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500410AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - Operating Systems

Comes to $647.19 with shipping, then $10 mail in rebate.
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