Well I got my *** kicked trying to build my own computer
It just wouldn't work right, so I ended up having to return it, two pieces were past the return date, and the shipping price was pretty high, so I ended up losing about 200 or 250, and no computer.
Now I still want to get a new comp, but I'd prefer not to put one together. I have a decent Video card leftover, a Geforce 8800 GS, so I was looking for a tower with decent specs in everything EXCEPT a video card, and I found the Compaq Presario SR5510F Desktop PC w/ AMD Athlon X2 5000 Dual-Core Processor.
Processor Type: Athlon 64 X2
Hard Drive Size: 500 GB
System RAM: 2048 MB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
Processor Type: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ / 2.6 GHz
Multi-Core Technology: Dual-Core
Cache Memory Type: L2 cache
RAM Installed Size: 2 GB / 4 GB (max)
Technology: DDR2 SDRAM
Storage Hard Drive: 1 x 500 GB - standard - Serial ATA-150 - 7200 rpm
Operating System / Software OS Provided: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
Graphics Controller Type: Integrated
Graphics Processor / Vendor: NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE
Optical Storage Type: DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - Serial ATA
Read Speed: 40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Write Speed: 40x (CD) / 16x (DVD±R) / 4x (DVD-R DL) / 8x (DVD+R DL)
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Bays Total (Free): 2 ( 1 ) x 5.25" x 1/2H ¦ 3 ( 2 ) x 3.5" x 1/3H
Expansion Slots Total (Free): 4 memory - DIMM 240-pin ¦ 1 ( 0 ) x processor - Socket AM2 ¦ 2 ( 1 ) x PCI ¦ 1 ( 1 ) x PCI Express x16 ¦ 1 ( 1 ) x PCI Express x1
Networking: Network adapter - integrated
I'm looking to use the computer for light gaming; Cod4 on crappy specs maybe, I'm hoping it can handle WoW at top quality.
Now is there anything that really sticks out to you guys (Besides the video card) that I should know? I'll probably end up upgrading the RAM as well, but for the moment I thought that this computer looked perfect for me.