Okay- What I'm looking for is a system that will:
1- Run Warhammer Online well
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
2- Have expansion options for the future
3-Try to stay around $500 but obviously low as possible
I'll list below what I've picked out but I want to know if you guys (gals) have any advice/opinions/personal preferences towards my build before I buy a bunch of components that won't work well together, or be a ripped off. Yeah, not totally great with hardware so if you wonder why I picked "x" ram with "x" processor, please lend some advice, thanks =).
Ohh, planning on going 64 bit vista.
(Fan comes with it, but not sure if heat-sink does?)http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/Sea...p?EdpNo=2207256
(Ratings seemed really good)http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/Sea...&CatId=2320
VideoCard: (I could do crossfire with the onboard apparently if I went ATI but I just want this thing to work right for now- I'll go ATI in the future if I need an upgrade)http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/Sea...mp;Sku=P56-8810
(Not for mass storage- bought it mostly for sata and 7200 rpm + ratings/price)http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/Sea...5&CatId=139
Case with 500w powersupply+fan=
(Kind of iffy on this one)http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/Sea...&CatId=1845
Okay so being my first time I also have a couple questions. What would a good powersupply be- I tried to use one of the calculators for it but it only showed up about 350w but that seemed low to me, though I could be wrong. I don't know much about the power supplies or what to look for so any help with that would be great. Also difference between dual channal DDR2 and single DDR2?? Is it always better to go Duel channel and does it take the same amount of ram slots?
Sorry for all the info, I figured it would be best to give more than less. I hope all the links work right :x
So yeah to sum it up again- around $500 budget, the cheaper, the better- a system to hopefully exceed those minimum req's and room to upgrade later.