i need to build a computer for warhammer cuz mine isn't cuttingit. now i have a mid tower computer case already. a new AMD 9850 Phenom x4 proscessor and Geforce 8600 gt video card that is used(not sure if i should upgrade or reuse).
could someone help me build one.
AMD 9850 Phenom x4 processor GeForce 8600 GT video card Mid tower case tell me if i should upgrade these or not and what other parts i should use.
Edit: can i reuse the vista i bought for this computer the new computer im gonna build or do i have to buy another one
Those parts should have no problem running Warhammer. I have a Pentium D 2.66ghz 2gbs ram and a 8800 GT OC, no problem running the beta at all. Ran at max. Sadly though you can't reuse the vista for your new computer, once you use that key it "locks" to that computer and it will say invalid key whenever you try it on a different computer (i've tried it myself). If you really want vista on your computer there's some cracks out there you could try, can't tell you them though. When you say you need help building it do you mean like a step by step how to install everything? EDIT: Just my personal opinion though, I was a bit dissapointed by warhammer. It didn't have the same addictive 'feel' to it like WoW or age of conan. Also doesn't quite offer anything new (other than public quests and some others). Be aware though to play it you need a credit card or a 60 day card or else you won't be able to make an account. A pretty dumb decision made by mythic where they could have opened a whole other audience to people who can't get a hold of a credit card and don't want to buy a 60 day card.
A Phoenix from the ashes
18th April 2006
Well actually you can reuse Vista. It's not actually locked to one computer, but one motherboard, so as long as you keep the same board, you can use whatever components you like. You may have to call Microsoft for an activation key though. They'll ask you if you used another motherboard and you simply say you didn't, Vista will then be unlocked for you to use. :)
The components you selected are fine; shouldn't have a problem with Warhammer. Not a fan of AMD processors myself, but to each his own.
i can build it fine. and i have been playing war on my computer just in bigger rvr i get lag and want to build a new computer and want someone to pick out the parts for me. no like crazy million dollar parts tho. and the things listed up there are some parts i already have.
I would die without GF
15th March 2006
Warhammer what? Online? March of Chaos/Battle March? Dawn of War?
Bs|Archaon;4611010Warhammer what? Online? March of Chaos/Battle March? Dawn of War?
Warhammer online, im pretty sure because he's talking about RVR which is only available in WAR. Oh also where do you live? Like Canada, US? Would help so I could look for some cheap but good parts.
Alright well if you live in canada, here are some good deals on tigerdirect that should work with all of your parts. Motherboard: $91.99 ECS A780GM-A Motherboard - AMD 780G, Socket AM2+, ATX, Audio, Video, HDMI, PCI Express 2.0, Gigabit LAN, USB 2.0, eSATA, RAID in Canada at TigerDirect.ca Kingson DDR2 667mhz 1gb (very good for the price, have 2 of these in my pc and they work great) only $26.99 ECS A780GM-A Motherboard - AMD 780G, Socket AM2+, ATX, Audio, Video, HDMI, PCI Express 2.0, Gigabit LAN, USB 2.0, eSATA, RAID in Canada at TigerDirect.ca Power Supply + shipping + tax probably around $50 (450w ATX w/ PCI-E connections) Power Up 450-Watt ATX 120mm Fan SATA-Ready PCI-E-Ready 24-Pin Power Supply GEN-2005 in Canada at TigerDirect.ca For the power supply and maybe some of the other things there may be better prices at Newegg.ca, if you live in the US you might want to check newegg.com also. EDIT: Hard drive I forgot to mention, a $44 one at newegg 160gb, which is a great value for a large HD like this. Newegg.ca - HITACHI Deskstar 7K160 HDS721616PLA380 (0Y30006) 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives ANOTHER EDIT :) : 105.77 (Motherboard) 42.55 (power supply) 51.73 (HD) 62.07 (for 2 sticks of ram) In all = $262.12 This is including tax but not shipping.
Gettin' hardware chilly
16th June 2004
That was a pretty bad list of components. Esp. for that ram, motherboard and PSU. Just look around for deals and you should be good to go. I'd also upgrade that video card if I were you. That thing isn't the fastest ever.
A Phoenix from the ashes
18th April 2006
450W for a powersupply is pretty damn low, especially if you're upgrading. It's something people always overlook, mainly because they know no better, but for system stability and reliability, a solid PSU is an absolute MUST. DO NOT by a cheapo one. Look for something by Thermaltake, PC Power & Cooling, Silverstone, or Antec.
Nice list otherwise though, Babeman.
kow_ciller;4611567That was a pretty bad list of components. Esp. for that ram, motherboard and PSU. Just look around for deals and you should be good to go. I'd also upgrade that video card if I were you. That thing isn't the fastest ever.
Are you serious? That list is way more than enough to play warhammer online which is the only thing he said he is looking to play, I have a system way underpowered than that and im playing crysis warhead and age of conan on high! Atleast I actually spent time looking for parts. He also said he wants components that will work with a new setup and the video card is completley fine, I had it a month ago and could run war beta on maximum. It might not be good for the future, but thats something to worry about later when he actually wants to upgrade. The ram is also completley fine, im using that exact ram in my computer and it is working fantastic. I dought he's looking to spend a fortune over the best parts. As for the PSU I think it's ok, I do agree with The_Daedalas with it, but it got pretty good reviews and has good wattage. Im running a 8800 GT OC with a 305w power supply, have had it for a month and have had no problems. When they bring these cards out there, the recommended requirements for the power supply are when the computer is at a full load like running tons of apps at the same time that requires more wattage than when the computer is idle. But I guess you are going to be running quad core and all the other components could draw tons of energy, so you might want to look for something a bit better.