I'd appreciate some help with this - i haven't built anything better than an
Athlon64 so i've become a little out of date regarding processors, memory &
I need a reasonably fast PC capable of playing World of Warcraft.
I currently have two boxes:
P4 1.5Ghz, 2x 256MB SDRAM (2/2 Slots), Geforce 6200 AGP - 300W PSU
Athlon 2000+, 2x 256MB SDRAM (2/2 Slots), Onboard Graphics, No AGP Slot,
Quality 300W PSU, mATX
I need over 1GB memory, preferably 2GB, so it's not economically viable to
upgrade either unit with 2x 512MB sticks of SDRAM... and, if i can, i'd like
to use a 300W PSU & the mATX case to save money.
I was looking at maybe upgrading the SFF's guts - something like
MSI PM8M3-V Socket 775 mATX DDR400 AGP
(Because it's cheap, is mATX, and has an AGP slot so i don't have to upgrade
the graphics card)
Intel Pentium 4 631 3.0GHz Socket LGA775, 2MB, BOXED w/fan
Intel Pentium 4 524 3.06GHz Socket LGA775, 1MB, BOXED w/fan
What's the difference with the above processors?
What speed DDR memory would i need to get?
Alternatively, can anyone recommend a better route? Ideally i'd really like
more memory than 1GB, and perhaps i could spend a little extra on a PCI-E
card... something like
POINT OF VIEW GeForce 7300GS 256MB DDR Turbo Cache, 550Mhz/405Mhz,
I'm just afraid that if i go for a whole new motherboard, cpu, memory &
graphics, i'm going to have to get a case & psu too... pushing me way over
I'm looking to spend £100 - £150 all in... and would be more than happy to
use second hand parts if anyone has anything suitable...
Thank you all very much in advance!
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