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Old 08-03-2008, 11:39 PM   #1
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Just curious if there is anybody out there that can help me decide if I should buy a whole new computer to play games on or just Mod my current system. I'm looking to play games like WoW and maybe a FPS now and then. I currently have a Dell system with a AMD athalon 64x2 dual core processor 4000+ 2.10GHZ, 958 MB of RAM, 32-bit operating system, with a NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 graphics card. All this is running on Windows Vista. Not really sure what is out there for current systems that would work for what I want but would have a budget from $800-$1000. So any tips on what to do or what to buy would be great, thanks!
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:42 PM   #2
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Worshipme has an amazing sticky thread at the top for 1000 dollar builds (USD). For both overclockers and non overclockers. Check it out
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:45 PM   #3
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Edit: I would just look at the sticky at the top, it's a great sticky.
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:49 PM   #4
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Yeah that sticky is great but I have no idea how to build a computer.....Any ideas for a guy that doesn't know what he is doing? Thanks
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:54 PM   #5
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Well if you cant or dont feel like building a new pc.. Post what motherboard youve got and someone here could probably find you a better video card/ processor.
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:59 PM   #6
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How can I find out what motherboard I have?
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:01 AM   #7
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http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

Download, install, and go to the motherboard or chipset tab, then post what you see!
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im not sure, i never found out what motherboard i had when i had factory built computers.
maybe CPU-Z might tell you
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is there another way?
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If you have a PCI-E 16x slot I would just say mod. Buy a new video card and a new PSU if required. Save some money. WoW shouldn't need more than a 2.1GHz dual-core processor.
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