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September 9, 2008 7:42:49 AM

I need a new computer for Warhammer Online, originally I was just going to buy one but I looked into buying parts and building a computer myself and it seems cheaper with better parts.

I picked out some parts off of newegg.com that I think work together, though I'm not 100% sure they all work together.

I want to be able to upgrade my computer in the future. I'd like to be able to add more memory, or a new video card to keep my computer up to date. Is this mother board good for future upgrades? These items come in at a total of close to $1,000 though I am willing to spend somewhere around $1,500 if it will benefit me in the long run.

Any help on these parts would be appreciated, I'd really like to know if any of the parts aren't quite adequate. Thanks.

Motherboard: ASUS P5Q Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P45 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131297
Video Card: EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130339
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115036
Memory: OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227289
HDD: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218
DVD Drive: Sony NEC Optiarc Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827101131
Power Supply: OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI 600W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341001
Case: ENERMAX Uber Chakra ECA5001B Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811124121



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September 9, 2008 10:24:59 AM

Someones done their homework....

Looks good, only main thing id change is the 9800GTX to a 4870 or Nvidia 9800GX2 (price drops make it very competitive now and it generally does better than a GTX 280)
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September 9, 2008 12:04:50 PM

+1 for above posters on SATA DVD RW and 4870/4850.
September 9, 2008 12:18:15 PM

+1 on the Mushkin RAM. It runs at its advertised timings at the JEDEC standard 1.8v.
I haven't decided if I will try Warhammer Online because I don't know what their subscription fee will be. If it is more than for a good monthly magazine (e.g. $6-$7), I will probably pass on it, otherwise I would think that my 3850 should be fine for it. I'd love to have a reason to buy a 4850, but this title isn't it. I would still agree with dirtmountain that the 4850 is the card to get though, for the performance/price and a little more future-resistance.
September 9, 2008 8:58:54 PM

Warhammer is the same rate as all online games currently. $15/month and like $50 for the game.
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