*Warning, a pretty long thread, but it would mean very much to me if atleast someone could try to help me out*
I'd like to start this thread off by saying to everyone!
I'm not new to THG but I just discovered that there's a community here! I'm very glad to see that one of my favourite websites has got a community full with kind and IT-devoted people.
Haveing that sais I would like to move on to my quite irritating problem. So I've got this 4 year old Fujitsu Siemens Silverline computer (bought via home-pc). It is an P4 1.4 Ghz and runs with 256 mb of RAM (not the new fancy DDR) and a nVidia GeForece 2 GT 64 mb. I've got a 80 gb harddrive aswell. If I'm to be honest I would say that this piece of junk can't handle too much. And now that I finally can buy a new computer (and now that I'm a bit older and have been reading alot about hardware I could build my own computer ) I just can't do it. Mainly because I feel that everything is very old and the old technology I saw 4 years ago is just pushed to the edge. I't doesn't feel right.
I usually use my computer for downloading, watching movies and playing music, doing school work etc. And now that I started playing World of warcraft (which I enjoy extremly much), I notice what my computer really CAN'T handle. The game lags constantly and I can't even enter some cities. So now I've decided to UPGRADE this computer. And I have read some threads about this aswell, but wanted to test my luck if anyone can help me out here. So I was thinking about a new motherbord (Asus A8N-E?) ( for all the features I don't have today, suck as: Pci-E, DDR ram, SATA, !!USB2!! etc. A new CPU (maybe an AMD 64 3000+?) (the reason is pretty much a boost in overall performance). New RAM (Here I'm pretty much unexperienced, thus in a great need of help) (256 really don't get me far with World of Warcraft running ). And definitely a new GPU ( I was thinking about a nVidia 6600GT but haven't got the slightest idea of which to buy!)
I live in sweden and a fairly common place to buy my this stuf would be www.datorbutiken.se. But if you know of any other resonable alternative I would very much appreciate the tip!
The price I'm willing to pay is about 3000-6000 kr (6000 being actually more than I want to pay)
The Price in US Dollar would be 390-780 $