View Full Version : computer upgrade help

07-28-2007, 08:18 PM
I think my computer goes a little slow and would like some upgrade advice. I want to build a gaming computer. It doesn't have to be the greatest, I want some advice on what parts I should get. I want it to run counter strike and warcraft pretty good.

I have an 1998 emachines, I have a new case and 400 watt power supply and 120gb hard drive (had to replace these parts because old parts died). the case has a lot of vents and I can add more fans when I get better parts.

the old parts I have now are an old mother board, pentium 3, 198mb of ram, and upgraded graphics card but its outdated now.(pretty much stock.) I guess I need to buy these parts and I also need a good cd/dvd burner.

can you guys give me advice on what parts to get from newegg so I can have it running good?

07-28-2007, 08:42 PM
Go for a Core 2 Duo processor, they're cheap now.

2GB's DDR2 Dual Channel RAM

Motherboard that will accept Core 2 Duo/Dual Channel RAM

Hard drive could work, but if I was you I'd sell that drive and buy a new SATA hard drive. Faster and takes up less space since the wires are WAY smaller than IDE cables.

Take a gander at Team Ramrod's build thread from recently, I made a build for him on Newegg that was pretty beastly.

07-28-2007, 10:52 PM
thanks, do you know what would be a good graphic card for gaming too? thats one thing I don't know anything about.

07-28-2007, 11:16 PM

07-28-2007, 11:28 PM
thanks so would this work?


07-29-2007, 08:44 AM
Looks good to me. Processor is a little on the weak side compared to what's out there today, but if you're going for a budget rig, that's a good looking list. :thumbup:

07-29-2007, 01:28 PM
can you point out a better processor thats not much more expensive?

07-29-2007, 01:57 PM

Since you're looking fairly cheap, that would be better for the extra 9 bucks.

07-29-2007, 04:10 PM
thank you.