Originally Posted by Kameleon
If I wanted to build a new PC for just gaming, what is the first thing to buy? I would like to play MMORPG but my comp right now is crap for gaming? Any parts I need, I can pick them up at Fry's.
Would a faster processor speed up the PC or is RAM better for speed?
Sometimes its not that easy...
Some mobo (motherboards) will only support certain processors.
Ram is tied to the mobo as well... sometimes you cant get the fast ram because it isnt supported by your mobo.
MMORPG, "in general" arent as CPU intensive as they are Vidcard intensive...
The game app will push the vid card hard, because the data stream between peers is low.
If makin it slowly... save up enuf to get a decent mobo + cpu + ram + powersupply
everything else you can cannibalize from your old pc... Chassie, Harddrives, DVD+rw Drive, Floppy (heh), even the vid card.
then set a limit on your vid card purchase... you can spend as much as your entire system on ONE vid card... so make that a really hard cap... get the best bang for your buck.... dont try to get the best one... it will drop in price by 50% within a year. Middle of the road is where you want to be.
If you are just wanting to make your MMORPG gamin experience the best it can be... Get the fastest Inet connection possible... the real bottleneck is the bandwidth