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May 6, 2010 1:10:50 AM

Hello all.
I would like to start off by quickly saying that I did not know under which forum to post this under so I decided that this was the best spot :].

So my computer is dying and i've decided that it's time to make a purchase.

A good computer that i've seen floating around for is this:

http://www.doghousesystems.com/v/armor_vs.htm

Q u o t e:
Thermaltake V9 Chassis

Thermaltake 450W Power Supply

Intel DP55WB Motherboard

Intel Core i3 530 2.93 GHz Processor

2 GB Kingston DDR3 1333 Memory (2 x 1GB DIMMs)

1 x 500GB 7200 RPM WD SATA Drive

ATI Radeon HD 5670

1 x 10/100/1000Mbps Copper Gigabit Port Embedded on Motherboard

Dual Layer DVD +/- RW drive

Logitech Keyboard and Optical Mouse


I/O Ports:



2 x USB 2.0 slots (front)
6 x USB 2.0 slots (rear)

1x S/PDIF Out

5 Audio ports (7.1 surround)




Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

DogHouse Recovery Media

48 Hour burn in and stress test at factory

One Years Parts and Labor Warranty


This computer costs $1000 base, and with a higher clocked CPU(3.06GHz as opposed to 2.93) , 4GB of ram instead of 2, windows 7 ultimate 64 instead of windows 7 home 64, a 72 hour build time, and shipping, it costs around $1,872.57.

What I wanted to ask was if any of you think that this computer could run WoW on max settings relatively well in most areas (35FPS+).

How do you think this computer would fare in 25 man raids such as icc 25 on max settings.


Thought i'd add that by max settings I mean high not ultra, with shadows set to around 50% or lower.

Also I am looking to primarily just play WoW while at the same time enjoy the most out of the game by having the best FPS and graphics/AFFORDABILITY ratio.

I am really only interested in how this computer would function in the various aspects of WoW.

Thanks a ton in advance!

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May 6, 2010 5:57:38 AM

I've never played WoW myself but I've assembled many PC's :) 

Just wanted to say that you can get a Decent Quad core with 4GB RAM and a much much better(more than twice as better) GPU in that budget.
Build a PC yourself.
:) 
May 6, 2010 11:18:45 AM

yep that pc will run it :) 

but for the price you could get a lot better + amd is better untill you hit the i7prices
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May 7, 2010 12:44:13 AM

yeah, cost me $800 canadian for my new PC and it's fast, AMD Phenom II X4 955BE, Asus M4A77TD AM3 Mobo, 2GB DDR3-1333 Kingston, 640Gb WD Black SATA2 32Mb Cache, Asus HD 5770 CuCore 1Gb DDR5, LG 22X SATA Dvd-rw, Antec 300, Coolermaster 600Watt PSU. trust me, build your own, if I had $1800 for a PC it would be way better for GPU and probably xFired.....
May 7, 2010 6:37:53 PM

That computer will run it very nicely, at any resolution I would have thought (unless you are 30" or multiple screens), though 4Gb of RAM is probably woth ot cause Windows Vista/7 use loads of RAM. I would run it fine with 2Gb I think, cause WoW is a fairly old game. Your 5670 is a mainstream modern DX11 card, and will piss all over WoW, for search of a better word :) 
May 7, 2010 10:39:55 PM

That pc is actually over specced for wow. Enjoy. But you may consider improving your specs, there are a lot better GPU, CPU and alike for the same cost. Enjoy your gaming!
May 15, 2010 5:38:02 AM

Thank you all, I've decided to get an alienware with the specs of:

Chassis Color Cosmic Black, Alienware Aurora Chassis

Processor Intel® Core™ i7 860 Quad Core 2.8GHz (8MB Cache)

Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English

Security Software McAfee® VirusScan Plus – 30-Day Free Trial (English)

Warranty and Service 1 Year Basic Service Plan

Monitor No Monitor

Memory 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 XMP

Hard Drive 500GB - SATA-II, 3Gb/s, 7,200RPM, 16MB Cache HDD

Graphics Card ATI Radeon™ HD 5870, 1GB GDDR5

Optical Drive 24X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability

Sound Card Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio


With an Intel p55 or x58 keyboard depending on what you guys think is better.
May 15, 2010 6:42:23 AM

Well, that's a powerful PC :) 
May 15, 2010 8:51:23 AM

It doesn't seem like you're on any tight budget, but yes that Alienware is overkill for WoW, even in 25man max settings.
May 16, 2010 1:56:56 PM

Your PC will run it very well I think, besides that you can do the test here:

http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri

Here, search the game from the list and the site will tell you if you can play it with minium or recommended settings.

And alienware PCs are VERY expensive and good, so with both pc's you'll be able to run it on high ^^.

!