Hello, we are a husband and wife looking for some advice.
We want to purchase a computer that would be good for gaming, specifically for MMO's. We would like to know what the minimum requirements are and what recommendations you may have for us. We would like it to be used or refurbished, due to our environmental beliefs, so older computers are fine.
Any advice you can give will be deeply appreciated. Thank you in advance!
Most MMO's are not very graphics demanding such as WOW, although guild wars 2 looks like it’s going to have very good graphics. But at the end of the day it comes down to your budget if you give us a price range we could help you look. There are plenty of second-hand gaming rigs on eBay that sell cheap but it’s always a risk buying without a warranty.
just small note on the environmental friendliness:
use the latest tech because it tend to drop on power requirements + use quality PSU with good efficiency...
because of the above, I would rather skip on AMD processors because Intel ones are much better on performance/power ratio; as of the GPU, again depending on the budget, you should go with:
ATI - 6xxx series or (even better) 7xxx series
nVidia: 560 or if budget allows, the new beast 680
i7 2600k @ 3.4 ghz ( can be oc"d to 4.0 ghz)
3*4gb ddr3 ram
antec 750 p.s.u.
a good cooler like hyper master cooler 212 +
asus z68 motherboard because z68 has an edge at gaming.
graaphic card you can choose gtx 560 1gb
if you are intrested i can show you where to buy them cheaply