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whats the best range of comps to have for world of warcraft?

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April 23, 2006 10:29:12 AM

whats the best range of comps to have for world of warcraft?
heres the system requirements, id prefer recommended requirements though.

Minimum System Requirements

Windows® System 2000/XP OS:
Intel Pentium® III 800 MHz or AMD Athlon 800 MHz
512 MB or more of RAM
32 MB 3D graphics card with Hardware Transform and Lighting, such as NVIDIA® GeForce™ 2 class card or above
DirectX® 9.0c (included) and latest video drivers
6.0 GB available HD space
4x CD-ROM drive
A 56k or better Internet connection


Recommended Specifications

Windows® System 2000/XP OS:
Intel Pentium® IV 1.5 GHz or AMD XP 1500+ MHz
1024 MB RAM
64 MB 3D graphics card with Hardware Transform and Lighting, such as NVIDIA® GeForce™ FX 5700 class card or above
Broadband Internet connection
Two-button scroll-wheel mouse
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April 23, 2006 11:18:45 AM

If it will play on a P3/800 with a GF2 MX/32 mb variant, it can't be all that stressing on any modern hardware..
April 23, 2006 11:38:06 AM

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If it will play on a P3/800 with a GF2 MX/32 mb variant, it can't be all that stressing on any modern hardware..


I can imagine it would be a slideshow even at 640x480 minimum details. I can also imagine playing it on a 56K internet connection. I'm so glad we have DSL.
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April 23, 2006 12:05:00 PM

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If it will play on a P3/800 with a GF2 MX/32 mb variant, it can't be all that stressing on any modern hardware..


I can imagine it would be a slideshow even at 640x480 minimum details. I can also imagine playing it on a 56K internet connection. I'm so glad we have DSL.

well ive got brandband, so no problem with internet speed, but i just need somebody to name a computer with a 65 mb graphics 3d graphics card with Hardware Transform and Lighting, such as NVIDIA® and a decent GHz speed and RAM, but if anyone could find a computer with that requirements, tell me tom_the_ledge@hotmail.com
April 23, 2006 12:51:55 PM

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If it will play on a P3/800 with a GF2 MX/32 mb variant, it can't be all that stressing on any modern hardware..


I can imagine it would be a slideshow even at 640x480 minimum details. I can also imagine playing it on a 56K internet connection. I'm so glad we have DSL.

well ive got brandband, so no problem with internet speed, but i just need somebody to name a computer with a 65 mb graphics 3d graphics card with Hardware Transform and Lighting, such as NVIDIA® and a decent GHz speed and RAM, but if anyone could find a computer with that requirements, tell me tom_the_ledge@hotmail.com

Can you post the specs of your current PC?
April 23, 2006 1:13:08 PM

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If it will play on a P3/800 with a GF2 MX/32 mb variant, it can't be all that stressing on any modern hardware..


I can imagine it would be a slideshow even at 640x480 minimum details. I can also imagine playing it on a 56K internet connection. I'm so glad we have DSL.
actualy its not, its runs quite well at 800x600, a g2, 512mb ram, Pentium3 1gig
April 23, 2006 1:38:44 PM

im looking to buy a new pc, for in my room, for games and stuff, so im just asking whats the best computer to buy, but not too exspensive, because just bought an ipod 60gb-sellin it + birthday money + crimbo money.

so thats about a decent comp with them specs for about £600
April 23, 2006 1:50:32 PM

For around £600 you should be able to get a very decent set up for WoW. I quickly went to www.aria.co.uk and using the custom build option built this:

System Labour Charge
£45.00

AMD Athlon64 3200 Venice Retail Socket 939

£87.49

Gigabyte K8N51GMF-9 NF4 DDR400, uATX1, PCI-E, 7.1Ch Audio

£40.55
Alien 2 Custom Gaming Case Black

£29.95

120GB Maxtor D/Max+10 133/7200 8MB
£40.89

Samsung 16x DVDROM Black
£11.39

GAINWARD BLISS GF 7600GT 256MB DDR3 PCI-Express

£128.00

17" Digimate L-1725 TFT Monitor 3 Year Manufacturers Warranty

£104.95

1GB PC3200 Elixir DDR SDRAM DDR 400

£43.95

Which comes to a grand total of £625.30, which is slightly over budget but i believe is worth the extra £25. This rig would be more than sufficient to run WoW at max detail with a respectable fps.
April 23, 2006 1:57:14 PM

I think the minimum gets you 640 x 480 monochrome wireframes at a blistering 5 fps. I'm probably full of crap though. Frequent occurrence.
April 23, 2006 2:00:46 PM

You don't need a whole lot to play WOW. My neighbor plays it on a 20 inch iMac machine and he also has an AMD 3200+ with a 6800GT graphics card and it's plenty to play it.
April 23, 2006 2:37:29 PM

thanks quantum sheep, you really helped me out there, my mate,(who also plays on WoW), his dad makes computers,so if i tell him to get that stuff, put it together, ill probably give him about £700, not bothered, ill just beg off streets for money :) 
April 23, 2006 4:51:14 PM

No problem, always willing to help introduce someone to the lovely world of online gaming!
April 23, 2006 6:54:23 PM

As the other guys have stated, WOW doesn't take a whole lot to be semi playable. Today's newest integrated graphics (GMA950, 6100/6150, express 200) will all play WOW.
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