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Built a WoW only cpu. Is LInux a good choice to install?

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February 12, 2011 12:13:40 PM

All this computer is for is raiding WoW (world of warcraft) game. I'm tring to find the cheapest way to get the internet up. My components include:

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-880GM-D2H AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Ram: A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model AD3U1333B2G9-DRH

Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Cpu: AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana 2.9GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX435WFGMBOX

Gpu: SAPPHIRE 100287L Radeon HD 5670 (Redwood) 512MB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity

DvD Drive: LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Will Linux be able to read these or do you think windows would be my best choice.... I'm a total nub when it comes to this BS. Any helps/tips will be appreciated :) 

Thank you,
Tenno

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February 12, 2011 4:28:10 PM

It's possible that the video card may give you some issues, but you should be able to get it to work with relatively little work. ATI generally hasn't played well with Linux in the past, but support is getting better.

If you use a popular distribution (Ubuntu), and install Wine, then WoW should run just fine. Luckily, WoW is at the very top of the Platinum-ratings on the compatibility list :) 

http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=versio...

Good luck.
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