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Low Profile Card for World of Warcraft

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 17, 2008 12:32:46 AM

Two Questions about this card:

Galaxy GeForce 8600GT (Low Profile) Chipset (540Mhz) 256MB DDR3 (1400Mhz)

1. Would this low profile card be able to run World of Warcraft at 1920x1200 on a 24" monitor at full graphics on?

2. Would this card fit into an IBM Lenovo Thinkcentre M55 small form factor case?

No to either of these questions would mean an entire system build for me which would cost me about $900 more than what this solution with a new gaming kb/mouse would cost.

a c 365 U Graphics card
a b Ý World of Warcraft
June 17, 2008 2:36:39 AM

1. Highly unlikely. You'll most likely need to play it in a window or full screen at lower resolution with AA turned off.

2. Yes.
a b U Graphics card
June 17, 2008 2:48:05 AM

That actually looks like a good solution for WOW in a slimline case, but frankly i'm not sure of the measurements, you'd probably have to open your case and check it for length and width. 1920x1200 would really be pushing it for this card with everything turned up high, but it's the best low profile card i've seen.
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June 17, 2008 3:35:26 AM

No, at any rate get new, your current machine is not worthy.


June 17, 2008 5:20:22 AM

I got a 8600GT too, and while I do not play WOW, I got about 60fps at Counter Strike Source at 1920x1200, though with not all highest settings.

You probably wont be able to turn all option at max, but 1920x1200 should run fine, if you are not limited by your processor and Ram.

If you want a better card, you could also just change the case instead of changing the whole system. For example a 9600GT and a decent case would cost you about 200$.
June 17, 2008 1:04:30 PM

Thanks everyone. Good advice overall.

Zorg - you are right, I'm going with this build:

Q6600 2.4GHz 2x4mb 65nm
EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 DDR2 SLI Mobo
Corsair TX Series TX750W PSU
Mushkin HP2 6400 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800 5-4-4-12 (1.8V) 240pins Memory
2 x BFG 8800GT OC2 512MB 675Mhz Core Dual 400Mhz (BFGE88512GTOC2E)
Antec P182 Case
SAMSUNG Black SH-S203B DVD Burner
Logitech G15 Keyboard
Logitech G5 Mouse
Razer Exactmat
Dell 2408WFP 24" Monitor

$2067.83 (Cdn) after tax
June 17, 2008 1:36:00 PM

Well, I've played WoW on my 8600GT 256MB DDR3 at 1680x1050 at max everything and never dropped below 100 FPS. 1920x1200 may be a different story, but it's hardly a demanding game.