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Best low cost video card for WoW?

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May 9, 2009 6:02:37 PM

I would like to know what a decently priced card would be to get good FPS while playing WoW. My machine is an AMD Dual 2.7ghz 7750 with 4gb Ram. The IGP is HD3200 but I dont think this will yield a good FPS. Please advise...

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May 9, 2009 6:15:30 PM

What PSU? We need to know the outputs, particularly on the +12 Volt line.
What resoloution?
May 9, 2009 6:38:56 PM


It is a 585 watt with dual 12v.


I have a 19" lcd that I normally have set a 1280x768
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May 9, 2009 6:39:02 PM

^ yes, we really need to know what power supply you are using and what resolution you are playing at. Examples would be a 500 watt power supply with 32 amps on the 12v and a 22 inch monitor at 1680x1050 resolution.
May 9, 2009 6:48:42 PM

Maybe a little backround might help. I produce music so Im not really a "gamer' per se. The only game I play is WoW. I currently play on a P4 3.2ghz with a PNY Verto 6200 AGP. I generally get about 25fps with setting at low. I am getting the new machine I mentioned above on thursday and just wanted to know a good pcie card in the sub-$100 range that can have better performance than what I'm using now. Maybe be able to turn the details up some? Thanks
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May 9, 2009 6:53:14 PM

1st choice for me would be the HD4770 (as long as you're not playing at 2560X1600) at $99 - $109. The double lifetime warranty by XFX is worth $10 to me.

lower cost options would be a HD4830 at $84 with a $10 rebate ($74)

or a 9600 GT at $77 with a $10 rebate ($67)

The only problem with the 4770 is a lack of drivers at the moment, it's such a new card the drivers on the disc that come with it may be your best option.

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May 9, 2009 7:15:31 PM

WOW is more dependent on the CPU than the GPU so a modest HD 4670 should do. You could also get the HD 4770 which is significantly faster but still affordable at about $100.

Neither card is power hungry so your PSU can handle either one of them.