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February 14, 2010 10:30:53 PM

I am planning on purchasing a new computer from iBuyPower.com
Its Specs are

Intel Core 2 Dou E8400 3.00Ghz 6MB L2/1333FSB
4GB DDR2 RAM
ATI Radeon HD 5570 1GB
500GB HDD

I am planning on running World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm when it comes out. I was wondering what graphics settings I can run and roughly what FPS rate?

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February 14, 2010 11:53:37 PM

This cpu is commonly found in newer business class all in ones, and truthfully, its pretty efficient. The cpu is not specifically built fr gaming, however, WoW isn't a taxing game and with that card, it would not bottleneck. I'd recommend up to a gts 250 or radeon 4850. If you have Ddr2, I'd make sure it has the 800mhz vs the 667, so you will not have to upgrade that. That computer is not inherently a gamer, but should run Wow just fine for you. However, I might say as a reference from the DDR2 and the dual core at a high clockspeed, it may be suggested taht this machine may be tricked out about as far as you may go, suggesting it may not be that futureproof. but for those games, go ahead, look for a price of about 600 though.
February 15, 2010 1:29:30 AM

With everything I'm getting in it its going to be $726 so I might be able to upgrade... and yes it is 800MHz... I was also wondering how do you think it could handle Modern Warfare 2? Or Counter Strike Source?
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February 15, 2010 1:36:35 AM

And what about the ATI Radeon HD 5670 1GB?
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February 15, 2010 2:03:47 AM

What resolution ?
February 15, 2010 2:09:13 AM

Either 1920x1080 or one step down

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February 15, 2010 2:10:05 AM
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Go with the 5670 if you can, itll give you a nice boost at all resolutions for only 30$ or so more.
As for the 5570, its fine for more casual games like WoW and CSS, mw2 it should be fine with, with some lowered details
February 15, 2010 2:13:41 AM

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February 15, 2010 6:19:38 PM

Try making a setup with a i3. It will be more future proof. The e8400 is AMAZZING but it is lga775. Just give it a shot and look at the price with i3.
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