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Is this a good price for this computer&Can it play good WoW Great?

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July 8, 2010 7:12:10 PM

I wanna know if 630 Bucks is a good price for this computer
Also, Can World of warcraft run great on this computer with no lagg?

AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz (Quad Core) 45nm, AM3 2MB Cache
AMD Black Edition Copper HeatPipe EXTRA QUIET fan
MSI 760GM-E51, AMD 760G, Onboard Video, HDMI, GB LAN
4GB (2x2GB) PC8500 DDR3 1066 Dual Channel
GeForce 9800GT 1GB PCI EXpress 16X dual head, HDMI
500.0GB Hitachi 7200RPM SATA2, UDMA 300 8m cache
Lite On 22x DVD Recorder Dual Layer +R/RW -R/RW
Realtek HD digital audio (onboard)
Ethernet network adapter (onboard)
PowMax Black Mid Tower ATX Case w/ Front USB
Logisys 600W ATX Power Supply, SLI & X-fire ready
Black Windows Keyboard, 104 key, PS/2
2-Button Wheel Mouse, PS/2 Black
Black Multimedia amplified stereo speakers
Standard assembly and test 3-5 business days

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July 8, 2010 10:26:59 PM

The 9800 GT is 2 generations behind for a graphics card (replaced by the GT250 a couple years ago, this year by the 4xx series). Basically it uses more power and generates more heat than the newer versions for the same performance. Wow isnt that demanding of a game, but that graphics card will probably only play WoW well at medium/high settings on a 1920x1080 monitor (not very high or ultra high).

DDR3-1066 is slow for RAM, DDR3-1333 and DDR3-1600 are what is commonly used.

That Hitachi's 500GB HDD is likely a generation behind and substantially slower than the Current Seagate 7200.12 and Samsung F3 500GB HDDs.

Its got alot of older, lower quality components than someone building their own would buy.
July 9, 2010 12:23:31 AM

if you live in the usa then ewiz lets you pick your own brand name parts and puts it together for you might have to buy decent video card seperate easy to install
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July 9, 2010 7:03:55 AM

DDR3-1066 is just fine. Realistically, the bandwidth of your RAM is likely the most insignificant spec in a computer with DDR3.
The 9800GT, while old, is still a great card and will, no doubt, max a game like WoW. Remember, World of Warcraft is a old game, and it doesn't take a whole lot to run, even in 1920x1200.
That 500GB Hitachi drive is decent but how much space you need really depends on your usage. Do you have a huge collection of home movies, have a 20,000 FLAC music collection? Sure, it's a little on the slower side, but honestly, it'll do just fine. The difference isn't huge.

The only thing that concerns me is that cheap power supply. You wouldn't draw too much of a power load from it with those components however, so hopefully you don't stress it enough to bring a quick failure to the machine. Personally, I'd be satisfied.

While you could make something much more powerful yourself, if you do not want to build your own system, it will certainly meet your needs.
July 9, 2010 1:04:01 PM

$467AR off Egg USA
July 9, 2010 3:14:39 PM

marco324 said:
if you live in the usa then ewiz lets you pick your own brand name parts and puts it together for you might have to buy decent video card seperate easy to install

you can get a pretty decent AMD Athlon II processor-based desktop systems better than the one you asked about for
465.75 than buy a ati 5770 video card nice setup