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June 8, 2010 12:51:49 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is the card i am looking at for upgrading my desktop to run wow. Currently it wont run it all, but im getting a new mobo and cpu as well (the ones i have now were literally just thrown together for just a net surfing comp).

Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My question is, will this card be able to run WoW at, say mid-ranged res. at 40+FPS? If not, what other card should I look at within the price range of anything below 70$?

Thanks in advance.

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June 8, 2010 1:34:26 AM

the ATI 4670 is a fine card and will give you 40+ FPS in Northrend (not Dalaran) with shadows off/everything else maxed @ 1440x900

if you have a 350w PSU the 9600GT is slightly better, currently the version of this card is out of stock but they have an open box one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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June 8, 2010 2:01:44 AM

I recently assembled a PC from spare parts leftover from upgrades. The only thing I was missing was the video card:

Athlon X2 5200+
Win XP
2 GB DDR2 800
22 inch monitor @ 1680x1050

I bought this HD 4670 for it:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With WoW I had everything maxed save from view distance at about 75% and shadow quality off. I was getting a solid 60 FPS in the old world, 35-50 FPS in the more graphically intensive zones of Outland and Northrend (Zangamarsh, Howling Fjord, etc...). Dalaran was about 25-40 FPS at prime time. All in all I was quite pleased with how well it ran with an three year old AMD dual core and the HD 4670. The card was also pretty quiet with the fan on auto.

If you can wait on a rebate this would be a good bit stronger:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 8, 2010 4:17:33 AM

@ct1615

That Open box product. Does that mean the gpu comes "bare", if thats even possible, or does it just mean it was a return, but still working?
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June 8, 2010 4:47:17 AM

Huttserl said:
@ct1615

That Open box product. Does that mean the gpu comes "bare", if thats even possible, or does it just mean it was a return, but still working?


depends and there is no real way to tell. over the years I purchased three open box cards from newegg. two came with everything as if brand new and one came with just with the video card. All three worked great with no issues.
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