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Is the computer i ordered good for playing starcraft 2 and WoW?

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August 10, 2010 8:33:52 AM

I recently just ordered a Dell Studio XPS 9100 Desktop, (heres the link)

http://www.dell.com/us/en/home/desktops/studio-xps-9100...

Can someone tell me, if what i have ordered is going to play world of warcraft and starcraft 2 well? (graphics on high) Thanks
a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2010 8:55:57 AM

Probably not, WoW maybe medium, possibly high (I don't know how tough it is really, just guesses), as for StarCraft II, probably low settings. That GeForce 310 isn't very powerful at all.
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August 10, 2010 9:37:11 AM

Which CPU are you getting with it? an I7? What screen resolution are you going to want?

The built in graphics hardware is pretty low end, I've played WOW on worse hardware at medium settings but it all depends on the resolution your going to try to use.

Starcraft 2 is not going to be playable on medium or high, your bottlenecking your system with a GeForce 310.

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August 10, 2010 1:20:23 PM

StarCraft II System Requirements


The system requirements for the StarCraft II are as follows:

PC Requirements
PC Minimum System Requirements*:

Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 (Updated with the latest Service Packs) with DirectX® 9.0c
2.6 GHz Pentium® IV or equivalent AMD Athlon® processor
128 MB PCIe NVIDIA® GeForce® 6600 GT or ATI Radeon® 9800 PRO video card or better
12 GB available HD space
1 GB RAM (1.5 GB required for Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 users)
DVD-ROM drive
Broadband Internet connection
1024X720 minimum display resolution
PC Recommended Specifications:

Windows Vista®/Windows® 7
Dual Core 2.4Ghz Processor
2 GB RAM
512 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GTX or ATI Radeon® HD 3870 or better



World of Warcraft System Requirements:

PC System Requirements

OS:

Windows XP 32/64-Bit (Service pack 3)
Windows Vista 32/64-Bit (with the latest Service Packs)
Windows 7** 32/64-Bit (with the latest updates)
Processor:
Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1500+
Recommended: Dual-core processor, such as the Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2

Memory:
Minimum: 512 MB RAM (1GB for Vista users)
Recommended: 1 GB RAM (2 GB for Vista users)
Video:
Minimum: 3D graphics processor with Hardware Transform and Lighting with 32 MB VRAM Such as an ATI Radeon 7200 or NVIDIA GeForce 2 class card or better
Recommended: 3D graphics processor with Vertex and Pixel Shader capability with 128 MB VRAM Such as an ATI Radeon X1600 or NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT class card or better

Storage: 15 Gigabytes or more free hard drive space is required

Sound: DirectX-compatible sound card or motherboard sound capability
** The exact hardware requirements for Windows 7 are still being calculated. Only retail versions of Windows 7 are supported.




Compare the specs of your Rig to the system requirements to ensure no problems would occur! Any specs between the minimum and recommended will play the games, but nothing under the minimum!

hope this helps!!

Dane
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a c 189 U Graphics card
August 10, 2010 1:24:03 PM

Your plan (Dell Studio XPS 9100 Desktop) is great if you add a discrete graphic card like GTX 470 or HD5870. You have a plenty power on PSU (525W)...
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August 11, 2010 12:45:05 AM

Short answer: no
Long answer: noooooooooooooooooooo
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Anonymous
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August 11, 2010 7:03:56 AM

Thank you everyone for your help! So basically, replace the graphics card, and everything will be legit?
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Anonymous
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August 11, 2010 7:06:19 AM

moomooman said:
Which CPU are you getting with it? an I7? What screen resolution are you going to want?

The built in graphics hardware is pretty low end, I've played WOW on worse hardware at medium settings but it all depends on the resolution your going to try to use.

Starcraft 2 is not going to be playable on medium or high, your bottlenecking your system with a GeForce 310.



SO replace graphics card, and everything will run smooth?
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August 11, 2010 7:13:53 AM

^ Yes, the GeForce 310 card is the weakest link essentially in that system.

How much can you spend?
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Anonymous
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August 11, 2010 7:51:56 AM

I ordered a computer with ALOT of power, and it can hold pretty much any graphic card. It currently has a Nvidia g310 graphics card, and iv heard from many, that it is not going to make my gaming enjoyable. So my question is, is there a good graphics card that i can buy for 100$ or less, that can give me good graphic settings in WoW and Starcraft 2? If so, what graphics settings? What resolution? and what would the framerate be? Thanks.
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August 11, 2010 8:43:20 AM

glamdroth, can u please elaborate "ALOT of power"? How many watts does the powersupply deliver? and if possible, how much AMPS on the 12V Rail? ( if u didnt get the amps part, forget it )

And also, what processor will the computer have? ( A mediocre CPU with a fantalicious Graphics Card is the recipe for frustration )

The recommendations would be ATI Radeon 4850, ATI Radeon 5760, Nvidia 9600GT or Nvidia GTS 250.

Thats 4 Cards total, the final recommendation will be based on what processor and what power supply u have :) 
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August 11, 2010 8:44:30 AM

oops! Not an Nvidia 9600GT but an Nvidia 9800GT :$

@ forum members, why cant i edit my own messages?? :( 
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Anonymous
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August 11, 2010 8:45:04 AM

Lmeow said:
^ Yes, the GeForce 310 card is the weakest link essentially in that system.

How much can you spend?


I would like to spend 150$ or less
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Anonymous
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August 11, 2010 8:51:11 AM

Quote:
oops! Not an Nvidia 9600GT but an Nvidia 9800GT :$

@ forum members, why cant i edit my own messages?? :( 


Im not really amazing with computers, so heres the link

http://configure.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dsx9...

As you can see, everything is great, except the graphics card. What are your suggestions?
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Anonymous
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August 11, 2010 8:53:51 AM

Okay, and for each of those, what graphic settings would i be at, with what framerate?
For both World of Warcraft, and Starcraft 2.

Thanks
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August 11, 2010 9:18:59 AM

Your computer is delicious ( can i take a bite? ). But i still cant find which PSU u have. Could be helpful if u could remove the side panel on your case and have a look inside at the power supply. Should be a small grey box ( or black.. ). If you could take a photo of whats mentioned on the PSU ( The grey box.. ) and upload it here, it could be helpful..

But if i blindly assume that u have an awesome PSU also, your best card would be the 4850 or GTS 250.. depending on which is the cheapest. Both of them can be expected to be around 100$ ( +/- 10$ )
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Anonymous
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August 11, 2010 9:23:01 AM

haha, delicious, thanks!, so with GTS 250, On what graphics setting In world of warcraft would i be expected with the graphics card to be on, and what would my framerate be? Also same question but with the 4850. :) 
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August 11, 2010 9:32:07 AM

I dont know what settings to use on WoW.. i dont play that game :( 

But im confident you would have pretty good fps
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Anonymous
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August 11, 2010 9:47:31 AM

alright, thanks!, last thing, The price for the GTS 250 is 130$ but shipping adds alot, do you no if future shop or best buy sells it?, Also, the width is duel-slot, so from what you saw of my computer. Will the GTS 250 still fit? Or am i kinda retarded, and it was a stupid question?
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a b U Graphics card
August 11, 2010 10:45:19 AM

For $150 USD the HD 5770 would be best.

You'd be able to run both games at maximum settings as far as I'm aware.
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August 11, 2010 10:59:46 AM

Sorry but the site fails to mention which mobo it has in it ( or maybe i didnt see it ) so i cant say anything... but i dont think they would put in a cheap motherboard for a computer with i7 in it..
And i also dont live in the US so dont know about best buy or future shop :$
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August 11, 2010 12:21:44 PM

Seems crazy that a computer would have such high end processor and only 3gb RAM and such a weak GPU.

Lmeow is right, a 5770 is probably the best to buy at your price range.
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August 11, 2010 12:38:40 PM

The PSu likely wont be great quality, but more than capable of handling a $100 card.
WoW should run high settings easily with a GTS250 because WoW is very CPU intensive not GPU dependant unlike most games.

There should be no issue with fitting a GTS250 into your PC - it looks to be ATX mobo and case as opposed to microATX so it should be fine. (ATX is the standard size for motherboards and cases, micro is a mini version of the motherboard which can be problematic but even they are able to fit large cards).

BestBuy should have something like the GTS250. But have you looked to buy from newegg.com? Usually shipping is free and if it isn't the price is real cheap anyway.
This is $89.99 after rebates
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If rebates are no use to you and so you are looking at $130 for a GTS250 (plus shipping) then I would pay the extra $10 to go with a modern card with Direct X11
The ATI 5770 is only $149.99 with free shipping and is more powerful
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 11, 2010 12:54:35 PM

My son plays WoW on his older PC.

He runs a dual core intel with the Galaxy GTS 250 playing at 1680x1050.

I bought him the video card at Bestbuy months ago for around $140 so it should be much cheaper there now.

He has no real trouble playing WoW with an average of 60 fps. The only lag he sees is when he first ports into Dalaran or when he plays Wintergrasp and the Horde are coming through the gates in mass.

He does not own starcraft2 so I can not comment on that.

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Anonymous
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August 11, 2010 11:35:13 PM

Okay!, thank you everyone for your help! :) 
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Anonymous
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August 11, 2010 11:36:56 PM

okay, thank you for your help everyone :) 
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August 12, 2010 12:30:42 AM

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  • What graphic cards would be good for Starcraft 2, and WoW, for 100$
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    Anonymous
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    October 13, 2010 10:39:11 PM

    Lmeow said:
    Probably not, WoW maybe medium, possibly high (I don't know how tough it is really, just guesses), as for StarCraft II, probably low settings. That GeForce 310 isn't very powerful at all.


    that computer will play starcraft on ultra nd if it plays starcraft on the highest setting it will definatly play wow on the highest setting
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    October 13, 2010 10:53:53 PM

    It's strange, how is everyone making comments on how bad it will play when the link doesn't show what graphics card he chose?

    All I get is a link to a generic Dell Studio XPS 9100 Desktop without the specific choices, as it can be customized before purchase.

    It says it has i7 and six core choices, as well as ATI and Nvidia options, but not any specific choices.
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