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Advice on a graphics card (WoW)

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December 4, 2010 10:35:48 PM

Hey everyone I need some advice on what graphics card I can get to run WoW better. I have a Dell Dimension E520 with:

MS Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit SP2
Intel Pentium D CPU 2.80GHz
2GB RAM
Intel G965 Express Chipset Family

I have tried WoW with this setup, and it runs decently, but I have to run on the worst possible settings. What do you guys recommend I get to allow for a better experience?
a c 235 U Graphics card
a b Ý World of Warcraft
December 4, 2010 11:55:27 PM

you have the old DELL 305w PSU, its actually not half bad.

get a Nvidia GT 240 DDR5 or ATI 5670 PCI-E 2.0 card (avoid the 2.1). the ati is the better overall card but nvidia handles WoW better so both will give you similar performance.

ati
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Nvidia, they have some great deals after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a c 214 U Graphics card
a b Ý World of Warcraft
December 5, 2010 12:27:16 AM

^i would also agree with a 5670
If you can spare some extra money get some more RAM,1g or 2g should do you fine.
What resolution will you be playing at?
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December 5, 2010 1:50:59 AM

I will be playing 1152x864
Will the graphics card make a huge improvement or just a small one? I've never dealt with this before so I am just wondering
a c 214 U Graphics card
a b Ý World of Warcraft
December 5, 2010 1:55:25 AM

Over an intergreated grahpics card like the one you have it will make a HUGE difference,at that resolution you will be playing WoW on Ultra settings.
a b U Graphics card
December 5, 2010 2:06:54 AM

ct1615 said:
you have the old DELL 305w PSU, its actually not half bad.

get a Nvidia GT 240 DDR5 or ATI 5670 PCI-E 2.0 card (avoid the 2.1). the ati is the better overall card but nvidia handles WoW better so both will give you similar performance.

ati
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Nvidia, they have some great deals after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




^ +1 ....well stated.


At 1152x864, you should have no problems.
December 5, 2010 2:20:07 AM

Yeah at that resolution you will be able to turn all eye candy up to infinity and still have very very good frame rates.
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December 5, 2010 4:15:55 AM

even though the gt 240 will give better frame rates of those two I'd probably suggest a 5670 as WoW supports dx11 and the 240 will not be able to use it... then again as you're not using windows 7 you won't either, but if you ever do upgrade your rig and keep the card it'd come in handy

*edit ... wow i'm bad at spelling
December 5, 2010 11:28:38 PM

Regarding the ATI 5670, does it matter which card I need to get on the site? They have a few and the prices vary
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