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February 5, 2011 1:51:04 AM

I am looking at two computers now. All I want from computer is to play WoW well.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=15...

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

What one is the better bang for your buck? Thanks for help!

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February 5, 2011 2:15:35 AM

Neither one is going to play WoW well, they are both running 5450s, but the Walmart one has a slightly stronger CPU but not a ton stronger, certainly not worth the additional $100 they want to charge for it.
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February 5, 2011 11:49:20 AM

Could I add a better graphics card to ether to make it play well?
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a b Ý World of Warcraft
February 5, 2011 11:52:27 AM

Yes you could. It's a shame to have to replace the HD 5450 though.
You can always use it to test just how well it runs WoW and make a decision then to see how much of an upgrade you feel you want.
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a b Ý World of Warcraft
February 5, 2011 11:54:12 AM

Both those system will probably have a low power PSU so that will be the limitation on how powerful a video card you can add without also upgrading the PSU.
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a b Ý World of Warcraft
February 5, 2011 11:56:21 AM

What size monitor do you have?
I'm guessing you're getting ready for WoW:Cataclysm?
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February 5, 2011 12:03:21 PM

Yep playing Cataclysm now, I have a 17" that I am using. But my Gateway DX with vista keeps cashing.
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February 5, 2011 12:04:47 PM

The newegg one has a 500W, will that be ok?
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a b Ý World of Warcraft
February 5, 2011 12:08:40 PM

Yes, the 500W PSU is larger than I expected. Should support a HD 5770 or similar type video card easily.

Not sure why your Gateway is crashing? Overheating? Been cleaned lately?
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February 5, 2011 12:15:50 PM

On the gate. One stick of 2GB went bad or so I was told. ordered two new 2GB sticks and put then in, it would not boot up. Took one stick out and it works. Call computer lady and she told me the bank where the RAM goes is bad. So I am playing with only 2BG with now.
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a b Ý World of Warcraft
February 5, 2011 12:26:22 PM

2GB should work 'OK'. What video card do you have?
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February 5, 2011 12:37:23 PM

I am not sure its been long time since I got it. I know its 512. The game will cash and tells me it had a memory error. But its only in big out door zones in WoW whit lots of background stuff. I will see if I can find what card it is now.
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a b Ý World of Warcraft
February 5, 2011 12:46:15 PM

Is that 'out of memory' error video memory or system memory?
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February 5, 2011 12:49:29 PM

Not sure will run now and read error and let you. Thanks for your time and help on this! Be right back.
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February 5, 2011 12:56:08 PM

Ok,

error #132 (ox85100084) fatal exception

the memory could not be "read"

access violation at 0023:1027 cec1

if that helps?
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a b Ý World of Warcraft
February 5, 2011 1:02:36 PM

you can usually do better if you build your own. a newegg kit is $301 for a qud core, 4 GB RAM,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core
MSI 880GM-E41 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL
Rosewill R519-BK Black Computer Case w/ 500W Power Supply
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard drive

Add a SATA DVD Drive for $16.

You have enough left to get an HD5770 for the cost of the PC from Newegg:

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

or a HD 6870, for the cost the the PC from Wal-Mart:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

although the 6870 runs close to the edge of what that PSU can candle (28A used out of 30 on the 12v Rail), so 'd reccommend a $180 6850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 5, 2011 1:17:53 PM

I know the best deal is to build one bot I just dont want to take the risk of messing something up and being out the cash. Just dont have the confidence to do it.

All I want is a low cost computer to play Wow. I am ok with add a better card if needed I have done that a few times.
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a b Ý World of Warcraft
February 5, 2011 1:20:07 PM

if you've changed memory or a video card, thats halfway to building your own
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February 5, 2011 1:39:16 PM

I know you are right, what scares me is installing a OS.I dont know I thing about that.
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February 5, 2011 10:52:38 PM

I just ordered the one from newegg. Will try WoW and see if it runs and if I need a better graphics card. If I do and knowing the computer has a 500W power supply am I limited in a better upgrade cards? Thanks again, Jared
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a b Ý World of Warcraft
February 5, 2011 10:54:03 PM

There are video cards that would need a bigger PSU but those are mostly video cards above $250 or so.
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