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$1500 Built computer. How good will it run on WoW and any recommendati

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July 28, 2011 8:18:25 PM

Intel Core i7 Quad Core 2600 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Mode, 8MB Smart Cache, LGA 1155)
CF-8WA743 Universal Intel Core i3, i5, i7 Processor 3 heat-pipes with copper base
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full Version CD – 64 bit
CS-AZORION-RED Orion Gaming case
700 Watt - Power Supply SLI Ready
MB-BITP67B+ (P67 Chipset/16GB DDR3/2-PCI-E x16/USB 3.0/Crossfire/1155 Socket)
12 GB (4GBx3) DDR3-1600MHz Memory Module (OCZ or Major Brand
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1.0TB Hard Drive (SATA 2, 3GB, 7200 RPM, 32M Cache)
Hard Drive Cooler - SHFT1-UTRA
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24X Dual Layer Burner (DVD±RW + CD-R/RW + CD/DVD-ROM) drive
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NVIDIA GeForce HD N560 GTX 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 SLI Video Card - Requires 700w Power Supply or higher
8-channel (7.1) 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
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On-board 10/100/1000 Ethernet Connection
PCI Wireless Lan b/g/n card
19-inch Wide 5ms Response Time LED Monitor
Multimedia Keyboard-USB
Optical Mouse w/wheel-USB
Open Office.org 2.0 Suite includes word, spreadsheet, presentation
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APC 120V SurgeArrest W/6 Outlets & Phone Line Protection
3 Year Warranty, Return to Microtel (1 year parts; 3 years labor)
July 28, 2011 8:41:16 PM

This looks like a bad Cyberpower (or iBuyPower) PC; perhaps Microtel is another boutique vendor? You can do a lot better on your own. Among other things:
1. This unit most likely uses a rather fecal liar-labeled PSU. A GTX560 does NOT need a 700W or greater PSU; it barely needs 500W.
2. An i5-2500K would do as well in games and cost $100 less.
3. Socket 1155 uses dual-channel RAM, not the triple-channel this system specifies.
4. A 19" monitor is probably 1440x900 at best, and is old tech, even if it is LED.

All around, whoever configured this did a half-ass job. Fill in the "How-to-ask-for-new-build-advice" sticky, and I'm sure we can suggest much better configurations for the money.
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July 28, 2011 9:04:16 PM

You forgot to mention that WoW doesn't even require much out of your computer. His specs are overkill for WoW.
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July 28, 2011 11:03:17 PM

You'd be surprised what WoW can use to look its best: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/world-of-warcraft-c...

...in any case, I don't think it excuses what is basically a build that uses suboptimal parts in order to extract optimal money from less-knowledgeable buyers.
A good WoW machine can be built for a lot less, or a much more competent machine can be built for the same amount.
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July 28, 2011 11:32:38 PM

a good WOW machine can *EASILY* be had for $750 including OS, Keyboard, monitor, speakers. Thats Half what's listed here
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July 29, 2011 12:55:24 AM

Absolutely. A $500 machine can certainly play it, but a $750-$1000 machine can play it quite well.
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July 29, 2011 11:00:58 AM

Agree with these guys completely, even if you don't want to build it yourself, at least go somewhere else.
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July 31, 2011 7:17:54 AM

WoW is simples to run, i have quad core @ 3.0ghz and 6950 with 4gb ddr2 and run it 1920x1080 maxed dx11 with 100+ fps all times.

once you have a dual core or higher at 3+ghz wow is a piece of cake
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