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

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
1.0TB Hard Drive (SATA 2, 3GB, 7200 RPM, 32M Cache)
Hard Drive Cooler - SHFT1-UTRA
24X Dual Layer Burner (DVD±RW + CD-R/RW + CD/DVD-ROM) drive
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
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
APC 120V SurgeArrest W/6 Outlets & Phone Line Protection
3 Year Warranty, Return to Microtel (1 year parts; 3 years labor)
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  1. 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.
  2. You forgot to mention that WoW doesn't even require much out of your computer. His specs are overkill for WoW.
  3. You'd be surprised what WoW can use to look its best: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/world-of-warcraft-cataclysm-directx-11-performance,2793.html

    ...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.
  4. a good WOW machine can *EASILY* be had for $750 including OS, Keyboard, monitor, speakers. Thats Half what's listed here
  5. Absolutely. A $500 machine can certainly play it, but a $750-$1000 machine can play it quite well.
  6. Agree with these guys completely, even if you don't want to build it yourself, at least go somewhere else.
  7. 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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