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What would be a good video card for world of warcraft on max settings?

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June 13, 2011 4:09:45 AM

I just bought this computer a couple months ago and im fine with it right now but it's lacking graphics. I play wow on "Fair" settings with 30-60 fps. Im looking for a video card that can play wow on "Max" settings and still be at a good fps and costs less then 200$. I'm using an Asus desktop here are my system specs http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It would be also good if i could get a card from best buy/fry's instead of getting one through mail.
June 13, 2011 4:10:30 AM

Gtx 460 will do it easily
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June 13, 2011 4:16:19 AM

What resolution do you play at? WoW on complete max settings is a lot more demanding that a lot realize. Depending on where you go, you can see big FPS drops.
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June 13, 2011 4:20:23 AM

0ozee said:
Gtx 460 will do it easily

How much would that cost and could i pick one up at best buy?
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June 13, 2011 4:21:30 AM

bystander said:
What resolution do you play at? WoW on complete max settings is a lot more demanding that a lot realize. Depending on where you go, you can see big FPS drops.

Right now im on Fair or good settings i believe and when im in org im at 30 fps other then at org im at 60 fps,
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June 13, 2011 4:23:43 AM

What resolution are you using? That will make a big difference on what to recommend.
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June 13, 2011 4:25:25 AM

bystander said:
What resolution are you using? That will make a big difference on what to recommend.

Oh that's what you asked im srry give me a sec
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June 13, 2011 4:26:26 AM

bystander said:
What resolution are you using? That will make a big difference on what to recommend.

1280x960
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June 13, 2011 4:33:29 AM

Oh, in that case, the GTX 460 is a great choice. You might not even need that much power. A 5770 might be a more economical choice, unless you plan to upgrade your monitor in the near future.
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June 13, 2011 4:42:11 AM

bystander said:
Oh, in that case, the GTX 460 is a great choice. You might not even need that much power. A 5770 might be a more economical choice, unless you plan to upgrade your monitor in the near future.

So a gtx 5770? I would be able to get that in best buy? And is the installation easy?
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June 13, 2011 4:45:37 AM

HD Radeon 5770, or GTX 460 768 mb or GTS 450 are all decent choices for your current resolution. I don't know what Best Buy's selection is like, but you will likely find all 3 of them if not 2 of the 3.
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June 13, 2011 4:48:17 AM

bystander said:
HD Radeon 5770, or GTX 460 768 mb or GTS 450 are all decent choices for your current resolution. I don't know what Best Buy's selection is like, but you will likely find all 3 of them if not 2 of the 3.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+ATI+Radeon+HD+5770+1... Radeon 5770&cp=1&lp=2 So that would be fine?
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June 13, 2011 4:52:15 AM

that shouldn't be too difficult even for a 5770.On my core i7 870paired with a gtx 275 I maxed ot the game with 50 fps average.
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June 13, 2011 4:53:17 AM

It looks like the right card. It should do well, but for $10 more, you can get this: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/EVGA+-+GeForce+GTX+460+SE+1...

And the reviews I've seen, show it much faster than the 5770. Granted, it's a slower version of the GTX 460, but it's still better than the 5770. (Those Best Buy prices seem high).
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June 13, 2011 5:05:17 AM

bystander said:
It looks like the right card. It should do well, but for $10 more, you can get this: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/EVGA+-+GeForce+GTX+460+SE+1...

And the reviews I've seen, show it much faster than the 5770. Granted, it's a slower version of the GTX 460, but it's still better than the 5770. (Those Best Buy prices seem high).

Alright thanks! See the only problem is if they dont have it in stock... I have never ordered online. Would there be any other things i need with this card? because i saw on some reviews that people talked about Watts and what not? Is that a problem?
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June 13, 2011 5:10:57 AM

The system you purchased doesn't list the PSU it has in it, but one of the reviewers mentioned it had a 400 Watt PSU.

From Nvidia's site, it seems you should have a minimum of 450 Watts for the card. And that should be from a reputable brand.
http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/product-geforce-gtx-460-...
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June 13, 2011 5:19:43 AM

Well how would i fix that if its true? How would i make it work? is there something i would have to buy? Sorry for being so clueless xD
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June 13, 2011 5:20:13 AM

bystander said:
The system you purchased doesn't list the PSU it has in it, but one of the reviewers mentioned it had a 400 Watt PSU.

From Nvidia's site, it seems you should have a minimum of 450 Watts for the card. And that should be from a reputable brand.
http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/product-geforce-gtx-460-...

Well how would i fix that if its true? How would i make it work? is there something i would have to buy? Sorry for being so clueless xD
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June 13, 2011 5:26:31 AM

You'll need a PSU along with the card if that is the case.
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June 13, 2011 5:30:42 AM

bystander said:
You'll need a PSU along with the card if that is the case.

i had a friend just tell me it might been fine without it but just incase. What psu would i need and how much are they>?
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