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ATI Radeon HD 4250

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July 13, 2011 7:11:11 PM

I just purchased a new computer.
This is what I am getting:
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor

Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 1.5TB 5900 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS M4A88T-M AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3B1K2/4GX

RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

on-board graphics of ATI Radeon HD 4250

I plan to run World of Warcraft, and that is about it. Other than facebook cityville and such.
I feel that the graphics need to be better, but really don't have much left to buy a new graphics. So, if you had to do a budget upgrade, what would you suggest? Or, will this be good enough for now, and I can save up?

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July 13, 2011 9:47:36 PM

What is your budget range?
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July 14, 2011 2:34:17 AM

as cheap as possible.
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July 14, 2011 3:07:33 AM

you should waste less moneyt on a 6 core amd processor and get a core i3 2100 which is cheaper and faster for gaming purposes or even a quad core AMD. Spend the money on a GTS450 or amd 5770 vid card. - another note, Radimax make poop power supplies and in general any PSU that comes with a case (with the exception of Antec) is poop and will blow up in your face if you connect any higher power components like 6 core cpu's and gaming graphics cards. They may even blow up with a low end system.
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July 14, 2011 2:49:40 PM

Agree with above. Drop the expensive cpu, get a better gpu- you'll need it for raiding in cataclysm. Low end GPUs can do ok if it's just you on the screen, but towns and raids can quickly cause skipped frames and choppy game play. If you want that extra performance you will get more from a better gpu and an SSD than with a six core phenom II. Get a cheap quad core black editon and overclock it. or better yet wait on building the pc with a phenom II... Bulldozer can't be too far off now.

*note: I own a system with the 4250. I would know. Also it would help if you would specify what resolution you will be running.
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