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October 26, 2011 1:16:45 AM

Hello,
I was just wondering what motherboard/video card/processor works best for world of warcraft cataclysm.
October 26, 2011 1:26:15 AM

i2500k
gtx 570
8gbs of ram
and a 60g ssd
would crush that game

I'd go 120gb ssd if you wanted to put the os and wow on there.
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October 26, 2011 2:08:05 AM

You can easily run WoW on a $300 setup (using an AMD X2 proc).

MB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$93 GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-USB3 AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX (hybrid x-fire, and can upgrade to an FX proc later)
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$65 AMD Athlon II X2 260 Regor 3.2GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core ($8 off with code)
VID: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$110 XFX HD-677X-ZNLC Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP ($20 MIR)
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$23 G.SKILL Value Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

Total: $291 + S&H (not counting MIR, or combo/special/code)
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October 30, 2011 11:57:26 PM

I think Nvidia actually renders WOW better. Look at the benchmarks below.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-...

However any midrange card will run the game just fine. It is just a matter of how high you want to push up the graphics.

My old Sapphire HD 4870 ran the game beautifully when I had it. No glitches or anything. I had a very enjoyable time playing WOW on it for about 2 years.

Questions:
  • What resolution are you planning on playing the game?
  • How much $$$ are you willing to spend?
  • Are you considering Crossfire or SLI?
    November 8, 2011 2:41:15 AM

    Yeah for the price , in my personal opinion, you should get the ati hd 5770. Its cheap and stays at 60 fps at all times on wow. It has amazing video quality. Actually IH8U has the perfect budget build for wow if your on a small budget.
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    November 8, 2011 3:19:01 AM

    IH8U said:
    You can easily run WoW on a $300 setup (using an AMD X2 proc).

    MB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
    $93 GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-USB3 AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX (hybrid x-fire, and can upgrade to an FX proc later)
    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
    $65 AMD Athlon II X2 260 Regor 3.2GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core ($8 off with code)
    VID: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
    $110 XFX HD-677X-ZNLC Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP ($20 MIR)
    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
    $23 G.SKILL Value Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

    Total: $291 + S&H (not counting MIR, or combo/special/code)

    Not bad but you are really going to want a better processor. WoW isn't very graphic intensive so an HD6770 is fine but that Athlon II x2 is going to keep frame rates under 40. If you want to keep the price about the same then a Phenom II x2 is about $20 more and the odds are very good(about 75%) that it will unlock into a x4. Alternately just get a 955 and a cheaper AM3 motherboard. Bulldozer seems rather unimpressive anyway.
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    November 8, 2011 9:34:58 AM

    Here are the World of Warcraft CPU benchmarks:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-8150-zambezi-bul...

    You are definitely going to want a Quad Core Processor if your budget will allow.

    The Intel Core I-5 2500k will give you the best bang for your buck.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

    AMD's FX processors are not advisable (for the price or performance) as the previous Phenom II generation beats them in some World of Warcraft benchmarks.
    November 15, 2011 4:08:13 PM

    Thinking of 1920X1080 monitor resolution
    running the intel core I-5 2500k because of its better framerates in wow. Going with the geforce gtx 550 TI 1gb graphics card and 8gb of RAM (unsure of brand)
    In terms of budget, trying to keep it all around 800.

    I'm looking for thoughts on motherboards and hard drives, not thinking I have the money for SSD
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    November 15, 2011 4:26:33 PM

    If you just want to play WoW, just get any old LGA 1155 motherboard. They will not affect the performance of the game at all, go cheap IMO. as for hard drives, that's up to you. Their performance is pretty much all about the same unless you want to go spending ALOT of money on one.. but just get a 1tb hard drive and you will be all set.
    !