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Which graphics card for WOW?

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November 7, 2011 5:27:47 PM

Building a PC for my friend. He says he only wants to be able to play WOW with a consistent frame rate in 25man raids(he usualy gets bad fps on his setup atm) ALSO, display high quality(not MAX) well

what is the cheapest graphics card for this? i was thinking a 4850/70, but i cannot find them under £150! I can get a 4890 for £80...

Idealy £70 or less. Nvida cards will be fine(i jsut get confused my the names of them lol)

Also, is 500W psu overkillfor this?

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a c 148 U Graphics card
November 7, 2011 5:52:50 PM

what is his current config?
November 7, 2011 6:00:27 PM

Im giving it a amd quad 3.4ghz, 4GB ram. I have jsut been thinking the ATI 5670 would be great. what do you think.

I'm pretty sure the resoluton will not be above 1024x 768
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November 7, 2011 6:06:03 PM

depending on resolution a 5670 should be sufficient but you might be much happier with something similar to the 5770. were you thinking of the 5670 because it does not require an aux pcie power supply? also what kind of budged did you have in mind?
a c 148 U Graphics card
November 7, 2011 6:06:07 PM

for that resolution 5670 should be fine. one thing about MMO though. it does not matter how good your gpu are when the screen got crowded with people it will easily kill your frame rates. i'm not sure about WOW but this thing is true for every MMO that i have played before
November 7, 2011 6:09:22 PM

ewood said:
depending on resolution a 5670 should be sufficient but you might be much happier with something similar to the 5770. were you thinking of the 5670 because it does not require an aux pcie power supply? also what kind of budged did you have in mind?


Trying to keep it under £400 or very close to it. The hard drive shortage atm is bumping up the price enough lol

The PSU will be 500W, so he can upgrade in the future. not sure what you mean by "aux pcie power supply"?
November 7, 2011 6:11:18 PM

you can also buy a 6750 for around 100 on newegg (the one with gddr5) which should provide a really nice speed bump over the 5670
November 7, 2011 6:12:29 PM

superh said:
Trying to keep it under £400 or very close to it. The hard drive shortage atm is bumping up the price enough lol

The PSU will be 500W, so he can upgrade in the future. not sure what you mean by "aux pcie power supply"?


ahh that is for a whole build. do you need a screen, OS or keyboard/mouse included in that price?
a c 148 U Graphics card
November 7, 2011 6:23:09 PM

superh said:
Trying to keep it under £400 or very close to it. The hard drive shortage atm is bumping up the price enough lol

The PSU will be 500W, so he can upgrade in the future. not sure what you mean by "aux pcie power supply"?


cards like 5770 needs more power than provided by the PCI-E lane when running at full speed. so the extra power will be supplied by aux power connector in form of 6 pin or 8 pin. some psu does not have aux pcie power connector and you will have to use 4 pin to 6 pin / 8 pin molex. but normally any decent non generic 450w-550 psu should st least come with one 6 pin power connector
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