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Can this computer run WoW: Cataclysm on atleast LOW Settings?

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July 14, 2012 5:16:24 AM

Hey everyone, I am getting a lot of mixed answers lately, so I decided to come to this website, hopefully a more experienced tech site.

I am looking at this ASUS PC Laptop on Amazon, and it's 750$ USD...Here are the specs.

6GB DIMM RAM

Intel Core i7-2670QM (2.2GHz)

Nvidia Geforce GT 610m 2G

750 GB Hard Drive

I know the only downside is the graphics card, but atleast, am I able to play WoW: Cataclysm on LOWEST settings getting atleast 30FPS+? WoW isn't really a graphic-heavy game, I read the Cata requirements and I think I should be fine...thanks for any help I really appreciate it. Also, if anyone knows an under 800$ gaming laptop, I'd definitely appreciate it!!

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July 14, 2012 5:38:50 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Yeah, on low, it should be able to get the job done. It might even do medium.

Here's a look at the 610m and various benches. http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-610M.63759....


According to the Cataclysm requirements, the recommended reqs are 2GB RAM, 3.0Ghz, GeForce 8600 GT...sure I can only run it on low/medium? XD without any lag?

Not saying you're wrong, but i've seen people with this same setup play Battlefield 3 and Crysis 2 on low-med settings with 30-40 FPS. Just wondering.
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July 14, 2012 5:43:44 AM

igcechelon said:
According to the Cataclysm requirements, the recommended reqs are 2GB RAM, 3.0Ghz, GeForce 8600 GT...sure I can only run it on low/medium? XD without any lag?

Not saying you're wrong, but i've seen people with this same setup play Battlefield 3 and Crysis 2 on low-med settings with 30-40 FPS. Just wondering.


Looking at the benches on that page I linked, I think it'll play most games at low-medium, actually, I'm just playing it safe. Looking at that page though, it'll struggle with BF3 and Crysis 2, but should do quite well with WoW. I just don't want to tell you it'll max it out or anything because it won't.
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July 14, 2012 6:00:19 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Looking at the benches on that page I linked, I think it'll play most games at low-medium, actually, I'm just playing it safe. Looking at that page though, it'll struggle with BF3 and Crysis 2, but should do quite well with WoW. I just don't want to tell you it'll max it out or anything because it won't.


Eh, that's fine, at the very least I would like to get 30FPS+ with all settings at the lowest. But does anyone have any recommendations for desktops that I could possibly get up to high-ultra to?
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July 14, 2012 6:07:00 AM

igcechelon said:
Eh, that's fine, at the very least I would like to get 30FPS+ with all settings at the lowest. But does anyone have any recommendations for desktops that I could possibly get up to high-ultra to?


I don't know what CPU the system used that they used to do the benches with on the 610m, but I would say that WoW: Cataclysm should run well over 30 FPS on medium.

And you can build a desktop that will max it out for around $750, I'm almost positive. If it were BF3, it would be a different story, but with WoW, it shouldn't be hard at all.
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July 14, 2012 6:14:23 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
I don't know what CPU the system used that they used to do the benches with on the 610m, but I would say that WoW: Cataclysm should run well over 30 FPS on medium.

And you can build a desktop that will max it out for around $750, I'm almost positive. If it were BF3, it would be a different story, but with WoW, it shouldn't be hard at all.


I've always thought about building a PC, considering I am going to be having my laptop plugged in constantly, so there is virtually no difference. But I was always worried about spending like 300$ extra just for a decent monitor. I do have an extra monitor from a pretty old Dell PC I bought a while back that might work (because I played WoW Burning Crusade on it years ago) Would there be a problem using that monitor on a newer, built PC?
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July 14, 2012 6:19:34 AM

igcechelon said:
Would there be a problem using that monitor on a newer, built PC?


Not really, assuming that it's a decent res like 1280x1024 (exactly what I'm using right now, actually. It's a 15" CRT from 1997, lol). Still get's the job done though.
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July 14, 2012 6:21:20 AM

You won't know until you try :p 
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July 14, 2012 6:26:43 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Not really, assuming that it's a decent res like 1280x1024 (exactly what I'm using right now, actually. It's a 15" CRT from 1997, lol). Still get's the job done though.


Alright, sorry for all the questions, but I'm taking a look at my older Dell monitor, and it's got VGA ports and everything but I don't know how to check the resolution...do you know any like beginner guides to building a PC? I know the best sites are usually newegg.com and tigerdirect.com...but I have no idea how to get started...
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July 14, 2012 6:29:23 AM

Newegg has some great videos on YouTube for that actually.
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July 14, 2012 8:02:34 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Here's the first (of 3) in the "How to Build a Computer" series. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw

That one is just the choosing your parts part, but you can go to Part 2 for the building part. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls

Really though, building a desktop is very simple.


I've watched the first two parts, putting it together seems simple enough considering I've heavily modded many Xbox 360's. Along with watching the video I should get the hang of it. But picking the parts always gets me confused, I have no idea what components will work with eachother. Haha. Does anyone have a budget gaming build they already know is compatible? :D 
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July 14, 2012 8:18:26 AM

Yep. Put a new post up asking for assistance in a budget build for a specific amount of money (aka budget) and info on what you need / have.

It's quite easy making a budget build for $500-600 and ~$120-30 for a decent 21-23'' monitor (watch those sales).

Just ask and we'll deliver :) 
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July 14, 2012 8:42:32 AM

TBH, the hardest part about computer building is the software side of thing if something goes bad. the actual physical piecing together of the computer is pretty easy and very straight foward.

as for a computer build, it depends on your budget. use the build guidelines to make it simpler
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