Is this computer good enough for WoW?

By efabbs
May 13, 2011
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  1. Does anyone know if this computer's specs are good enough to run world of warcraft on ultra with atleast a good FPS?

    BUYPOWER Gamer Supreme 556XLC Desktop PC Phenom II X6 1100T(3.3GHz) 8GB DDR3 2TB HDD Capacity AMD Radeon HD 6970 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

    ww.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227316R&Tpk=ibuypower%206970
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    No problem at all. Couldn't access the link. What power supply do they have installed and how much wattage does it purport to supply?
  3. efabbs

    efabbs Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

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    I couldnt post the link becaues im not level 5,notice i took of 1 W from the w w w.,just add a w

    But it says the power supply is 800w
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    What make?
  5. efabbs

    efabbs Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

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    Well it doesnt even matter cause i guess thats discontinued,so do you know of any gaming pc's that can run good fps on high settings for around $1,000,or an even cheaper one that runs atleast GOOD
    Or if it is just better to upgrade my current pc?
    But i think im better off buying a new one..cause im running like 20 fps on the lowest setting for WoW.......
  6. efabbs

    efabbs Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    ww.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227302&cm_re=ibuypower-_-83-227-302-_-Product[/url]

    I was thinking this one now,I took out another w from the w w w.
  7. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Give us your current build, i.e. make and hardware. What is your budget?
  8. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,317   +117

    PoC IMO.
  9. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    I agree.

    Your money would be much better spent through NewEgg's DYI (Do It Yourself) offerings.
  10. efabbs

    efabbs Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

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    See i dont know what you mean by that,you saying it would be cheaper and better to just build my own computer or just upgrade my current one?
    And as for a budget i wasnt hoping to spend to much,seeing on how i only play team fortress and wow,but if it can run games good enough i want to play more on pc.
  11. efabbs

    efabbs Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

     
  12. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,317   +117

    You'd be better off building your own; it'll be cheaper and faster.
  13. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Your current system will still play games very well. IMO the only thing you probably need to do is upgrade you graphics card.
  14. efabbs

    efabbs Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Well its running wow on the absolute lowest setting only at 15 Fps.so what's my problem?should I get a new graphics card,and that will make it very good now?cause even when I got it I thought it was a very good PC,but then I go to play wow,and I'm at 15 fps on the LOWEST setting,and only on like a 22' monitor
  15. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    If I am reading the specs correctly that you linked us to you are using onboard graphics, correct?
  16. freythman

    freythman TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 123   +10

    I agree as well. Do it yourself. Save your money, and get that feel good feeling that goes with it.

    WoW's requirements are REALLY low. So chances are an upgrade to your current system would be all you need.
  17. efabbs

    efabbs Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    What do you mean onboard graphics?The original graphics cards and everything?
  18. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Some motherboards have integrated (built-in) video and thus can run without a separate graphics card. By your response I am guessing your system came with a graphics card. If this is the case a better graphics card will most likely improve your gaming considerably.

    Question: Have you always experienced 15 FPS or is this a recent issue?
     
  19. efabbs

    efabbs Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    It has been like this forever,lol

    But do you have any suggestions for a graphics card?dont really have a limit if its all you say i need,like 300 or less
  20. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    One other question before we proceed with graphics card: Do you have any other video or gaming issues that you recall?
  21. efabbs

    efabbs Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Only low Fps in Team fortress 2 aswell,so its not just WoW and i mean just as bad
  22. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Okay, on further research your video is onboard graphics (i.e. integrated into the motherboard as opposed to a separate video card that you have to install). This explains why you are having issues with gaming because it is an older integrated graphics chip dating back to 2008 and it is not well designed for gaming taks.

    Now if I read the details in your link correctly you should have a PCI-Express slot for the option of installing a video card. Trust me, if you do have a slot your gaming ability will significantly increase.

    Question: Do you have any friends who can look at your motherboard to see if it does have a PCI-E slot for a video card? Can you? Sorry for the caution but I don't want to direct you to buying a card and having no place to put it!

    UPDATE: Never mind. I read buyer's reviews and many of them added a card. We may need you to update your power supply as well but you'll be able to stay within $300.
  23. efabbs

    efabbs Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    By the way im going through all of this because my friend just spent $1600 on a gaming computer,and im telling him NONE are worth that much.

    I take a computer class in highschool and i will ask my teacher if he could help us out somehow,but i dont know how to upgrade the power suplly and such,but my mom also has a friend that can does computer stuff,but im not entirely sure if either can help.
  24. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,317   +117

    It's not very difficult.

    Now I don't know about that :(; $1600 USD is almost within reason and decent price/performance.
  25. efabbs

    efabbs Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    by none I ment the hardware he has,I just think there is no way its worth 1600,and if it is he certainly doesn't need it,he play minecraft and that's it lol


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