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can i be rest assured that with my celeron processor, 1 gig RAM, and the FX 5200 128MB PCI Video Card, wow will run very smoothy. Although i dont spend all my time playing wow, i want the time i do spend playing to be the best it can.
also, would that video card need more power than +12V/14A PSU i have already?
Yeah WoW will run very smoothly with that setup. Don't expect to play with all the graphics settings turned up though. Medium should work fine.
I don't suggest that you purchase the FX5200 Video Card, but the GeForce 6200, ATI X1300, or ATI X1550, which are all better, and the 6200 is in the same price range at the FX5200 .
I agree with Cfitzarl, those FX series cards were horrible performers...
I only have PCI slots, is there a PCI version of the GeForce 6200?
All the cards that cfitzarl listed have PCI versions. One small problem you may encounter is availability of these old PCI products.
Radeon x1300 PCI:
Radeon x1550 PCI:
And the only PCI GeForce 6200 at Newegg is this:
In this case, I would suggest one of the Radeon x1XXX PCI cards. They are more expensive, but you get better performance because they have higher clock speeds (both core and memory) than the GeForce 6200. Also, the x1300 and x1550 have a 128-bit wide memory bus, compared to the 64-bit bus on the GeForce 6200.
But people, he only needs to run WoW, not necessarily have all the eye candy innit? The FX5200 I linked to is 128-bit as well, so performance is not that bad and it does the job i.e. play WoW.
i already play wow on the crappy set up i have...the only time i experience lag is when in the big cities, or surrounded by many other characters. i want to eliminate the jumpyness, and the lag. i am willing to buy a new motherboard and cpu, if i absolutely cant get away with just a new PCI video card
The only thing is that the FX5200 is almost that of integrated graphics ! That's why I suggest the other cards for use.
It might just be the connection you know. A lot of bandwidth is needed for most MMORPGs to run properly.
i just ran fraps for the first time, and i was running about 12-15 fps. idealy i wanna get to 30.
this is what i got for a bandwidth test....but i dont know what any of it means.
Communications 2.6 megabits per second
Storage 319 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 3.2 seconds
Subjective rating Great
Well you DO have a $250 budget (sorry I just saw that =P), so get the X1550 after all. It's the best PCI card available.