Can this PC run WoW effectively?

By johntw · 10 replies
Feb 7, 2011
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  1. hey guys, im looking to buy a new computer to play world of warcraft on but im not to tech savvy when it comes to computers and all there different parts. my question is if the computer that post below can run wow on good graphics or higher and still get around 25-30 fps ( i do alot of pvp and end game raids ) in areas where there would be higher strain on the computer.

    1 x Processor ( AMD Athlon™ II X2 260 Dual-Core CPU )
    1 x Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink )
    1 x Memory ( 4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand )
    1 x Video Card ( ATI Radeon HD 5450 - 1GB )
    1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by ATI or NVIDIA )
    1 x Motherboard ( ASUS M4A77T/USB3 -- AMD 770 Chipset )
    1 x Motherboard USB / SATA Interface ( Motherboard default USB / SATA Interface )
    1 x Power Supply ( 450 Watt -- Standard )
    1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 500 GB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s - Single Drive )
    0 x Data Hard Drive ( None )
    1 x Optical Drive ( 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black
    0 x 2nd Optical Drive ( None )
    0 x Flash Media Reader / Writer ( None )
    0 x Meter Display ( None )
    1 x Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
    1 x Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
    1 x Operating System ( Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit )

    thanks for the help,
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,482   +44

    You might be okay at medium settings. Its will still stutter a bit in high density areas

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  3. johntw

    johntw TS Rookie Topic Starter

    would it run well in pvp?
  4. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    i would be looking to atleast get a tri core cpu and a 5750 to make wow enjoyable at good video settings.
  5. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,722   +376

    If you post the pricing of that computer we can suggest better alternatives if their are any available.
  6. johntw

    johntw TS Rookie Topic Starter

    its about 500 dollars im trying to fine the middle ground were i get good quality without having to shell out 1k for a uber computer
  7. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,044   +206

  8. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    wow is very cpu dependent though and has been updated to use dx 11
  9. sharkcrush

    sharkcrush TS Rookie

    System requirements

    Microsoft Windows

    * Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 (32- & 64-bit supported)
    * Intel Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1500+
    * 1 GB or more of RAM
    * NVIDIA Geforce FX or ATI Radeon 9500 video card or better
    * 25 GB free HD space
    * 4× DVD-ROM drive (Downloadable Installer also available)
    * Broadband Internet connection

    Mac OS X

    * Mac OS X 10.5.8, Mac OS X 10.6.4 or newer
    * Intel processor
    * 2 GB RAM or higher
    * ATI or NVIDIA video card with 64 MB Video RAM or more
    * 25 GB free HD space
    * 4× DVD-ROM drive
    * Broadband Internet connection
  10. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    that is min requirements and in all honesty if you play on the min you will have a very bad experience WOW is very CPU dependent especially in big areas full of people.
  11. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,722   +376

    Check out the Tech Spot Desktop buying guide's Entry Level Rig ($655)

    I used to have reasonable WoW performance on a Core2Quad Intel Q6600 2.4Ghz (@3Ghz), 4GB ram and an Nvidia 8800GTX 768MB card. So I think that should be more than enough for WoW, could even save a few dollars here and there by cutting back on some parts recommended.

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