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ArrizX 09-21-2005 06:46 PM

a computer for WoW and to last only 3 years
 
hey i am trying to make a computer for a friend that only plays world of warcraft. he also wants it to take a beating because his parents are also gonna use it. im not sure wut kinda parts are good for WoW. so if someone could kinda at least point me in the right dircetion it'd be appreciated, thanks.

jac006 09-21-2005 07:10 PM

Re: a computer for WoW and to last only 3 years
 
What's the budget?

ArrizX 09-21-2005 07:13 PM

Re: a computer for WoW and to last only 3 years
 
around 300

Smety 09-21-2005 08:31 PM

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You're not gettin crap for 300 bucks dude, sorry . . .

Computergen 09-21-2005 08:48 PM

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Yeah, hes very right.

Osak 09-21-2005 09:03 PM

Re: a computer for WoW and to last only 3 years
 
e-machine turkey time special?

ISOwner 09-21-2005 09:22 PM

Re: a computer for WoW and to last only 3 years
 
For $300? CPU alone would cost that much. I don't think there are PCs (even ones already built at computer stores) for that much. Throw in a couple hundred more and you might find something, but don't expect it to OWN.

ArrizX 09-22-2005 12:31 AM

Re: a computer for WoW and to last only 3 years
 
ok then wut would be a good price for a computer like this? 500 maby?

alvino 09-22-2005 12:33 AM

Re: a computer for WoW and to last only 3 years
 
You can get a budget computer for at least $500. Dell sometimes has really nice deals, but they usually suck and aren't really for gaming. Sorry, but your friend should save up more.

ArrizX 09-22-2005 12:42 AM

Re: a computer for WoW and to last only 3 years
 
lol were both 14....parents cash. so is could someone just show me some stuff even like pentium ||| stuff and wut kinda mobo works with p. |||'s

EDIT im goin to bed wut ever you guys do thanks in advance

jac006 09-22-2005 01:02 AM

Re: a computer for WoW and to last only 3 years
 
No offense, but the pent. III is not even in question... you don't want to have the cpu... no, go for an xp or sempron. That's what I suggest...

alvino 09-22-2005 01:10 AM

Re: a computer for WoW and to last only 3 years
 
You can get this...

http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/sh...computer_store

It comes stock with a AMD Athlon 64 3200+, and a free RAM upgrade to 512mb. You should upgrade the video though...

jac006 09-22-2005 01:23 AM

Re: a computer for WoW and to last only 3 years
 
What, is it integrated? Cause I agree... integrated stinks... even extreme integrated is barely different at all... lol... I remember when I used integrated... worst days in my life...

alvino 09-22-2005 01:28 AM

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Yeah, it has Integrated ATI Radeon Xpress with HyperMemory. At least it sounds better than Intel Integrated Extreme 2 or whatnot. :p

I think nVIDIA even released integrated video for AMD systems now. The 6100 series. I think it has 2 pipelines...ATI's Xpress has 4 pipelines, but integrated sucks either way.

jac006 09-22-2005 01:34 AM

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I had integrated xpress 200 and man... I could barely play cs:s... then I popped in my x800 and yes...

alvino 09-22-2005 01:35 AM

Re: a computer for WoW and to last only 3 years
 
Haha, well Xpress 200 isn't so bad for some games...it's alot better than Integrated Extreme Graphics 2 or whatnot.

jac006 09-22-2005 01:38 AM

Re: a computer for WoW and to last only 3 years
 
Well, duh... but I'm saying as compared to my x800...

alvino 09-22-2005 01:44 AM

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Obviously! :rolleyes: Haha...

jac006 09-22-2005 01:45 AM

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Of course... thank you... lol... that was pretty funny...

alvino 09-22-2005 01:46 AM

Re: a computer for WoW and to last only 3 years
 
Haha, I think I'm getting high off of sleepyness...I'm tired.

jac006 09-22-2005 01:47 AM

Re: a computer for WoW and to last only 3 years
 
Same... It's pretty much midnight... listening to weezer and doing h.w. and replying on CF... man... lol...

alvino 09-22-2005 01:50 AM

Re: a computer for WoW and to last only 3 years
 
Yeah, I just finished homework. Phew...now I gotta study for a History Unit test :mad: Good thing it's mostly multiple choice :D

jac006 09-22-2005 01:51 AM

Re: a computer for WoW and to last only 3 years
 
lol... noice... I have a 100 multiple choice AP environmental science test to study for... french III unit test, and an AP calculus test to study for... aieee... and I'm only 16... argh,,,

alvino 09-22-2005 01:53 AM

Re: a computer for WoW and to last only 3 years
 
Grrr...what grade are you? I'm old...16 years old and still a Sophomore. :(

jac006 09-22-2005 01:54 AM

Re: a computer for WoW and to last only 3 years
 
lol... maybe it's different in different areas, you know? I'm a junior... but I turned 16 in june... didn't you like just turn 16?

alvino 09-22-2005 01:56 AM

Re: a computer for WoW and to last only 3 years
 
Yeah, just last Wednesday. I'm old. All my classes are the basic ones too...I might take AP Computer Science next year, but yeah.

jac006 09-22-2005 01:57 AM

Re: a computer for WoW and to last only 3 years
 
Noice... they don't have anything past visual basic at my school... already taken C++, J#, C#, visual basic.net and web design...

ArrizX 09-22-2005 11:49 AM

Re: a computer for WoW and to last only 3 years
 
ok thanks guys....and damn it looks like im one of the youngest here at CF

Kage 09-22-2005 12:59 PM

Re: a computer for WoW and to last only 3 years
 
Hehe, a computer just to play WoW, am I seeing correctly? :p

300 is a bit low yes for a system, and 500 is probably alot more sustainable.

I doubt to play WoW you need that good of a graphics card, as long as you don't want the shader effects an an excellent resolution, you can do fine probably with an intergrated chip, though I wouldn't push it...
Though even a Geforce 5200 would do better than an intergrated, and this is a really cheap card, and would play WoW i'd imagine.

I wouldn't say you'd need that good of a system. Its just if this computer was going to be upgraded later on to new parts, where the problems would lie, as you wouldn't be able to afford a PCI-E motherboard, and room for a new CPU it seems.

500 though will definetly buy you a simple computer from somewhere like PC World, that will play that game. You many even get a rather good one for that price, but I wouldn't say 300 at all.

I hope this helps.

ArrizX 09-22-2005 01:11 PM

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oh ok thanks.


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