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If you want to "max" it out, You should up your graphics card to a 6870.
I can get a 550 Ti for free from NCIX, is the 6870 really worth another 200$?
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over a 550 yes
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should I bump the cpu up to the 2300, I will be gaming at 1680x1050 at my cousins place so that sounds great
that will help big time. just keep the shadows on high instead of ultra and you should be good to go
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that will help big time. just keep the shadows on high instead of ultra and you should be good to go
alright, thats a reasonable bump so I'll do it.
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alright, thats a reasonable bump so I'll do it.
found this pretty interesting http://uk.geforce.com/optimise/optim...gtx-550-ti-ops apparently Nvidia did a benchmark with the 550
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Turn shadows down, don't turn on DX11 unless you want pretty water and turn down anything to do with plants on the ground, I think there's a density and view distance option.

Shadows are pretty ugly in the game in my opinion and cause the bigger drop in FPS, the DX11 is nice, but only the sun and water so it's really not worth it. Plants aren't that big of a deal, but when you're flying around 95% of the time you hardly even see them, might as well save the resources.

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found this pretty interesting http://uk.geforce.com/optimise/optim...gtx-550-ti-ops apparently Nvidia did a benchmark with the 550
Along with a Intel Core i7 940 at 2.9GHz which makes it totally irrelevant.

As others have said, you'd be better off with a faster CPU than anything. Only thing a GPU would be required for is higher resolutions at this point.
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found this pretty interesting http://uk.geforce.com/optimise/optim...gtx-550-ti-ops apparently Nvidia did a benchmark with the 550
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it should run it fine, My parents pc, which i use on weekends home from school, is an old athlon x2 3800 (2ghz) with 2gb ddr2-800 and a 7600gt. It runs wow decent at all low settings at 1680x1050. Your config would be a large step up from my parents pc so id say you should be okay. Worse case cenario, you get the free 550 ti and it doesnt perform too well then you order another videocard to upgrade and you could sell the 550.
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Turn shadows down, don't turn on DX11 unless you want pretty water and turn down anything to do with plants on the ground, I think there's a density and view distance option.

Shadows are pretty ugly in the game in my opinion and cause the bigger drop in FPS, the DX11 is nice, but only the sun and water so it's really not worth it. Plants aren't that big of a deal, but when you're flying around 95% of the time you hardly even see them, might as well save the resources.



Along with a Intel Core i7 940 at 2.9GHz which makes it totally irrelevant.

As others have said, you'd be better off with a faster CPU than anything. Only thing a GPU would be required for is higher resolutions at this point.
it isn't irrelevant it shows that the 550 is in fact fast enough i never said his cpu would max it. i said it would help over the 2100.
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excellent!
those settings with fps don't reflect on a massive level with alot of players in the same area casting spells LOL. .... Try playing with those settings when you are doing huge raids or guild battles. I doubt you will get more then 30 fps with that card.

And I honestly would not recommend that crappy video card if you are going to be playing and dedicating your time to wow.... Why not get something with better performance for the money?
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