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post #1 of 23
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hi guys
before posting this i checked and all i found was a lot of old posts and really confusing stuff


i got a friend who ordered a i7-990X and three GTX 580's and 24gb of ram
he will play a lot of games but WOW is important to him
( he wants to play with 6 accounts at the same time- currently plays 3 at low fps)


so my question is with the latest WOW patch do i need to configure something to use the hardware more efficiently

thanks
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post #2 of 23
That is beyond overkill. I can run 2 clients with my 570 and sure dont need 24gb...
post #3 of 23
I ran 4 instances before with a single GTX280 and 6GB of RAM when I was doing a bunch of RAF grinding. Each window was locked at 60fps just fine except in major towns. Any modern card and 6-8GB of RAM can do this. And my CPU was a Q6600, no where near a 990X.

Edit: Also, I remember SLI/crossfire not running well with WoW. More recently with my 5870 I can run 2 windows on MAX graphics with 60FPS or 30FPS in towns.
Edited by Strobe - 5/25/11 at 9:58am
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How do you play that many accounts at once? o.O
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Taylorsci;13632251 
How do you play that many accounts at once? o.O

Probably with one of those control duplicator things where the actions macro to other windows. That or botting lol.
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post #6 of 23
Your friend needs an intervention...no seriously that is not healthy.
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post #7 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Strobe;13632262 
Probably with one of those control duplicator things where the actions macro to other windows. That or botting lol.
Oh biggrin.gif
post #8 of 23
Maybe he should've asked what he would need to run that before he bought a way too overkill machine for wow.

Even when you have that many windows up, it's not going to be requiring 3 580's, even if he wanted that much power, a 590 would be enough by far. Sure the 990x will run it, obviously, but then again you could get a 2600k that would also be fine. WoW doesn't utilize all cores in a quad, so needless to say it won't utilize all 6 in the 990x.
post #9 of 23
6 accounts = 90 bucks a month lol
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post #10 of 23
:O

While he's at it could he cover my rent, car payment, insurance, cell phone, and electric bill?
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