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I currently have someone that wants a 500 dollar WoW gaming PC. I have not played WoW in a long time therefore I am not sure of the system requirements. If anyone can help me out that would be great!

Thanks

EDIT: I DO need Windows but no monitor, keyboard or mouse.
Edited by jared872 - 3/22/12 at 7:12pm
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Do you have a Micro center in your area?
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Minimum :
Windows® System XP/XP64/Vista/Vista64/7** OS (with the latest Service Packs or updates):

- 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
- 25.0 GB available HD space
- 4X DVD-ROM drive (Downloadable Installer also available)
- Broadband Internet connection
- Keyboard/mouse

Recommended:
Windows® System Vista64/Windows 7 OS:

- Dual-core processor, such as the Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2
- 2 GB RAM
- 256 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600 or ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 or better
- Multi-button mouse with scroll-wheel

http://us.battle.net/support/en/article/minimum-system-requirements-for-world-of-warcraft


What parts will you be needing? everything?
Edited by adcantu - 3/22/12 at 7:15pm
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500$ can be done to play wow on good settings, It highly favors Intel and Nvidia. I'll make a cart and come back
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post #5 of 40
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sodalink View Post

Do you have a Micro center in your area?

Whoops forgot to add that. I do not have one close, but if it is MUST i can make something happen.
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Do you all think a 550 TI will run WoW at decent settings with good FPS?
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Do you all think a 550 TI will run WoW at decent settings with good FPS?

yes it should be excellent but not needed for that kind of game.
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yes it should be excellent but not needed for that kind of game.

Well 550 TIs are pretty cheap these days, how about the Llano CPUs?
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Originally Posted by jared872 View Post

Do you all think a 550 TI will run WoW at decent settings with good FPS?

A 550TI will also ensure that other games that he may wish to play later would not be a problem at med-high settings. If it is just a WoW pc it is not needed.
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LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM
$17.99


Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

$39.99


EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$144.99
$129.99


Rosewill Stallion Series RD450-2-SB 450W ATX V2.2 Power Supply

$34.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL
$24.99


ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
$69.99


Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
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505 and I didnt look for combo deals and the such, oh yeah from newegg
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