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i say go with the 1055t...great all around cpu, not just for games. it'll oc same as 1100t but cost like $100 less. use the savings to buy better cooler, gpu, or ssd like others have said.
Get the better GPU You will never raid in a major city. With Cataclysm they got rid of the portals in dalaran and shatrath, so speeding up time in these areas will not matter.

What is your current CPU on the rig you are using for wow?
    
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post #12 of 51
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LOL are you kiddin' man? A Pentium 4 is good enough to max out World of Warcraft.

And as far as I know, WoW only uses one core. The problem with performance in busy areas is, as SpookedJunglist rightly stated, a bandwidth bottleneck, so your extra money for the X6 would be better spent on the best internet package you can find.
A P4 will not max WOW with a playable FPS.
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post #13 of 51
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A P4 will not max WOW with a playable FPS.
Yes it will. Once it's OC'd to about 3.7GHz and paired with 2GB RAM and a ATI 3850 or better GPU. I ran it perfectly maxed out ages ago, and mine's a Pentium 4 3.2GHz equivalent (at stock clocks anyway).

As for FPS in busy areas, I run crappy 2MB or less broadband, and this is why most of my games lagg online (even freakin' Runescape). Until I start running 50MB fibre optic at least, I can't compare performance in MMORPGs, but as I said before, WoW was released before Pentium 4s, so it will no doubt have no problem maxing it...
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I maxed it out on a s478 P4 with 2gigs of ram and a 7800gtx agp. Though with cataclysm many things have changed. Not sure if the older rig would handle it. The graphics engine has changed a good bit now.
    
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Ok thinking of just getting the x4 then and getting an ssd, mobo is asus 870tdevo. Getting a gtx 470 for sure still trying to find good ram to use with amd like cas 7an pc 1600
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post #16 of 51
WoW doesnt utilize more then 2 cores either one would be fine. Go with the x4 spend a few extra bucks on a CPU cooler and SSD if possible.
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post #17 of 51
I personally don't care what a P4 could do with an outdated version of WOW. I want to see prove that it can run Cata maxed out today. Don't forget Ventrilo and addons either! I want to see the full blown package running MAXed....lol

On Topic: the 4 core should be good for a while and like others have already said.... spend some of that extra money somewhere else. I have read WOW can benefit from SSD's.
     
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post #18 of 51
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I ran it perfectly maxed out ages ago
You realize this game gets updated over time, right?

My 3870 chokes a bit in 25 mans..

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I have read WOW can benefit from SSD's.
In a game that relies a lot on the HDD it makes a pretty decent difference.
Most load screens on my sig rig only take 2-3 seconds..
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post #19 of 51
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In a game that relies a lot on the HDD it makes a pretty decent difference.
Most load screens on my sig rig only take 2-3 seconds..
I think I need to buy myself a late Christmas present.
     
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post #20 of 51
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I personally don't care what a P4 could do with an outdated version of WOW. I want to see prove that it can run Cata maxed out today. Don't forget Ventrilo and addons either! I want to see the full blown package running MAXed....lol

On Topic: the 4 core should be good for a while and like others have already said.... spend some of that extra money somewhere else. I have read WOW can benefit from SSD's.
LOL IT CAN! Get over it...
    
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