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I'm planning on building a cheap computer for my parents.. and i'd like the ability to play wow when i happen to be over there..

would the new i5 onboard vid card be good enough to run wow at a decent setting?

what nvidia or ati card would you compare the i5 onboard card to?

thanks!!
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For gaming, it is terrible.

For $70, you can get this card which will be a big improvement over the IGP, and will run WoW very well. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=9600%20GSO

Of course, I'm partial to it, as it is the card I use.
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For gaming, it is terrible.

For $70, you can get this card which will be a big improvement over the IGP, and will run WoW very well. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=9600%20GSO

Of course, I'm partial to it, as it is the card I use.
The 9600GSO is no longer a good option for it's price bracket, it was the low end performer of 2006. The 5450, 5550, 5670, are all good performers.

Grab a 5670 and be done with it.
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To be short. Yes you can play WoW on it on lowered detail.

To be long, spend some money on a 5670 or something and be done with it
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To be short. Yes you can play WoW on it on lowered detail.

To be long, spend some money on a 5670 or something and be done with it
This.
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I tried to play Age of Empires 3 at low resolution(1440x900, all low setting) with the i5 2400's HD2000, and it doesn't work. It will cause the computer to freeze. So I pulled out a PNY 9800GT EE that I'm not using and it works.

Bottom line is, if you are putting a new computer together with the new i5 and short on funds, you can probably use the HD2000 IGP as a temporary solution, but I wouldn't recommending it if you have the money to get a dedicated card.
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The 9600GSO is no longer a good option for it's price bracket, it was the low end performer of 2006. The 5450, 5550, 5670, are all good performers.

Grab a 5670 and be done with it.
Goes to show how much I know about low-end cards these days.

Of course, I'm partial to Nvidia, as they are much better folders.

After further research, you're right - get that card.
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Think of the onboard gpu as you would a laptop with Intel graphics.

Can you watch youtube? Yes.

Can you play flash games? Yes.

Can you play modern real games? No.
    
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For gaming, it is terrible.

For $70, you can get this card which will be a big improvement over the IGP, and will run WoW very well. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=9600%20GSO

Of course, I'm partial to it, as it is the card I use.
You can buy a used card for less on ebay and get way more speed than that piece of crap 9600... XFX has transferrable lifetime warranty, and scampal pretty much ensures you'll get your money back if seller rips you.

I wouldn't spend under $90 on a discrete card, either.
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post #10 of 11
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You can buy a used card for less on ebay and get way more speed than that piece of crap 9600... XFX has transferrable lifetime warranty, and scampal pretty much ensures you'll get your money back if seller rips you.

I wouldn't spend under $90 on a discrete card, either.
If you looked through the rest of the thread, I had corrected myself.

I'm partial to Nvidia. For me, the 9600 GSO is actually just as much power as I need, but whatever, to each their own.

I'd definitely have ATI if the folding performance on them wasn't so bad.
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