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post #51 of 62
I3? why?
As a WoW player i can tell you that with all your addons running during the raid you will want a decent quad core CPU... As for graphics she can run it max with a gtx460 but probably not with shadows, regardless of what people say with shadows on max they are quite demanding.
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Originally Posted by Sir Amik Vase View Post
I3? why?
As a WoW player i can tell you that with all your addons running during the raid you will want a decent quad core CPU... As for graphics she can run it max with a gtx460 but probably not with shadows, regardless of what people say with shadows on max they are quite demanding.
SIMPSONATOR wonders if this game even utilizes multi-threading, and if it would make more sense to have a high powered Dual core CPU

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Simpsonator is aggravating

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Really though. Yes WoW does in fact support multi-threading as it is a CPU intensive game not necessarily a GPU intensive one. Not to say the the better the GPU the better your graphics(and the less work your CPU has to do to render the graphics).

Simpsonator, if all you are gonna do is to troll the thread perhaps your "knowledge" would be more useful to another member?
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post #54 of 62
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Originally Posted by Dr216 View Post
The big saving buying an AMD will be in the price of the motherboard. not the chip itself so much. Or by investing a little more in an AMD board you give yourself a future upgrade path with BD being compatible with all newer asus and gigabyte boards. Seems silly now but wow is one of those annoying games and in a couple of years time it will be running like a dog on an i3 and you will have no where to go :'(

would a 6850 not be around the same price as a 460 and I would think its higher performance, not sure though not an area where I have bought anything for years so not done any research really : /

No reason not to mix and match either no need to go full red

Just my 2c I would personally at the least buy AMD for the procc and mobo having a future upgrade path is a huge plus in a budget rig at least in my eyes avoids the pain of having to effectively scrap the lot when it becomes too slow.

Edit: just realized your looking at the sandy i3 go for that mate linked budget and i3 and thought you'd gone uber cheap and left yourself looking at an end of the line rig my bad that will learn me to read things properly.
After the i3 is the i5 and then i7.

On top of that, Ivy Bridge is said to work on 1155 motherboards when it's released. There's plenty of upgrade paths. Even the Lynnfield i3's are pretty good and have upgrade paths.

The 6850 is slightly better than the 460 but you don't get reliable software with it.


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Originally Posted by Sir Amik Vase View Post
I3? why?
As a WoW player i can tell you that with all your addons running during the raid you will want a decent quad core CPU... As for graphics she can run it max with a gtx460 but probably not with shadows, regardless of what people say with shadows on max they are quite demanding.
You have seen how the i3 beats even a Phenom II X6 in WoW, right? Also the OP stated that his girlfriend is a casual player, so she more than likely wont have addons to the teeth.

There's no use in going with a quad when you have the i3.

Also with the motherboard arguments anyone might have or will post, you'll be spending roughly the same for a quality AMD one. Might as well just go with Sandy Bridge. Also all Bulldozer is right is is peculation. Also 2 months away.

If the OP needs to get his GF a present/gift now, he should go with SB.
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post #55 of 62
Yes however SB does not denote "budget".
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post #56 of 62
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Yes however SB does not denote "budget".
Not sure I understand what you mean.

I posted a rig that was perfectly within his budget and probably the best he can get for the money.
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post #57 of 62
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I3? why?
As a WoW player i can tell you that with all your addons running during the raid you will want a decent quad core CPU....

A 720 X3 @ 3.6Ghz will blitz wow, with a bunch of add-ons.
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post #58 of 62
What exactly is your budget? :X
post #59 of 62
My system.. oh wait... even my 4830 alone could almost destroy the game
post #60 of 62
get a matx board and case. i doubt she will want some behemoth siting in her room taking up space
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