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    Planning on playing again - Need help choosing a computer

    Hello, I'm planning on playing WoW again, after a few months of not playing because of problems with my laptop I used to play WoW. It's pretty much pointless to get it fixed, because it's about 6 or 7 years old and has quite a few things wrong with it. For the past few days I've been trying to find a decent computer to play WoW on, but I've been having trouble. I'm just looking for something that can last me a few years, and run WoW decently. My laptop was a Gateway 7426GX, and I ran WoW without lag at all on low settings with high spell detail. I had a consistent fps of 40-60 everywhere including citys, about 20-40 fps in Dalaran, and 30-40 fps in raids. I'm hoping to get something atleast on par with that, and that will last me atleast 2-3 years before I need to upgrade anything.


    My budget is $450, any help, suggestions or advice is appreciated.

    Thanks :P

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    Re: Planning on playing again - Need help choosing a computer

    For 450 you can't find one that can do that for 2-3 years, especially if you need any extra equipement.

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    Re: Planning on playing again - Need help choosing a computer

    Wont last years but will play wow decently

    AMD Athlon II DDR2 Configurator
    Netbook / Notebook Bundle ( None )
    Case ( NZXT Gamma Gaming Mid Tower Case - Black )
    iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction ( None )
    iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion ( None )
    Case Lighting ( None )
    Processor ( AMD Athlon™ II X2 250 Dual-Core CPU )
    Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink )
    Memory ( 2 GB [1 GB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module - Corsair-Value or Major Brand )
    Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce gts 250 )
    Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by ATI or NVIDIA )
    Motherboard ( ASUS M3A78-EM -- AMD 780G/SB700 Chipset w/Integrated ATI video, DisplayPort, 8-channels, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, Single PCI-E MB )
    Power Supply ( 650 Watt -- Casegears ECO-Element 80 Plus Certificated High Efficiency Power Supply - SLI Ready )
    Primary Hard Drive ( 500 GB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s - Single Drive )
    Data Hard Drive ( None )
    Optical Drive ( 22X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black )
    2nd Optical Drive ( None )
    Flash Media Reader/Writer ( 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer - Black )
    Meter Display ( None )
    Floppy Drive ( None )
    Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
    Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
    Operating System ( None- Pre-formatted Hard Drive Only )
    Keyboard ( iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard - Black )
    Mouse ( iBUYPOWER Internet Mouse - Black )
    Monitor ( None )
    2nd Monitor ( None )
    Speaker System ( iBUYPOWER 2.1 Channel Stereo Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System )
    External Hard Drives [USB 2.0/eSATA] ( None )
    USB Flash Drive ( None )
    Power Protection ( None )
    Headset ( None )
    MP3/MP4 Player ( None )
    Video Camera ( None )
    Warranty ( Standard Warranty Service - Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support )
    Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days )

    550 bucks from ibuypower

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    Re: Planning on playing again - Need help choosing a computer

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883103236

    ^Seems like it would run wow pretty well, but also if you go to this link

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0%20-%20%24500

    You can see a list of computers that are in your price range.

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    Re: Planning on playing again - Need help choosing a computer

    Quote Originally Posted by asway
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883103236

    ^Seems like it would run wow pretty well, but also if you go to this link
    Except for the part where WoW would be unplayable due to the integrated graphics. Sure.

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    Re: Planning on playing again - Need help choosing a computer

    Quote Originally Posted by chaud
    Except for the part where WoW would be unplayable due to the integrated graphics. Sure.
    Ah, this is true. good call

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    Re: Planning on playing again - Need help choosing a computer

    i would say that if you look for a PC which you can pay using monthly payments that you can afford, you should not have too much problems.
    Because I want to say this every single day but don't want it to get a drag:
    1) The ingame store will only sell timesaver items. It won't affect balance.
    2) No, getting to 100 in half the time isn't pay2win. raids don't start until the second week, everyone has time to get there.
    4) getting charms faster is also not pay2win. getting those is easy, but not everyone has the time or want for dailies.

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    Re: Planning on playing again - Need help choosing a computer

    here's my public wish list on Newegg.com

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...Number=8766669

    all together it's gonna cost around 1k w/ a power supply I'm buyin from tigerdirect.com

    Probably wont help ya w/ a 450$ budget..but you could save another $500? :P

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    Re: Planning on playing again - Need help choosing a computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Orehor
    here's my public wish list on Newegg.com

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...Number=8766669

    all together it's gonna cost around 1k w/ a power supply I'm buyin from tigerdirect.com
    Don't throw away money on that GPU, get a 5770 which will run circles around it, give you DX11, run cooler and use less power.

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    Re: Planning on playing again - Need help choosing a computer

    Quote Originally Posted by nzall
    i would say that if you look for a PC which you can pay using monthly payments that you can afford, you should not have too much problems.

    There's an Alienware I'm looking at that I customized, and it gave me a final cost of $46 a month. I could pay that for about 9 months, I'm sure I would have a job by then, or have a little more money somehow. I just have one question (because this is my first time purchasing anything expensive like this) I'm 18 and don't have any credit..Would I still be able to pay for it using monthly payments with Paypal or something? Yeah...The only things I've purchased online in the past were a few things off Ebay, and a few things off the blizzard site. So I'm an idiot when it comes to this.

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