Your Questions About Can My Computer Run It World Of Warcraft

Donald asks…

Is there any computer under the price of 500 Dollars that Runs World of warcraft with Max Settings?

So yeah is there a computer that runs world of warcraft under 500 dollars with max settings or close near max settings with no lag or any freezes cuz i want to play world of warcraft in max settings or do you guys know a computer near that price thankk you

dknol answers:

You'll likely get more power for 500 dollars out of a desktop. Finding a laptop that will run WoW on max settings without heating quickly will cost more. On the desktop, you'll want to make sure it has plenty of ram (>2gb), a non-integrated video card (pci-e installed), and a fairly fast cpu (>2ghz)

Here are a couple examples that meet the requirements for the price you're looking for.
Http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2032280010%204020%201308920938&name=Gaming&ActiveSearchResult=True

Sandy asks…

What are the minimum laptop requirements for running world of warcraft?

I would like to know if any of you out there run World of Warcraft on your laptop computer? What are the specs and how well does it run? If it runs worse than a desktop then I'm not interested. I want to know what will let me run WOW and run it well on my laptop. Also, please keep in mind the Burning Crusade is comming out. I don't know if they've released information about the requirements for that, but if you could keep it in mind it‘d be appreciated. Thank you.

dknol answers:

Minimum System Requirements

Windows® System 2000/XP OS:

* Intel Pentium® III 800 MHz or AMD Athlon 800 MHz
* 512 MB or more of RAM
* 32 MB 3D graphics card with Hardware Transform and Lighting, such as NVIDIA® GeForce™ 2 class card or above
* DirectX® 9.0c (included) and latest video drivers
* 6.0 GB available HD space
* 4x CD-ROM drive
* A 56k or better Internet connection

Mac® OS X 10.3.9:

* 933 MHz or higher G4, or G5, or Intel processor
* 512 MB RAM or higher; DDR RAM recommended
* ATI or NVIDIA® video hardware with 32 MB VRAM or more
* 6.0 GB available HD space
* 4x CD-Rom drive
* A 56k or better Internet connection

Recommended Specifications

Windows® System 2000/XP OS:

* Intel Pentium® IV 1.5 GHz or AMD XP 1500+ MHz
* 1024 MB RAM
* 64 MB 3D graphics card with Hardware Transform and Lighting, such as NVIDIA® GeForce™ FX 5700 class card or above
* Broadband Internet connection
* Two-button scroll-wheel mouse

Mac® OS X 10.3.9 or newer:

* 1024 MB RAM or higher; DDR RAM recommended
* ATI or NVIDIA® video hardware with 64 MB VRAM or more
* Broadband Internet connection

Michael asks…

Would this computer be good for running World of Warcraft?

I'm looking into buying a new laptop and I need to ask if this computer would be good for running world of warcraft, because I don't know much about computers.. Here's a link to the eBay page: http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-MSI-GX610-1WOS-AMD-15-4-Gaming-Laptop-HD2600-256MB_W0QQitemZ350165067577QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLaptops_Nov05?hash=item350165067577&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1234%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1308%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-MSI-GX610-1WOS-AMD-15-4-Gaming-Laptop-HD2600-256MB_W0QQitemZ350165067577QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLaptops_Nov05?hash=item350165067577&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1234%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1308%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

Note: I have been told that this computer wouldn't be good, so a few more questions about it:

How good would it run with the OS installed?

Could someone send me a link to a decent priced computer that would run world of warcraft decently?

How about?: http://cgi.ebay.com/New-HP-17W-DV7T-GAMING-Laptop-2-Duo-4GB-250GB-Blu-ray_W0QQitemZ170305116232QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLaptops_Nov05?hash=item170305116232&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1234%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1308%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50#ht_2506wt_962

dknol answers:

There are minimum and recommended system specs. If you look at the last expansion, I think both of the laptops will work (I used to run the original WoW off a machine with-out a dedicated Video card).

Out of the two options given, I think you should go with the HP (second link) if you have the money. HP is a known commodity, I'm not sure what MSI is. Other important things:

Graphic Cards: NVIDIA > Radeon (even if both cards had an equal 512MB of onboard RAM)

Processor: Intell > AMD (and the Intell model provided is quicker).

Operating System: It's already installed, you don't have to purchase separately though they only run about $100. Sometimes installing a OS can be easy, other times a pain in the rear end (especially loading all the drivers etc.)

RAM: HP has 4GB, the other one only has 2GB (and if you get Vista on the other one more RAM is better).

Viewing: The HP is 17′ and the other one is only 15.4′

Blue-Ray: You can look at it as a + or – I guess. You are paying “extra” for the blue-ray, but if you watch movies on your computer or want to use the blue-ray (can connect to a HDTV) to watch movies at home you can do so. If I had the option, I wouldn't really want a blue-ray but thats just me.

Generally avoid buying a machine that simply meets or barely runs the games you “currently” want to play. You may one day grow tired or WoW or find something “new” and all of a sudden your machine that you dropped $$$ is useless when you could have spent an extra $200 – $300 and had a machine that will last you another 3 – 4 years of new stuff.

NOTE: I've generally found it's better to find a coupon code (HP coupon code) on-line and than to to HP directly and customize your machine. For instance, I saw a coupon code for $400 off any machine above $1200 (I rounded up). So if I sat and built a machine that priced right at $1200, after applying the coupon code it would be a $800 machine. Just playing around and I built a better machine that the last HP for a cheaper price (though I didn't add in a blue-ray player).

Donna asks…

What is an all around great computer to run World of Warcraft on?

I was gonna start playing World of Warcraft again… I haven't played since the very first expansion. But now I wanna play again and I need a decent gaming computer, I don't know a gott dang thing about computers…. So yeah… Alienware or what?

I just want something that will let my Computer run smooth while playing the game without any lag at all.

I don't want to go overboard and pay over $1500.

dknol answers:

Just make sure your computer that you buy has a dedicated graphics card rather than a intergrated. The better the graphics card, the better the graphics on WoW.(Nvidia and ATI Radeon are the best bet for you). A higher RAM basically means your computer can do more things at the same time. Again, the more RAM, the better your computer will be at processing information. So 4GB of RAM would be good. Finally a good hardrive too, anything from 750GB to 1TB is plenty.

Have a look around on all the electrical retailers. You'll find one that is perfect. Just don't blow your money on a Alienware!

David asks…

a matter of computers and world of warcraft?

ok so i want to buy a really good computer to run world of warcraft on, the best one out there would probably be the alienware area 51, and i dont have the cash even for the basic package, let alone the required extras. so anyone know a good, reasonably priced computer that will run warcraft smoothly aswell as not costing me ridiculous amounts of cash. thanks.

dknol answers:

Good question, as I am currently in the same predicament… Working in IT, I can tell you that we heavily rely on Dell products, the best bang for your buck…

This is something I have been looking at. Check out the XPS 625:

http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/desktop-xps-625?c=us&cs=19&l=en&ref=dthp&s=dhs

Be sure to check out the Reviews (currently 5/5 stars) and special deals that are associated with this the XPS 625…

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