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Windows 7: Looking for Decent card to play wow.

24 Oct 2010   #1

OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
Looking for Decent card to play wow.

Hello, I'm looking to purchase a graphics card. But, I'm not sure whats a good card to play Wow with. Currently I Just want to Upgrade the Graphics settings on WOW to max. Any suggestions would be nice! Ive never purchased one before so I'm lost because there are so many to chose from.

Here are my specs.

PCI Express Slot.

AMD ATHLON II x2 215 Processor, 2700 Mhz, 2 Core (s)

3 Gigabytes DDR2

Windows 7 x64

300 Watt PSU * I know ill need to upgrade it*.

World of Warcraft: Specs

DirectX : 9.0c
Operating System : Windows XP/Vista/7
Processor : Intel Pentium 4 @ 1.3 GHz / AMD Athlon XP 1500+
RAM : 1 Gb
Video Card : nVidia GeForce FX 5500 / ATI Radeon 9500

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24 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

ATI 5750 at a pinch a 5770 but dude you really need a better PSU
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24 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

isn't WoW CPU intensive as well, so getting a better card may not get the improvement you are looking for.
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24 Oct 2010   #4

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

You will need at least a 700W PSU.

Mike
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24 Oct 2010   #5

OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

@zepher its a 5+ year old game. I get 50 FPS with wow on medium settings =D. I know my Comp isn't the best, But i know it will play wow on high to max with a decent card. Thats all I'm looking for! I really don't play any other games than that and a few other Sim games from a few years ago.

@Hoplongx do you have a recommendation for a PSU?
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24 Oct 2010   #6

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Well to start the model number of your PC is not on Compaq website.
Presario/cq5010f
They have a 5100 series listed. The reason is to check to see what will actually might fit.
Most 700-800W won't fit in my old HP case. Might not yours either.

OCZ and Corsair are good brands and you can usually find one on sale here.
Newegg.com - Power Supply, ATX Power Supply, Uninterruptible Power Supply, DC Power Supply

Also the design is a bit different on fan exhaust on many prebuilts so you need the right upgrade.
Probably slide by with a 600W.

Need the right model # first.
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24 Oct 2010   #7

OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Sorry my bad it was 5210F not (5010f) I updated my info!
Here is the Dimensions

Product Form Factor Tower
Width 6.7 in
Depth 16.8 in
Height 14.8 in
Weight 20.9 lbs
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24 Oct 2010   #8

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Okay.

Downloaded the manual. It has a fan on each end or a single on the exhaust/ rear of case.
Probably a single on rear.

I was looking thru Newegg while you were getting the model number. There are no major brands with this style in 500-600W. I will post a few candidates here in a few minutes for you to check out.
I'll disqualify those with bad Newegg customer reviews. If I wouldn't have it neither should you.
So I'm going to look as if I was replacing the one in mine or my parents HP.

Back in a few.
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24 Oct 2010   #9

OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks so much for your kind help =D
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24 Oct 2010   #10

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

$90 Measurents under detail tabs. So at some point you want to pull the side cover and measure your PSU.
Should fit though.

Newegg.com - Antec earthwatts EA500 500W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

So far only thing that isn't iffy brand. 500W is biggest unless you want iffy brand.
Also has video card plugs.
Still looking.


Best deal $75 2 12v rails and 2 6pin plugs not a biggy since you won't SLI but decent set up. I'd order it today if I needed it for mine or my parents PC.
Check out the Feedback tab. 19- 5 stars and 1- four star.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371035
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