Would this be a good desktop to play WoW?

71 Night Elf Mage
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HP Pavilion P7
23in Display(1920 x 1080)
2nd Gen AMD Quad Core A10-5700 Accelerated Processor (3.40GHz)
10GB Memory and 1TB SATA Hard Drive
AMD Radeon HD 7660D Discrete Graphics
Multi-Display Capable Technology
Beats Audio Studio Quality Sound; High Definition Audio with up to 7.1 surround sound capabilities
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system

What would be the highest setting this could play with no lag?
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
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How much is this overall?

It's not a great system to play WoW with. For desktops, you are way better off with a proper Intel setup with a dedicated graphics card.
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71 Night Elf Mage
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wow..i was just looking at your forum on pc builds, totally wasn't expecting to get a reply from you

it's $1,300 total
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
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It's not worth it at all then, not for that price anyway.
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71 Night Elf Mage
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these are the desktops i'm able to choose from

Gateway DX4860
22in Display (1680 x 1050)
Intel Quad Core i5-2320 Processor (3.0GHz)
6GB Memory and 2TB Hard Drive
Intel HD Graphics 2000
High-Definition Audio with 5.1-channel Surround Sound Support
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit operating system
$999.99

Acer Aspire AX1920
20in Display (1600 x 900)
Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor E6600 (2MB Intel Smart Cache, 3.06GHz)
4GB Memory and 500GB SATA Hard Drive
Integrated Intel HD Graphics Card
High-Definition Audio with 5.1-channel Surround Sound Support
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit operating system
$849.99

Dell Inspiron 660s
20in Display(1600 x 900)
Intel i3-2120 Dual Core Processor (3.3GHz)
6GB Memory and 1TB Hard Drive
Intel HD Graphics Card
Integrated 5.1 High Definition Audio
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit operating system
$1049

Dell Inspiron 660
21.5in Display(1920x1080)
Intel i5-2320 Quad Core Processor (3.0GHz)
8GB Memory and 2TB Hard Drive
Intel HD Graphics Card
Integrated 5.1 High Definition Audio
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit operating system
$1,199.99

Acer Aspire AM3985
22in Display(1680 x 1050)
Intel i5-3450 Quad Core Processor (3.10GHz) with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.50GHz
10GB Memory and 2TB Hard Drive
Intel HD Graphics Card
High-Definition Audio with 5.1-channel Surround Sound Support
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit operating system
$1,399.99
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
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Any particular reason why it has to be those PCs? Is there something preventing you from buying from elsewhere? :o
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71 Night Elf Mage
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my mom works for baptist, since she's a employee she can buy stuff from purchasing power and that's the only way she can get me a new computer
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71 Night Elf Mage
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there's also a few laptops i could choose from that have processors over 3 GHz
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
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Well, all of them are very poor for the price. :(

They all require that you buy a new graphics card right away, as well as new power supply if you want a decent graphics card.

I would -very strongly- suggest that you actually wait until you can buy elsewhere. I usually don't say -very strongly- but in this case, I must.
Edited by Kalganized on 7/27/2012 8:15 PM PDT
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71 Night Elf Mage
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there are 4 more desktops but there out of our price range, i'll list them to see if there is one worth saving up some more money for

Acer Predator G3620
24in Display
Intel i7-3770 Quad Core Processor (3.40GHz) with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.90GHz
12GB Memory and 2TB SATA 7200RPM Hard Drive
Discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 Graphics Card
High-Definition Audio with 5.1-channel Surround Sound Support
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit operating system
$1,899

HP Pavilion H8
23in Display
Intel i7-2600 Quad Core Processor (3.4GHz)
12GB Memory and 2TB Hard Drive
Radeon HD 7570 Graphics Card
Beats Audio Studio Quality Sound; High Definition Audio with up to 7.1 surround sound capabilities
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system
$1,929

Dell XPS 8500
23in Display
Intel i7-3770 Quad Core Processor (3.40GHz) with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.90GHz
12GB Memory and 2TB Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GT640 Graphics Card
Integrated 7.1 High Definition Audio and Waves MaxxAudio 4 Processing
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit operating system
$2,029

HP Pavilion H9 Phoenix
23in Display
Intel i5-3550 Quad Core Processor (3.30GHz)
10GB Memory and 2TB Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GTX Ti Graphics Card
Beats Audio Studio Quality Sound; High Definition Audio with up to 7.1 surround sound capabilities
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system
$2,129
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
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None of them. They all come with very poor graphics card for the price. For something that costs $2000, I expect to see a GeForce GTX 680 SLi (2x) or Radeon HD 7970 XFire (2x).
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71 Night Elf Mage
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yes i understand it would be a much smarter move to buy somewhere else but of the desktops i showed you besides the 4 that are out of our price range which would play WoW the best? what would be the highest setting i could use with no lag?
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
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The most expensive one.

Can you buy a graphics card / power supply elsewhere, and install them? IF so, I would recommend taking:

Dell Inspiron 660
21.5in Display(1920x1080)
Intel i5-2320 Quad Core Processor (3.0GHz)
8GB Memory and 2TB Hard Drive
Intel HD Graphics Card
Integrated 5.1 High Definition Audio
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit operating system
$1,199.99


Then buy a new power supply and a graphics card, then install.
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71 Night Elf Mage
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we can't afford to get one of the computers and a new graphics card and power supply, which one would be the best if i made no changes
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
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Then as mentioned, the most expensive one (the $2000 one).

Getting that Dell PC + new graphics card + power supply would still remain significantly cheaper than paying $2000.
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71 Night Elf Mage
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what graphics card would still have good performance but is less than $200?
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
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Radeon HD 6870 / GeForce GTX 560 (one or the other) = $180
A good 500W 80 Plus Bronze power supply = ~$70

If that's too much, you can just buy a Radeon HD 7750 ($110) (without replacing the power supply), and will still give as much graphics performance as the $2000 PC.
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71 Night Elf Mage
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k, thx for all the help
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71 Night Elf Mage
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I'm going to get the Geforce GTX 560 with a Antec 500W Power Supply(80 Plus Bronze Certified). Will those be compatible with the Dell Inspiron 660?
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You could buy a computer from a website like ibuypower.com or cyberpowerpc.com
They would be cheaper and better.

Or you could put your own computer together, since you read Kal's forum your good to go!
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