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Budget PC for World of Warcraft


#21

Why would you want a ghetto option when you can get something slick and nice looking?

You can’t upgrade the GPU in the Alpha but I mean, the whole thing is $250. And it’s much faster.


#22

Because that isn’t of value when you turn the lights down to play a game.
Being able to use the same stuff in a year or two when you add a GPU… is.

And 250,- for a dual core, 4GB of DDR3L and a 500GB HDD in a box full of dust with no warranty and no upgrade path is just not how I would spend my money.


#23

Shrug, I strongly disagree.


#24

I know. It’s ok. :wink:


#25

Ryzen 2200G or any refurb I3 with a cheap gfx card will do.
The safest aproach would be “Have you checked out any of the Wow forums online?”


#26

Good God, man. Have you seen MMO forums? I wouldn’t wish them on my arch-nemesis.


#27

No…just, no.
The only thing the official WoW forum agrees on is that WoW prefers high single-core performance over more cores. Other than that it’s a jungle where you’ll get yelled at by startled monkeys.


#28

LOL. Great reply. I intentionally came here because I knew the community was awesome. The responses and comments on this thread have proven me out 10x! I am very appreciative of the help.


#29

Behold my 313$ creation that will play WoW just fine: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8rXtnH
This is the best you’re going to get for a new 300$ WoW build.

CPU: Celeron 3930G - This CPU only has 2 cores and 2 threads but it runs WoW no problem, I’ve played WoW on a 2C/2T CPU without any issues.

Motherboard: MSI B250 PRO-VD - Cheapest B250 on the market, has everything you need.

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 1x 8GB 2400MHz - Safe bet to go with 8GB, 4GB might choke.

GPU: Geforce GT1030 2GB - This one will run WoW well at 1080p, here’s some benchmarks.

PSU: Evga 400W - You don’t wanna go cheaper than this one.

Case: Cougar MX330 - Budget case with decent looks.

Storage: WD 500GB Green - This is the old version of the Blue drives, exact same drive apart from the color on the sticker.


#30

2200G is basically GT1030 speeds and will save even more money, if the guy’s friend is OK with that performance level. Which is honestly fine, but I get itchy whenever I see <30fps.

But again, that’s a giant mid-tower case in her living room. I wouldn’t stand for that and I’m a dude.


#31

1030 is faster in wow by a fair amount.


#32

Don’t see why WoW would be any different than the half-dozen or so other games Gamers-nexus benchmarked in their comparison. 1030 and 2200G trade places depending on the configuration and game, with the 1030 usually a smidge ahead, but not by a lot. 2400G usually wins when it enters the competition.


#33

Cause Nvidia is better than AMD in WoW.


#34

Nope. WoW doesn’t noticeably favor red or green. Roughly equivalent GPUs, like the GTX1060 and the RX-580, will perform roughly the same.


#35

Yeah, no.
Played Wow on so many hardware configurations, Nvidia outperforms AMD in this title.

https://tpucdn.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_1060/images/wow_1920_1080.png


#36

It really doesn’t, and hasn’t for a very long time. I don’t trust those benchmarks.


#37

Then provide some proof, I’ve tried both hardware configs and I’ve seen that those benchmarks reflect reality.


#38

I actually looked around and couldn’t find anyone else benchmarking WoW with the 480/580 vs the 970/1060.


#39

No need for German. Numbers are numbers. You have to scroll down a fair bit.


#40

I don’t see a RX-580 there, but it does have a RX-480., and the 580 is ~7% faster than the 480. So:

GTX 1060 = 91.2 fps
RX-580 = 90.1 fps (84.2*1.07)
RX-480 = 84.2 fps

Really weird that they had the 970 beating the 1060, too. Must have been really overclocked.