Question by : I need a new comp, is this one good enough to play WoW on?
I think it’s good enough but just getting a second opinion =)
PC System Requirements
OS: Windows XP / Windows Vista (with latest Service Packs)
Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1500+
Recommended: Dual-core processor, such as the Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2
Minimum: 512 MB RAM (1GB for Vista users)
Recommended: 1 GB RAM (2 GB for Vista users)
Minimum: 3D graphics processor with Hardware Transform and Lighting with 32 MB VRAM Such as an ATI Radeon 7200 or NVIDIA GeForce 2 class card or better
Recommended: 3D graphics processor with Vertex and Pixel Shader capability with 128 MB VRAM Such as an ATI Radeon X1600 or NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT class card or better
Sound: DirectX-compatible sound card or motherboard sound capability
Processors & Chipset
AMD AthlonTM X2 Dual Core
AMD PhenomTM X3
AMD PhenomTM X4
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic 32-Bit
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium 64-Bit
Genuine Windows Vista® Ultimate 64-Bit
Genuine Windows Vista® Business with Downgrade Rights Service to Windows® XP Professional
For more details on Dell systems that run Windows Vista, see www.dell.com/vista.
Up to 8GB1 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM4
Four(4) user-accessible DIMM connectors, installed in pairs for dual channel performance
DDR2 is a memory architecture that enables systems to improve performance and reduce power consumption. The amount of RAM you have determines how many programs can be executed at one time and how much data can be readily available to a program. It also determines how quickly your applications perform and how many applications you can easily toggle between at one time.
Simply put, the more RAM you have, the more programs you can run smoothly and simultaneously.
Up to 1TB6 storage with one drive utilized.
Up to 2TB storage with both drives utilized.
Two hard drive bays for factory-installed SATA drive. (7200rpm, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache)
Optional RAID 1 (mirroring with Data Security DataSafeTM ) also available with two hard drives utilized.
Optical Disc Options
Two 5.25″ drive bays available; dual or single drive configuration options.
Blu-ray DiscTM , Blu-ray DiscTM burner and DVD +/- RW options available.
Graphics & Video
Integrated ATI Radeon HD3200 graphics10 up to ATI RadeonTM HD 3650 256MB graphics10 options available
Whether you’re gaming, watching DVDs or editing video on your Dell InspironTM desktop, the quality of the graphics you experience is only as good as your video card. Along with the display, the video card affects the number of colors available, contrast, resolution and overall performance.
Integrated 5.1 Channel Audio up to Creative SoundBlaster® X-Fi Xtreme Audio (D)†
While an integrated sound solution is fine for playing MP3s and CDs, simple presentations, and other basic computing, a sound card can dramatically broaden your audio horizons. In addition to crisp multi-channel sound with maximum realism, sound cards offer high-resolution, low-latency and feature-rich recording for audio enthusiasts and professionals.
† Certain components may differ from the retail version.
10/100 Ethernet LAN on system board
Optional Dell 1505 WLAN PCIe card with 11n mini-card & external antenna
Optional 56K PCI Data Fax Modem
USB 2.0 (2)
USB 2.0 (4)
RJ45 10/100 Network port
PCIe x16(1), PCIe x 1(1), PCI(2)
Chassis & Case
Dimensions & Weight
Height: 37.53cm (14.8″)
Width: 17.59cm (6.93″)
Depth: 44.22cm (17.44″)
Weight: Starting at 7.9kg (17.4lb)
300 Watt Power Supply
Cable lock chassis security slot
Two 3.5″ bays
Two 5.25″ bays
Memory DIMM slots: 4 available
Answer by Conan
If you get one of the Athlon, Athlon II, or Phenom processors, you’ll be much better off than if you get the Sempron. Then it will be enough for WoW, but if you want to take full advantage of the graphics capabilities of any high-end game released in 2009 or later, you will want better video than the radeon HD3650 will give you.
I have a 3650 now, and I had to turn down the video settings in Sacred 2.
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