can i run WoW please help?!?!?

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  1. dylan6950204 macrumors member

    dylan6950204

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    i have about 1099$ to spend on a computer (Mac of course) but i want to make sure befor i drop 1000$ i can play WoW so can some one give me a positive answer that
    • 1GB memory
    • 160GB hard drive1
    • 24x Combo drive
    • Intel GMA 950 graphics
    and 1.83 GHz

    can sufficently play full screen WoW with out lag and on lower settings
     
  2. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Nope, it'll lag like hell...Go to the Apple refurb site and pick up a Core Duo 17" iMac with x1600 for $949
     
  3. dylan6950204 thread starter macrumors member

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    umm what can i do to get it to not lag and have sufficent playing experience
     
  4. dylan6950204 thread starter macrumors member

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    if i buy the refurbished one will it work as well as a new one
     
  5. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    You don't. WOW doesn't play at all as far as I'm concerned on a computer with integrated graphics.

    Yes
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    yes and you'll still have a warranty. basically i see very little reason not to buy a refurb unless you need the latest and greatest.

    go for a refurb imac without the integrated graphics. trust me it will be much better.

    i have an imac G5 refurb that runs wow pretty good, but if it had integrated graphics it probably would suck. and get as much Ram as you can get, but not from Apple as they over-charge.
     
  7. dylan6950204 thread starter macrumors member

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    tganks for the great information could u or anyone else give me some good links to good apple refurb stores where i can get a good refurbished mac computer that runs wow with no problems
     
  8. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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    WoW is very optimized for Intel integrated graphics (more so than any other major game I've ever seen), and plenty of people on these forums enjoy it on their Macbook or Mini. Don't expect to run it at max settings, but on low settings it will play smoothly.
     
  9. dylan6950204 thread starter macrumors member

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    so like what exactly do u segest i buy i was thinking about a
    1GB memory
    160GB hard drive1
    24x Combo drive
    Intel GMA 950 graphics

    with the one gig its priced at 999.99 new from apple store do u think that would run it sufficently or do u think i should go with
    1GB memory
    160GB hard drive1
    8x DL SuperDrive
    ATI Radeon X1600 graphics

    witch is 1199.00 but or do u think that the first one has a suficent playing ability and that this one isant worth an extra 200$
     
  10. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    How old are you? I'm having a lot of trouble reading your posts.

    Go here
    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APP...e.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=C04C2C84&nclm=CertifiedMac
    And pick up the

    Refurbished iMac 17-inch 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo
    512MB (single SO-DIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    160GB Serial ATA hard drive
    Slot-load 8x double-layer SuperDrive
    ATI Radeon X1600 graphics with 128MB GDDR3 memory
    Built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0

    For $949
     
  11. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. Not a bad deal at all.
     
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