games on mac mini?

Discussion in 'Games' started by dylan6950204, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. dylan6950204 macrumors member

    dylan6950204

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    i have been looking for a conputer (mac) for a while now and i dont have much to spend but i want a conputer that will run wow so if u could tell me if these spefications will run wow it would be very much appriciated.

    512MB memory (667MHz DDR2 SDRAM)
    60GB Serial ATA hard drive
    Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
    Built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0
    Apple Remote
     
  2. tipdrill407 macrumors 6502

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    If you up the RAM to at least 1 gig, than you might be able to play it without any eye candy at 600x800
     
  3. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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    It should run just fine with lower-end graphical settings across the board. Search the forums to find other users' personal experiences with WoW on their Mac Minis.
     
  4. dylan6950204 thread starter macrumors member

    dylan6950204

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    do u think i would be beter off buying this....

    Case ( NZXT Guardian ATX Mid-Tower Case w/400W Power Supply Black )
    Case Lighting ( Neon Light Red )
    Power Supply ( Standard Case Power Supply )
    Processor ( [Socket-AM2] AMD Athlon™64 X2 3800+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology )
    Free Software/Game ( [Free] Tom Clancy Rainbow Six Vegas Game must purchase with AMD Athlon 64 X2/Mobile AMD Turion 64/Turion 64 X2 Processor based system )
    Free Software/Game ( [Free] iBUYPOWER T-Shirt with AMD 64 X2 Logo on front and back with Archlord Game Graphic --- $19.99 value )
    Free Software/Game ( [Free] iBUYPOWER Aegis Case - for your Games, Accessories, Disks, Manuals ... etc. --- $19.99 value )
    Free Software/Game ( Free Game - [Hero] )
    Free Software/Game ( Free Games - [Age of Empires III] and [Rise Of Nations: Rise Of Legend] must purchase with AMD Athlon 64 X2/Mobile AMD Turion 64/Turion 64 X2 Processor based system )
    Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink )
    Motherboard ( GigaByte GA-M55SLI-S4 nForce4-SLI Chipset w/7.1 Audio, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, IEEE-1394 Dual PCI-E MB )
    Memory ( 512 MB [512MB X1] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module Corsair-Value or Major Brand )
    Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce 7100GS With TurboCache Supporting 256MB w/DVI + TV Out Video )
    [/SIZE][/I][/I][/I][/I][/I]Hard Drive ( 160 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 8M Cache] )
    CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive ( 52x32x52 CD-RW Drive Blue )
    Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
    Speaker System ( 600W PMPO 3 PCS Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System )
    Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
    Keyboard ( Microsoft Internet Keyboard Beige )
    USB 2.0 Accessories ( Build-in USB 2.0 Ports )
    Flash Media Reader/Writer ( 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer Black )
    Operation System ( None- Pre-formatted Hard Drive Only )
    Additional Software ( Microsoft Works 8.0 (make the most of your home
    PC) )

    that subtotal is 544.00 compaired to the mac mini that i want witch is
    1.66Ghz Intel Core Duo
    512MB memory
    60GB hard drive1

    for 599.99
     
  5. paddy macrumors 6502a

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    All depends on what you value more, OS X or gaming...
     
  6. dylan6950204 thread starter macrumors member

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    acctuly at this point in time i am 14 and all i want is to play games becuse i dont realy need a conputer for anything else
     
  7. Kevin83165 macrumors regular

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    Get prepared to add $100 some odd dollars to that price tag for a copy of Windows XP home edition, because the computer won't run in it's current condition.
     
  8. dylan6950204 thread starter macrumors member

    dylan6950204

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    like what do u mean the computer wont run
     
  9. bobber205 macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    *points to thread in sig*

    The mac mini and macbook are very similar graphics wise. BTW I have NO trouble with WoW. I can sometimes even turn up the draw distance a bit and still be able to play! :eek:
     
  10. dylan6950204 thread starter macrumors member

    dylan6950204

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    i have the windows soft ware and if i install it then will this conputer be worth it
     
  11. Chone macrumors 65816

    Chone

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    He means that while WoW will run on either OSX or Windows XP, that computer has neither so you need to provide your own copy of Windows XP which will run you about $100.
     

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