Best current or upcoming mac for WoW

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by und3rd0g, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. und3rd0g macrumors newbie

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    Hi all -
    I currently play WoW on an old IBM thinkpad t42 with 2 GB RAM on a 15" laptop screen. My WoW display settings are cranked way down. After playing on this setup for a couple years, I feel I am due for a new computer.

    I want to be able to max all the WoW graphics settings and get a decent framerate on the 24" ACD . . . possibly even the future 30" LED ACD.

    It seems I would pay alot for an MBP 17" for 2 cores, when I could pay a little more for a Mac Pro and get 8 cores, plus the ability to open up the Mac Pro for future updates of hard drives/RAM/Graphics cards . . .

    It seems I may be crazy for considering the Mac Pro . . .

    Just kicking around ideas . . .
     
  2. Cboss macrumors 6502

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    I would just wait until the new iMacs come out and then get the top of the line. WOW does not require a MacPro and the 24" screen of the iMac is still pretty big.
     
  3. aluminumapple macrumors regular

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    Macbook 13" can run it max settings, but of course 13" is too small.
     
  4. Thunder82 macrumors 6502

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    Any of the current models (iMac, Macbook, whatever) will run WoW at max or very near max setting without any hiccups. You certainly don't need a Mac Pro with 8 cores and a top of the line GPU to run that game.. i'd almost actually consider it a waste.

    My wife plays on a new macbook with the 9400M GPU with all settings max and has no issues at all.
     
  5. Huntn macrumors G5

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    I think all Macs except for the Mini can handle Wow just fine.
     
  6. voyagerd macrumors 65816

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    I myself am waiting for the new Mac Pros so that I can run WoW on max settings.
     

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