Best current or upcoming mac for WoW

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

  1. und3rd0g macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2009
    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

    Dec 11, 2008
    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

    Jan 7, 2009
    Macbook 13" can run it max settings, but of course 13" is too small.
  4. Thunder82 macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    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 P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    I think all Macs except for the Mini can handle Wow just fine.
  6. voyagerd macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2002
    Rancho Cordova, CA
    I myself am waiting for the new Mac Pros so that I can run WoW on max settings.

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