Gaming mac

Discussion in 'Games' started by yoshiii, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. yoshiii macrumors member

    Jan 13, 2006
    Hello , I am getting a cheap mac, old G3 or mac mini or a g4 400 or 450.

    Want to have a machine so I can play WOW, Starcraft, Warcraft 3, Diablo.

    Will be buying a new mac this summer but now have to go the cheap route.

    Question, does the 4x 32 or 64 video card on the mac mini work well for WOW, if not I was thinking of getting a older mac and upgrading processor and video card.

    I know buying used g5 or new mac would be best but I have to buy cheap, I have 500 to spend at the most now. Also want to be able to use Garageband, and Itunes video downloads.

    Please help
  2. FarSide macrumors member


    Feb 16, 2006
    Wait untill Tuesday - maybe you will choose an mac mini then... =) Something will come!
  3. gekko513 macrumors 603


    Oct 16, 2003
    System requirements for WOW:

    Mac® OS X 10.3.9:

    * 933 MHz or higher G4, or G5, or Intel processor
    * 512 MB RAM or higher; DDR RAM recommended
    * ATI or NVIDIA® video hardware with 32 MB VRAM or more
    * 6.0 GB available HD space
    * 4x CD-Rom drive
    * 56k or better Internet connection
  4. yoshiii thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 13, 2006
    I know the requirements but will it run slow as dirt with the bare minimals? Would it be better to have a upgraded system with a better video card?

    I hope a new mini comes out Tuesday.
  5. gekko513 macrumors 603


    Oct 16, 2003
    I thought you wanted to run WOW on that 400MHz G3 Mac. My bad.
  6. Soulstorm macrumors 68000


    Feb 1, 2005
    It will run on G4 400, but it will be unplayable, believe me. No matter the Video Card, it will be so slow, you are going to get sick of it.

    Just wait until Tuesday... ;)
  7. cubist macrumors 68020

    Jul 4, 2002
    Muncie, Indiana
    I know you can get CRT iMacs cheap as dirt, but you might see if you can get a used eMac instead. PowerMacs with 900MHz+ CPUs are still quite a bit more money. Personally, I'd prefer a Quicksilver to a Mini because of the hard drive and expandability.

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