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lonewolf7569

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Ok a quick story about the back ground of this computer. It use to belong to the husband of one of my wifes friends. He was caught by his wife with A LOT of porn. (I think he was paying for some of it as well) So she made him give up his system. She brought it over to our house about a year ago and we just put it into a closet. About a month ago I pulled the thing out and started screwing around with it. We got the official word that the system was mine so I went to work cleaning it up. I found one of his 2g sticks of ram was bad so I removed it. I also reformated all the hard drives and installed win 7 64bit. I have ordered 8g's of ram (the mother board is an abit ip35pro and from what I have found it only supports 8g's of ram) and i'm in the process of trying to buy a new Video Card. The number one thing I do online is play World of Warcaft so I need a card that will handle the game well. Do you guys have any suggestions. It would be nice to stay some one where around the 200-300 dollar range. I could go a little more if needed.

The current system I game on is a Dell xps laptop M1730. I'm running 2 NVIDIA GeForce 8700m GT video cards, Intel Core 2 Duo Cpu T9300@2.5ghz with 4gb of ram. The OS is win xp 32bit. I would like for this Desktop system to do as well if not better than the laptop.

Some system info on the desktop.. It's a water cooled cub with 8 fans. As I said before it has a Abit IP 35pro mb. It will have 8g of ddr2 ram. The power supply is a Silencer 610 eps12v (610 watts). Here is a look at the system info.
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System Information
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Time of this report: 5/30/2010, 20:30:12
Machine name:
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100226-1909)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: .
System Model: .
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 1073MB used, 3019MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.1)
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 8800 GTS
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0193&SUBSYS_C8173842&REV_A2
Display Memory: 1064 MB
Dedicated Memory: 297 MB
Shared Memory: 767 MB

Edited by lonewolf7569, 30 May 2010 - 08:10 PM.

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Dindy

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I would recommend this:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102884 (This one is little faster in game maybe 5% overall)

or

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814500163
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Ty for your help. I will look into those two cards a little more to make sure they work with my system.
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Personally, the two cards listed above are overkill for a game like WOW, in my opinion.

http://www.tomshardw...x-480,2621.html

Take a look at the cards in the above link, remember that Blizzard recommends cards that are around 4 years old at this point. Pretty much all of the cards in the tomshardware review can handle WOW with out any problems.
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