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WoW geek-thread

Discussion in 'Technology' started by kaniz, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. Sleepy Giant

    Sleepy Giant TRIBE Member

  2. Arkane

    Arkane TRIBE Member

    upgrade the video card. throw in a radeon 4850 or nvidia gtx 260 for $200 and you should be good to go. I imagine you could put up an 8800gtx card really cheap on ebay or something, that's what I have in my laptop and I play everything at max.
  3. oddmyth

    oddmyth TRIBE Member

  4. lok

    lok TRIBE Member

    WOTLK raiding is awesome. The various tiers of size and difficulty make it as challenging as you want it to be. Really enjoying this expansion as a more "casual" player, though I manage to fill in the extra time with arena!
  5. Sleepy Giant

    Sleepy Giant TRIBE Member

    Can you suggest something? I'm looking to spend around $6~700, I'd add a video card after the fact...
  6. Arkane

    Arkane TRIBE Member

    for $659 (sub $50 if you can build yourself) you can get this from ncix.com. I think it's a pretty solid build on a budget and will play wow at the highest settings.

    Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio $65.99

    AMD Athlon X2 7750 Black Edition Dual Core Processor Socket AM2+ 2.7GHZ 3MB 65NM 95W Retail Box $79.99

    MSI K9N6PGM2-V AM2 GeForce 6100 NFORCE430 mATX DDR2 PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2XPCI SATA2 LAN Sound Motherboard $51.97

    OCZ Platinum XTC PC2-8000 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-18 DDR2 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit $52.99

    Corsair CMPSU-400CX 400CX 400W ATX 12V 30A Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan $74.99

    EVGA E-GEFORCE 9800GTX+ SC 756MHZ 512MB 2.24GHZ DDR3 Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card $169.99

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive OEM *3YR MFR Warranty* $79.34

    LG GH22NS30 Black DVD+RW 22X8X16 DVD-RW 22X6X16 DL 16X/12X 2MB SATA OEM $34.39

    PC Assembly and Testing with 1 Year Limited NCIX System Warranty (PRE-CONFIG OS If Purchased) $50.00
  7. jmaggs

    jmaggs TRIBE Member

    Anyone else enjoying 3.2?

    2nd week in, and we one shot Lord Jaraxxus in 25 man ToC. We haven't tried Heroic yet.

    Went in to give Yogg a shot on 25 man last night (first time in after the patch), and booya, downed him on our 4th attempt. Only the 2nd guild on our server to down him Horde side. After wiping on him sooooo many times, it's nice to finally have conquered Ulduar :D

    Also been working on the 10 man hard modes for the Rusted Proto-Drake. I just joined a group that had many of the achievements already, but just this week I managed to get Assembly of Iron, Hodir, and Thorim hard modes down. Still have Freya, General and Yogg this week to try their hard modes.

    Nice to finally be in a guild of this caliber :D
  8. LivingRoomPornstar

    LivingRoomPornstar TRIBE Member

    with a more casual raiding guild as I couldn't bear raiding 6 days/week in the summer.

    Just the mimiron hardmode to do in 10man Uld, before rocking Algalon.

    Our 25s are plagued by bads, but we still managed to get Reg ToC25 finished. (during the champions fight our core 15 were always the ones up to finish off the rest of the npcs, it was sad.)

    Have you guys been reading about Cataclysm? Zomgosh i might reroll Alliance for a Worgen char.
  9. jmaggs

    jmaggs TRIBE Member

    I wouldn't say we're a "hardcore" raiding guild as we only raid 3 nights/week, but we're still 2nd horde side and have a few server firsts.

    Our core 10 man got their Ulduar hard mode drakes last week. I missed out on Mim hard mode though, but we're going again over the next week. Love the raid lockout extension option. Going to try Algaon in a bit, but not pushing it too much, as we're concentrating on H ToC 10's.

    We got ToC 25 man down no problem (though only on the 2nd week since the instance bugged out and the floor didn't break so we couldn't do Anubarak until the following week - stupid blizz), but heroic is a different story. That shit is hard if everyone's not on their game. We're in the same boat you are with 10-15 really good players, and 10 odd that are okay, but not good enough for heroic mode, so we haven't even downed Northrend Beasts yet. 10 man heroic we're on Anu'barak and should have him in the next week or so. It's just getting to him with enough attempts left that's been an issue.

    Cataclysm looks pretty bad ass. Looking forward to all the phasing and how the look of the continents will change.
  10. LivingRoomPornstar

    LivingRoomPornstar TRIBE Member

    flying mounts in Azeroth, woot!
  11. StarvinMarvin

    StarvinMarvin TRIBE Member

    *shakes head at fellow spoof*
  12. LivingRoomPornstar

    LivingRoomPornstar TRIBE Member

    I guarantee you, you spend more time playing video games than i do sir.
  13. StarvinMarvin

    StarvinMarvin TRIBE Member

  14. Sleepy Giant

    Sleepy Giant TRIBE Member

    I just bought this computer, will it be a good box for WOW?

    I'm going to get a new video card...

    I tried to spec the $750 budget system from tom's hardware and I couldn't build it for less than this deal

    $1400 all in plus a new 24" monitor.

    Dell Studio XPS 9000


    Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English

    Intel® Core™ i7-920 processor(8MB L3 Cache, 2.66GHz)

    McAfee SecurityCenter, 15-Months

    9GB Tri-Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz - 6 DIMMs

    1TB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive

    nVidia GeForce GT 220, 1024MB

    16X DVD+/-RW Drive

    Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2010
  15. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member


    you dont need to upgrade you Video Card from that to play WoW.

    hahaha that RIG is OVERKILL for WoW, you could run some insane shit off that.

  16. Sleepy Giant

    Sleepy Giant TRIBE Member

    I'm looking forward to Diablo 3, but my old box was suffering. . .

  17. Sleepy Giant

    Sleepy Giant TRIBE Member

    If it's so overkill why do I get such horseshit framerates? I'm talking like 25 fps
  18. Eclectic

    Eclectic TRIBE Member

    Are you running anything that accesses the net at the same time like torrents?
  19. Sleepy Giant

    Sleepy Giant TRIBE Member

    Nope. My latency is always less than 100ms
  20. oddmyth

    oddmyth TRIBE Member

    If you are raiding with all the video options maxed out then yes your framerate will plunge to sub 30fps.

    You have to remember that all particle effects are particularily taxing especially when everything else is maxed out. There are subtle changes you can make that will certainly help you keep max graphics without losing much in the way of fps.

    I usually play with texture filtering on low, medium view distance and low ground clutter and weather effects and this seems to keep things sharp.
  21. Arkane

    Arkane TRIBE Member

    Also make sure you are running all the latest drivers for your video card from the manufacturer's page, latest Direct X etc
  22. Sleepy Giant

    Sleepy Giant TRIBE Member

    Is anyone still playing?

    I'm 4/10 ICC10 and 6/10 ICC25. It's hard to get any farther in pugs.

    It really sucks that nobody wants to to ToC/RS/OS/Ulduaar anymore since you can pug ICC now. I can't really commit to a regular raid schedule because of work.
  23. jmaggs

    jmaggs TRIBE Member

    Got our 10/10 in 25 man around March before I took a few months off. Came back to find the guild disbanded. Picked things back up about a month ago with a new 10 man raid guild and got our Bloodbathed Drakes a few weeks ago. Most people are gonna take a big break till Cata is released.

    And yeah, doing Putricide/Sindy/LK in a pug is enough to make anyone stabby....
  24. Silvershadow

    Silvershadow TRIBE Member

    Finally got 4.0.1 patch running last night... What in the bloody hell have they done to this game? Now I'm going to have to re-learn how to play all my toons (I have 5 80s and a large number of lowbie alts). Not impressed by the talent tree overhaul. (And the fact that a bunch of my gear is going to have to be re-enchanted or re-gemmed because spell power is now INT and hit rating gems are suddenly blue instead of yellow.) Some changes are good, but I think the bad outweighs the good. At this point I'm left wondering if it's worth relearning all of this or if I should just let my subscription run out and wait for The Old Republic to come out...

    I especially love the little advice sentences that are now part of the spell description telling the user when they should use that spell. :rolleyes:
  25. jmaggs

    jmaggs TRIBE Member

    Meh, change is good imo. Yes, it's a pain to relearn how to play your toons, but if you have 5 lvl 80's, my guess is you've probably been mashing the same buttons on autopilot for the past 6 months.

    Plus it gives you two months to learn how to play your toons before Cata comes out so that on launch day you can actually enjoy the new expansion vs struggling with how to play.

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