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My mother's graphic card just committed suicide. She plays World Of Warcraft, so I need to figure out if there are any *Cheap* PC's out there that can run WoW, it won't be running any other games so hopefully there's a computer that can just handle that game for her.



WoW Minimum System Requirements:



Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows7/Windows8 (latest Service Pack)

Intel Core2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom X3 8750

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, ATI Radeon HD 4850 or Intel HD Graphics 3000


WoW Recommended Specifications:



Windows 7/Windows 8 64-bit (latest Service Pack)

Intel Core i5 2400 or AMD FX-4100 or better

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470, ATI Radeon HD 5870 or better


I've found a PC online that is:


IBM Lenovo M58p Mid-size Tower System

E8500 3.16GHz Core 2 Duo CPU (6MB Cache, 1333 FSB)

3GB DDR3 Dimm


DVDRom Drive

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit





If anyone knows, please let me know, or can direct me to great cheap PC's.




P.S yeah my mom plays World Of Warcraft, what of it?


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I'd recommend looking at NCIX and price matching other stores/sites to get the best bang for your buck. They can build your stuff too for an extra $50 and also have pre-built computers. They're all over BC as well.


Here's a bunch of part recommendations from SA if you want to build it yourself.



  • Intel i5-4590
  • Intel i3-4360


  • ASRock H97M Pro4 (mATX)
  • ASRock H97M ITX/ac (mini-ITX, integrated WiFi)


  • Radeon R7-250 - Super duper bare-minimum card you should be using for gaming.
  • GeForce GTX 750
  • GeForce GTX 750 Ti (some models do not require PCIe power making them suitable for prebuilts)
  • Radeon R7-260X (FreeSync capable)
  • Radeon R7-265

Hard drive:

  • System drive or higher-performance SSD companion drive:
    • Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB
    • Western Digital Caviar Black for capacities 2 TB and up

    [*]Bulk-storage-only drives:

    • Western Digital Caviar Red 4 TB
    • HGST (Hitachi) Deskstar NAS 3 TB

RAM (memory):

  • 8 GB (2x4) of DDR3-1600 CL9, 1.5V or 1.35V
  • 8 GB (2x4) of DDR3-1866 to -2400, CL lower than 11, 1.35V-1.65V

Solid State Drives:

  • Samsung 840 EVO
  • Intel SSD 530


  • Micro-ATX cases
    • Aerocool DS Cube
    • Cooler Master N200
    • Corsair Carbide Air 240
    • Fractal Design Arc Mini R2
    • Fractal Design Node 804
    • Nanoxia Deep Silence 4
    • Phanteks Enthoo Evolv
    • Silverstone Sugo SG10

    [*]Mini-ITX cases

    • Bitfenix Prodigy
    • Corsair Graphite 380T
    • Corsair Obsidian 250D
    • EVGA Hadron Air (includes 500W power supply)
    • Silverstone Milo ML07
    • Silverstone Raven RVZ01
    • Silverstone Sugo SG08 (includes 600W power supply)

Power supplies:

  • Antec EarthWatts Platinum EA-550 (550W)
  • Corsair CSM CS450M (450W)
  • Rosewill Capstone (450W)
  • SeaSonic SS-400FL2 (400W fanless)
  • SeaSonic SSR-450RM (450W)
  • XFX TS 550 (550W)

There's also some pre-picked builds:


SA Value Gamer:

  • Intel Core i3-4160
  • H97 motherboard
  • 8 GB DDR3-1600 CL9 RAM
  • GeForce GTX 750 Ti or Radeon R7-265
  • 120 GB or 250 GB SSD

SA Penny-Pincher

  • Dell Outlet Inspiron 3847 (3000-series) with Intel Core i3 or i5 CPU, 8 GB of RAM, 1 TB hard drive
  • GeForce GTX 750

To be honest, the penny-pincher build might be the cheapest and the video card should be good enough for 1920x1080 WoW.

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