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what cheap computer for Wildstar? Thanks!

natuxatunatuxatu Denver, COPosts: 1,371Member

So right now I have a crappy old laptop which barely runs wildstar so I'm going to buy a new computer. Thing is, it has to be really cheap. I don't need to play the game on max settings or anything so yeah. With that, here are the two computers I found that fit my budget... is one better than the other particularly for wildstar?

H515 Lenovo ($409)

AMD A6 Quad-Core Processor 5200 (2GHz)

Micrsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

6GB DDR3-1600 RAM

1TB 7.200 RPM Serial ATA Hard Drive

AMD Radeon HD 8400 (4GB Video Memory)

Gigabit Network, 802.11/bg/n Wireless Network

And the other one was

 

Envy 700-074 ($499)

Intel Core i5-4430 Processor

Microsoft Window 8

12GB DDR3-1600 RAM (Expandable to 32GB)

2TB 7,200RPM Serial ATA Hard Drive

Intel HD Graphics 4600

Gigabit Network 802.11b/g/n Wireless Netowrk

There was one more...

 

Inspiron 3000 Desktop ($499)

Intel Core i5 Quad-Core Processor 4440 (3.1 GHz)

8GB DDR3-1600 RAM (Expandable to 16GB)

1 TB 7,200RPM Serial ATA Hard Drive

Intel HD Graphics

Gigabit Network, 802.11n Wireless Network.

I guess I wasn't sure about the processors and the graphics card. I know they are probably both crappy but if one is better than the other, that's really what I'd like to know. 

Thanks for your help! I'm hoping to get one this evening so I can play.

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Comments

  • GruntyGrunty Fort Worth, TXPosts: 7,040Member Uncommon

    None of the above.

    None of the GPUs meet requirements.

    The Lenovo CPU fails to meet requirements.

    Mismatched RAM will decrease performance

    The hard drives are at least decent.

     

    System requirements

    Beta tests are typically more system-intensive than the final game ends up being. In order to make sure you have the best possible beta experience, here are our minimum requirements for helping test WildStar:[1]

    • CPU: Intel Pentium Core2 Duo 2.4 GHz, AMD Phenom X3 2.3 GHz, or better
    • RAM: 4GB
    • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, ATI Radeon HD 3850, or better
    • Operating System: Windows XP SP2 (64-bit) or later. 32-bit systems are not supported during beta
    • HDD: 18,4 GB
     
     
    Two of the CPUs are ok. None of the integrated GPUs are adequate. Two of the systems have mismatched RAM. The one system that MIGHT not have mismatched RAM probably has the least capable GPU since they don't say what version it is.
     
    Lenovo
    Below spec CPU
    Mismatched RAM 
    Shared RAM between system and graphics. 
     
    Envoy
     
    Mismatched RAM
    Shared RAM between system and graphics. 
     
    Dell
     
    Maybe only one Dual channel memory slot filled. depending on which actual Inspiron 3000 it is there may be 2 or 4 RAM slots
     
    Unidentified GPU version
     
    Shared RAM between system and graphics.
     
     
     
     
     
  • natuxatunatuxatu Denver, COPosts: 1,371Member

    so what's wrong with them? I don't see anything that they don't have... sorry just trying to understand. And I don't really care so much about beta as the final product, but right now my laptop doesn't meet the minimum requirements.

     

    edit: guess I"ll pick one and hope for the best :p or play something else 

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  • GruntyGrunty Fort Worth, TXPosts: 7,040Member Uncommon

    Of those 3, the Envoy (whoever makes that) is probably the least likely to fall over and die.

    Why not just wait 6 - 8 months and find out what is really needed. By then you could save more too.

  • Quazal.AQuazal.A PrestonPosts: 497Member Uncommon

    If you have $500 you can buy a far better model than any of them, for instance in UK places like cyberpower/PCspecialist/Overlockers can offer a far better model in teh 350-500 range :)

     

    I would suggest you look at similar, obivously i dont know us shops but if the shop you considering is anything like Wallmart / PCWorld then dont touch them with bargepole :)

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  • AnnekynnAnnekynn Toronto, ONPosts: 1,437Member

    Off the shelf computers from stores are decent for everything but gaming. What they lack is a proper video card. Most of such systems can be upgraded with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti to make them good for gaming.

  • mistafistmistafist Warren, OHPosts: 119Member Uncommon

    I wouldn't get any of those.  You can get an idea of what would be a good idea to go with here: ChooseMyPC.net then fine tune it with the button at the bottom that says PCPartPicker Link.  Also as was stated, the 750 Ti just came out and I'm not sure ChooseMyPC is updated with those as of yet.

    You said you were going to get it tonight.  My advice on that is, don't do it.  Do some research and get some deals and you'll be much better off in the long run.  More powerful PC, better price etc.

  • ArakaziArakazi OxfordPosts: 889Member

    Of the shelf computers are made with the cheapest possible components. Your motherboard, HDD, memory and CPU cooler will all be poor. If you buy one and decide to upgrade it, you will probably need to at least buy a new power supply. My advice, hold on to your money and save a little more. For $800 you can get a system that will kick the crap outa an XBone and a PS4.

  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,267Member Uncommon
    Go to to Newegg.
  • Lord.BachusLord.Bachus Den HelderPosts: 9,064Member Uncommon
    Wildstar has steeper requirements for max settings then eso.....  Maybe its because the current client is less optimised, but its something people noticed...

    Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations and worlddesign) SWTOR (Story immersion) TSW (story) ESO (character advancement)

  • Lord.BachusLord.Bachus Den HelderPosts: 9,064Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Arakazi

    Of the shelf computers are made with the cheapest possible components. Your motherboard, HDD, memory and CPU cooler will all be poor. If you buy one and decide to upgrade it, you will probably need to at least buy a new power supply. My advice, hold on to your money and save a little more. For $800 you can get a system that will kick the crap outa an XBone and a PS4.

    This goes only for the cheap ones...

     

    there is no cheap components in my alienware laptop, or my macbook pro...

     

    and people that have no clue about hardware should never build their own PC... As they can not service it themselves in case of problems, and problems are to be expected if you just start buying random hardware..

    Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations and worlddesign) SWTOR (Story immersion) TSW (story) ESO (character advancement)

  • kreakrea MaastrichtPosts: 193Member
    If you dont know how to build it yourself try and look for a store that sells pc parts they mostly also build custom pc they are mostly alot better than prebuild since they almost Always lack a good dedicated video card like the person stated above . no idea where you live but i Always buy my parts from small store in Germany since the prices are better than in netherland Always buy my parts here
  • zevianzevian toledo, OHPosts: 401Member Uncommon

    If your looking to use integrated graphics (laptop) buy an amd a-series cpu, (a-10 is better than you have listed)  intel integrated graphics cant hold up to to the a-series integrated offerings.

     

    The inspiron 3000 (desktop gives you more room to upgrade) while having intel integrated graphics would be your best bet for less than 100$ you can get a discreet video card that will be better than all 3 systems, especially with that i-5 in it.

  • VrikaVrika FinlandPosts: 2,578Member Uncommon

    If you don't understand much about computers, you could try going to some small computer store and tell your wish there. They could at least sell you a computer that's built for gaming, instead of computers built for running Office and browsing web that you have listed on your OP post.

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