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Ok, so i was thinking about getting a shitty lap for playing at work, how cheap and sucky a pc can pull this off. I kinda want it with a 17" monitor.

Any help or ideas would be awesome , EU player btw.

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11 hours ago, Voice said:

Ok, so i was thinking about getting a shitty lap for playing at work, how cheap and sucky a pc can pull this off. I kinda want it with a 17" monitor.

Any help or ideas would be awesome , EU player btw.

Cheapest I could find:

Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK (i5-6200U/4GB/1TB/No OS)

17.3" 1600x900, CPU: Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3 GHz/2,8 GHz Turbo, RAM: 4 GB, GPU: Intel HD Graphics 520, 1 TB HDD

469 euros.

Will certainly be cheaper in Germany, Netherlands and France.

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I can play wow without problems on my tablet (max 160 euros)

 

https://www.euronics.de/Computer-und-Buero/PC-und-Notebooks/2in1-Convertibles/155072/SurfTab-Twin-10.1-25-65cm-10-1-2-in-1-Detachable-Notebook-schwarz?emsrc=kw&refID=google-shopping&gclid=CjwKEAiArbrFBRDL4Oiz97GP2nISJAAmJMFaPPaCpBN2xLk9A5vdfVMPxtHBgBrdjtktcIw6X6sVwBoC1Hvw_wcB

 

Check this thing out its cheap and works totally fine for me, just plugin a mouse and you are good to go

Edited by Taftu

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Nearly 500 EU's is too much hehe

Looking at a used lappie atm

AMDA4-500 cpu

6GB DDR3 798Mhz ram

512MB ATI AMD radeon HD 8330

Got a 1366 x 768 monitor on it 17"

 

Testing it atm and i can farm without issue

 

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This laptop you have got has got the same single-threaded performance as a Pentium 4 from 2003, and in fact a little less.

Anything with an AMD CPU is bad for WoW b/c AMD CPU's have got weak single threaded performance compared to Intel CPU's.

Case in point:

AMD A4-5000: 586 CPU marks

Intel Pentium 4 Northwood 3.06 GHz (November 2002):  657 CPU marks.

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/singleThread.html

Congrats, you are playing WoW with a CPU with a single threaded performance of a CPU made in the year 2000. Suffice to say that you won't be able to do anything else apart from solo farming.

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Perhaps you didn't know, but Vanilla WoW only uses a single core and a single thread.

Even if you have an octacore CPU with great multi-threaded performance, WoW will use just one core still, so only single-threaded performance is important.

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Haha, had exactly same ideas, to get maybe Surface from past generations or anything similar but after consideration decided to work at work. ;)

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Its running 40 to 60 fps in Winterspring with an avg of 55, wonder how it will perform in an instance. But its job is mostly to kill time while i watch people sleep.

 

Edit:Dips to 37 in heavy snow )

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14 hours ago, Voice said:

Its running 40 to 60 fps in Winterspring with an avg of 55, wonder how it will perform in an instance. But its job is mostly to kill time while i watch people sleep.

 

Edit:Dips to 37 in heavy snow )

If you turn around and face a wall or travel through a tunnel in wetlands you can even get 120 FPS.

It will crap out in group content though. LIke I said, it's okay for solo farming and for facing walls and going through tunnels.

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On 24.02.2017 г. at 11:32 AM, Erjh8765 said:

Perhaps you didn't know, but Vanilla WoW only uses a single core and a single thread.

Even if you have an octacore CPU with great multi-threaded performance, WoW will use just one core still, so only single-threaded performance is important.

Wouldn't this http://wowwiki.wikia.com/wiki/CVar_processAffinityMask help? Just throwing it as a suggestion, I'm not really into hardware.

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2 hours ago, Erjh8765 said:

This command doesn't exist in Vanilla WoW. It was added in / Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008).

My bad, didn't see the notes at the bottom of the page.

Edited by cryofsorrow

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On 2/27/2017 at 4:35 PM, fupse said:

You can pretty much run Vanilla on a potato. Just get the cheapest thing you can find.

This.

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On 2/23/2017 at 6:34 AM, artan said:

if you plug a toaster to a screen  you can run molten core.

 

On 2/27/2017 at 3:35 AM, fupse said:

You can pretty much run Vanilla on a potato. Just get the cheapest thing you can find.

Go with the cheapest Intel chip you can find. AMD has always run a bit behind on WOW because they optimize it for the special Intel x86 commands.

... although now that I think of it, I think AMD paid to integrate all these that existed at the time of Vanilla into later AMD chips. So maybe never mind

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I was actually thinking of doing this.  I have a laptop that the husband refurbed for me to use when we're away (for email or what not).  I'm totally putting wow on it.  It's window 8, but it only has a 500 gig drive.  Should be ok. 

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Found out lap keyboards are for plebs, 17" is horrible small. But its running it pretty well, got to test it a bit more.

But it hink a solution is getting a nerd pad for keys and plugging it into a bigger work monitor.

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