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Can Maxed Out Mac mini do WOW in Ultra?


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title is pretty self explanatory. want to get a fully loaded mac mini and connect it to my 47" 3d 1080p tv. i want it to play world of warcraft in ultra settings. would that work or should i bite the built and get a macbook pro or imac?
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The Mini will do just fine connected to your 47" TV. You don't need a MBP or iMac.
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The Mini will do just fine connected to your 47" TV. You don't need a MBP or iMac.
so if i get a mac mini with a 2.6GHz quad i7 ivy bridge, 16gb ram, & 1tb fusion i should be able to do wow in ultra settings then huh.

is ther any external storage device that would be good for storing itunes tv shows and movies, maybe via thunder?
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My wife is a WoW player and has some doubts about whether that would be sufficient for Ultra mode particularly if that you are interested in raiding. She suggests posting in the Mac section of the WoW forum and get their input.

I don't suggest posting your question in the general areas of WoW. Their first response to these types of questions seems to be "Get a Windows Box".

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imho: if you want to play any 3d game, even WoW, at maxed out settings:

The simple answer is get a box with dedicated graphics - period.

Do not even look at computers with onboard graphics.
Computer has onboard graphics - move along - nothing to see here.
Even if the individual game you want works now, what about the next big update, 6 months or a year from now.

NOTE: To any "gamer" - never, ever buy a computer with on board graphics.
If you're not buying a computer based number one on the GPU and 2nd on the CPU - you ain't no gamer.

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^^^^^ x a million.
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I actually tried, cause I can, and it looks terrible. will it load? Yes. Will it be playable? No. Not in Ultra. I was getting 5 FPS standing still in the middle of nowhere. Went into Stormwind, had to log out.

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i want it to play world of warcraft in ultra settings. would that work or should i bite the built and get a macbook pro or imac?
I missed the part about "ultra". Sorry about that, the other replies are correct - especially the one from "bobtomay".
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I actually tried, cause I can, and it looks terrible. will it load? Yes. Will it be playable? No. Not in Ultra. I was getting 5 FPS standing still in the middle of nowhere. Went into Stormwind, had to log out.
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I was about to throw this in but it already has been. I'll say it anyway: if you want to play games other than Angry Birds, get a computer with a dedicated graphics card.
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so ill be better getting mbp or a new mac pro when it releases then or at leastt a imac
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Considering the costs of the Mac Pro ($3k and up) a loaded down iMac with the 27" screen would be best bang for your buck. No matter what, plan on spending more than $2.2k for a proper Mac with the right video card.

Macs are not meant or marketed for gaming. If gaming is your main goal, you may still be better off with a high end Windows PC. There are some decent ones, when you get past the bloatware.

the MBP I have listed in my sig, I can run WoW on ultra with no issues and even during the firelands raids was over 45 FPS (great for a Mac, BTW). But it was a very expensive piece of hardware, and I did not intend on gaming on it. I use it for video and photo production. My Mini is my media center.

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so ill be better getting mbp or a new mac pro when it releases then or at leastt a imac
A Macintosh computer with a dedicated graphics card would be better. This means NONE of the following computers:

- MacBook Airs
- Mac-Mini's
- 13" MacBook Pro's

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If your budget is unlimited and you really want a Mac I would NOT game on the mini. Maxed out iMac or MacBook Pro with bootcamp will get you the best gaming performance. WoW works fine in OSX but with my own experience even better in Windows (on the same computer).

Or just buy a gaming rig. You can get pretty nice and small m-atx cases now that fit large graphic cards. For a fraction of the cost of a mac!

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well i like doing video and image work. wow is a way to relax at the end day. the main pourpous will be video edidting with imaging and light gaming. i have a ps2 fat, ps3, fat, ps3 slim, and plan to get a ps4 for gaming
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