I'm about to get into PC gaming and I want to build a custom PC that can run a game like Guild Wars 2 or WoW on high graphics with atleast 40 FPS with alot of people on screen. I have a budget of 1000$.
CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($179.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($66.30 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
I include Operating System in my builds since I assume no one starts off with it. If you do have an OS than upgrade the GPU to a 7950.
TimeLass build is also good, but does not take into consideration an OS.
honestly if all you want to play is WOW and GW2, you can build an A10-5800k build (with the integrated GPU) for less than $500 and be able to play them both on decent settings...if you go this route, get 1866 speed RAM...it will help the graphics