Computer build for WoW Legion

Hey everyone! I need help. I'm still a noob at PC building and I'm trying to build a PC that can run WoW Legion well. I understand that may come off as weak lol, but I'm strapped for cash so I can't build anything crazy. I've played WoW since Vanilla and every expac my computer could hardly handle the game. Constantly lagging even in main cities. I'm looking at building a computer that can run Legion smoothly. I'm not particularly worried about high end graphics. I don't care about running on Ultra. I want a high FPS smooth gameplay. Where I can Arena, BG or raid with no lag. Here's the components I have on my list for my build. I don't know if the motherboard is a right fit, so I need help if anything is wrong. Also please let me know how well it can handle Legion. Thanks!
Case: NZXT H440
CPU: Intel i5-6500 Skylake
Motherboard: MSI Gaming B150
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw 2x 8 GB
SSD: Kingston 120 GB
PSU: Corsair Cx 500w B
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  1. What is your budget? PSU choice is not good, and that SSD isn't very good either.
  2. Honestly, no budget. I'll be buying parts as I have more money. What SSD and PSU would you recommend for this build? Also what are your thoughts for this handling WoW?
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    It would handle WoW pretty decently. I would think a graphics setting, of 7, and a couple tweaks, will give you pretty good performance. SSD, 240gb+, samsung, crucial, or sandisk x400/ultra II. For PSU, tier 1 or 2 units, are your safer bets, quality wise. The new CX550m/CX650m, from corsair, are not all that bad either. The old CX units are not well suited to a gaming rig. If you can afford to get a GTX 1060, I would recommend to, as it would last you longer.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($198.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($66.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Aegis 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($36.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($68.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GT OC Video Card ($249.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT H440 (Matte Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ B&H)
    Total: $823.40
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-30 09:39 EDT-0400
  4. With an i5-6500 and a 1060 (or even a slightly slower card) you can max out WOW and still get 40 fps in all areas I think.

    I have a last gen i5 and a Radeon 7970 that runs WOW at the 7 or 8 setting with MSAA turned on and get 40 fps and 100 without MSAA.
  5. I am running my GTX 770, at a 7. Either my 780ti is going bad, or my PSU, and have not had the time to narrow down the cause. A 960 is easily close in performance, to my 770. The 1060 I only recommend, because it would last you longer, before you had to upgrade again. The 1060 is about even, with a GTX 980.
  6. Is that motherboard good though? Says micro atx.
  7. That just means it is smaller. You have fewer expansion slots, that mostly go unused anyway.
  8. It'll fit inside a regular ATX case though? Also, I saw a Micro ATX MSI Gaming motherboard for $75. Would that work well?
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