I'm putting together a budget gaming rig for World of Warcraft. I just want to be able to run WoW at a nice smooth 30+ framerate, even in large areas with lots of rendering.
That said, here's what I have so far. I'm hoping for some nice folks to help me out with a recommendation on a motherboard as well as recommendations/suggestions on any other parts I have here.
Please keep in mind I'm a newbie and this is the first rig I've ever attempted to put together...
Since you are shopping various sites for deals and choosing moderate $ components I will assume:
1) Budget is important.
2) No extra $ spent for SLI mobo or for OC freindly memory.
3) You want/need newbie friendly parts and support.
Ditch the Thermalright/Panaflo/Arctic and use the stock HSF. It works great and is not loud.
Also, 2GB of memory is a good buy today. Value RAM works fine but almost anything will work. Avoid RAM that needs more than 2.6volts just to run. I like Corsair XMS but the options are great and there is no right/wrong choice here.