dunno what games you guys have been playing, but in dalaran at 2560x1600, max all other settings my computer coughs and splutters quite a bit on a busy day, and in raids like sarth 3d things get a bit slow too.
I appreciate all the replies, especially from those more understanding of the realities of places like Dalaran and Sarth 3D, and AOE fests on max spell resolution.
As for all the "you don't need xyz", I understand...I'm playing now as an MT In Nax25 on a 5 year old Dell XPS Gen2 using an AGP video card. It works...mostly...sometimes...sorta. =)
I replace my PC about every 4-5 years and this next build, while maybe a bit over the top, I'm hoping to last for years to come. The price difference I think is about $40, so given a total build price of about $2k (_all_ components included case/psu/monitor/kbd/cpu etc etc....WTH.