APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the month, hopefully
BUDGET RANGE: 250-300$
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Internet streaming, World of Warcraft
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: cosmetics, wireless card
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, open to others
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280 x 720
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Not much, but would like to get decent framerate in game. I know it's a fairly simple game, and I plan to upgrade to a separate GPU later. Anything is better than my P4 build right now.
AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX245OCGQBOX - Retail
I know how tough it is to build a budget rig, but i'd really try to avoid that case/ power supply if you can. You can get a combo deal for the Antec200 and an Antec power supply for $80-$90 and it would be worth it. A budget graphic card that works decently at that resolution in WoW is the 9600GSO. $55 or $35 after a rebate. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I agree with hunter315 and dirtmountain. If you can't get a discrete GPU now, get an AMD board; even a 780G will easily out perform the GeForce 8100. The HD3200 IGP is 4 tiers higher than the 8200 (9100 is not on the chart), and the HD3300 on a 790GX is even stronger. With any IGP, 4GB of RAM will really help since WoW likes RAM, but you'll need to use some for the onboard GPU.
Just say no to any Chokemax PSU (the sort that comes in a cheap case). Stick to Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power & Cooling, Enermax, or a newer 80+ certified OCZ.