So with Christmas around the corner, and the release of Blizzards new expansion my brother has been asking me to build him a computer. Sadly this will have to be built from ground up with no re-usable parts. The budget is strictly 600$ however I might put some of my own money into this to help him out.
At most this PC would be running World of Warcraft, Firefox with some streaming music and possibly Runescape or a virus scanner in the background. He would mainly like to have 50+ FPS in 25 man raids.
Being a first time builder and not fully understanding hardware or having bought from numerous manufacture's I'm having a lot of trouble chosing parts. One of my main questions is if I should go with a Dual or Quad core CPU for WoW? Another thing that I would like to add is that he will not need a large storage HDD. Just something reliable that can hold a few applications with a decent speed.
Thoughts and Suggestions? I also noticed another CPU/Mobo combo deal from newegg with a BIOSTAR motherboard. It seemed very cheap and had alot of 5 egg reviews I have not heard much about BIOSTAR though. So I am a little timid.