I'm trying to build a computer for my husband to upgrade the dinosaur he is playing WoW on currently. I need it to be as cheap as possible and I'm hoping to reuse some of the parts from his current computer for now but I will upgrade those in the future. Right now I'm just looking at getting the motherboard/cpu, a new case and power supply.
Approximate Purchase Date: this week
Budget Range: cheap as possible
System Usage from Most to Least Important: WoW and internet
Additional Comments: I would like to get it as quiet as I can. I know the graphics card is a dinosaur but I'm going to replace it in the next few months. We are on a budget crunch since we are taking our little one to disney and I don't want to spend a ton of money on a new computer atm. Thanks for your help
Though there wasn't any testing of low resolutions, you should check out the article from today about Cataclysm performance. It even gives you a tip on how to enable DX11 (if you have a new card capable of it) for performance benefits.
Always go with batuchka's low cost builds, there is really no competition.