I am looking to build a new system. My primary goal is a system that will run WOW nicely. I will not need to replace the case, cd rom, or HDD. Here is what I am looking at. My budget is around $550-$600. If you guys feel I could make any changes to get more bang for my buck I would appreciate it thank you.
This is the same price as the Corsair 650TX after the Corsair's rebate, but is better because is it more efficient and modular:
Antec Truepower New TPN-650 80Plus Bronze Modular $80 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
People shouldn't be buying the old TXs anyway as they have been replaced by a newer version.
There was a time when the Asus M4A79XTD didn't ship with the necessary BIOS revision to support a Phenom II X4 965 C3 125W edition (pretty much the only version you can get now), but that problem first occurred years ago, I find it a bit difficult to believe that it still has that problem.
If it still doesn't ship with the correct BIOS then you would have put in a CPU that the current BIOS does support, update the BIOS and then install the 965.
I had quick check through the feedback on newegg and there were a few users who have a 965 in them and didn't mention anything about needing to update their BIOS.
I'd say save yourself a few dollars and get the nearly identical (the only difference is clock frequency, which is only a 0.1GHz difference) 955.