This is the first time I have ever considered doing my own PC build, but after some research it seems like the only way I am going to get a PC that is going to run WOW in any decent manner for the money I can spend is to do it myself. Here is what I have come up with thanks to so many answer on the board. I was just wondering if anyone could give an opinion if this will run WOW without lagging? Thanks everyone!
Approximate Purchase Date: This week
Budget Range: 600-700 Before Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming(WOW) surfing the internet
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com or whatever is cheapest
For WOW, you want a GeForce graphics card ($190 AR GTX 560Ti?). I'm busy right now, but I'll come back later. Make sure you don't get a cheap PSU brand. Stick to Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, or XFX unless you have a great review supporting a specific different product.
I know it's not in your budget, but it's close and makes no compromise to total awesomeness. I recommend you wait 3 weeks and let Bulldozer get released to force prices down. Then you'll be able to have all this within your budget.