Hi, I'm new to this site (but I love it already) and am new to PC building. I am requesting help for building a gaming PC to run World of Warcraft with fairly decent fps and have a PC that can be upgraded in the future. I have listed parts I would like to have but am open to any and all suggestions. I need all parts. Thank you in advance for your help.
Approximate Purchase Date: April 2012
Budget Range: $500-$700
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Mainly World of Warcraft), Internet
If you pretty much exclusively play WoW, I would go for something like this:
Intel Core i3-2120 - $127.99
ASRock H67M (B3) - $79.99
CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 1333Mhz - $24.99
ASUS HD 7770 1GB - $159.99
Intel 520 Series 60GB - $99.99
Seagate Barracuda 500GB - $85.99
Antec EarthWatts EA-380D 380W - $44.99
Fractal Design Core 1000 - $39.99
LG DVD Burner - $15.99
Total - $679.91
Let me start off by saying that you could get better gaming performance for the price but I think that would be wasted on WoW personally, this will play it fine and you have the bonus of very low power consumption and what should be a very quiet and fairly small system. You also keep the H67 chipset meaning you can upgrade to Ivy Bridge if you want, and best of all you have a SSD there. That will make everything just seem faster because it will boot up a hell of a lot faster and programs will load almost instantly.
EDIT: If you prefer pure gaming performance then I would drop the SSD, CPU, PSU and GPU and go for the Corsair CX-500, i5-2400 and the HD 6870.