12-23-2010 05:00 PM
Well, this Asus desktop would be a good start. It has a dual-core Athlon in it and it's not slow at all. It runs at 2.8GHz, which should be fast enough to run WoW at reasonable settings. If you want to add a video card, I would suggest throwing in this PNY nVidia 9800 GT. It's behind current technology by about four generations though, so if you feel comfortable buying from an alternative vendor, I would go with Sparkle's nVidia GTS 450 at the same price point. That is considerably faster and will run more current games at it is current generation (barring the 500 series has not yet released reasonable 500 serties GT cards.)
12-23-2010 09:18 PM
I would like to add that the ATI 48xx series of cards are faster than the 450 series from nVidia, and have better drivers. ATI/AMD optimizes their drivers for current games, and provided profiles for them. In addition, the ATI overdrive tool is usefull in getting even better performance from the GPU and CPU.
12-23-2010 11:02 PM
12-23-2010 11:47 PM
12-24-2010 02:36 AM
The 4800 series is DX11. I have two computers with 4800s in them. They get higher frame rates with the latest Catalysts than my son's nVidia card.
ATI Radeon™ HD 4890 Graphics Specifications