I'm trying to build a new computer which I will use primarily to play WoW, watch Netflix and answer email. I currently play WoW on an old HP pavilion a1410n with a GeForce 9400 GT graphics card. I run WoW on fair and I get 50-70 FPS in outdoor areas and cities, but I plummet to 5-10 FPS in raids.
I have an Antec case that I was given by a friend. I do not know the model number, but it's a good size case with 4 fans. It came with a 550W power supply, which I tested about a year ago. I also believe that I can reuse at least the DVD drive from the HP.
Given that, I would like to try to build a new rig for under $300 US that can run WoW on good or high and keep around 30 FPS in raids. This is not counting the OS or any peripherals. Is this possible?
I am willing to sacrifice FPS for price, but not quality. I have had my current computer for 7 years and I would like to get at least 3-4 from this one.
I would post links to the specs for the HP and the photos I have of the case, but I can't since I'm new to the forums.