I'm looking to upgrade my PC in the near future in order to have a much more satisfactory experience in 25 man raids. I like to run graphics on the highest possible settings at the native resolution of my monitor (2560x1440) which is obviously going to be a push on the WoW engine, especially as I probably don't have a particularly efficient UI :P
I'm currently getting around 30fps in 25 man raids which can drop down to 15 minimum under extreme activity/spells.
My spec is listed below:
Intel i7 920 D0 @ 3.6GHz
Asus P6T Motherboard
12Gb Corsair DDR3 Vengeance
Gigabyte nVidia Geforce GTX670 (Windforce OC - overclocked quite substantially, cant remember the exact overclock at the moment)
Asus Xonar D2X PCI-E sound card
OCZ Agility 3 128Gb SSD + Various other SATA drives
27" Dell U2711 + 24" Dell 2405FWP (old 2nd monitor!)
I'm thinking the only realistic upgrade I can do is the CPU/Motherboard/Memory combo since they are quite old now (4 years I think!) and probably limiting but looking around forums shows that it wouldn't actually bring much performance...
Anybody got experience with going from an i7 920 to an i7 3770k or similar?
I'm sure the graphics card is not going to be the limiting factor here...
Do you think Haswell is going to be worth waiting for also?
Thanks in advance for any responses!
Edit: Another strange thing I find is that sometimes WoW will feel very "smooth" while other times it doesn't...even when displaying the same frame rate in game...odd!