After reading the stickies and a bunch of posts, especially the ones that say "40fps in dal, 100 everywhere else, 20 in 25 man raids," I guess I have to come to the conclusion that my CPU isn't going to cut it.
I have an e5200 oced to 3.3ghz, and a gtx260 with 216sp. I thought that it would be enough, and it works great for the most part. I usually sit at 80fps right in front of a boss, but right when combat starts it drops down into the low 20s and there's a lot of stuttering and sometimes if I spam steady shot a bunch and go to hit chimera shot, I throw out 3 more steadies and the chimera never fires. Temps never go above 50c at load, though the CPU seems to be pegged at 100% a lot of the time when wow is current.
If anyone has any advice to fix the issue without spending money, that would be more than welcome since I'd really hate to throw money into another item and have it not fix the issue at hand, but I've tried the addon disabling, deleting the WTF folder, new build, clean drivers, pretty much everything.
In my budget are the e7500, e8500, and q8400. I'm not looking to build a new computer since this one is a year old, and would more than double my current budget for just a game. I just need what will keep me competitive and not frustrated/cause of wipes.