Hi everyone, I know quite a bit when it comes to hardware but recently I feel stumped and powerless to the powers that are blizzard. I do want to play cataclysm on full settings with at least 60fps.
My current PC is as follows.
CPU: Intel Q6600 (OC to 3ghz, aircooling)
Mobo: Asus P5-NT Deluxe 780i
PSU: Coolermaster M700W
Ram: 4GB DDR2-800
GFX: EVGA Geforce GTX280
OS: Windows 7
In my mind a pc like mine should have no problem running WoW on ultra settings. But it can't, I get around 20FPS in Dalaran if there are more than 2 people, normally in my playtime i would sit around 40fps. Even just chilling in a random part of the world my pc can't get more than 50FPS. I've tried setting my resolution lower but it doesn't help my fps at all. If I adjust the slider of my graphics settings to about medium then I'l start getting close to 60fps while questing yet on 25 man raids i'l still never get more than 15fps irregardless of where my gfx settings are at.
Now there are 2 things that I thought might be the problem here, I just want your input before I go out and spend thousands of dollars.
1. Cpu is a bottleneck for my graphics card, but i always hear that wow isn't gfx intensive.
2. My psu is a squealer, when my gfx begins to come a bit under load the capacitors on psu make a horrible noise. Everyone has told it's my gfx that makes the noise but I concluded it is the psu, can it be under powering my system (I really don't think so, but it could be a dud)
I really need some advice to get my rig up to standard...