Need some help with a new gaming rig
Hey, I'm looking to build a new gaming rig, but there's a few things that are important to note:
I'm on a student's budget. I'd prefer to spend $800 or so, but I could (reluctantly) push it up to $900 if it would make a significant difference.
I mostly play World of Warcraft, and one serious issue I have is my fps. I like to play with a good amount of addons which ends up using a good amount of memory, so I have to turn all my video settings down quite a bit, and disable sound to slightly improve my performance. I'd like to play with (close to) max video settings while maintaining a respectable fps (30+, versus my current 3-6 fps)
Another important consideration is that I live in Canada (west coast), so I'm not sure that Newegg would ship to me. For the sake of those trying to help me, the above budget is in USD.
right now I'm sporting a Pentium 4 3GHz, 1.7 GB RAM, and a while ago I threw in a PNY nvidia Geforce 8500 GT. (the limit of my comp. building experience lies in installing this and my extra ram) I don't plan on overclocking anything either, so an extra heatsink probably isn't needed (though my computer has poor ventilation)
If the video card is good enough for my needs, I wouldn't mind reusing it to save on some funds (to be realistic though, I expect to be getting a new one). I don't need a monitor/speakers/mouse/keyboard/headset, etc., but it might be worth noting that I am using 2 monitors on this computer.
Please take it easy on me, I've been reading the forums here since I perked my interest in a new rig about a month ago, but I still have a lot to learn. If you need any more info, please ask and I'll answer as best I can. Thanks!