Replacing the motherboard will void the license for Windows unless you have a full, boxed, retail version of the OS. This is due to how the license is defined. Prices on hard drives are still quite high so a 1TB would be expensive. Saying "i7 all the way" is like saying I need a Ferrari to get to work and nothing else in this instance. In WoW, you don't really need a powerful system as it is a very old game with laughable graphics, especially when compared to newer MMO's like Star Wars: The Old Republic or Final Fantasy XIV.
For WoW, this will get you to where you need to go:ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970
- A good, basic board. $94SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB
- You only need 2GB cards if you have EyeFinity or use some forms of anti aliasing. $134AMD Phenom II X4 960T Zosma 3.0GHz
- You probably don't even need this much CPU. You could probably use the AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz
and it is a little less expensive. $124AMD Entertainment Edition 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
- Yes, AMD now makes RAM. It seems good and decently priced. $21
Edited by DJBPace07, 10 February 2012 - 05:22 PM.