Why is it.. that you can go for MONTHS with horribe FPS and nasty lag during raids.. and be kind of “ho-hum I should do something about that” about it.. and then when you actually DO something about it and order a new system.. suddenly every smidge of LAG is immensely frustrating.. and you just want to throw your current computer out the window and THANK GOD THE NEW ONE IS ON ITS WAY!!!
On order from Newegg:
Motherboard: ASUS M4A79 Deluxe 790FX ATX AMD
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor
Video Card: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4850 X2 2GB
Memory: 8 gb ram, (2x2gb) DDR2 1100 ram
Hard drive: 500 gb, 7200rpm, 32mb cache Western Digital caviar
Vista 64 home Premium
And spiff black/blue case with HUGE cooling fan
Total: ~$1k + tax + shipping (for more info about -why- each component was chosen, check out Combat Medic. She is my hardware buying guide.)
I’m fairly (ok, really really) certain this will give me better performance than my current system.
Last night we did the military wing of Naxx-25. I lagged horribly. I was casting spells by feel. Just hit the buttons at what I thought was the right time and hope that the spell actually started going. I’d die.. and hear ppl talk about it on vent about 5 seconds before my screen updated to show me dead. SO . FREAKING . FRUSTRATING. And that was -after- I’d turned off nearly all addons.. and turned video down to its lowest settings.
I can only think to myself, it will all be better soon. Patience.