Just got back into WoW for the first time since Vanilla (yes, a decade long break indeed) to raid with my brother and his wife and she kindly lent me her macbook pro (2015) to do so. I run all settings on 1 and disabled a thing or two and despite a decent questing and even dungeon experience, overall during raids the FPS is just too low for me to perform decently.
So with my small budget I’m investing in an entry-level gaming PC and would appreciate some guidance. Not looking to run on Ultra (I’m used to running on Potato) but some decent mid/high-end graphics would be great - anything that can fluidly handle a boss fight without looking like minecraft.
First question : CPU : Ryzen 3 1200 - OR - Intel Pentium G5500
Everyone claims WoW runs better on Intel than AMD because of single threading, but with BfA 8.1 it seems multithreading is playing a larger role. Any opinions on this? Would the Intel still beat the AMD at this point? Also considering just getting a Ryzen 2200g APU and forget about GPU for now.
Second question : GPU : GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4G (MSI) - OR - RX 560 AERO ITX 4G (MSI)
The rest is pretty much established, unless people recommend otherwise :
MOBO : ASRock B450M-Pro 4
PSU : be quiet! Pure Power 11 500W 80PLUS Gold
RAM : G.Skill RipJaws 5 Series 8 G (2x 4 G) DDR4 2666 MHz CL15
SSD : Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500 G
Console/tower : Zalman S3