again Nrgx... i got the expansion the day it came out. My 4850 does fine, even in Dalaran. maybe its your config. but just because of your supposed bad experience doesnt mean that AMD/ATI suck for wow. ALL of my affects are on high. Hell her little core 2 with a built in mobile ATI graphics in her crappy dell lappy can handle new world content at high settings. not sure what your issue is.
Auld... i love your thinking! haha now if only i didnt just blow a WHOLE lot of money on my rig. I just updated it. Got a 9850 BE, new asus board with new AMD sb/nb chipset, 2 HD 4850s two new HDDs, two rads, a pump, tubing, fans, cpu water block, 2 vga water blocks, 24" monitor (on the way) and 4gbs of ddr2 1066 corsair, oh yeah and my new 750watt psu... oh and then the new case too hahaha
Thank you all for the help i really appreciate it.
btw way... this is an AMD GENERAL discussion... i DO appreciate the comments as i did ask for best buget rig, really keep the biased opinions for intel to the INTEL boards... lets all act like adults and enjoy!!
Furthermore, the best budget rig is an Intel one. The X2 is a crappy CPU compared to the Wolfdale series and that is that. Good day to you.