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Not any more, as a current WoW player, you need a very zippy processor, I have my PhenomII quad at 4Ghz, and every upclock I did over stock increased my frame rates by quite a bit. My GTX460 has pretty much maxed every setting (had to turn water effects down and sunbeams off because it doesn't work with the viewport addin I used to make my UI work). I even had to turn up some AA to stop my GPU going to sleep.
WoW is now a VERY heavy CPU game, and with heaps of data flowing around.
Lore over at tankspot did a SSD demo in one of his vids, and an SSD does definitely help load times, and, in fact almost everything about the game.

My recommendation: Decent GPU (GTX450 or better), a good board and Phenom II or i5 quad, and clock it up STACKS, 3.6-3.8GHz is a minimum for maximum view distance. You'll want top end cooling to keep that alive as well.
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