Important caveat: I’m not interested in building my own rig. Period. Let’s just move on from that.
I haven’t bought or built a PC in years, and I’m pretty much only looking to play WoW on it. I don’t care about ultra max settings, but achieving solid FPS in all heavy raiding scenarios somewhere on the high end of the graphics slider would be nice. I don’t plan on using it for anything else really - I do most of my gaming on the PS4. Because of this, price is important. At the moment I play on my 2017 MBP, and I can run it pretty decently in most scenarios, but only on level 5 graphics at 1080p.
I’d hope to run it on my 4K monitor in 4K, but would understand if the additional resolution would make that really hard to achieve at a reasonable price point. Also, beyond 60 FPS is not needed as my monitor is 60 Hz.
Unfortunately there are just too many options for me to sift through on CPU, motherboard, graphics card, etc. It’s impossible to tell what combination of things would get me the result. They’re just meaningless numbers that I can’t relate to actual in game performance.
What’s the best way to cut through the noise and figure out the lowest configuration on somewhere like IBuyPower that will get me the WoW performance I want, but nothing more since I don’t need it?