I can't believe i'm actually think of this, that is, of buying a pre-built computer, with an Intel processor, running Windows XP, just so WoW will run better (well, and other games or video too).
My employer's purchaser (the place where i work, not my actual employer) has the up to 12% off with Dell right now. If the cost is under $800 it's 2%, between $800 and $1600 it's 4%, and above $1600 is 6%. If a three- or four-year plan is purchased the percentage doubles. It specifically says it is on top of other specials. And, they are running another special for a limited time, of a further 5% off. With the service plan for three years priced at about about $200, and tax being between $50 and $100, the total of 17% off should take care of that, plus a little more.
Well, it's just been going through my mind. Dell does do a good job, and it's about time i got a flat screen with a wireless mouse and keyboard.
Hmm... that's the rationalization anyway.