So here's my deal, I've got a laptop that I got when I graduated high school about 3 years ago, its great for school and watching movies, but I run around 15 fps standing still, 2-8 in combat, lowest settings, in windowed mode, playing WoW. Obviously this really sucks, and has dicouraged me from branching out and exploring more intense games. Now, I'm not trying to get something that will run me 60fps w/ Skyrim and WoW on ultra running at the same time before my graphics card fan comes on. I want something that will give me a smooth framerate playing WoW on high-ultra settings, and won't blow up on my running some of the higher ends games.
That being said, I'm not sure if its of any consequence, but I'm keeping my laptop and will use it for music, movies, entertainment, etc... So the above build would be used almost exclusively for gaming. I should also mention, I know close to nothing about computer parts and builds.
What I'm asking of some helpful soul out there is, a build that would meet my gaming needs. So I guess a bare minimum gaming grade desktop. I really just need a list of parts, I can do additional research on my own, I just don't really know where to start. And I'm trying to keep it as low as possible, $500ish is about my cap. Thank you in advance.