Hello OC... I haven't posted here in so long my account was deleted and i had to re-set it up.... ohh well. The important thing is i remembered where to go for good advice
Onto the topic at hand... The machine i'm using currently is about 7 years old? Honestly shocked i've had the same PC this long, but also pretty damn impressed with this setup.
It's time for something new. I got a copy of Fallout 4 as a gift and i can't even run it
In those 7 years i've completely left the IT field and fallen hopelessly out of touch with PC hardware, so i'm absolutely drowning in information when trying to look at pre-builds and custom builds. I did do some reading on Tom's and some personal comparisons and it seems that the prebuilts (IBuyPower etc) are actually pretty economical at this point (+$100 over "parts only" is money well spent), and it would save me a lot of research some i'm open to this option. I'm also fully capable of assembling a home-build, just not speccing one at this point.
Here's what i'm looking for:
1080P is fine.
Want to play current games on ~high graphics (no extreme needed).
Looking to spend ~$800.
Want to stay with current or -1 generation step so it's upgradeable.
Looking for case + internals, no peripherals needed.
Looking for full set of new internals, what i have now is likey suspect.
If you going to suggest a home-build, please cover all bases and include the ~$150 for Windows.
I did some looking at Dell outlet as well, and as ashamed as it makes me feel, those scratch&dent Alienwares seem like serious steals. This
in particular seems like a real steal, although the 2GB GPU memory had me doing a double-take.
Questions, just ask.