#1 Posted by SamuelLBronkowitz (42 posts) -

So, when it comes to software I do all right...but when it comes to hardware, I know more or less nothing. Now, having said that, I'm looking for a decent computer to play games on. Well, to be more specific, I really just want a desktop to replace my failing laptop. I'm really only going to use it for normal operations. I'm not exactly what you would call a 'power user'. As for playing games, I do most of that on a console, so I'm really only looking for something that will play games like Hotline Miami, FTL, Binding of Isaac, etc. without hitching up and freaking out. Yeah...my laptop can't handle even that. Anyway, I've been thinking about this pre-built on Newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883155661 It's really as high as I'm willing to go, and I'm not sure how comfortable I am with building my own. Mainly because I don't really need this to be able to run Skyrim on ultra...just a slightly above average desktop that's not going to be severely outdated within the year. Let me know what you think about my selection. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

#2 Edited by bearsteak (6 posts) -

That computer you picked is a good machine but unforunately for gaming especially on desktop you really want to have a dedicated GPU instead of of the onboard there. Even that machine will not be up to any kind of decent standard. If I was going to go for something pre-built like you want I would go for something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883220216. I picked this because the AMD FX processor is great for multitasking and on the previous machine you are paying a bit more for an intel chip and the dell name.

The only thing that is missing here is the computer you linked had a monitor come with it where as this is just the computer. If you need a monitor there are quite a few really good cheap models you can go with. Hope this helps you in your search.

Edit: Found a different machine that might be a good consideration as well. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229361 this one is a bit cheaper with less GPU power but you will still have the benefits of a dedicated card. This machine acutally has a good number of reivews so I would trust this one more after thinking about it. With the lesser price you could work in a monitor as well if you need one.