I wondered if you would maybe be able to offer me some advice as my head is spinning from all the threads, articles, advice and web pages I've been reading!
I am looking to get a new desktop PC for gaming, the game I play is World of Warcraft, currently installed on a MacBookPro which is causing me serious headaches with low fps (0 - 5fps) and serious lag (sometimes takes 2-4 minutes to load a loading screen) and also, when I have WoW running, any attempt to either use Skype, or the web browser causes it to crash!
But have since been told than the graphics card isn't ideal and also read a thread on here where someone had also thought about this PC but a member said a pre-built for the same price could way out perform it:
So i'm just wondering if anyone can offer me some advice on what to do, it will only be used for WoW, no other games and I just want to be able to happily be able to open web browsers and use skype, maybe even play some music without it crashing every 5 minutes.
Does anyone have any advice if its waste to spend £500 on the pre-built and I should go home built? As it will only be used to play WoW and web browsing, I don't want to spend more than £500ish on it. I'm in the UK if that helps at all.
Yeah, it started off just very casual play so I was just using my macbook but has since developed into a rather large addiction so the upgrade and a proper system is really needed!
I will look out the items in the link for UK prices and see what I can pull together, I really have no clue and everyone keeps saying "no, not that processor" or "no, not that graphics card, this one" etc!
So really appreciate the link with some great information
It is actually rather hard to build a truly awful PC now. A lot of build threads really contain a lot of niggling, and I've been trying really hard not to get into that. I do believe it's important to call out the "gotcha's," like liar-labeled PSUs, RAM over 1.5V, and products with a history of problems; or intended use mismatches (e.g. bitcoin mining with a nVidia card). Other personal preferences rarely make a big difference in FPS though, so beyond gentle nudges, such as encouraging a new builder (as opposed to an upgrader) to choose Intel over AMD, or perhaps linking a benchmark or two, I don't see a point in dissecting a new build half to death.