Hey all, I've got a conundrum. I've recently returned to PC Gaming after playing consoles for a while, and am certainly very glad that I've come back. However, my laptop is no where near good enough to play new games on. I can play recent games ok, like L4D 2 and TF2, but not games like Dragon Age, New Vegas, or Mass Effect 2.
However, should I buy a ready-made PC, or build my own? I've built and maintained PCs in the past, and like to think I have quite a good knowledge of PCs and their internals. However, I think the cost of building a good gaming PC, with specs such as an i7 Processor, a 2GB Graphics card and 8GB of RAM would cost around 1000 pounds, obviously including things such as the case, mobo, and a 750W PSU. However, I've recently found myself drawn to the Yoyotech Fi7epower 4.8, which costs 1,199 pounds including VAT. A link to this can be found here. The stats of this PC are astonishing, with an overclocked i7, overclocked to 4.8GHz processor, 8GB RAM and a 2 gig graphics card. However, would the saving be dramatic if I built my own? Also, another option is to buy a machine like the Palicomp Phoenix i5 Destiny, with a 4.5GHz i5 processor, 1GB Graphics, and 4GB RAM, and upgrading some of the components.
Which option is best, do you think? Building a machine from scratch, upgrading a lesser machine, or just buying a futureproof gaming PC?