So I've been playing on this Dell 17" laptop for about 4 years now. It was great when I first got it. But it's been getting progressively slower over time. The computer is great for everything else I use it for, so I've been postponing replacing it. I just couldn't justify spending the money on new computer JUST so I could play a game with the graphics turned up higher.
But now, black friday is upon us. Currently my laptop can do 10mans with no problems on low graphics settings, and 25mans with quite of bit of lagging. The bar is not being set very high. I'd like a desktop that can handle 25 mans on medium-high settings (ie: shows ALL aoe so I don't stand in bad) that will cost me less than $500, and can be upgraded semi-easily. The computer will be used as a gaming rig and hard-drive-whore.
Ideally, I'd like to buy a PC bundle at a big-box store for $300-400, then get a better graphics card and bigger hard drive and call it a day. I'm wondering if anyone has been browsing the adds and can point me in the right direction?
Any help would be appreciated, I'm a PC noob.