I posted a while ago asking for advice about buying/building a computer with XXX amount of money for playing mostly WoW, but also several games on Steam.
I decided at the time to wait until after Christmas, and due to some surprise financial issues, the amount of money I can throw at the machine has dropped.
I realistically want to replace -everything- on my current machine. It was just a cheap general purpose machine when I bought it (Almost 10 years ago) and did what I needed it to - It played WoW. Never at high graphics or anything, but I could raid. I've upgraded it's RAM over time but thats as far as I could go with my limited knowledge of computers.
I have however noticed extreme FPS drops in WoW these days, even when playing at the lowest settings and has made raiding impossible. So I've been looking around for a gaming PC. Something I can buy now (Or in 12 months. Finance plans!) and I can slowly buy upgrades for as and when I need to.
As I know nothing of building PC's, I'm currently looking at these two:
Two reasons. It's a UK based company, so I could have my hands on it within a few days, and their financial plan would be very easy for me to repay without other aspects of my life that require money suffering.
I want a machine that can easily run WoW on high to ultra settings with FPS to spare, but can also handle a variety of games on Steam, as I'm finding myself attempting to play games on Steam far more these days than I am on the Xbox. I don't even have any real interest in the "Next Gen" consoles.
So realistically I'm looking to find out from some more tech savvy people than myself which of those two machines is a better offer. The i5 system is overclocked, but I wouldn't know if that makes up for the fact the other machine is i7.
The same website also carries:
Though I know nothing of mini machines.
Any advice of which machine would better suit my needs would be appreciated, Thanks in advance!