My son is looking to buy a new gaming system. For reasons I have detailed elsewhere on Daniweb, there is no way in hell we will consider a Dell system. They were great once. They aren't anymore. And their service sucks big time. We would prefer a prebuilt system because
- it (theoretically) should have been designed so that all the components work well together.
- it will come with all the required drivers (customized as needed)
- all the pieces will be under one warranty at one place
It will have to be a Windows system because I only support Windows. My other son has an ASUS computer that has been trouble free for many years, and I arranged the purchase of ASUS laptops for my brother and father-in-law. Similarly, they have had no problems in several years. As you can imagine I am leaning toward ASUS. They have a number of systems available with various pick-and-choose options. I suppose three things that will matter most to a gamer are
- (most importantly) video card
The system must be a desktop/tower so that components could be upgraded if necessary.
If anyone has suggestions I would appreciate hearing them. If anyone has horror stories with any particular components I would be especially interested.