So, as the title says, I'm looking to buy a PC. Unfortunately, I know next to nothing about them. So I've been asking for help.
So, here is what I'm looking for:
Price: $600 - $1000.
Anything cheaper than 600 is probably just too low. I mean, I won't REFUSE to go lower. But I wouldn't want people looking that low unless something happened to do everything I wanted and be real cheap XD. I won't spend over 1k for the entire package (AKA The Computer + tax + Shipping.)
Obviously, the cheaper the better, though.
My Laptop has about 250 gigs of harddrive space. And I have about 40 left. I would rather not have less than that. So, just for the sake of a number, anything less than 250g is a no go.
All I really do with my computer is play games, surf the net and listen to music. I'd like this PC to handle the gaming rather well, ideally, but the kind of games I'd be playing are World of Warcraft and some of the older RTS/RPGs (Age of Empires, The Elder Scrolls, and some even older ones my laptop can handle just fine, so won't matter on a PC)
The system requirements I need to run WoW well (And this is my biggest concern) are here: http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/wrath/faq.xml
Near the bottom. Let's at least shoot for recommended or better <.<
As far as other features go...:
Win7 would be a plus
I need either a monitor or a cord to hook my PC up to my TV (Both options are fine, really)
A keyboard?... Kinda duh, I would think.
At least a 1 year warranty. Some sites offer building custom PC services, but they don't all come with a warranty. I want that warranty!
Any actual bonus features on the PC are just that, bonus. As long as it plays WoW reasonably well and doesn't try to crash on me everytime I, you know, touch it, I'll be happy.
Just for starts (and to give an idea the kind of thing I'm looking at) this computer was recommended by Novice and seems to be ideal: http://3btech.net/3btecocosptq1.html
I'd have gotten it now, but I'd prefer more feedback on it (Because I'm paranoid about large purchases.) and I'd rather wait a week. Ideally, I'll be buying the computer next Friday (Or ordering it, as the case may be.)
I will NOT be building myself a PC. I've thought about it, talked about it with at least 5 different people, and the reality is I don't want my first PC to be a constant hassle, to be a series of battles of doing without my PC for a week straight while I figure out how I broke it by tapping on the side with my headset, and I don't want to lose 600 bucks of equipment because I accidentally attached the wrong thing to the very wrong thing....
Thanks for any and all help in advance! And thank you especially to those who've put up with me up to this point. (Yeah. Get that. This thread is AFTER I've learned a whole bunch about what I need/want in a computer. HA!)