My laptop just died after nigh on 4 years of very heavy use and abuse.
It’s an alienware mx18. Large, ungainly and uncomfortable to carry, but mostly fun.
In the last 6 months plus it’s been playing up, overheating when playing games it used to run smoothly, long boot times and long load times for stuff.
It even rebooted a few times playing Starcraft 2.
Anyway, that was 2013-2017.
Before that I had another laptop 2011-2013.
Basically I’ve been moving around a lot.
The last desktop I bought was in 2009 or 2010.
I have a budget of about £1000 and I want something fairly powerful, that can run Warhammer total war with full bells and whistles.
Not to concerned about a good looking tower.
I do fancy building it myself though but may get lazy and get a pre assembled unit.
My laptop screen was 18 inches which is large for a laptop, but I’d like some thing considerably larger and easy on the eyes. It’s likely the computer will double as a home entertainment hub for movies blah blah.
So, suggestions as to:
Cpu (Intel i7 is the current top right?
Motherboard (am clueless as to good models. I do know what they do though lol…more or less )
GPU (Nvidia Titan 970 something is a beast right, wih a beastly price tag?)
RAM (the more the better right)
I’ve had experience removing and replacing graphics cards but not much else.
Edit: probable typos. Using a phone to write is not much fun.