I posted this on the tech forums, but I figured I might see what my fellow Wyrmies say too. Any help would be welcome.
Alright, I'm actually in the market for a new computer, and I'm going with a prebuilt despite what everyone says. Just a fact of life. ;-)
Anyway, I've started looking at newegg and specifically the Avatar gaming rigs, and since I'm a relative novice at all of this I'm picking the brains of friends and some of you nice, outside folks.
Here's the two contenders (and a couple of Intel rigs):
And the two Intel rigs:
The last Intel rig is stretching my budget a bit, but part of my plan is to finance a chunk of the machine so it looks good on the ole credit report. If I do that then they're all within the realm of possibility, and I'll be able to pay a chunk up front and easily pay them off relatively quickly.
Anyway, I'm not a heavy gamer. Mostly, I'd like to be able to run WoW on ultra (if possible with any of these) at 1920x1080 resolution and run Mass Effect 3 well. Those are the only games I really play, and I'll probably pick up Mass Effect 4 when it's released too.
I've also heard that AMD doesn't run WoW as well as Intel, but does it matter with these machines? Is this a major consideration?
Lastly, I actually have the exact same card as featured in the first two computers. A XFX Radeon 7770. So, if a card is weak I can always pop it in there.
Thanks in advance for any help!