Okay, after some griping and grumbling on my own side I have decided that I am going to get a separate desktop in order to run my games. I love my little MBP but he is really angry at me for running all these games on him and I understand. Not to mention it would be nice to play more than 1/10th of the titles mentioned on the forums!
With that being said, I am doing a lot of work and house sitting over the next few weeks in order to save up and buy my own PC. I have heard from many people that, obviously, building is the way to go. I have been scoping out craigslist for older gaming rigs as well, that way I could upgrade as I go?
I have literally no experience building a PC. Unfortunately for now I don’t think I will be able to spend more than a grand, because I also need to be working towards getting stuff around for when I move into my new place. Still, I plan on gaming throughout my senior year at college and maybe even streaming at some point.
As far as budget, my starting budget would probably be around 600 by mid June, but that is subject to increase depending on if I can somehow sell a few things as well as how much my two house sitting jobs plan on paying me.
I know this is a low budget, and honestly if there’s anyway to go lower than 600 that would be ideal. I just feel like because I am running OS I am missing out on a lot of wonderful titles, but I don’t really want to run bootcamp or parallels.
I’m looking for any feedback at all from you guys. I have contacted a few friends of friends who are selling their older gaming rigs, so maybe that is the way to go? My boyfriend has built his own computer (which he recently sold or I would just steal that) so he has experience as far as the actual building goes and said he would be happy to do it for me if I am nervous of physically building it myself.
Thanks so much! Any advice or recommendations is appreciated greatly.