So I've finally gotten to the point where I have two steady jobs and a weensy bit of disposable income (not really).
After watching Prom's new video (ZOMG ITS SO SEXEH U SHOULD GO WATCH IT NAO) I came to the conclusion that no matter how good I pvp, it's still not gonna be as enjoyable to watch as I get shit fps, can't get too close, and always play on minimum graphics, mostly with effects turned off.
Additionally, 7/10 of my losses are due to my computer being a bad (random fps drop, random freeze, etc etc) with only 1/10 being actual legit losses(the other 2/10 are due to me just being lazy/bad and dieing due to taht - like Garmon's recent adrestia loss).
My current main computer is a desktop running a Pentium 4, 1gb of RAM (not sure what type, but its from like 2003-4, or earlier) and a 500gb HD. With that said, I think you can understand my frustration. :P
What I'm asking is what sorta PC should I be angling for?
I was originally thinking http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-one-2320/pd due to zomg sexy screen, decent hardware specs, and due to very big screen I can actually enjoy my new graphics instead of playing overview's online like I currently do, due to having >9000 chat channels open most of the time(I have smallish screens atm).
I understand that its ~premade~ and a ~dell~ but as long as it doesn't crash and burn for at least a year or two I'm good.
I have a fair bit of Computer Science/PC tinkering background, so I could build one myself but not sure if worth the :EFFORT: and I kinda want a new screen(which would be expensive).
What I want/what I'm using it for
-Ponies (big sexy screen for HD PINKIE PIE ACROSS THE ENTIRE SCREEN OMG)
-Frapsing Eve/Editing for pvp videos
-Listening to Music(I fucking love my music and big screen for visualizers is a big up)
-TV??(I dont watch TV but I think I can get a couple channels for like $5 more with my internet, and the all-in-one has a big screen for that purpose)
-Contributing to the fine community that is FHC =D
EDIT - Oh yeah and I'm trying to keep it <1000, the 899 is really as high as I would consider going tbh. Not looking for a high end pimpmobile, just something better than what I have now that can run eve on max graphics for lower end situations without compromising FPS too much. I'm also fairly certain my playing overview/spreadsheets online for the past year or three has cranked my bittervet syndrome thru the roof too - new PC will help with this.
Anyone have any suggestions or tips/ideas?
Also, I'm fairly certain my eyesight is suffering due to constantly playing eve on my old computers with FPS of 15-30 (30 being like tops). o.0
When I watched prom's vid I actually felt good watching the screen. :S
I am open to your feedback...