61 months ago
Here is the most current draft of my part list: [edited: the link is an even newer version of my parts list]
I've had nothing but a macbook air for the past 3 years and it's time to get something I can use to game with on maximum settings. I can't play Steam games on a macbook so I want to branch off into new games on Steam and also play things like assassin's creed unity. Right now I play one of the few games I can play on a mac, world of warcraft, but I have to play on the lowest settings and even then I only get 20 fps. Definitely time for an upgrade.
This part list is not final and some things may be upgraded, downgraded, added, or removed. Right now I don't have a monitor or keyboard but I have a $7 mouse.
-I know the keyboard is expensive. I haven't decided if I want that keyboard or a more modest one, but I want a mechanical keyboard for sure (not sure which switch type is best for gaming, red?).
-I don't really know what mouse to get, they all seem so expensive. Can I cheap out on the mouse?
-Storage: I at least want the operating system to boot from an SSD. not sure if what size, but I might as well get the additional 1TB of regular hard drive storage for 50 bucks.
-RAM: as soon as I found out they have RAM that lights up like that I knew I had to have it!