$1K Windows Gaming Computer
August 26, 2011 2:02 AM Subscribe
What is a good choice for a reliable light gaming computer for $1000?
posted by fairmettle to computers & internet (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Although we are a contented Mac household, we have one square peg who needs a Windows machine to play games (in addition to schoolwork). None of us, including the gamer, have any interest in the nuts and bolts side of computers, so we're pretty much looking for a reliable off-the-shelf machine we can buy and forget. The previous computer serving this role was a ThinkPad notebook computer which died this week. It had been reliable up until it's death and adequate but quite challenged by modern games.
The budget is ~$1000 and the replacement can be another notebook or it could be a desktop (though the price of the desktop would need to include a new monitor - - recommendations also welcome).