So right now I’m using a laptop that’s a couple of years old. It runs WoW and The Sims and that’s about it. I want to be able to play some other PC games, but I don’t want the bells and whistles new gaming PC. I don’t need spanky awesome graphics and I don’t need to run a game in Ultra. I also want to avoid building my own PC because I have no idea what parts to buy or how to maintain each part. I just want to be able Dragon Age II and Skyrim without having it lag while still looking like a PS1 game. Think along the lines of buying the PC equivalent of the previous cycle of consoles.
I feel like a prebuilt gaming PC is way too overkill for me, both hardware-wise and price-wise. What about buying a midrange desktop and throwing in a better video card? Or is that a stupid idea?