Since no seems to have replied...
<<In summary, I need a computer that's able to support graphics of a high-end game as well as deliver great audio. Additionally, I am assuming if it supports high end graphics it will have no issues supportuing multiple activities- web browsing, photoshop, itunes, etc.>>
My first comment...would be that setting up your topic as a poll...is a mistake. Polls invite nothing but opinions...some good, some bad, all equally qualifying as valid answers to the poll questions. I don't think that would provide you with clear guidance, which is what it seems that you want, if I interpret your "summary" comment as being the main thrust of your post.
You further complicate the thrust of your topic...by dragging in "PC versus Mac" questions...which will (again) generate opinions that won't necessarily lead to any sort of guidance.
You then ask "build versus buy" when you have clearly posted in a forum for buying a new computer
, as opposed to the BC forum for building a computer.
<<My budget for the new computer is: 1,000-1,500>>
Dollars? You have to remember that this is a worldwide forum...and currencies vary from country to country.
It also seems odd...that you currently find a netbook satisfactory...but now seem to desire soemthing else. I would be curious to know your perspective in determining that the netbook is inadequate or lacking...that would be a base to build upon in determining what a replacement system should reflect, IMO.
Edited by hamluis, 29 December 2011 - 10:48 AM.