@#1..IMHO whether you build your own, purchase retail: the minute your finished searching, buying, building...everything becomes obsolete!
In reality the bottom line for most of us is cash. If you have bucks to spend, then it's really easy to continue to upgrade or replace!
PC..works just superb for most!
Mac..works really awesome for most!
Gaming and RAM...if I were you I'd post that in gaming or internal hardware. It's my experience that RAM actually would not be your own factor in enjoying an incredible machine for gaming. The entire system has to work together..slow power supply, problems. Slow CPU..lack of graphic card support.
I've built my own..now it's like worn sneakers! Laces can be replaced, however the canvas tears and can't be fixed.
In my journey with computers, any OS has it's own flavor. Just like cars! Who needs a V8 to go 5 miles to Target; however an electric car makes good sense.
@Madman..I looked under my bed and you weren't there! However..whadda know, an Asus gaming laptop and a Macbook Pro. Why not?
@Hercules2905 ~ keep asking and asking! If you have a Fry's close, it's brilliant to spend time hanging out, investigating what pieces of the computer puzzle will really get you revving! Having the hands on learning about the components allows you to make a much better choice when buying retail. Good luck!
Self edit: spelling
Edited by softeyes, 11 August 2015 - 08:04 PM.