Hello! I've searched through the forum before posting this, but wasn't able to find anything in the way of what I'm looking for and am thus starting a new topic. If there is a post here that responds to my question a link sending me there would be appreciated. Otherwise, I'm here to seek advice and recommendations from those who are more experienced in gaming PCs.
I'm fairly new to gaming (less than a year) and have recently started looking online for a new gaming PC. I've been looking mainly at desktops (preferred), but am open to the possibility of a laptop as well. Currently I play only World of Warcraft which I know doesn't require much, but being that I am playing on my main PC at home which heats up from overplay and lags in Legion (can't do dungeons or raids with extreme lagging) I'm looking for something that I can use solely for playing games.
As everyone knows, shopping for a new computer can be overwhelming and confusing. I am not looking to build anything myself. I have been looking at the following computers and would like to know if anyone uses these, has had problems with them, would or would not recommend them etc. If there are different/better recommendations I'd like to hear those as well. I provided answers to some of the questions in the new purchase template below.
Specs I have decided on: Intel i7 processor, Nividia GeForce GTX 1080 gcard (6 or 8 gb), 16-32 gb of memory (are there other recommendations or something I overlooked?)
1) Asus ROG STRIX GD30CI: (https://www.asus.com/us/Tower-PCs/ROG-STRIX-GD30CI/)
3) Alienware Aurora: http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/compare?ocs=dpcwxt02s,dpcwxt03s,dpcwxt04s
I'd also like feedback on the Cerebrus keyboard. http://store.asus.com/us/item/201605AM210000011/A45976-ASUS+Cerberus+Dual+LED+Color+Backlit+Gaming+Keyboard
As I do with any purchase I read online reviews from other users. The reviews for the ROG Strix are not all positive. Reviews for Alienware are mostly negative/scary. Soooooo......I'd like to hear from others who may have these computers and how they run or if they've had problems with computers not working when received, breaking down after 3-4 months of use, computer crashes when browsing online, and/or computer turns itself on and off on it's down during operation. Please feel free to share what computer YOU use if you find it to be a reliable machine.
The new computer purchase template is:
My budget for the new computer is: no more than $2000
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? Primary: Gaming. Would like to be able to browse on Internet.
What software do you intend on using on the computer? None other than what comes with the computer.
Do you play games? If so, what type of games? Right now just World of Warcraft.
Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it? No.
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer? No.
Will you be overclocking? Should I be concerned about this?
Location for online shopping/shipment/prices? I'm located in the USA
How many monitors are you planning to use? 1 (the one I currently use)