Finally time for a new computer (Help!)
So, I'm in game much less at the moment (and missing out on meeting Tuvok 5 times a day, meh) as my laptop is kinda on its last legs.
Since its payday on Friday... Actually thinking of taking the plunge and going for some new tech. Problem is, I kinda overthink decisions such as this wayyy too much and need some help from the lovely STOA community (that would be you guys Smile ) to help me settle on the new shiny shiny.

Options currently on the table:

- MBP with retina display (almost certainly a 13 inch variant for portability which will be Intel Iris graphics)
- MBA (Intel HD 5000)
- Getting a custom build PC (probably better for work life and gaming activities overall)

As most of my dilemma would come from deciding on a build for a custom PC, I'm trying to not go all out and spend lots of money just because. I've looked on Overclockers, Aria and eBuyer (UK sites for those who didn't know) and have two questions to put out there:

1) My main and only game really will be STO. Since its not exactly the most graphically demanding game is there really much point in going for even a mid range graphics card? From my research I'm tempted to settle on a card around the GTX 650 Ti area which seems more than capable enough for high graphics in STO.

2) Processor - the futureproof and 'because I can' part of me would really like to go for one of the 8 core AMD processors but I'm guessing STO runs rather smooth and easy on a QC. Again, I want this to be a build of needs and not wants (apart from storage space) so should I save some wad and go for 4 cores instead of 6 or 8?

All responses appreciated!

Edit: text size issues.

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Finally time for a new computer (Help!) - by lsloan31 - 02-12-2014, 07:58 PM

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