I'm in the market for a new gaming PC. I don't have any desk space yet, so for now I'd like something I can keep by my telly and play games on with a joypad, with the option to move to a desktop/monitor setup at some point.
I'm competent at taking apart/building electronics (replaced my PS3 bluray drive etc) but I haven't built a PC before and I'm VERY out of the loop on gaming pc components and builds. So my idea was to buy an initial build with the potential for future upgrades which I can do myself.
SO. I found http://www.sybergaming.co.uk/specifications.aspx
The Vapor I is £600 which is juuuuust the limit of my budget.
Can anyone tell me if thats any good for modern PC gaming and if it'll last me? I have the potential to upgrade components down the line and I'm reasonably confident I have the skills to do so.
The one thing I don't understand with this Syber pc is if I'm able to upgrade the CPU, and whether that i3 already in there is actually any good. Also if there's going to be enough space to upgrade additional stuff, e.g. an SSD or those crazy large gfx cards. Do you think the restricted space will be a problem down the line?
So, is the above a good deal? How much would an equivalent PC build cost? Are there any other "console style" prebuilt gaming PCs that are better than the Syber?
Ideally I'd like to stick to a budget of £500, but £600 for a good one is doable.
Any and all advice welcome :)
EDIT: OR Should I just suck it up and attempt to build a pc from scratch into a case which isn't so large that it'd be out of place under my telly?