My soon to be 8 year old daughter has discovered Roblox this past year. She has taken over my gaming PC!!!! I've effectively been ousted from it. I want to get her own PC for her birthday in a few weeks so I can reclaim my station and we can game in harmony.
I know basically a potato could run Roblox, but I want something that's going to last a few years with the possibility of AAA gaming. We do have a couple higher/mid end games she has taken interest in, the most demanding being Planet Coaster. She doesn't play these much... yet, but I would like her PC to be able to run a AAA game at low/mid settings if need be.
I've been seeing some decent deals at $500 - $650.https://www.target.com/p/cybertronpc-rhodium-gxe74...
(wife works for target and we can get a 15% discount... this isn't a dealbreaker, if I found one elsewhere for similar price or less of course)
Outside of the ugly case, the only thing I'm not sure of is the processor, it seems to bench at half or slightly less than an i5, would this be adequate for a AAA game?
This caught my eye at BestBuy.comhttps://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-envy-desktop-intel...
I like the SSD, i5 and RAM but the Intel HD Graphics 630 are a bit of a turn off... though probably decent for Roblox. Could always upgrade to a card later.
I've played with PCpartpicker a bit, but keep coming up with ~$700... wondering if this is due to maybe choosing components that may be overkill.
Calling upon GameTZ computer guru's to help me find the right buy without overspending on CPU/GPU power that may not be used to potential. Pre-built or me building is fine... I'd prefer to build it, but it seems to cost more when the OS and odds and ends like wireless and monitor are factored in.
Anyone know of any good deals or show me a build that could satisfy a AAA game at mid settings that is $500 or less?
Monitor/accessories do not have to be included in that price... I'm thinking of giving her my ol' 1080p and upgrading to a 1440... maybe.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.