New Gaming PC Build $1120
I currently own a 2018 Blade 15 Base model with GTX 1060. I took it in to Microcenter a couple days ago to be looked at. The coil whine has been pretty bad and then the other day the fan got so loud, that it woke me out of my sleep. They just called me and said that its overheating should be replaced. Microcenter no longer carries Razer computers so they are giving me a $1120 gift card.
I recently purchased an 11-inch iPad Pro and I am able to use that for most things. iPadOS has gotten pretty good and it covers a lot of what I need, other than of course gaming. With the iPad helping as a small portable device, I’ve been considering building a desktop instead. My issue there is I live in a small 1BR apartment with my wife and dog. Though we just hopefully be buying a house in the next year. A friend suggested a smaller desktop? I saw a small Silverstone one.
I’m thinking AMD would be better than Intel, but I’m having trouble completing the rest of my build. Something small would be best but I want something that would last as well. I also wasn’t sure if I needed a hard drive or if only a SSD would be better. I already have a monitor, keyboard and mouse. I’m a student so I can get my hands on Windows 10 Education.
Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks.