The other topic was getting overrun with "Boo Alienware!" posts. Ok I get it, I'll stay away!
So my next option is upgrading my current PC. Here's what I've got:
Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo CPU E8400 @3.00Ghz 4.00GB RAM ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series Windows Vista 64bit Premium
This is currently running the likes of Skyrim, Fallout 3/NV and Batman Arkham Asylum fine however I recently bought the GTA series off Steam and according to Will It Run it's not good enough to run GTA 4 (I believe it needs a quad core processer) so I'm guessing it wont be ready for 5.
I have Arkham City but I haven't tried it yet, I'm also looking to pick up the Far Cry series and the Assassin's Creed series. Are there any simple upgrades I can make for now to handle all this?
However here's the catch, I need to be able to get everything into a case NO BIGGER than 54cm x 35cm x 17cm and as this will be part of a media unit cooling is going to be a concern. So I need a smallish case with top notch ventilation and/or cooling systems.
If this is going to be a complete rebuild I'll have to go back to the new pre-built options.