Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: World of Warcraft and others
Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc):
I'm trying to help my friend find a pre-built and he's under the impression he should buy one from Amazon, which I believe are overpriced and don't tell you the model of any of the components except the CPU. So I'm trying to steer him away from that.
I don't think Origin PC offers anything in his price range, so I think I should recommend Digital Storm to him because they built me a custom PC in 2016 and I loved it. I spent a lot more than 1,600, however, so my components were of high quality. I guess my question is, if I direct him to Digital Storm, are the Digital Storm branded components (SSD, RAM, PSU, etc.) they use in their lower-end machines reliable?
Also, are iBUYPOWER or CyberPower any good?
I would avoid digital storm. they are a boutique brand and with the current market, their stuff is crazy overpriced.