i want to buy a new pc and i have a few questions (clearly a noob here). i want a very reliable machine which i can use to play up to 20 tables (different sites), HM, TN, VLC, streaming stuff simultaneously. ultimately, its just for poker, but i will inevitably use other applications while playing poker. BTW, it will be connected to a 27 inch LG monitor. There is no cap to my budget (poker is my sole source of income so i dont mind splurging), but I cant imagine that it will be necessary to spend > 2k.
1) should i opt for a desktop over a laptop?
2) XP > windows 7 or vista?
3) what requirements do i need to fulfill in order that i needn't ever worry about lag or other random problems. im willing to go overboard here because i forfitted so much EV due to playing on an unreliable machine for so long. its not merely that i dont want to have problems; i dont want to have to even think about having problems.
4) im in canada now, but in 2 days I will be returning to belgium for another year. should i rush to buy the pc in canada, as opposed to buying one in europe, or having it delivered?
Many thanks in advance for any replies