Okay, so I'm really not very knowledgeable about what makes computers run games well. Granted I've been using computers since age 16, but I never delved into the geeky side of it and can't build my own rig. I currently have a Toshiba laptop I payed $1100 for that seemed decent at the time but the graphics card is it's weakest point I think. Just an Intergrated intel chip. My budget couldn't be too big and I doubt I can upgrade the Tosiba because it's already making strange sounds plus don't know where I'd start. It doesn't run games too well.. I'm really looking for some help learning about what I need to run more advanced games on a computer that isn't really expensive ($1700+) and what to look for specifically in regards to parts. I know this is a vague post and I'm sorry, but any suggestions would be appreciated.
So, from what I know, would an i7 processor, sdd storage, 8-16 ram, be good if I chose a newer graphics card? Thanks.