Alright now I tried researching and read the stickies, but I am really new to building computers. My parents have always bought Dell's and I'm not going that route with my new computer. Ok so right now im in college(Purdue....incase any of you here go there by chance) and i have a laptop. Its a Sony SZ series and its pretty good. I can kind of game ok with it, but it seems to get hot sometimes while playing bf2. Alright now this is where the new desktop comes in because I'm majoring in engineering and in a couple years i might want to have some of the engineering programs for myself and run them on desktop. But until that point i was thinking of just getting a sort of budget gaming pc for about $1,000 that later on i could either upgrade or be able to run engineering programs. Now since i already have a laptop for school things and pretty much everything.....i just want the desktop for gaming purposes. http://www.firingsquad.com/guides/bu...get_gaming_pc/
i was reading this and it seems to be good....although im not too sure since i dont know much about computers. So i dont know if i should build off that list or just try and make my own from your input. Sorry for such a noob question, but trying to research everything without knowing about computers was just to confusing. Thanks in advanced.