Originally posted by kennny2004
mabie i was thinking of buying something thats already build for 500 or so then add staf f to it ooo and i already got ge force 5800 256mb is that an ok card buy the way?
The thing with prebuilt (Dell, HP, Compaq...) is that you might get a good deal, but those prebuilt PCs are designed so that you CAN'T upgrade them. For example, with Dell, besides getting crap parts, they kind of "fuse" the motherboard and Power Supply so that you can't change one without changing the other. This can be really annoying stuff, and I (and most other members) would suggest staying away from pre-built PCs, even if you plan to upgrade them.
The best thing for you - tell the forum members what you want AS ACCURATELY AS POSSIBLE so that they suggest a system that is perfect for your needs. After you've chosen one of the systems that a member suggests, you should google "How to Build a PC' and you'll find plenty of good websites that show/teach how to build a PC from scratch.
I'd recommend a system, but its 11:00 pm here and I'm tired. I've already recommended 3 other systems today, so maybe tomorrow I'll come back and recommend one for you. My advice still stands. Goodnight.