Does it really only take a couple hours? If so, I have that much time to spend. However, I've never built before so it might take a little longer?
A few weeks ago, I caught this article on Digg which I found quite appealing. TR's July 2007 system guide - Powered by Newegg - The Tech Report - Page 1
Is the $500~ build any good?
What about a Dell? I found a pretty good deal with their custom built Inspiron.
Also, do I need a new copy of XP or can I just transfer the one from the computer I'm going to get rid of? (It was preinstalled so no CD)
Could someone help me choose some parts if I decide to build myself? I don't need a monitor/keyboard/mouse. I'm trying to convince my dad to get some new speakers because his are incredibly old - how much are a decent set?
And do I need a new case or can I just use the standard emachine one?
I'd like to get an Intel C2D & 2GB ram? (is 1 enough for multitasking?) & a decent video card so I can use it as a secondary comp for light gaming with friends come over. Don't care about the rest.
Hoping to spend min. 600, max. 800