Re: Advice about buying complete PCs
Alot of computer shops will put together a computer for you for $50 if you buy the parts.
I personally like dell, but alot of people here hate them. I'd stay away from emachines/hp/compaq, as I've had boatloads of trouble with those three brands for some reason. Dell, Lenovo, Sony (though overpriced), and Gateway have been computers I've seen last.
If you go dell, check out dell.com/outlet, its where they sell computers they make for people and orders get cancelled or sometimes because there's a dent in the case. Can save alot of money if you don't mind.
Antec 300 Illusion
430w Antec Earthwatts
AMD Q4 640 Propus
2x4gb Patriot DDR3 1333
750gb Seagate 7200.11 Hard Drive