I don't intend on being mean to anyone, I know everyone is a nub at first, I also don't want to give the impression that crap parts are worth upgrading 1 at a time. Sometimes you are almost better-off selling it for what ever you can get and starting from scratch.
Actually I have a similar issue, my work is offering me a computer for $100. I don't know what it is or what hardware is in it yet but it wouldn't be pure crap, I think it is a NetVista thing. Anyone think I should get it for 100 bucks or should I just build a really cheap one on my own. I don't need this for gaming I just need it for web surfing etc. for my wife.
If anyone has any thoughts feel free to PM me or post or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org