Re: new computer for ~$1300
Newegg.com, tigerdirect.com and amazon.com are the best places to buy technology here in the US.
sometimes, it will cost you the same or even more to build a system than what a company can offer it for. but on the other hand, sometimes you can save money by building it your self. but on the other other hand, if anything is wrong with the computer if you buy it from a company, you send it back they fix it and you are good to go, on the other other other hand, if you build a computer, and a part goes bad, you send that particular part in and get it fixed. so there are pros and cons of building or buying a computer.
if you arnt looking for the satisfaction of building your own computer, in most cases you can justify spending a little bit more money and have a good to go rig right out of the box.