Thanks for the in depth answer kmote.
I would rather spend a bit more in the first place for something that will last longer, and the case will be a good place to do that beings the rest of the technology will advance at a much faster pace and need to be updated more frequently.
I realize what I will be doing with a computer is pretty basic and drab compared to most here, but I still want to have the best that I can manage, and that is why I came to this site.
Thanks for the input so far to all.
Have a great day