Don't buy build it... Bought my first computer last feb. a compac.what a piece of junk, had nothing but problems. had to return it....since then I have built three, read up on building computers off the internet and gave it a shot. The best thing is you put what "you" want in it. Its fun and very satisfying to do it yourself and you learn what makes these things tick.
main rig..amd 2500mobile oc@2200,ga7n400-e-l, thermaltake silent boost, audigy2zs,creative 7.1,1024 ocz performace ram, gigabyte 9600pro,2 40 and 160gig hd, ultra x-connect 500watt ps.
hp 2.8 laptop