Thanks for trying to make me feel better. Truth be told, I'm not computer savvy when it comes to hardware. Assuming it was 350 for the parts, plus labor, XP and Norton, and 1 yr parts and labor warranty, I guess I'll deal. When I first started thinking of buying a computer, my only requirement was that it wasn't a brand name like Dell or Gateway. Those things are so bogged down with garbage applications, I've had people who had viruses since day 1. Although a little slow, my computer has been clean since I've had it, and I'm thankful for that.