Re: ...........hi. dell customers welcome.
I think dell makes an alright machine. I have one and since I put a new HDD and DVD burner in it, I've ad no problems with it and even though it's only a P4 I managed to get it running like a swiss watch.
Also, I'd personally upgrade to an E6600 or E6700 if possible. Those seem to be pretty popular and are good chips. If you plan on gaming, it might be worth the upgrade.
Desktop: Dell Dimension E510, 2.5GB RAM, Intel P4 3.0GHZ, 250GB HDD, Windows Vista Premium. Might not be the best, but the old girl is still running good.