After all the hassle and what not, I think I'm going back to the pre-built because I'm running out of time and patience. LOL.
I'm going to get a nice prebuilt - and then build a sexy a$$ gaming monster.
I just want to make sure it'll do what I want it to do. Plus I'm cheap and cautious and hate getting ripped off!
Ok here is the build I'm 99% sure I'm going with. It's $799 without my monitor, good speakers, or games.
PROCESSOR: Intel® Core™ 2 Quad processor Q8200 (4MB L2, 2.33GHz, 1333FSB)
OPERATING SYSTEM: Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition SP1
OFFICE SOFTWARE: Microsoft® Works 9
WARRANTY & SERVICE: 1Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis
MEMORY: 4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz- 4DIMMs
HARD DRIVE: 500GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™
OPTICAL DRIVE: 16X DVD+/-RW Drive
VIDEO CARD: nVidia GeForce 9800GT
SOUND CARD: Integrated Sound Blaster®Audigy™ HD Software Edition
KEYBOARD & MOUSE: Dell Consumer Multimedia Keyboard and Laser Mouse